Ok, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Prototype pictures are one thing, packaged shots are closer, but what about the finished product, out of the box? In the midst of work and the midnight Wall-e screening I went to last night, I managed to snap some loose shots of the figure from the first DCU Infinite Heroes boxed set. This is a Flash based boxed set.
Say what you will about style and articulation for this line… but the fact that we got The Flash and FOUR of his Rouges Gallery in the FIRST WAVE of Infinite Heroes speaks volumes about where Mattel plans to go with this line.
These three figures are all based on the same "buck" body with some variation where the costume dictates. Some times the variation comes from additional parts glued on such as Mirror Master’s belt and collar, and some times it is newly sculpted pieces such as Flash’s boots.
The articulation breakdown is: Swivel neck, ball jointed shoulders, pin elbows, swivel waist, hip swivel and pin knees.
The finished product is much better than the early prototypes shown at Toy Fair back in February. The paint is not glossy, the articulation more apparent, and the "Crisis" theme intriguing. It’s still a little hard to see Mattel’s vision for the line as the first wave seems a bit of a smattering of eras. With the finished product figures I have here it looks like they have more of a unifying style to them now as well. I’ve heard some talk of their plans and it does sound really good for DC fans. I’m sure we will get a lot more answers at a better look at the future of this line in a few weeks at Comic Con.
A couple of comparison shots, starting with a few other like-scaled figures-
Indy, IH, Dark Knight, IH, Star Wars, IH
Super Powers Flash and Infinite Heroes Flash
A comparison shot of the MiniMates Flash SP Flash, IH Flash and JLU Flash.
Infinite Heroes Professor Zoom and Flash
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