Monday, October 10, 2011

DC Universe Classics - Toyman

Since i decided to start collecting DC Universe Classics action figures, it was my hope to complete the entire Legion of Doom team from the Challenge of the Super friends cartoon.  Of course, I needed help from the DC Superheroes toy line as well for Scarecrow and Bizarro since it was clear Mattel would not be releasing new version of these characters in the DCUC series.  (Bizarro did get re-released in a Masters of the Universe/DC Universe Classics Two Pack).  Once DCUC Wave 18 came out, it provided the final piece of the puzzle with the release of Toyman so lets take a look. 

There are a few version of Toyman in the comic books but this action figure is based on the Jack Nimball character from the 70's which actually didn't have that long of a run before being killed off.  On the back of the toy package however, it lists this Toyman as being "Percival Schott"

This version of Toyman has been given a the slightly taller and skinner body type which we have generally seen before on previous action figures like Deadman, Thaal Sinestro and The Creeper.

The paint job on this action figure is pretty crisp with only few minor muffs on the transition lines.  The top of Toyman's head is a dark blue which gets blended into his black mask.  We've sent his before but mostly on action figures with black hair, sometimes a blue highlight gets used. 

Close up, we see Toyman's slightly sadistic looking face.  Its well sculpted and painted.  Also the shoulder pads have a cool leathery look. 

Toyman's has the usual articulation that we've come to know with the DCUC toy line.  Joints in the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.  This also includes the newer double elbow joints however he has not been given the double knee joints.  All joints are very free and full moving with no obstructions. 

In addition to the CNC piece of Apache Chief, Toyman comes with a spinning top bomb and a spiked giant yo-yo.  Both accessories fit very well in each of Toyman's hands. 

All in all, Toyman meets my expectations.  He comes with a couple of cool accessories, has better than average articulation and looks exactly like the Challenge of the Superfriends and comic book character I grew up with.  Good job on this one Mattel. 

Sculpt/Design - 9, Paint - 8.5, Articulation - 9.5, Accessories - 8, Fun - 9

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John Sholtz said...

Toyman does look pretty sweet. I've been wanting to start a collection of this series myself, but don't know where to start. The figures in the latest wave are not exciting me. I might need to go back to previous waves to get started.

A.T.R. said...

Just go through my blog postings and check out the characters you like. I agree wave 18 isnt that strong. I only got 2 guys from this set.

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