Until you own a Hot Toys figure, it's hard to understand how beautiful they really are- if you truly want the highest caliber of quality and most advanced example of realism, these are the figures to get. Such is the case with the 2013 Hot Toys Man of Steel Superman. Check out the video set to Hans Zimmer's tribal soundtrack:
Superman came in a beautiful textured box with a magnetic panel to clasp shut on the side. In addition to the Kryptonian keys, this figure came with three extra sets of hands, and a huge flight stand that I absolutely love. I like pretty much any Superman movie, and thought Man of Steel's more sci-fi take on the story was fascinating! I'm a big Chris Reeve fan since the '70s, but enjoyed actor Henry Cavill in the starring role.
This is a truly great Superman figure- the sculpt and paint are immaculate, and the outfit stunning. The blue spandex and red boots are covered in a thin rubber pattern, giving it a slick appearance with more flexibility. I felt the wristbands and pinstriping in the suit were more of a dark silver in the movie, and the shield was higher on the chest, but he looks killer. I was unsure of the redesign of Superman's suit initially, both in the comics and for the 2013 film, but quickly got over that. They both pay tribute to the original with what probably was a much needed, modern update.
It's been said in more than one review on the figure that by a simple tilt of the head can change the entire demeanor of Henry Cavill's likeness, which I can affirm by my own witness...
Some collectors complained about the unwieldy size of the flight stand base, but it's hard to not like the oversized "S" shield, and the thing won't tip over. Hands down, my most epic figure base...
The pleated cape is AMAZING. Some serious reviews I watched before picking this up complained of the cape's bright color and texture, and while the screen accuracy could be argued against in more than one regard, it's hard to deny the figure's beauty.
BIG TOY/little toy: Hot Toys Man of Steel with my 6" Mattel Movie Masters Man of Steel and 31" Jakk's Pacific Man of Steel...
Below, the Man of Steel with my other two Hot Toys figures, Last Stand Wolverine and Amazing Spider-Man... I have to say these are are each one outstanding, and it would be hard to pick a favorite. The Hot Toys Man of Steel is tall in comparison to some other Hot Toys according to some more experienced collectors, particularly in the case of the Christopher Reeve Superman, who in real like was taller than Henry Cavill, but was a noticeably shorter figure.
The Man of Steel with my Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Batman, who can now be posed realistically using his Kryptonite ring hand ...!
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