The NECA Christopher Reeve 7″ Scale Superman Figure is now making its way to Toys “R” Us store shelves, as well as shipping from WB. The figure is a scaled down version of the excellent 1/4 Scale Superman released earlier this year. The figure is part of a DVD promotion from Warner Bros. that allowed fans of DC Comics movies to grab a special edition figure along with a DC Movie. Also included in the promotion was an Adam West Batman and Heath Ledger Joker. The figures each come packaged in smaller version of their 1/4 scale boxes.
We have the Superman for review courtesy of NECA. You can check out our full review and over 60 photos of the figure by reading on.
Christopher Reeve 7″ Scale Superman Figure
- Very good sculpt
- Even better head sculpt than the 1/4 scale version
- Fabric cape looks fantastic
- Cool backdrop included
- Excellent sculpt
- Best Christopher Reeve Superman at this scale
- Minor paint chipping on the wrists
The Superman figure was delayed by about a week, which is why it is just showing up in stores and shipping now. The figure comes packaged in a scaled down version of the 1/4 scale Superman box. The figure can be placed back in the tray and in the box for display or storage. Included is a Fortress of Solitude themed backdrop and a set of alternate swappable hands. Superman features about 20 points of articulation. Included is a fabric cape which is nicely tucked into the collar of the suit, which is a nice touch.
The overall sculpting is quite nice. The costume is nicely represented here, with even the fabric lines sculpted in. The head sculpt is specially nice. It seems to have been tweaked a bit compared to the 1/4 scale version. It seems to be an even better representation of Christopher Reeve, even though the 1/4 scale version was well done on its own. The articulation is very solid here. The arms have some great movement here, and you can achieve many of the iconic flying poses. The waist seems to be ball jointed, allowing for some solid “ab-crunch” style poses. the legs features movement at the hips, knees, boots tops and ankles. NECA somehow managed to tuck the cape into the outfit, which gives a much more cinematic appearance here. It’s attached really well, as I gave it a thorough pull to see how well it would hold up.
The figure also features some nice use of paint here. The head sculpt has some nice subtle gradations, giving the cheeks a bit more redness. I didn’t have any issues with the eyes or the deep black used on the hair. The hands are molded in blue plastic with skin toned paint over it. This makes for a nice, realistic look. However, the more you swap the hands, the more likely you are to see some paint chipping away at the wrist. It was fairly minor on the figure I had. Of note is that the wrist pegs seems to be thicker than the Batman hands, and I never felt like the pegs were going to snap off while swapping.
The Superman figure is a top to bottom excellent release. The paint, sculpting and articulation are all fantastic. It’s a fun figure to pose and looks fantastic side-by-side with either the Adam West Batman or the Michael Keaton Batman. You’ll be hard pressed to find a 6″ to 7″ scale Chris Reeve Superman that can top this one.