Next week, San Diego will be the geek capitol of the world as Comic Con makes its way there once again. We’ve been bringing you looks at some of the SDCC-exclusives from most of the major toy and collectible companies, but todays going to be different. Yep, we finally got our hands on one of these treasures! Today we’re taking an advanced look at the SDCC-exclusive Young Justice Superboy figure from Mattel.
Deep underground, on Sub-Level 52 of Project Cadmus, Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash discover the mysterious Project Kr, where the LIGHT has commissioned “The Weapon.” Manipulating Superman’s DNA- without his knowledge or consent- Cadmus has force grown the Superboy, using telepathic Genomorph-Gnomes to make a virtual slave of Superman’s son!
The toy comes packaged in a full-color box that features nice artwork of the entire Young Justice team. The front shows Superboy in his white Cadmus suit with the name of the included toy listed beneath.
Upon opening the box, you’re greeted to the elaborate packaging for the figure and a nice set of instructions for changing the batteries. Good to know. Now, let’s see what this button does!
Lights! Flashing lights! HELL and YES! Nothing makes a toy of a teen boy strapped to a chair more terrifying than blue l.e.d.s! The blink a couple of times and then stay lit for around 30 seconds or so before flashing again and shutting off. Very slick.
After removing the figure, it's easy to tell that he matches up quite well with the rest of the Young Justice assortment. He’s sculpted to match the animated style of the cartoon and achieves that with ease. His face has an odd expression, but if you’ve seen this episode then you know that he WAS really confused a lot of the time.
The paintwork is well done. The S shield has been applied cleanly and is smack dab in the middle of his chest just as it should be. Not a lot to say here on paint as most of the figure was molded in a white plastic and then a pearlescent shade was applied to add a nice sheen to the suit. The skin tones are applied evenly and the eyes are also problem free. Of course, for a low-run figure, you’d expect this kind of quality anyway.
In the articulation department, Superboy shares the same model as seen with the other figures: ball-joint neck, swivel shoulders, and swivel thighs. 5 points of movement. Yep, still out only real complaint, but with such thin sculpts, extra joints are probably out of the question due to the possibility of breakage.
Superboy comes packaged with three of the Genomorph-Gnomes. They’re constructed of a pliable plastic, so you can stretch their little arms around the necks of their telepathic slaves. How cute!
The figure will be available (along with a ton of others) at the Mattel booth, but you’re also be able to pre-order this toy through the Matty Collector website. Then, you can just present your voucher at the show and won’t have to worry about the long lines or sellouts. No muss, no fuss!
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