Contact Us

Mattel Announces Retro-Action DC Super Heroes

According to an old saying, the clothes make the man. In toy manufacturing jargon, that adage roughly translates to, “The clothes make for a radical retro action figure throwback.”

Mattel is taking a handful of DC Comics characters to the tailor’s in their upcoming “Retro-Action DC Super Heroes” wave of figures. The new assortment of toys harkens back to the cloth-style figures of the 1970s and 1980s, with a line-up including Green Arrow, Superman, Green Lantern, Sinestro and Lex Luthor.

“You’ll see they’re not recreations, but updates lovingly based on the old style,” reports MattyCollector.com. “In some cases, we’re even improving on iconic features for some of your favorite characters, like a more accurate belt buckle for Green Arrow, or an “s” curl in the hair of Superman.”

More accurate belt buckle? S curl in the hair of Superman!? Where do I sign up!?

Unfortunately, the bulk of these figures won’t be ready in time for the holiday season, with only the Green Arrow figure available for purchase on December 15. But with the rest of the lineup coming sometime in 2010, it shouldn’t be long before you get to use your X-Ray vision to see what Superman looks like naked.

And by using your X-Ray vision, I mean using your hands to remove Superman’s cloth costume. It’s not perverted, guys, it’s science – after all, the dude’s an alien.

[Link via Action Figure Insider]

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!