When Hot Toys released their Jor-El sixth scale figure, I wasn’t impressed. Now they have released the Hot Toys Man of Steel Superman sixth scale figure, which is far more impressive. Join me for a quick review and be sure to check out the gallery of images at the bottom of the page!
This figure is a very special Hot Toys release because it is their 200th MMS figure. With this release Hot Toys has given collectors a 1:1 scale Krypton Command Key to help enhance their display. Is that command key worth $200? The short answer would be no, but then you take a look at Superman and the answer instantly turns to yes.
The box that Superman comes in is a little bit more high-quality than we are used to seeing on normal releases. There is a large Superman logo on the front, and all of the warning labels on the back. The front flap flips open to reveal the figure in the window box. Once inside the box, Superman is there with all of his accessories on the interior plastic trays.
While Superman doesn’t exactly come loaded with accessories, I think that he comes with just the right amount considering the character. He comes with 4 pairs of interchangeable hands, a sixth scale Kryptonian Command Key, a dynamic figure stand with the “S” logo, and the already mentioned 1:1 scale Kryptonian Command Key. You are going to want to keep an eye on the sixth scale command key due to its size. It is very easy to lose.
The Henry Cavill head sculpt features some extremely good likeness of the actor. The expression that Hot Toys picked is also perfect, without going too much over the top. He stands a little bit bigger than most 12 inch figures, but you have to remember that this figure is a sixth scale figure. Henry Cavill is a big guy.
The paint on this figure is another A+. While there isn’t exactly much paint on the figure at all, the paint on his head sculpt is perfect. The skin tones of his hands, neck, and face all seem to match. That is something that can really throw the look of the figure off if done incorrectly.
Possibly one of the best things about this figure is his costume. It is what sold me on the figure as soon as I took it out of the box. It’s not just any costume though, it features a bunch of different patterns that give it a very complex look. If you are wondering how a figure with so little accessories can cost so much, it’s because of the costume detailing. Many of the costume pieces are attached individually to the costume, thus raising the production cost.
If you were hoping for a super-articulated Superman figure, this one isn’t going to be it. His costume is very tight, thus restricting his arm/leg movement. While I have seen some images of the figure with his arms completely above his head, I didn’t want to risk ripping such an awesome costume.
I will admit, I wasn’t that big of a fan of the Man of Steel movie. I honestly wasn’t planning on getting this figure, until the General Zod final product images came out. I couldn’t resist.
I’m very glad that I got this figure, as I would feel like I am missing out on something great if I didn’t buy it. Sure, he is very light on accessories, but for that you get an amazing costume that looks fantastic on display. (even better if you shine lights on it)
Check out the full gallery of images at the bottom of the page.
Where to Buy?
If you are interested in buying the Hot Toys Man of Steel Superman 1/6 scale figure then he’s surprisingly still available at Sideshow Collectibles. With General Zod coming out very soon, I don’t know how much longer Superman can last. If you don’t want to shop at Sideshow Collectibles, you can always try to score a deal on eBay.
UPDATE: This figure is now sold out at Sideshow, but you can head on over to eBay and search around for the Hot Toys Man of Steel Superman figure.
You can also find him on Amazon:
Man of Steel: Superman Movie Masterpiece Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys
This figure was provided for review by Sideshow Collectibles. All opinions and text are that of the reviewer.