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I’m sure this’ll go over well...

I’ve never loved any Superman figure.  And I’ve only really ever liked a small (very very small) handful.  I’m still waiting for that Superman that I love.  I thought NECA’s Dark Horse 2-pack could be the one, but then it became an exclusive and I didn’t even try to be a part of that cluster f****.  Maybe McFarlane will blow me away, finally.  

Sidenote: it’s not just Superman, Hasbro finally put out a classic Iron Man that is worth anything, and it’s amazing!

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17 hours ago, DustyShelves said:

I’m sure this’ll go over well...

I’ve never loved any Superman figure.  And I’ve only really ever liked a small (very very small) handful.  I’m still waiting for that Superman that I love.  I thought NECA’s Dark Horse 2-pack could be the one, but then it became an exclusive and I didn’t even try to be a part of that cluster f****.  Maybe McFarlane will blow me away, finally.  

Sidenote: it’s not just Superman, Hasbro finally put out a classic Iron Man that is worth anything, and it’s amazing!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the NECA. Just received it the other day but haven't got a chance to take it out of the box.

The DC Icons Man of Steel was very close, if only the head sculpt/face paint apps were better.

Looking forward to McFarlane too. Also if Mafex makes a Hush Superman?!!!!!

And agree with you about the Iron Man! Have in my Comic Avengers display now!

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6 hours ago, Emnems80 said:

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the NECA. Just received it the other day but haven't got a chance to take it out of the box.

The DC Icons Man of Steel was very close, if only the head sculpt/face paint apps were better.

Looking forward to McFarlane too. Also if Mafex makes a Hush Superman?!!!!!

And agree with you about the Iron Man! Have in my Comic Avengers display now!

I’m right there with you on the Mafex idea 

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We're doing 1/12 scale stuff only?  Several figures come to mind: 

Figures already mentioned:

- DC Direct Superman from 2003.  This one, for some time, was probably the best "generic" comic style Superman figure (and I don't mean generic in a negative fashion...more like "regular").  I love the V shaped body and large S.  As mentioned there are many reissues of this one.  Don't get the "Reactivated" version from 2006; many reports of broken off hands in package.

- DC Essentials Superman.  This may be the current generic one to get, based on price and availability (inexpensive and easy to find).  Description says its based in Jason Fabok designs, but I don't see it, really.  The articulation is fantastic (much better than the 2003 figure).  Loses points for sculpted on but unpainted belt loops and awkwardly articulated ankles.

- NECA SDCC 2019 Exclusive.  I can understand the arguments for this one being the best.  The sculpt and paint apps are top notch.  The articulation points plentiful.  Nice heat vision accessories.  A fabric cape that drapes beautifully.  One ding: the material.  NECA uses a rubbery plastic that I really dislike.  Joints are super stiff to start.  I used a blow dryer to soften them up a bit.  Still feels like it's gonna break when posing it. 

Another ding is more of a personal thing, but applies to all three of these figures...no sculpted S; the S shield is just painted on.  I'm a sucker for a raised S shield :)

Figures not mentioned that I really like:

- Mezco One:12 Collective Classic Superman.  Man I love this one.  The face sculpt is fantastic.  Actual fabric outfit.  Great articulation with double jointed knees and elbows.  This is the one 1/12 scale Superman that catches my eyes the most in my cabinet.  Unfortunately, long sold out and very expensive to get on the secondary market.

- DC Collectibles Jim Lee Cel Shaded Superman.  Just came out and exclusive to GameStop.  Based on the New 52 costume.  This is actually a repaint of a figure that has been released several times.  This version, which looks like it just popped off of a comic book page, is my favorite.  Limited articulation though, so your miles may vary.

- DC Collectibles Lee Bermejo Designer Series Superman.  If you like his art, check this one out, because it is a great 3D representation of what Bermejo does on the page.  The wrinkles on the suit, the shading effects, the sculpted S. Just a beautiful figure. Works both as a classic and stylized Superman figure at the same time. Again, like the Jim Lee one I just mentioned, limited articulation.

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Ok here are pictures of the Mezco, Jim Lee Cel Shaded, and Lee Bermejo Designer Series.  The Jim Lee image is from toynewsi, the other 2 are stock pictures from Amazon.

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