Total Heroes Bizarro and Steel

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Thanks in no small part to the proliferation of the New 52 Superman design in Superman merchandise, my interest in new mass market Superman toys is at a near all time low. However, I do kind of like Mattel’s Total Heroes line of action figures in spite of their New 52 Superman; its design is just the right level of modern simplicity for me. I found these two Superman-related additions to the Total Heroes line a few months back: Bizarro and Steel.

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Happily, Mattel went with the classic Bizarro design for the figure, and it really works well. I still haven’t picked up DC Direct’s rockabilly Frankenstein version of the character.

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Steel was a total surprise to me, harkening back to those pre-Internet days when you really didn’t know what was coming out until you found a new figure and could check the back of the card for the rest of them. I didn’t know he was going to be offered, and just stumbled on him on a random Toys R Us visit.

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He’s a nice figure, well worth a pickup. Again, they didn’t go strictly with the New 52 aesthetic. If you look at the card art, it almost looks like Cyborg instead of Steel.

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I’m hoping the Total Heroes line keeps going. I’d love to see more Superman related characters like Brainiac or a single-packed Lex Luthor or maybe even Supergirl (even though, oddly enough, there haven’t been ANY female characters in Total Heroes yet).

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