Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot Toys Superman The Movie Christopher Reeve

Not being a comic reader, my real exposure to Superman is when I watched him as a little boy in the movie "Superman The Movie".
At the time, Superman was played by Christopher Reeve.
So please forgive me when I can only relate Superman to the one played by Christopher Reeve!

Which better company to do a Reeve's Superman than Hot Toys. Given their superior track record, we know the figure is in safe hands.
As a mark of respect the figure is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Reeve and a part of the money collected from the sale of the figure will be donated to the the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which funds research into spinal injuries and their treatment.
Hence there is no better reason not to get your hands on this figure.
As a mark of respect, there will not be a stupid joke at the end of the review...:)

This is seriously one of the best looking packaging I have seen.
The packaging itself can be a display piece!
It is actually a no brainer to use the "S" logo as the centrepiece of the packaging but according to what I have read on the internet, HT graphic artist Dixon Chan thought that the "S" logo was somehow expected and he didn’t want to use it but everytime he tried out different designs he always came back to that logo.
So here it is.

The logo being a diamond shape made it impossible to stand what did they do?
Yes they created 2 triangular tip bases to hold the diamond shape logo.
But when you close the base, it forms one triangle and together with the diamond logo it forms a square for easy

When you open the box, you will see that the figure is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Reeve.
There are 2 layers, 1st layer for the figure and the second layer are the parts to form the Fortress of Solitude base.


Closing the base forms one triangle

A perfect square!

The packaging as a display piece.

1st layer

2nd layer

Wonderful sculpting here.
After a slight miss with Indy's head sculpt, I am glad this was not the case.
I will just let the photographs do the talking...

Not counting the Fortress of Solitude base as an accessory, there aren't much accessories. Well it does make sense right, the man of steel doesn't need any weapons...
Oh if you get the exclusive version (which I did not) you get the the lump of green Kryptonian meteorite on a chain that Lex Luthor uses on Superman.
Other than that, he comes with a selection of six hands which are great for some classic poses like the flying poses!

Now to the Fortress of Solitude base.
It looks really cool but the shards of ice crystals could not be completely inserted into the snowy base. Is it just my figure?...I think so because I don't see anyone else complaining.
Anyway, the base is really good and well made but again it is huge!
I simply do not have the space to display this base. I really feel wasteful as I know that I have paid for this beautifully made base but I just can't display it!
In the end, I have to settle for the normal base given to all Hot Toys figures.

Just a point to note, I am not sure if there was a little tear on his outfit (right leg) before I took the figure out.
So be careful when posing him because even though the material of the outfit is stretchable, there is a chance it could tear.

Overall a great looking piece. Too bad I could not display him with the Fortress of Solitude base.


iZombie said...

must have, must have, must have...

chrismandesign said...

this figure really pays a tribute to Reeve’s Superman, all those details were lovely done... also the box design is something to remember... it’s out of my range, mainly for my space limitations but it’s great to have fellows with more room to collect LOL =)

LEon said...

Like you, I only believe Christopher Reeve is the only Superman. This is a great figure for the memory of SUperman

Super-Duper ToyBox said...


Little Plastic Man said...

Yes guys this figure is a real nice tribute to Reeves. I am glad to own it!

The Rebel said...

I concur.....Reeve is the only 'worthy' Supes for me too! This figure had always been a must-have for me even before HT gave us the teaser pics all those months's Michael Keaton Bats for me next!!! =p

Little Plastic Man said...

Yes Rebel.
For Batman, Bale is still my no 1 batman however Michael Keaton is a close 2nd!

The Rebel said...

Adrian....Bale is definitely THE most definitive Bats ever......I was referring to Keaton's HT figure next!! Must! And I think we're gonna be tempted with the Dark Knight Rises figures too when they're announced mid next year. I want Bane and the new Bats to stand next to each other in my display!!! =p

desmond said...

Fantastic head sculpt!!


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