Adventures in Toy Shopping: Mattel DC Unlimited Wave 2: New 52 Wonder Woman

12 03 2013

Another buy I found at my local Target was the newest version of Wonder Woman from the New 52 universe. Courtesy of Mattel, this figure comes in the new DC Unlimited packaging.

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Sporting her new design, this figure really does have a refreshing modernized look to the Amazon warrior we know and love.

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Her limbs are pretty much reused parts from the previous released DC Classics Wonder Woman. The head sculpt and torso are all new parts. The blue and red are darker. The lasso is a nice bright gold and she’s accented by very nice silver trims. Note the crisp looking WW logo on her left bicep.

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Here she stands next to the previous released DC Classics Wonder Woman. Notice the head is smaller and better proportioned with the body.  The shoulders are smaller and less ball-like.

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Here shes stands next to DC Collectibles version of the New 52 Wonder Woman. There’s an obvious size difference but I feel the sculpt is better with the Mattel version. Also note the Mattel sword is better in design.

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She comes with a short sword that can be stored on this small loop on the back of her belt.

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The articulation is pretty much the same as the previous released DC Classics Wonder Woman except for the high ab swivel instead of an ab crunch. I really recommend this lady. She has a good sculpt/design and fairly descent articulation for a female action figure. Sells for about $14.99 at retail (Target, Toysrus).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Mattel DC Unlimited Wave 2: Injustice Batman

12 03 2013

Stopped by my local Target and spotted the newest wave of DC Unlimited action figures. This is Batman from the Injustice video game.

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The design may not appeal at 1st glance but I have to admit its very impressive action figure in-hand.

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The paint job is amazing and very metallic.

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The figure lack eyes which kinda seems odd compared to the video game design which has them. I think what bugs me most about them is there roundness. I would have preferred angrier sculpted ones.

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This figure really fails when it comes to articulation. There is no bicep or waist swivel. There is a swivel above the abs but its tight and limited by the sculpt. Single jointed elbows and knees only allow for 90 degree bends which really don’t help for dynamic posing.  The last disappointment which was kinda of expected was no ankle tilt. All the other typical Mattel points of articulation are there.

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He does scale with other DC Classics/DC Unlimited figures by Mattel. Here he is next to Mattel’s New 52 Batman. I would strongly stay away from this figure. He seems very lacking in the articulation department and just doesn’t seem worth the retail price of $14.99.

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R255 Target Store Exclusive Mattel Justice League 2013 Green Lantern Hal Jordan Action Figure Review

9 03 2013

Target Store’s releases their exclusive Justice League 5 inch action figure line. Produced by Mattel, this line uses body molds form the Batman Brave and the Bold series with new paint apps and accessories. Priced at a reasonable $7.99 each.





R254 Target Store Exclusive Mattel Justice League 2013 Batman Action Figure Review

9 03 2013

Target Store’s releases their exclusive Justice League 5 inch action figure line. Produced by Mattel, this line uses body molds form the Batman Brave and the Bold series with new paint apps and accessories. Priced at a reasonable $7.99 each.





R218 DC Collectibles The New 52 Justice League Green Lantern Hal Jordan Action Figure Review

11 08 2012

DC Collectibles introduces the hero of Coast City to the New 52 Era with Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). Standing at 7 inches tall and design off the art of Jim Lee, this is one great sculpted figure. Sporting a shiny paint palette, this figure is a definite stand out on anyone’s shelf. Goes for about $20 and available now at local US comic shops.





R154 DC Direct Green Lantern First Flight Maquette Statue

14 03 2012

Based off the design from the Green Lantern First Flight Animated Movie comes this rockin Hal Jordan.





R151 DC Direct Blackest Night Series 6: Green Lantern Hal Jordan Action Figure Review

14 03 2012

Part of series 6 in the huge DC Direct Blackest Night Action Figure line comes the lead Green Lantern Hal Jordan.