Sunday, May 29, 2016

#32: DC Comics Multiverse - Earth 23 Superman

So on Earth 23, Superman's secret identity is Calvin Ellis (see what they did there?), and he is the President of the USA. If you don't think that's great, I don't know what to tell you. This Superman gets a surprising amount of newly tooled parts (belt, boot tops, cuffs), and his cape is also new and attaches to the costume differently than any other Superman cape I've seen. There's a slight imperfection on the S shield, but I bought online (because my local Target never restocks) so I wasn't able to compare. Otherwise, this is basically the same superhero figure Mattel has been making for years, so no surprises there.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#31: Star Wars The Black Series - Jango Fett

I'm not one to completely dismiss the prequels, so I'm glad to get figures from that era as well. Jango Fett was at least pretty badass, and if nothing else had a cool design. The new six inch Jango figure is quite nice looking, and includes his twin blasters and a removable helmet. Well, his jetpack is removable as well. The weathering on his armor looks good, although I remember his armor being more clean in the movie (I could be completely off base there). I wonder if Hasbro will be releasing a version with the poncho some time down the line, the way they did with the smaller version.
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