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2008 SDCC Day 3: More DC Universe Classic Figures

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#26 Lehander


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:04 PM

Im very excited about this new "classic" superman figure. It seems that this time Mattel will finally release a Superman with the correct colors and a better design overall. The first Superman they released in the DC Superheroes line wave 2 was good, but there were some features that really bothered me. The colors of the uniform were wrong - the blue was too dark, and the red was dark red, so the figure was not as lively as it could and should be. Also, some other details were really bad for the figure, such as the way the head was "cut" so it seemed kind of too thin for Superman and in some positions, it looked like a strange head that did not fit well with the figure. Also the hands were kind of big. But the worst details apart from the wrong colors, were the really big and heavy cape and the too wide open legs. The cape was too thick, badly made and it didn't look like it was really part of the uniform. Bizarro's cape was much better and integrated to the figure than Superman's. That really annoyed me. And the legs... what were they thinking? Was there supposed to be a Supermotorcycle or Superhorse for him to sit on? I mean, come on, they were stretched and I had to use sandpaper on my figure to make the legs close a little. Who the heck is responsible for quality check in Mattel? Who lets figures with these issues be released? I wouldn't do it.
And later, instead of correcting this first figure they re-released that older Superman version from the Batman's line, which was even worse. What a joke! Anyways, I'm thankful that Mattel is releasing this DC line. I think the figures are all good, it's just that they really should produce a perfect Superman figure, since they are so close to it... This new figure looks like it may be IT. The colors are right (light blue, lively red, brigh yellow), the "S" shield is right, the cape looks much better, the legs and hands seem in scale and the only thing is the hair, but I won't mind buying two figures to replace this head in one of them for a better head.
By the way... Do any of you know how to contact Mattel in order to talk to them about issues like this??

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