Mattel Superman Action Figures

What are the best Mattel Superman figures?

Over the years there have been hundreds of Superman action figures released and Mattel have released more than their fair share of them.

But how good are they?

Let's face it, Mattel haven't got a stellar reputation when it comes to action figures, although admittedly they have been getting a lot better recently.

In 2010 Mattel revived the much loved Superman Batman line with a new limited series of Public Enemies figures.

These figures were very popular with both the fans and collectors with queues of people lining up to get hold of the exclusive figures. These figures were all adapted from the animated movie which was based on the artwork of Ed McGuinness who illustrated the comic book.

There were two series of these figure released which were better proportioned and better articulation, with greater posability, than the previously released DC Direct Animated figure line.

Series 2 included a Brimstone build-a-figure. Each of the figures in this series came with a part of Brimstone, so you had to collect all four of the figures to build the complete Brimstone figure. As well as the single-pack figures there were two 3-pack sets and one 6-pack assortment.

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Superman: Man of Steel

2013 brought us the event we had all been waiting for, a new Superman movie, and of course Mattel were there with a dedicated Superman: Man of Steel line of action figures.

The movie however received only mediocre reviews and despite an initial positive response at the box office the hype soon fizzled out and many, like me, were disappointed, yet again, with how badly our hero had been treated.

Luckily for Mattel, because the movie completely filed to connect with a younger audience, their figure figures were target more towards the adult collectors market, who had been deprived of and good Superman figures for some time.

The sculpting, paintwork, facial expressions, articulation and even the packaging seemed to hit the sweet spot with these figures.

The initial series had two different Superman action figures and six other characters from the movie. Probably the best of them, much to everyones surprise, was the Faora figure. With incredible detail, exquisite sculpting and beautiful paintwork these figure pulsated with hot, aggressive sex appeal.

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