Friday, March 18, 2011

DC Universe Classics Green Lantern Wave 1 - Maash and Low

All is quiet these days on the DC Universe Classics news front ever since all the big announcements from the 2011 Toy Fair last month so that means its time for another review.  Lets make it 2 reviews  in one post this time and go back to the DC Universe Classics Green Lantern wave 1 set and review Maash and Low:

When you buy either a DCUC Maash or Low action figure you get one standard Sinestro Corps male body with interchangeable heads and hands of both characters.  I have purchased 2 action figures so I can have one body for each.  You can never have enough Sinestro Corps members to battle with your Green Lantern action figures. 

We've seen the body sculpt used for Maash and Low before.  Specifically on "The Color of Fear" two pack which features fellow Corps members Romat-Ru and Karu-Sil.  Maash and Low's bodies are the exact same body sculpt and paint job used on Romat-Ru.  Changing the head and hands of these two action figures is quite simple. The heads can be pop off rather easily but, no worries, once they are on, they are quite secure.  The hands require a bit more force to pop out but not that much.  The good thing, you probably have a very low change of damaging or breaking this toy which you've paid your good hard earned money on.

The paint job on the body sculpts is mediocre.  In some areas between the yellow and black colors you get some faded lines that aren't as sharp as they should be.   It was really the same problems I had with Sinestro from wave 2.  There is some areas of red shading on the yellow parts of the Corps Uniform.  Specifically on the shoulders and boots. 

Maash (above), in my opinion, is the looker of the two.  He, by far, has the best head sculpt.  His three screaming heads look amazing and the paint job on the heads is near perfect. 

Low (above) on the other hand, is not as impressive and that is probably totally due to the look of the character and not at all due to "the Horsemen" or Mattel.  Low's skin shows some great texture and the hand sculpts are unique.  The mouth is an long open tube.  I wish the teeth looked a little more sharp and ferocious.

Maash and Lows articulation is standard compared to most other DC Universe Classics action figures.  All the standard joints are there.  Both Maash and Low's heads pretty much works like a cut joint.  They only twist left and right with no up or down movement.  All other joints (shoulders, biceps, elbows wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles) were in fine working condition. 

Other than Arkillo's left leg and the lame paper 3D glasses, you get interchangeable heads and hands of Maash and Low.  No other accessories are included.  But that doesn't mean you can't use other Sinestro Corps constructs from other DCUC action figures.  Thaal Sinestro's wrench construct fits quite perfectly on Maash's left ring hand. 

Unfortunately for Low, since he has been sculpted with open hands, i don't have any accessories that fit him so it might be tough for him to win a fight against a GL.

Overall, Maash and Low are pretty good action figures to have.  Especially if you've got other Sinestro Corps members in your collection.  You can set up some pretty good action displays with this group of Corps and GL members. 

A few minor paint issues but in the end, totally worth the purchase.  If you like to keep your toys on display it may even be worth picking up a two of these bad boys so you can have a body for each head. 

Maash: Sculpt - 8.5, Paint - 7, Articulation - 8.5, Accessories - 5, Fun - 8.5
Low:  Sculpt - 8, Paint - 7, Articulation 8.5, Accessories - 5, Fun - 8. 

The DCUC Green Lantern toy series is now into its second wave so finding a Maash or Low may start to get difficult.  eBay is always a good source finding these action figures so if you're on the hunt for one of these bad boys, go check it out. 

To find DC Universe Classics Green Lantern - Maash on eBayclick here

To find DC Universe Classics Green Lantern - Low on eBay, click here 

To find other DC Universe Classics action figures on eBay, click here

Maash and Low look great with DCUC Wave 2's Sinestro (even though he's a shorter Sinestro).  Both are a great purchase for any Green Lantern fan. 

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