Name: FIRESTORM

DC Comic First Appearance: Firestorm #1, Mar. 1978, $0.35

Cartoon First Appearance: SuperFriends: The Legendary Superpowers Show; "The Bride of Darkseid P1"; Sept. 1984

Firestorm Was Created By: Gerry Conway & Al Milgrom

 

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Firestorm was one of my favorite heroes that I enjoyed watching from the good old Super Friend cartoon show.  So, when I learned that his action figure was going to release in DCD line, I was very please by the news.  Once the figure was released, I thought he looked even more beautiful than the ads/ prototype stage.  I got Firestorm JLA at Mid Town Comic on Dec. 1, Mmiv and it cost me $XIV.XCIX.

 

FIRESTORM JLA

Statistic from DC Secret Files:

Real name: Ronald "Ronnie" Raymond
Occupation: College Student
Base of Operations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 179
Eyes: Blue (White as Firestorm)
Hair: Brown (Flaming corona as Firestorm)

 

Bio from DC Secret File:

As a teenager, Ronnie Raymond developed an atomic bond with physicist Martin Stein when the two men were caught in a bomb blast intended to destroy the experimental and much-maligned Hudson Nuclear Facility. Amid a cascading nuclear reaction, Raymond and Stein were fused into a single being capable of manipulating radiation and transmuting the molecular structure of inorganic matter. Together, this new unified whole - with Raymond at the helm and Stein providing sage counsel in "immaterial" form - adopted the guise of the flame-haired hero known as Firestorm.

 

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R-1 Firestorm JLA in its Original condition:

firestormorg.jpg (70850 bytes)1 - Here's Firestorm JLA in it's original card.

2 - Back of the card features wave 2 figures of Firestorm, The Atom, Elongated Man, Adam Strange, and wave 1 figures (Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Latern).

3 - Here's how it looks once the card was removed.

4 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: "1" Firestorm JLA action figure, "1" JLA stand base, "2" little black peg for JLA stand base.

 

R-2 Firestorm JLA Action Figure:

firestormfig1.jpg (37478 bytes)Of all the JLA wave 2 figures, Firestorm is the most beautiful of the group.  He is well balance, nicely painted, and the sculpture is definitely stunning.  The sort of soft plastic translucent head or hair was exquisitely done well too.  I am very happy by this decision.  Standing at 7 1/2 inch tall thanks to the fire tip hair, Firestorm is even taller than the big Doomsday.  Firestorm stands straight with out any problem and contain no erroneous body parts.  His only minor negative drawback is probably the articulation.  He features no wrist, waist,  or ankle articulation.  For more detail on articulation see, R-4 on Articulation.  But other than this, the figure as whole is utterly magnificent.  

 

R-3 Supplementary Images:

firestormfig2.jpg (39544 bytes)Here are the supplementary images which included Firestorm JLA showing off his articulation, see R-4 on Articulation for more detail.  Next to that is a JLA base stand viewing from top and bottom portion.  And above that is the two foot pegs which serve as the connector between the figure onto the base stand.  Unlike wave one series, Firestorm is package with 2 foot pegs instead of one.  

 

R-4 Rémy's Firestorm JLA toy review:

Manufacturer - DC Direct

Line, Series/ Wave: Justice League Of America Line, Series 2

Year Released: [Dec. 2004]  

Made: [China] 

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - 12 1/2 X 8 X 2 1/4 - MOC.

Packaging Method: Mint On Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Place on a clear plastic tray and a little clear plastic tray on top: "1" Firestorm JLA, "1" JLA stand base.  NOTE:  Wires were also used to tied the figure in place.

Within the clear plastic tray: "2" little black foot pegs for the stand base.

Box/Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: An upper body image shot of Firestorm, The Atom, Elongated Man, and Adam Strange.  Back Box Appearance:  toy catalog image of the JLA series 1 and 2 figures.

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head 6 3/4.  Maximum Height: 7 1/2 (tip from the upper hair)  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 3/4  Maximum Width: 3 6/16 (from fist to fist).  Dept: 1 3/4

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print: - ©DC COMIC MADE IN CHINA, (S04).  

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print Location: - Can be found underside of Firestorm left feet.

Paint Quality: [A] - Very good.

Material Durability: [+A] - Very durable.

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  N/A .  Chrome Metal: N/A  Rubber: N/A  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: N/A.

Stability: [A] - Very stable thanks to no ankle articulation.

Fun Toy: [+C] - Above average...there isn't much you can do with an action figure that doesn't come with any accessory.

Negative Drawback - None. 

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated at a 360 degree sideway and a 5 degree up or down. Shoulder: Can be rotated at a 360 degree forward. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 75 degree angle. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent or rotated. Hip/ Waist:  Cannot be bent or rotated.  Leg:  Leg can be swung 75 degree forward and backward. degree backward.  Knee:  Can be bent at about 75 degree angle.  Ankle/ Feet:  No movement.

Action Figure Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Definitely look like the cartoon. 

Special Notes: Here's "1" Special Notes that I think you should know:

1 - To avoid losing the two foot pegs which hold the figure onto the base stand, it is wise to leave the foot pegs connect onto the base stand whether in use or not.

Overall Grade: [+A] - Very beautiful especially the sculpture and the paint application.  Highly recommended.