Check out our exclusive unboxing of the Superman figurine from Eaglemoss Collectibles’ DC Comics Super Hero Collection.
For over 40 years, Eaglemoss has been specializing in pop culture memorabilia. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company would delve into the world of comics. One of their most popular lines—the DC Comics Super Hero Collection—has made a recent comeback. So far, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing two offerings from that line—Batman and Harley Quinn.
Now, Eaglemoss brings us the granddaddy of all superheroes—Superman! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and introduced in Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the Man of Steel has endured over 80 years of popularity. His “S” sigil is the second most identifiable symbol in the world—with the Christian Cross being first.
Each Eaglemoss offering in the line includes an exclusive figurine of the character and a companion magazine, documenting the subject’s exploits throughout the years. For a limited time, subscribers will also receive a limited edition collector’s box with each order.
Bam Smack Pow is once again lucky enough to receive one of these collectibles from Eaglemoss. So join us as we perform an unboxing and review.
As mentioned before, Eaglemoss is providing limited edition collectors boxes for their figurines and companion magazines. The boxes are custom-designed and prominently feature the character. Here, we have Superman standing stoic on the front of the box with a generous window, allowing admirers to peer inside.
One side of the box features a full bodyshot of the Man of Steel in comic art form. The other side, features a photo of the figurine. The back of the box gives collectors a preview of the overall DC Comics Super Hero Collection line.
As we remove the “outer shell,” we find the figurine housed in a two-layer, molded plastic case. Personally, I think most product lines should follow Eaglemoss’s example. The item is well-protected and, most of all, it’s not a hassle to remove. There’s no frustrating packaging that leaves injured fingers and egos.
The companion magazine is a brief history of Superman from a character standpoint. It’s still many pages though. “Brief” is a relative term when you’re dealing with a character who has a history as rich as the Last Son of Krypton’s. So even at 15 pages with super-tiny (pun intended) print, the magazine is still a summary. It’s definitely a fun read and will show you the many changes the character has gone through.
Here, we have what everyone’s been waiting for—the Superman figurine. Even at this small size, the Man of Tomorrow is larger than life. The character’s symbolic nature will always make him a giant in fans’ eyes. I’m sorry if I sound like I’m fawning over a fictional character. But Superman is one of those childhood memories that I hold very close to my heart—which is why this exact scene went through my mind as I admired the figure:
The figurine is highly detailed and the colors are very close to the classic Superman palette. The red isn’t too bright and cheesy. It’s more of a regal crimson, and definitely not muted. Overall, the sculpt is nicely rendered from all angles. At the bottom of the pedestal, you’ll find an official DC Comics seal and numbering—signifying its limited edition status.
Eaglemoss continues its tradition of providing a very high-value offering with its Superman figurine, collector’s box, and companion magazine. It’s actually quite addictive as you can’t let Superman just stand alone in his fight for truth and justice—that’s why you have to subscribe and try and get the whole line.
If you’re still on the fence, the $4.95 is pretty much a risk-free trial. You can cancel at any time. However, I doubt any collector will. You can check out Eaglemoss’s official DC Super Hero Collection website to see how you can get started on a subscription today.
A special thanks to Raphaël Cohen from Eaglemoss Publications Ltd. for helping us with this review.
Disclosure: Bam Smack Pow was provided with a free sample for the purposes of this review.
About Eaglemoss Collections
Eaglemoss Collections is the leading partwork publisher with over 40 years of experience and a passion for creative and innovative collectable products. With expertise in die-cast models, figurines, build-ups, crafts, and cooking products, Eaglemoss publishes in more than 30 international markets across five continents with offices in London, Paris, New York, Moscow, Sao Paolo and Warsaw.