Many thanks to Best Pal for picking this up for me. Happy 2008, everyone.
I'd reviewed the first version more than over a year ago here. At the height of its popularity, this figure went for as much as US$300 on the bay, I'm told. After people realised the movie was bollocks, the price stabilised at around US$120.
The wait for the first Clark Kent figure saw me gripping my gonads in anticipation for about five months since it was announced. It only arrived in the second week of January 2007 in Singapore, after I'd gotten married and went back to work. It's fitting that I start 2008 with this figure, many thanks to Best Pal.
I think the Superman face sculpt is an improvement over the previous two versions, which looked a bit too pale and heavily made up. He looks suitably serious here and has a slight tan.
The Clark Kent face sculpt is just plain silly to me. It won't look good on my shelf. Still, props to Hot Toys for attempting a different face sculpt for this version. The first Clark Kent figure's face sculpt was excellent, so I guess it was really hard to top that.
It's the Hot Toys True Type Body, which is one of the better articulated (38 points) and proportionate 1/6 bodies around. You've seen what it's about here and to a lesser extent, here.
If you want to display CK with Supes, do pick up one of the True Type bodies, preferably the one with the Asian skin tone, as the Bronze one is too dark.
How to kitbash a Clark Kent from the Hot Toys Superman 2-in-1 Version
The patterns on the suit add to its accuracy and thankfully the undies look better this time round. The cape is velcroed to the collar and is of a similar material as the first version. The boots are weathered too. Nicely done.
Clark Kent Suit
The same quality as the first Clark Kent figure, its well-tailored and is of the same high standards you'd expect of Hot Toys. Buttons have been added to the coat, similar to the Saturday Toy's Prison Break Wardrobe 's suit. While the buttons are to scale, unlike most zippers in 1/6 figures, you'll need pretty dainty fingers to button up the suit. We don't get the vest, inner Superman T-shirt and trench coat that the first CK has though.
It runs for about US$100 in Singapore upon its initial release. Not a bad deal for a 2-in-1 figure.
In my review of the first Superman Returns figure, I'd mentioned that it'd be really great if Hot Toys could include CK's suit at this price point.
Guess what, they did, and threw in an extra (though goofy) CK head as well. Thanks to Hot Toys for listening.
With Takara Batman
With Takara Batman and Kitbash Wonder Woman
Comparison of Version 1 & 2
Comparison with Version 1, Superman Head from 1st Clark Kent & Version 2
More pix of Daddy's here.
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