This iconic Superman statue from DC Collectibles represents the superhero from the Man of Steel movie. The cape is posable and the Superman figure is over a foot tall. It should be a wonderful item for collectors, but reviews are mixed. Read on to find out what we think is going on.
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DC Collectibles Man of Steel Superman Statue Review Video
DC Collectibles Superman Man of Steel Iconic Statue Features
* Based on the 2013 Superman movie, Man of Steel
* Designed by Gentle Giants Studios
* Built to scale (1:6)
* 13.25 inches tall (33.7 cm)
* Cape is flexible
* Age range: 14+
DC Collectibles Man of Steel Superman Iconic Statue Review
First let’s make it clear this is not a toy but a statue, although it is listed under Toys & Games on Amazon. You wouldn’t want to get it for a small child. It’s a collector’s item and priced accordingly.
Secondly, we haven’t tried to rate this because the UK reviews are terrible while the American reviews are great. We suspect there’s a faulty batch in the UK. So if you live in the UK and you like the look of this statue after watching the video at the top of the page, we suggest you order from Amazon.com in the USA if you can. When you convert the currency it actually works out cheaper at the time of writing, even with the higher shipping cost.
So from here on, we’re reviewing the American version of this statue, not the British one.
It’s a great idea to have a statue of Superman from the successful Man of Steel movie and hats off to DC for producing a large scale collectible figure. Most of the US buyers are thrilled with it.
Superman’s cape is nicely made and it’s posable – the cape, not the whole figure. There are wires sewn into the fabric so you can move the cape into almost any position that you want. This feature gives you a little freedom to make your statue look unique and change it from time to time so that it continues to get attention on the shelf.
There’s a lot of attention to detail although it doesn’t really look that much like Henry Cavill who played Superman in the Man of Steel movie. This may be because the statue was designed before the movie came out. You can see clearly in the video in the video at the top of this page how the statue looks.
Some reviewers have mentioned the packaging which again you can see in the video. It’s well packaged for protection of the statue in transit but there’s no display box so you will have to dust your Superman from time to time!
In summary, this is an excellent collector’s item for Superman fans if you can get one from the USA. Look after it well and it should prove to be a great investment.
Published 7 November 2013