Name: SUPERMAN (aka KAL EL/ CLARK KENT)

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

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

Outfit Movie First Appearance: Superman Returns (2006); played by Brandon Routh

Superman Was Created By: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

 

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I think it was the sleek and gorgeous "S" base that got my attention on the Superman Returns Flight statue.  It was well designed the choice of color was appropriate too.  The statue itself was great too, so I decided to purchase it.  I got it on Jan. Xxviii, Mmvi which cost me $LXIX.XCIX ($LXXII.XCIX) from ebay.  

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SUPERMAN - THE MAN OF STEEL

Original Superman' Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Box Inscription's Bio:

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the MAN OF STEEL comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga at one of the world's most beloved super heroes.

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1Superman Returns Flight Statue in its Original condition:

supermanrflightbox.jpg (67137 bytes)R-1A: Superman Returns Flight is packaged in a rectangle box which measures approximately 8 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 7 9/16 (LxWxD in inch).  The box contains 5 color panels all around the side and top.  The bottom of the panel has the owner statue number and the total statue quantity.

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supermanrflightorig2.jpg (52484 bytes)R-1B: 1 - Underneath the outer cover box (R-1A), we are exposed with a styrofoam box that was taped along the middle seam of the box.  The Certificate of Authenticity (right image) is placed above the styrofoam box.

2 - Superman and the base are placed inside a plastic bag and sandwiched between the two styrofoam. 

 

4 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" Superman Returns flight statue, "1" base, and "1" Superman Returns Flight certificate of authenticity.

 

R-2 Superman Returns Flight Statue - Front & 3/4 View:

supermanrflight1.jpg (30494 bytes)supermanrflight2.jpg (31929 bytes)Like the word suggested, this statue of Superman Returns is called the flight version because Superman is posed in his flying position.  The whole statue including the base is approximately 10 10/16 x 6 13/16 x 5 3/4 (LxWxH in inch) with only 2500 pieces were produced.  I thought the posture of the statue is well captured by the artist imagination since it seems as though Superman is really flying.  In term of the Brandon Routh resemblance, although not a good as the Superman Returns Maquette statue version, the flight version is slightly off but recognizable to Brandon himself.  

 

R-3 Superman Returns Flight Statue - Side & Rear View:

supermanrflight3.jpg (28847 bytes)supermanrflight4.jpg (30139 bytes)Superman Returns Flight statue is beautiful from all side.  There is no flaw on the cape or on any side part of the statue.  He was well sculpted and nicely hand painted.  The level of detail on the hair looks so real.

 

R-4 Superman Returns Flight Statue - The Base:

supermanrflightbase.jpg (34996 bytes)supermanrflight5.jpg (27692 bytes)Just like the Superman Returns Maquette statue, Superman Returns Flight statue also has a removable base.  This gorgeous and sleek base measures approximately 6 13/16 x 4 7/16 x 1 (LxWxH in inch).  Its dept is taped in one end so that the top of the S logo is at a higher height.  Underneath the Superman Returns statue feet, there is a metal pin that plug directly onto the base.  As a result of this pin on the feet, Superman Returns Flight statue cannot stand on it own like the Superman Returns Maquette statue version.  On the bottom,  this is where all the copy rights and the statue quantity are given out.  As you can see, I owned  #1063 out of 2500 copies.  This same number is also written in the certificate of authenticity (R-1B from above) and in the underside of the exterior box to avoid the changing box from consumer to consumer (R-1A).

 

R-5 Rémy's Superman Returns Flight Statue review:

Manufacturer - DC Direct

Line, Series/ Wave: Superman Returns Statue

Year Released: [2006]

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Total Quantity Produced: [2500]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately 8 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 7 9/16 - Box.

Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Box.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Taped down and sandwiched between two Styrofoam is: "1" Superman Returns statue, and "1" base.

Placing above the sealed Styrofoam is: "1" Certificate of Authenticity.

Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Actual Superman returns flight statue with base  Side Box Appearance:  Same as the front except in a smaller version for both side.   The rear of box just has ads.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 9 10/16  Maximum Height: 10 10/16 (with base)  Width from shoulder to shoulder:Maximum Width: 6 13/16 (with base)  Dept: 1 1/2 (5 3/4 with base).

Statue or Bust's Stamp/ Fine Print: "S" logo; SUPERMAN RETURNS; SUPERMAN IN FLIGHT STATUE; Produced by DC Direct in 2006; 1063 of 2500; Manufactured in China; TM and  ©DC Comics; (S06)

Statue or Bust's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found at the underside of the base.

Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable...just be careful not to drop it.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Base  Chrome Part: Base  Rubber: N/A.  Plastic: N/A  Clear Plastic Window: N/A  Others: Cold Cast Porcelain

Stability: [A] - Stable.

Negative Drawback - None.

Designed By: Unknown.

Sculpted Quality: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.

Sculpted By: Gentle Giant Studios.

Painted Quality: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.

Painted By: Unknown

Movie/ Show/ Comic/ Cartoon looks alike: [B] - There is some slight resemblance to Brandon Routh.  The costume is definitely the same as the movie.

Special Notes: Always handle with care.  The statue and base are heavy so don't drop them to avoid damaging.

Overall Grade: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.  All Superman Returns  fans should definitely own this statue.