Monday, November 21, 2011

Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles Tribute to Superman (Christopher Reeve)

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have done it again with another incredible masterpiece from the DC Comics Universe. We just received the Hot Toys/Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive 1/6th Scale Superman, which pays great tribute to Christopher Reeve. This interpretation of my favorite Superman films is near perfect in the head sculpt of Christopher Reeve. 

The Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive 12-inch Superman comes with all the accessories as the regular version, plus a Kryptonite neck chain. Just as we mentioned in our Hot Toys 12-inch Batman-Bruce Wayne (Batsuit Begins) review, we were hesitant to open this one because of how I have always been with my toys. I am realizing now though, there are things I miss in not opening a great piece like this. 

Hot Toys creates amazing packaging in all of their products, but I have to say that they topped this themselves in the Superman. I love that they chose to create packaging surrounding one of the most iconic symbols in the world, the Superman symbol. The packaging is very sturdy and high quality to assure a well protected Superman figure inside. 

Hot Toys always gives credit where it is due in the designers and creators of their products with a great insert of the team that helped create the Superman. Once you lift that insert, there is then a great piece that says, "In Memory of Christopher Reeve". I felt this was a great honor to him and his family. 

As you can see, the packaging is amazing and the 12-inch Superman is well protected. The figure could be displayed just like this with the open window to show the accessories that are included, but I had to release him to see it out of the package. 

Wow! This is all I can really say about this piece. The Superman is incredible with an amazing likeness to the late Christopher Reeve. Hot Toys details to the person's likeness can not be matched. Their head sculpts are sometimes scary because of how lifelike they really are, especially to the eyes. 

The Superman costume includes a one piece blue costume with the Superman logo on his chest, a yellow belt, an amazing red cape with the symbol of course, red boots and his red shorts. This may be one of the last times we will see Superman in his red shorts as we will ever know of him. They are three pair of hands to pose him in many different ways. The articulation in this piece allows you to pose him in hundreds of different ways. 

The Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys Exclusive Kryptonite neck chain. Kryptonite is Superman's ultimate physical weakness. This piece is terrific and lifelike with the great emerald like glow. 

I was already satisfied in the accessories and the Superman alone, but this piece also includes the Fortress of Solitude themed figure stage along with a great figure stand with a Superman nameplate and movie logo. The Fortress of Solitude is a true compliment to the figure. 

Overall, the Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles 12-inch Superman is a masterpiece in every way from the great packaging, which is taken from his iconic symbol to the amazing likeness and memory of Christopher Reeve's Superman. 

This piece is actually still available through Sideshow Collectibles and ready to ship! 


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