Sculpting - ****
While WW was good, MM is simply great. The sculpt matches the
show extremely well, as it should, and follows the extremely angular
design and detail.
While animated sculpts tend
to be simplistic, that doesn't mean they're simple. They could have
easily screwed this up, but they managed to capture the look and feel of
the show perfectly.
Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops on this statue are even better than WW. Again, you
can see that it's hand painted, but the lines are extremely clean.
That's particularly important between the red of the belts and the green
of his body.
His eyes are well done, and
the greens and blues that make up large sections of the statue are
Quality - ***1/2
The quality is very good, with plenty of heft. The only warning is
that the lower part of the cape can be easily broken off, so be especially
careful with that area when you're handling him.
Design - ****
Maquettes are designed to be a reference source for the animators.
As such, they tend to be static poses. This one is no different,
with MM standing straight and tall with his arms to the side.
I like this style of
statue. Some folks prefer action poses, but I like the maquette
style and so I'm very pleased with the overall design and look.
Value - ***
At about $75, these are a decent value. If you can get these for $60
or less, add some more stars to the value section.
Overall - ***1/2
Wonder Woman was nice, but this Martian Manhunter is even
better. The bottom proclaims that this is only a run of 2000, as
compared to the run of 3500 WW statues. If you're looking to pick
one up, I'd do it sooner rather than later.