This upcoming Play Imaginative Super Alloy The New 52 1/6 Superman will be Approximately 12 inches in height with Interchangeable "New 52" Superman Head plus additional Interchangeable "New 52" Superman Head with laser beam eyes - Red LED light in head with laser beam eyes (batteries included), Die-cast metal torso, arms and legs with More than 25 points of articulation including Ball jointed wrists, groin, and ankles. Double jointed body, elbows, and knees. Spring-loaded articulated waist and Assorted hands. Comes with Cape with posable inner wire and additional Cape without wire for flowing cape effect. Remote control for laser beam eyes (batteries included). Crystal Fortress base with lights and fan to simulate flowing cape (batteries included). Single figure base stand. Foldable backdrop display. Micro-fibre cleaning cloth for cleaning off fingerprint marks on alloy parts (they just highlighted the problem with the super alloy figures). Tests performed (Oxidation, paint chipping, paint fading, electronic and battery tests).
This New 52 Superman just looks so much more like a boy to me. There's no manliness expressed in his face. He doesn't look intimidating and authoritative enough. I guess Christopher Reeves did such a great job as Superman that this just pales in comparison. Compare this figure which will cost $359.99 retail (ouch!) with Hot Toys very impressive and stunning MMS152 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure from the classic superhero movie "Superman" in 1978 which costs way less (see preview pictures HERE) and you'll see why I am not in favor of this figure at all. Even Hot Toys MMS050 1/6 scale Brandon Routh as Clark Kent / Superman figure is way better compared to this (see pictures HERE)
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The picture above shows how the figure can be posed on the Crystal Fortress base with lights and a fan to simulate flowing cape action (the reason why the second cape is included in the set).
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This figure just doesn't do it for me :( and the asking price is ridiculous! It's like the smaller multiple jointed figures have been upsized along with a hefty price tag.