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Awesome Toy Picks: Justice League NEW 52 Superman Action Figure

A cool collectible you'll want in your collection.

Superman has finally made it back to the big screen. For those wishing to include a new figure in their collections, they've probably noticed a severe lack of really cool Superman figures. If we're being honest, the Man of Steel figures are ones you'll want to quickly pass by in the store aisles. In honor the movie weekend, I really wanted to feature a Superman figure. Luckily I never spotlighted the Justice League NEW 52 figure (that I've had in the box since February).

This is probably the best Superman figure available right now. You won't find it in regular toy stores but chances are, if you don't already have it, you can find one at your local comic shop or you can order direct from DC Entertainment's online store. The price is $24.95 and it ships within a day.

If you have any of the other NEW 52 Justice League figures, of course you need to have a Superman. It is the new costume and he has an interesting face sculpt but it is extremely better than the other current Superman figures.

Articulation is always a big factor in action figures. How much is needed? How much is too much? I'm not a fan of the stomach articulation. I don't feel it's needed and it adds an obvious joint on the figure. Thankfully these figures don't have that. His arms a re a little stiff (because of his big muscles, right?).

If you do have some or all of the other figures, they do go together nicely.

Yup, Batman is always watching.

Remember that Darkseid figure? We did a spotlight on him back in December. There was a 'battle' with the Justice League but Superman was sort of missing from that. Here's round 2.

I really do wish we had some more cool Superman action figures. He is supposed to stand for hope. He should be a figure representing a character people can admire. From the more affordable figures available, I'll stick with this one.

That's it for this week. Be sure to look for the next installment.

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Edited by SavageDragon

I dunno the face isn't doing it for me. Doesn't look like a bad figure tho.

Posted by G-Man
Edited by Aiden Cross

I have to agree with SavageDragon, there's something about that face that just doesn't sit right with me...

Edited by FoxxFireArt

I still find it hilarious that they took someone who is next to invulnerable and gave him body armor. Batman looks like such a creep spying on on him and Wonder Woman.

Posted by SideburnGuru

Not too huge on the face, but I saw what they were going for. I'm liking these Awesome Toy Picks, being a huge collector and all that. Maybe do more than one, and feature about five?

Also, like how you put poor ol Batman to the side, while Wonder Woman and Superman have their conversation. Poor Batman.

Posted by G-Man

@sideburnguru: I do 'em every week. I used to do a couple in the same post but decided to focus on the one character. You can filter the search to 'articles' and type "Awesome Toy" and find past ones easily.

Posted by SideburnGuru

@g_man: Sweet deal! Thanks.

On that note, I don't know any of myself, but I need humored. Know any Lobo figures that are scheduled to come out anytime soon? The merch for Lobo is so limited, and I'm hoping with his appearance in Injustice and his appearance in Villains Month, they'll give him some more stuff.

Posted by Mister_Sensational

I really wish DC direct had a 3 3/4" line like Marvel Universe that way not only could I have DC figures in scale with all my Marvel ones but finding space to keep them all would be less of a problem as well. Though I must say even despite the lack of articulation those JL figures are still beautiful all the same.

Edited by UltimateSMfan

@g_man said:

@savagedragon: Better than this one!

hahahaha cant believe how much i laughed at this just now, though the new 52 action figure is definitely more wallet friendly than that beautiful statue and boy is it beautiful!

Posted by tupiaz

@g_man: Are you going to do a TMNT classic collection review? I'm looking forward to Beebob and Rocksteady getting released in August.

Edited by Tacos_Kickass

In some of the angles his face looks kinda like Micheal Jackson's.

Posted by KRYPTON

"Batman is always watching" Batman needs a life then.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

Those regular Man Of Steel toys are horrible! Are the MoS movie masters any better? Wth the Batman movies they made a huge difference.

Edited by Spartan101

Would of loved man of steel film to use this outfit of new 52 instead...

Posted by ThexX

I dunno the face isn't doing it for me. Doesn't look like a bad figure tho.

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by redo7

not bad at all considering the other Superman figures,... There is supposed to be another series with Joker and Black Adam, Lets see if they make Shazam or Lobo.

Posted by Timotheus316

If he wasn't smiling like some creeper dumbass I'd buy it. He needs a bit more serious of a face.

Posted by longbowhunter

Havent bought any of the New 52 figures yet. That may change in a few short months.

Posted by cloudzackvincent

@g_man: great figure... and it was a nice tough with batman and ww.. very however i still like kotobukiya's new 52 line better.. speaking of which... do you collect those too? if yes, how about doing a piece on them.

Posted by G-Man
Posted by RazzaTazz

Superman + Wonder Woman = blech

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Batman is such a perv...

Posted by marvelftw

When I saw Batman spying on them and then saw the caption I laughed lol

Posted by MrMazz

Man Batman in just Forever Alone territory

Posted by AjO16

How about the Superman Kryptonian utility Belt. Superman never Leaves home without his Throwing Wings.

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

24 for these Yeah they are pretty pricey since other figures in this scale from other companies are cheaper and some have more detail articulation and accessories.

If you actually want a decent figure to represent Superman from the new movie I suggest checking out their movie master figures.

I am contemplating picking the Zod in armour up.

Don't usually pick up the Mattel figures but I might just buy this one.

Posted by snarkybits

"Yup, Batman is always watching."


Posted by Ciriel

I need more New 52 figures, but I picked up that Superman awhile ago

Posted by RoTheKid

Good review, Tony! I actually have this toy and just like a few people have pointed out, I'm not too crazy about the face either. However, the sculpt is very well done. I think I will pick up a Man of Steel figure though! Keep up the great work, Tony! :)

Posted by maxicere

Sorry, for me its an horrible figure

Posted by tupiaz

@g_man: I'm not talking about the new series for the new show. I'm talking about the remake of the old figures from the 80's. These:

Posted by w0nd

I still find it hilarious that they took someone who is next to invulnerable and gave him body armor. Batman looks like such a creep spying on on him and Wonder Woman.

If they are going with that bio aura thing then fine, but if they are going by just him being strong his suit would shred to pieces every second day

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I'm not huge on figures I much prefer busts and statues

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

I agree on the faces, does not look good. Though otherwise they seem to be in good condition.

Posted by Techwarrior

I love the coloring on this figure, as for the face I think it is fine not that bad, compared to some others It's nice.

Funny thing I've noticed, Batman looked like he was about to commit suicide in the backdrop when Superman and Wonder Woman were talking.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

This Superman figure does look great, but I dunno, Wonder Woman looks too big in comparison.

Well, at least he got rid of those silly red shorts. Now I can take him seriously. LOL, I kid the man of super.

Posted by TheCowman

Doesn't look right without the S-curl.

Posted by SideburnGuru

@redo7 said:

not bad at all considering the other Superman figures,... There is supposed to be another series with Joker and Black Adam, Lets see if they make Shazam or Lobo.


I'm serious. I need a good Lobo for my collection. I have one Lobo, but it looks so eh. WE NEED DETAILED, DREADLOCKED, "Bite me fanboys", with the classic skull and stars knee pads Lobo.


Edited by G_Money_Christmas

I really like mine. It's one of my favorites but I had to take him off my main shelf and put him on a higher one leaning against the wall because he has balance problems. He sadly has some scuff marks too. I never have trouble with my Batman one but Superman has fallen off the shelf multiple times so I had to take him off the main shelf and lean him against the wall: /

I really want the Green Arrow and the soon to be released Martian Manhunter. I hope they release all of the JLA figures. I'm a much bigger fan of that than the regular JL.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I like the face, the only one of the new 52 figures I've disliked a bit was Flash, there's something about his expression that creeps me out O_o.

Posted by Kerrigan

I liked the DC Unlimited figure, even if the blue is a little shiny. The face seems to fit the newer version quite well (although it's still a bit weird and long). Don't have any of the New 52 Justice League figs, so I don't know if this is quite on the same scale...

Posted by druzod2501

I'm one who actually likes the face. To me it gives the figure a unique personality different from most Superman figures. The cape is near perfect, but I prefer cloth capes

Posted by Bad_People

He looks mildly asian.

Posted by w0nd

are any of you guys going to get the art fx statues?

Posted by JHorton10

To be honest, im not a fan of supermans new cape, but he does look cool.

would personally prefer the Batman new 52 figure though

Edited by Cobra2442

@savagedragon: The full JL set at Target is a little better for $49.99. Includes all of them!

Posted by Justthatkid

@foxxfireart: xD I found it funny they should of put him in the corner to make it more dramatic..

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