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    Default Superman - 1:6 scale figure - need help finding the best one!

    Hi, I'm looking to get me a Supes figure - but I cant find an iteration I like! I've found this thread which compares most of the Superman Returns releases:

    http://www.centurysendsavior.com/Sup...mparisons.html

    But... imo the HT and Medi are too skinny. I know Brandon Routh portrayed a 'leaner' looking Supes but both bodies have what I would class as a 'Spidey lean-muscled' look to it (also I dont like the Medi head sculpt at all!). The DC Direct has the right bulk but doesnt pose very well apparently and the outfit looks ropey.

    I'd be happy with a non-movie version - the re-release classic comic DC Direct looks better than the previous but I'm worried about the articluation.

    Are there any iterations I'm missing? (why didnt Takara make one? although that version might've looked lean too judging by their Batman begins release - but the Tak Bats doesnt seem to bother me). Or is there a way I can bulk out an HT Supes - tricky I know cos the cossie is stitched on...

    Thanks in advance!

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    i'd honestly have to say Hot Toys. both V1 and V2 are outstanding... and if you get the head repainted, it's near perfection. The tailoring on the suit is awesome.

    great comparison site btw.

    Supes V1 with brilliant Dark Artist repaint:

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    Sorry to say this but imo he looks to skinny! Unless I'm mistaken, Routh's build looks alot bulkier on screen. Superman is meant to be big up the chest - like a said before it looks too lean Spidey-spindley looking.

    I love the head sculpt tho and that Brando/Jor-El figure looks awesome... my wallet hates you for bringing this to my attention Reinhardt!

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    Routh is Skinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shai Hulud View Post
    Routh is Skinny.
    Granted - but these figures look skinnier than Routh...I was very unsure when I first saw this unknown take on the role in the new movie. I did think he hasnt got the build (mind you Reeve was hardly muscle-bound but at least he was BROAD built) but on screen Routh looks decent. Oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karaduin View Post
    Sorry to say this but imo he looks to skinny! Unless I'm mistaken, Routh's build looks alot bulkier on screen. Superman is meant to be big up the chest - like a said before it looks too lean Spidey-spindley looking.

    I love the head sculpt tho and that Brando/Jor-El figure looks awesome... my wallet hates you for bringing this to my attention Reinhardt!
    the figure IS skinnier than what he looked like in the film. no question about it. i still think it's the best representation of a 1/6 superman figure though. unless you want a statue. if so, then i think this may be the best representation:



    and I'm very happy to know that I am the reason your wallet hates you!!

    Jor-El is oustanding.
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    The Hot Toys Supmerman/Clark is the one you want.

    Best Superman figure ever, end of story.
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    The best Superman comes from Hot Toys v2, if you want a better one change his HT body to the Ace body, then you'll have a massive body like Routh but you better have some serious sewing skills.

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    Yup, Brando/Jor-El has just made it onto my wanted-but-will-probably-never-get-it list!

    Ok, so it looks like I need the HT version and i'm eye-ing a Clark/Supes 2 in 1 on eBay right now. My sewing skillz would probably make this figure look like Superfrankenstein! So thats not an option.

    Are there any decent reviews or pics of the re-release DC Direct Supes? The v1 looks like the wrists dont even twist to get his hands in a flying pose... just wandering if its the same on the v2?

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    Iwant em all. man I hate being broke

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