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DCUC Series 6 Superman (Classic Variant)

DC Comics: Tom - 2009.01.05

Package Description
When the menace known as Doomsday came to Earth, it fell to Superman to battle him to a standstillÖand the death! Though it cost him his life, the Man of Steel saved his adopted homeworld. Supermanís death activated The Eradicator, an entity from Krypton, who assumed Supermanís identity and placed the body of the fallen hero in a suit designed to reignite the spark of life in the Last Son of Krypton.

Supermanís sculpt is the large male DCUC body with a new head and cape. Even though a classic Superman was made in DCSH, the deeper blue and bright red are enough of a difference on the display shelf. The bright red and yellow give him more of a comic book appearance than the more natural tones on the DCSH Superman. Superman also doesnít appear to be as wide as the other Superman because of the smaller chest symbol. One problem though is that the yellow of the chest symbol isnít bright enough because it was painted on the blue plastic. Another layer of yellow may have made this figure look even better.

At last Superman can stand with his legs together in a natural stance. The color choice is great, and thereís even a dark wash on the blue areas. However, the legs look like they should be a little larger to be in proportion with his chest and arms, but the regular black Superman doesnít share this problem. In addition, I saw four Supermanís in the store, and all four had some paint problems either on the chest symbol or on the face. On the classic Superman I picked up, there is a little bit of pain slop on the underwear line, and the eye paint is slightly off. Overall though Superman is a great looking figure on display by himself or with other figures.

The articulation is standard for the line. The head doesnít look up at all because of the hair, which is a drawback for flying poses. His torso can bend forward and backward nicely though. The cape only slightly limits range of motion. The cape is hard, but Superman has surprisingly little trouble balancing.

Balance is good despite the cape. A flight stand can poke right under his cape to hold him up, although the limited range of motion in the head is still a factor. I actually didnít like his dynamic poses much. The cape and limited head motion make his poses seem a little unnatural compared to some figures. Nonetheless he looks good fighting Doomsday or standing with other members of the Justice League. Style wise he definitely has an 80s look, and for once he might not look good with some DCUC figures. Supermanís biggest limit on poseability is actually going to be whether or not you like the style. If you like it though, he looks great on the shelf.

Final Judgment: 7
We have another great classic Superman out of Mattel, but we do not yet have a perfect one. This Superman definitely has an important place on the display shelf, but if youíre not a fan of the mullet it may be worth waiting for a re-issue. A different head and brighter yellow on his chest may make the perfect Superman someday.


10. My favorite possession.

9. My favorite action figure.

8. One of my favorite action figures.

7. An excellent action figure.

6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.

5. An adequate action figure.

4. Not worth the money I spent.

3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.

2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.

1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.


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2:54 pm

The red/blue Supes is supposed to be the varient I remember Superman with this look after her came back from the grave He had the long hair up till the time that he was growing huge then cut it I too did see more of this varient then the other black suites Aupes I grabbed both 
1:15 pm

O.K. so which one is the variant, and how many different supes are in this wave 6. because I opened 3 cases and I found 4 red/blue and 2 black custom superman. I didnt look real close at the heads, I know both black supes have a mullet, and I think all 4 red/blues have mullets. i know for sure all 4... read more 
8:43 pm

i bought and extra Eradicator just to switch out the heads and paint eradicators eyes normal. will post pics when ever i get two figures and swap. me thinks that will make a better Supes figure..  
6:29 pm

[quote name='CaptainTriumph' post='16528742' date='Jan 5 2009, 11:13 PM']Looks o.k. to me. If I see him, I'll get him but I'm not going to go out of my way for him. I have tons of Superman figures already! oh..im buying him. i just think that hes not that great of a fig(from th... read more 
6:13 am

Looks o.k. to me. If I see him, I'll get him but I'm not going to go out of my way for him. I have tons of Superman figures already! 
5:12 am

i dont think that i like this superman. 
Darth Vehmic
6:15 pm

I don't have the new Supes figure in hand, but from the pics it looks like Superman is a little on the small side. 
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