Name: SUPERMAN (aka KAL EL/ CLARK KENT)

DC Comic First Appearance: Action Comic #1 (June 1938)

Movie First Appearance: Superman: The Movie (1980); played by Christopher Reeve

Superman Was Created By: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

 

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I didn't really want this Superman JLA in the beginning because it's basically the same mold as the Superman Line Superman.  Although I love the mold of both Superman, I can't stand that one side short leg syndrome.  Somehow, two weeks later I went back to purchase it because one I love the mold and two it came with acessory.  And just like that, I ended buying the darn thing.  I got Superman at Mid Town Comic on Dec. Xii, Mmiii and it cost me $XIV.XCIX.

 

SUPERMAN JLA; "Truth, Justice, and American Way."

 

Real name: Kal-El (Kryptonian name)/ Clark Joseph Kent (Earth Name)
Occupation: Reporter and novelist
Base of Operations: Metropolis, USA
Marital Status: Married (Lois Lane)
Height: 6'3"  Weight: 225
Eyes: Blue  Hair: Black

 

Rocketed to Earth from the exploding planet Krypton, Superman was raised as an ordinary man and imbued with a sense of moral responsibility by an elderly couple called Jonathan and Martha Kent. He travelled the world for many years as Clark Kent in a bid to gain wisdom and experience with regard to his abilities before settling in Metropolis as a staff reporter at the Daily Planet newspaper. His role as a crusading journalist has alerted him to thousands of emergencies over the years and introduced him to Lois Lane, the city's star reporter. Lois and Clark were rivals at first, but later fell in love and married. He is regarded by many as the most influential figure in Earth history; a symbol of hope other heroes can only aspire towards.

 

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R-1 Superman JLA in its Original condition:

superjlaorig.jpg (74194 bytes)1 - Here's Superman JLA in it's original card.

2 - Back of the card featuring wave 1 which included Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and 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" Superman JLA action figure, "1" clutched hand, "1" U.S.A Flag, and "1" JLA stand base, "1" little black peg for JLA stand base.

 

R-2 Superman JLA Action Figure:

superjlafig1.jpg (43192 bytes)The Justice League of America (JLA) Line Superman is basically the same mold as the Superman Line Superman.  The only differences are the face feature, right hand, and the stand base.  Superman Line Superman had a normal face feature while the Superman JLA got an angry expression like he is implying, don't mess with the JLA league.  Other than that, the mold itself is very much the same from same height to width to articulation.  Since the basic mold is the same, the new Superman JLA still retained that one side short leg syndrome from the previous Superman Line Superman.  

 

Although everything else is the same, the paint application on the Superman JLA is very weak as oppose to the previous Superman.  I had inspected this figure thoroughly from the outside of the box before purchasing, yet I still got a defected paint application.  Some of the paint flaws include the area such as the "S" sheild logo, the face, the arm, and thigh.  You might end up picking the one with paint that slightly bleed out, left out, or a rough terrain like mold just below the ear as in my case.  So with that said, inspect carefully before purchasing this figure.

 

R-3 "Truth, Justice, and the American Way":

superjlafig2.jpg (46610 bytes)Unlike the Superman Line Superman, the Superman JLA came with a U.S.A flag that can be held by his right hand.  In addition, on the back of his card, Superman trademark motto "Truth, Justice, and the American" was included too.  I haven't seen or hear this motto since the 1982 Superman The Movie starting Christopher Reeve.  The flag and staff are both made of plastic so no fabric is involved.  The flag is printed on both side so regardless of direction or windy, you will always get the same look from the flag.  As you see from the first image, Superman looks superbly awesome with both the flag and the JLA standing base.

 

R-4 Supplementary Images:

superjlafig3.jpg (32606 bytes)Here are the supplementary images which included Superman JLA showing off his articulation, see R-5 for more detail.  Next to that is a JLA base stand.  Unlike the Superman Line base stand (see R-3), the JLA stand offers more flexibility to place your figure in almost anywhere on that black stand base since it has many holes and a removable peg for you to choose.  Next to that is a removable clutched hand that can be replaced the holding hand.  The Superman Line Superman had both of his hand in clutch position, so if you removed the holding hand and inserted with this clutching hand, you are reverting the Superman JLA back to his original stage, Superman Line Superman.

 

R-5 Allstar Supermen:

Supeall.jpg (49923 bytes)Within the original Superman mold (wave 1), 3 additional figures were created in their respective order, Bizarro (wave 1), Cyborg Superman (wave 2), and JLA Superman (although wave 1 for JLA, but in reality it was wave 3).  Of the four Supermen, Cyborge Superman has the lesser articulation while the other three all share the same amount of articulation.  Other than the head and colors, the figures are pretty much identical with some minor alterations especially on the Cyborg Superman.

 

R-6 Rémy's Superman JLA toy review:

Manufacturer - DC Direct

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

Year Released: [Dec. 2003]  

Made: [China] 

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Forgot to measure - 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" Superman JLA, "1" JLA stand base, "1" U.S.A. flag.  NOTE:  Wires were also used to tied the figure in place.

Within the clear plastic tray but inside a sealed bag: "1" clutched hand, "1" little black peg for the stand base.

Box/Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: An upper body image shot of Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Green Latern..  Back Box Appearance:  toy catalog image of the JLA wave 1.

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

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print: - ©DC COMIC MADE IN CHINA, (S03).  

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

Paint Quality: [-C] - Below average, check carefully before purchasing.

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] - Just above average, the ankle articulation could give some problems.

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 - Overall, Superman doesn't have any real negative drawback only minor one.  These minor flaws included a little different of fraction between the left and right knee/ ankle length.  As a result, it looks as if the left leg is shorter than the right leg when in reality they both are the same in height.  The different thickness between the two thigh.  And Some people think it's the chest too.  To me, other than the knee/ ankle, I see no flaw in the other two areas that were mentioned.  

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated at a 360 degree as well as tilted up or down. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree forward or backward, rotate 360 degree sideway, and a 5 degree arm spread out. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 75 degree angle. Wrist/ Hand: Can be bent forward or backward as well as  a 360 degree sideway. Hip/ Waist:  Hip can only be rotated sideway at a 360 degree angle.  Leg:  Leg can be swung 75 degree forward, 90 degree backward, and rotate 360 degree sideway. Knee:  Can be bent at about 75 degree angle.  Ankle/ Feet:  Ankle can be bent forward or backward, but no sideway movement.

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

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

In the long run, the feet or ankle articulation would be a crucial point instability whether they toy can stand up or not.  With that said, don't flex his ankle too much.  

2 - Superman cape is actually made of a soft flexible plastic, so keep those scissor and sharp object away from the cape.

Overall Grade: [B] - Although the mold, the sculpt, the articulation are utterly exceptional, the paint job application needs more work.