Each week we look a close at comic book collectibles. While I had a different one planned for this week, I received a large box on my desk that must have been sitting in the mailroom for a couple weeks.
When it comes to comic book movies, you can always count on a slew of movie-related merchandise. With Man of Steel, there has been a lot but not all has looked that great. Looking closer at these items may have changed my mind.
Inside the box was a duffle bag that most likely is not available for purchase. But it is pretty cool.
Inside the bag was a bunch of Man of Steel goodies.
Mattel Man of Steel Movie Masters
I was not impressed with the Man of Steel figures I've seen in stores. Somehow I haven't seen these. Standing at just over 6", there is more detail to the figures.
Superman comes with a stand but you can see he doesn't really need it. There is a good amount of articulation but more importantly, it actually sort of looks like Henry Cavill.
If you're looking for an affordable Man of Steel figure to display on your desk or shelf, you'll want to pick this one up. The figures retail for $14.99 and apparently there's a Faora figure as well (not shown on the box)
Mattel Man of Steel Quick Shots Figures
These were the figures that shocked me when I first saw it in stores. You get two figures, a rubber Superman and plastic General Zod.
The idea is you hook Superman's large hands onto Zod's and you can slighshot him to make him fly.
Since Superman's made of rubber, you don't have to worry too much about where he lands (don't aim him at people or animals, kids!). I let my nine-year-old daughter check it out. She said, "He looks weird but it's kinda fun."
These figures retail for $6.99.
Funko Man of Steel Vinyl POP! Figures
You've likely seen these figures before. Their cuteness is hard to resist, even when it's that despicable General Zod.
He's cute but also looks like he thinks he's cool. According to the package, there is also a Superman figure. They retail for $9.99.
Funko Man of Steel Plush POP! Figures
Funko makes plush figures as well. It's the same style. Looks cute enough to cuddle with, right?
These plush figures also retail for $9.99.
LEGO Superman Metropolis Showdown
You may recall our recent spotlight on the LEGO Superman "Black Zero Escape" set. This smaller set retails for $12.99.
What about clothing?
Kinetix Man of Steel Logo T-Shirt
Soft. That's how I'd describe this shirt. Soft and comfy. The shirt comes in men and women's cut. What I really like is that there isn't a tag. Tags on t-shirts can be a pain sometimes. The emblem has a bumpy texture as well. The price seems to range between $28.00 and $48.00.
New Era Man of Steel Cap Collection
Now you can show your love for Superman or Zod on your head. These caps are comfortable (although this hat is a little snug for my big head and big brain but perhaps it'll stretch a little).
There are different styles. You can get Zod (pictured above), a Superman emblem, or some assorted Superman comic print on the caps. The retail price $24.99.
Two-Sided Superman/Zod Cape
Unfortunately this cape is for kids. Kids now have a choice of being Superman or Zod. Zod was a hero after all, right? He was just trying to save the spirit of Krypton and Krypton's future.
The emblem is embroidered on the cape. The price for this seems to be around $19.99. I'm sure we'll see a bunch of kids dressed as Superman, Zod, Jor-El or even Faora this Halloween. Rubies also has full kids costumes coming soon ranging from $12.99 to $39.99.
That wraps up this week's look. Hope you enjoyed this combination Awesome Toy Picks and Comic Vine Mailbag. We'll be back to our normal routine in the next installment.