Been a while and with all the C4 news, this might be a little outside this week's topics of interest but I picked up a new Superman figure today. Not from the DC superheroes line, but it seems to be where we have all our discussions, so rather than diluting it away.
The DC Direct Infinite Crisis series 2 figures came out this week and I picked up one of each (if anyone's looking for Firestorm, lmk, I'm not remotely attached to it. They're all pretty nice, but I was impressed with Superman enough to take his photo beside my favorite Superman, the variant from Ross' series 1:
I guess I just like angry Supermen. It compares fairly favorable with the Ross version and is a nice sculpt. The biggest problems are he's clenching his legs together pretty tight (gotta take a dump?) and they don't move, making him hard to stand. The other is he, like the Batman in this series (who is basically a battle damaged version and wickedly cool too), suffers from massive deltoid disease
preventing him from doing much other than stay in perpetual flex mode.
Supe's legs are probably not meant to be such a problem as he's supposed to be displayed in flying mode - there's a stand in there to hold him up. I'm pretty sure it won't work great, it's kind of flimsy like the McFarlane pegs/rods, but the intent is there.
The rest of the series includes the already mentioned Batman and Firestorm. There's also a pretty nice Wonderwoman in there too, if you're looking for a pretty decent sculpt without being over the top. There are also Donna Troy and Wonder Girl figures in the assortment that are pretty nicely done as well, though they don't mean much to me beyond being female characters that are, um, well sculpted.
I'm really slowing down on DC stuff now as I have sculpts I like of most of the characters I want. The exception would be a Flash figure that hasn't been done to my satisfaction at this point. At least not recently.
As for the DC superheroes line, the only store carrying it is TRU and they keep getting the "new" wave 5 case with the new background. But there's two versions of that shipping, one with Steel Parasite and Mongul. The other only has two versions of Superman (black S variant), Supergirl and Bizzaro, packed at two per case. It's awful and hideous and evil and exactly the case the stores keep putting out. So we've got Superman, Bizzaro and the occasional Supergirl clogging the pegs from wave 5 with the exact same figures on different cards from wave 2. This will naturally lead TRU to not carry these figures beyond this wave
meaning I won't see the Cassandra Cain Batgirl up here. Yay.