Name: SUPERBOY (aka KON EL)

Costume & First Appearance: Adventure of Superman #500 (Second Series), June 1993, $2.50.

TV/ Movie First Appearance: N/A

Superboy (Kon El) Was Created By: Unknown

 

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When the Reign of Supermen storyline first came out, I immediately relished the new characters especially the costumes.  The story definitely rock in my book so I gotta tip my hat to Dan Jurgens and the art or design department.  Anyhow, this is my first Superboy action figure.  I got him at Mid Town Comic on Apr. Xxviii, Mmiv and it cost me $XIV.XCIX.

 

SUPERBOY - THE BOY OF STEEL

Back of Card description:

Kon-El -- better known to the world as Superboy - was created by Cadmus Labs using a blend of DNA taken from Superman and human subjects.  His powers are derived from tactile telekinesis that allows him the power of light, superhuman strength, and invulnerability!

 

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R-1 Superboy in its Original condition:

superboyorig.jpg (64647 bytes)1 - Here's Superboy in it's original card.  All wave 3, has an extra text which read as "The Return Of superman."

2 - Back of the card

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: "1" Superboy action figure, "1" sunglass, and "1" S stand base.

 

R-2 Superboy's Action Figure:

superboyfig1.jpg (38072 bytes)Of the four action figures in Superman Line wave 3, I must say that Superboy is definitely my most favorite of them all.  I love the detailing, the sculpturing, and paint application.   He is so cool and looks so much like his comic counterpart especially the outfit.  My only minor complaint about him is that I just wish they made his upper body a little bigger.  But other than this, he is definitely exceptional.

 

R-3 Superboy's On The "S" Stand Base:

superboyfig2.jpg (36290 bytes)The first image emphasized what Superboy can do with his articulation.  For more on this subject, see R-6 on Articulation.  One of improvements that the wave 3 Superman Line action figures have over the first two waves is that DC Direct had put a stopper which prevent the ankle from folding upward for a stronger stability.  Next to that is Superboy standing on the "S" base.  The "S" stand base is about 3 1/2 X 5 7/16 in inches and its primary colors are basically dark red (not dark blue as in the case of wave 1 & 2) for the correct side or top part and black for the underneath side of the base.  Moreover, there is a little peg that stick out that connect onto Superboy right foot for stability.  

 

R-4 Superboy and the Sunglass:

superboyfig3.jpg (27103 bytes)Superboy came with a removable sunglass that fit on to his eye perfectly.  His side hair and ear hold his sunglass nicely so you don't have to worry whether it will fall off.  The image on left shows what Superboy would look like without his sunglass.  The middle image is a closed up of the Sunglass while the bottom right image is a closed up of his face.  Notice he even has an ear ring on his left ear.

 

R-5 Reign of the Supermen Image comparison:

supeklsfig3.jpg (66742 bytes)Here is a scale image comparison of the Reign of the Supermen action figures.  Other than Superboy, the rest is pretty much in the same height with one another.  Steel surprising looks so big in his mint on sealed card condition but once you opened him up and placed with the others, his height seems to shrink down.  I guess his massive width really fool the eye.  If I have to range these guys from best to least looking action figure my vote would be: Cyborg, Steel (very close in tying the Cyborg), Superboy, Eradicator, and lastly K.L.S. Superman.

 

R-6 Rémy's Superboy toy review:

Manufacturer - DC Direct

Line, Series/ Wave: Superman Line, Wave 3.

Year Released: [Apr. 28, 2004]  

Made: [China] 

Scale: [N/A]

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

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

Place on a clear plastic tray: "1" Superboy, "1" sunglass, and "1" S stand base.  NOTE:  Wires were also used to tied the figure in place.

Box/Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: No art work.  Back Box Appearance:  toy catalog image of the Superman Line wave 3 (Eradicator, Superboy, Steel, and Krptonian Life Suit Superman (black suit).

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The HeadMaximum Height:Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 1/2  Maximum Width: 2 1/2 (from fist to fist).  Dept: 1 1/4

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

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

Paint Quality: [+A] - Very beautiful and well done.

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: [B] - Pretty stable.

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.  He can only tilted his head about 3 degree up or down.  Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree forward or backward, rotate 360 degree sideway, and a 45 degree arm spread out. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 75 degree angle. Wrist/ Hand: Can only be rotated 360 degree sideway. Hip/ Waist:  Cannot be bend forward/ backward as well as no sideway movement.  Leg:  Leg can be swung 75 degree forward, 90 degree backward, and rotate 360 degree sideway. Knee: Can only be bent at about 90 degree angle.  Ankle/ Feet:  Ankle can only be bent backward, no sideway movement.

Action Figure Comic looks alike: [+A] - Definitely look like the comic. 

Special Notes: Here are "2" Special Notes that I think you should know:

1 - To avoid losing the sunglass, don't remove Superboy sunglass from his face.

2 - Superboy jacket belt clip is made of soft plastic so keep those scissors or any sharp object away.

Overall Grade: [A] - Superboy action figure is very impressive and looks hot.  I recommend everyone to get him.