Play Imaginative Reveals Super Alloy New 52 Superman

May 20th 2013

The New 52 style of DC Comics seems to be taking over action figure lines lately, and that trend has even made its way into newcomer Play Imaginative's Super Alloy lineup. Their latest reveal is a look at Superman like we've never seen him before.

Fans of New 52 have had plenty of new figures to love from Mattel and DC Collectibles, but none of them are as splendid as the 1/6 Scale Super Alloy New 52 Superman revealed by Play Imaginative this week. This takes the New 52 Universe to an entirely new level of quality and style. If the standard figures released so far haven't lived up to your lofty expectations, take a look at the details and photos (click for full size) of the latest and greatest New 52 figure below.  

1/6 Scale Super Alloy The New 52 Superman

Exclusive Edition pre-order coming soon.

The 1/6 Scale Super Alloy The New 52 Superman Collectible Figure, based on The New 52 comics, is fully articulated with interchangeable parts and accessories, and is made of more than 80% die-cast metal material.

Approx. Height: 12 inches (30 cm)

Specifications: 
- Developed based on computer 3D model from DC Comics, ensuring accuracy of proportions.
- More than 80% die-cast metal material.
- Showroom gloss and matte metallic paints.
- One (1) interchangeable head of The New 52 Superman.
- One (1) interchangeable head of The New 52 Superman with heat vision eyes.
- Each head sculpt is individually hand-painted, with authentic, detailed and comic accurate facial features.
- Die-cast metal torso, arms and legs.
- Figurine with more than 25 points of articulation.
- Five (5) pairs of hands.
- Two (2) capes: with posable inner wire, and without wire for flowing cape effect.
- Red LED light in head with heat vision eyes (batteries included).
- Die-cast remote control to control LED light in head with heat vision eyes only (batteries included).
- Crystal Fortress base with lights and fan to simulate flowing cape (batteries included, not controlled by remote).
- Base stand with claw.
- Foldable backdrop.
- Tests performed ­- Oxidation, paint chipping, paint fading, electronic and battery tests.

This is without a doubt the ultimate New 52 collectible. Play Imaginative went all designing and producing this masterpiece, and it shows. It's going to have remote controlled light up eyes and a base that blows air to make his cape flow, for heaven's sake! You wouldn't even need any other action figures on display, because this is the only one people are going to look at anyway!

They managed to squeeze a lot of articulation into an "80% die-cast body", and paints are super vibrant and eye-catching. I like both headsculpts a lot, and in general the design is well executed. My only complaint is that Supes appears to be a little "diapered" in some poses, but I think smart posers could easily avoid that problem.

This figure won't be cheap, and in fact it'll be exorbitantly priced. That said, you're not going to find a higher quality or more luxurious collectible based on the DC Comics New 52 universe, so he might just be a super deal.  

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