|Many collectors of the Animated Superman series - called STAS (Superman
The Animated Series) - were very disappointed when the Metallo and Bizarro
characters were only released in Europe. There was a small release
to U.S. comic shops through Diamond Distributors, but you had to buy an
entire case of figures, heavily packed with Superman variations, just to
get two of each. The single carded Metallo and Bizarro therefore
became quite expensive on the secondary market, but this time Kenner came
to the rescue.
They have re-released the Metallo and Bizarro as part of this four
pack, exclusive to Toys R Us. At $20 for the set, some collectors
may be annoyed at having to buy a Superman (Capture Net) and Supergirl
they most likely already have, but it's a darn good price considering the
secondary market going rate on the two other figures.
Packaging - ***
A nice looking box, with plenty of appropriate artwork. Twist ties
are non-existent, and all but the Superman firing backpack can be removed
from the bubble without any cutting.
Articulation - **
Standard Has/Ken articulation, and the five points - neck, shoulders, hips
- are here once again. Poor Supergirl doesn't even get hips...
Each figure comes with their standard accessories. The spinning arm
action on Bizarro is especially cool, but the others accessories are
|Paint application - ***
Great work on the paint jobs - particularly Bizarro and Supergirl.
They've improved on Supergirl from the initial, single-carded
release. Her facial details are much better, and her t-shirt is a
true white, rather than the original off white.
Sculpting - **1/2
Nice sculpts, particularly Bizarro, once again. The only downside,
and I include this in sculpting, is that the pose that Bizarro is forced
into due to the way his legs and upper body are contorted, is a tough one
to keep him standing in.
Overall - **1/2
As a big fan of the animated Superman show, I had to get this set just so
I could have the Metallo and Bizarro. I'm sure plenty of other
collectors will feel the same way, and they won't be disappointed with
Bizarro. It's too bad we had to end up buying four figures to get
the two we wanted, and that's why this set doesn't get better than a