Sunday, February 22, 2015

NECA Christopher Reeve Superman & Kotobukiya DC Universe Super Powers Superman ARTFX+ Statue

NECA Christopher Reeve Superman Quarter Scale Figure was revealed at Toy Fair 2015 and put up for pre-order.

Decades after the release of the 1978 Superman movie, Christopher Reeve’s iconic portrayal of Superman in the movie remains the most definitive version. In order to make this figure happen, NECA worked closely with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Warner Bros.

The figure stands over 18-inches tall in the 1/4 scale. Features include: the authorized likeness of Christopher Reeve and comes with a tailored soft fabric cape and interchangeable hands. This movie accurate figure is highly posable.

At the same time, Kotobukiya has also decided to revisit the classic Superman look, harking back to the past when Superman wore bright red underwear over his blue costume. Definitely NOT the current Henry Cavill Superman of 2013. Looks like it's going to be a blast from the past!

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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! It’s a bird, it’s a plane... The Man of Steel is back to headline a brand new non-articulated DC Comics ARTFX+ statue series from Kotobukiya based on vintage action figure sculpts enlarged to 1/10th scale. You’ve seen him in his For Tomorrow and New 52 versions recently, and now the most famous superhero of all time appears as Superman Classic Costume!

Return to the great action figures of yesteryear with this vintage-inspired Superman resembling a classic five points-of-articulation toy! Of course, along with the new scale Clark Kent has received a massive upgrade in quality with an incredible sculpt and paint applications. Like all ARTFX+ statues Superman is intricately detailed with powerful muscles, a great traditional facial portrait, and the unique elements of his classic costume including boots and belt. Similarly the superhero pops visually with bright colors, the blue, red, and yellow of his costume drawing your eye. Superman even comes with some great special features like an alternate arm part to recreate the classic “power action” move and a real cloth cape.

Sculpted by Atelier Bamboo, Superman Classic Costume ARTFX+ stands just under 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base with perfect stability. As usual the Man of Steel leads the charge, looking awesome by himself in this presentation and bringing after him other classic style ARTFX+ statues coming soon like Green Lantern and the Flash!

Available August 2015.

Related posts:
July 9, 2008 – Hot Toys 1/6 scale Brandon Routh as Clark Kent / Superman (pictures HERE)
March 17, 2009 – The first Superman comic book (Action Comics Number 1) was sold for US$317,200! posted HERE
April 21, 2011 – S is for Superman posted on my toy blog HERE

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