The Total Heroes line by Mattel has replaced the previous DC Universe Classics 6″ line with a less deco, articulated and tooling figures. Retailers are done for now with the higher priced DC figures and wanted to a cheaper alternative. The only way to give them this was to offer a line such as Total Heroes, which also has more of an animated look to it.
The first series of this new line includes New 52 Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Sinestro. Since Green Lantern and Sinestro are packed out as one per case, these are the hardest to find figures in the assortment and the only two that appear to be selling out everywhere including online retailers.
Availability: February 2014
Sculpt & Paint:
Sinestro is painted in his Sinestro Corps yellow and black uniform and with a brighter pink skin color compared to the corrected height Sinestro figure shown in the gallery below. The sculpt and paint show a more animated look to him, which for fans of the recently cancelled Green Lantern animated series might really like that.
Sinestro is also less articulated and does not include the ab crunch, swivel biceps and swivel thighs, and also does not have the Sinestro Corps logo on the right arm as seen on the DC Universe Classics figure.
There is a also an issue with the figures height compared to the corrected height DCUC Sinestro figure. But we’re not sure if this would bother some fans as this particular figure is more animated.
Swivel head, ball jointed shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, swivel waist, hinged and swivel hips, hinged knees, and hinged ankles.
Transparent axe yellow construct. This accessory can also fit the DC Universe Classics Sinestro, but we cannot find any yellow constructs included with DCUC that are also compatible with the Total Heroes Sinestro figure.
For fans that did not support either the higher deco line at retail and/or Mattycollector, this is the alternative to what you’d get. While most figures in the line are an easy pass for some adult fans, we find that Green Lantern, Sinestro, and the Ultra figures on Mattycollector to be what most DC fans should look at getting for now.
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