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Sunday, September 13, 2009

For research purposes only – Uni-Formz Superman

Usually everything that is presented here is purchased solely because I want it, but after ranting awhile ago about Uni-Formz and Blammoids!, I promised to get some of each to either confirm or deny my dislike.

The first thing that surprised me about DC Direct’s Uni-Formz Superman is that this puppy is BIG! The box is well designed and fun to look at – so much I was torn as to whether or not to open it or not – unfortunately once the box is opened there’s no going back – there’s some ripping and tearing involved.

This is a chunky toy which has basic articulation – neck, arms, wrists, waist, legs. feet. He’s not terribly poseable, but he’s pretty fun to look at. The basic Uni-Formz idea of the big arms and fists works for me, but it’s interesting looking at Supes and the previously released Batman (which I didn’t buy) in contrast when it comes to the headsculpts. Whereas Batman has a bit of a scowl on his noggin, Superman has squinty eyes and a cheesy smile which, combined with the way his black hair is sculpted, make him look like, well, a buff Ronald Reagan in a Superman suit.

In fact, when Mrs AFB saw him, she was a bit freaked out and said she thought he was scary (which was probably reinforced when I chased her around the house with him..). I don’t get that vibe, but the headsculpt doesn’t totally work for me. Still, this was more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be, and while I won’t be collecting the whole line, I’m up for favourite characters like the upcoming Green Lantern and an Aquaman or Green Arrow if they eventuate.

You can see more pics at Facebook, discuss this at the AFB Forum, and comment on this post for a chance to win the September Comment of the Month Contest.

8 comments:

fishmilkshake said...

Wow! They're much bigger than I thought and after your review I'm a little more fond of them than I was in the solicitations. And it's handy for chasing the missus eh!

Lobo said...

That figure is HUGE! I think i prefer the Batman figure. The Green Lantern figure looks nice too, plus it has a variant.

Westy said...

Wow, that thing still looks like it fell outta the ugly tree and snapped most of the branches before touching down on terra firma.

Freak Studios said...

It's true It's Super-Reagan.

I can almost hear the public... "It's a bird, it's ah... Hmmm... ehm... You know... That other thing with wings... It's ah... Damn!... A plane! that's it! A plane..."

FB said...

Damn!DCD is just getting out of control with their scale issues.Interesting.....just interesting.

Rod Keith said...

Andy, you have officially jumped the shark, with this one :P :D

Even a Supermaniac like myself couldn't plonk down the dough for this!

DrNightmare said...

Whoa! It's Nathan from Dethklok! BRUTAL! xD

DCcomicsfan said...

too big for my taste

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