Hot Toys Superman Man of Steel Review
Man of Steel. 2013. Wow. Seem’s like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? Back then we were all dreaming about what a potential iPhone 5s might be like. Would it (finally!) have a bigger screen? Would it change the world? Should we start waiting in line for it now?
We were all so naive back then. Sigh.
In any case, Hot Toys released their one sixth scale Man of Steel “Superman” (because, as I’m sure you’ll recall, they never named him “Superman” in the movie) back in December of 2013. And if nothing else, your friendly neighborhood jman is timely as today’s headlines, beings that I’m just now getting around to writing up about the figure.
As fairly typical of Hot Toys, they pack they’re figures in nice boxes. Superman is no exception. He comes in a wrap around picture box with an embossed “S” Shield on the front. The back of the box has the credits to all the artists involved in the making of Superman. If nothing else, you’ve got to give Hot Toys a bunch of credit on how they package their figures. A lot of care is put into making sure their figures get to you in one piece. But, then again, when you’re plunking down 200 smacks for a figure, it’s the least they can do.
But, enough of the packaging, let’s get down to the details, shall we? The figure is downright impressive. The suit has a cool, shiny/wet look textured feel to it, just like in the movie. The “S” shield is raised and embossed. The suit also has the “gauntlets” at the wrist and the designs running down the sides. His boots also have the textured print on them, can’t say I’m real crazy about that. It’s not like it ruins the figure or anything, but a solid red boot would’ve been better.
Then there’s the face sculpt. “Spot on” aren’t the right words. This is flippin Henry Cavill’s face somehow (probably through magic) shrunken down to one sixth scale. Between the flesh tones of his skin to the freckles and spot on his face, it’s kinda eerie the resemblance.
The nicest feature of the figure, though? The cape. No lie. Sounds kinda silly, right? How could the cape be the nicest feature of the figure? It’s a cape?!?! Well…it is. It’s a cape fit for a superman. Floor length, a nice shade of red and the right material (I wasn’t able to identify the material. I’m not a materialologist). The only thing that’s missing is the yellow “S” shield on the back (I much prefer the yellow “S” shield to the black “S” shield Supes is sporting these days in the New52) In one word, the cape is: Majestic.