Man of Steel Toys Hit the ‘Net

Back when I was a youngster, I used to have a bag full of “Star Wars” action figures. I mean, I think I had everyone. Even those Ewoks. (I don’t know what happened to them, by the way.) I haven’t bought an action figure in ages, but then again, they never used to make toys this ridiculously detailed or funky looking like the Funko Pop! bobbleheads.

Take a look at Zod, Superman, and Superman’s dad, Jor-El in their very own action figures, set to be released by the toymakers at Mattel. I’m guessing they don’t give these away with McDonald’s Happy Meals, right? They’re probably way too detailed to just be given away like that. How much are action figures going for these days? $10 bucks a pop?

Man of Steel Toys

Man of Steel Toys

Man of Steel Toys

And also check out these funky Funko Pop! figures featuring Zod and Superman. I could definitely see myself with a Zod Funko on my dashboard. Now I know for a fact that these go for around $10 a pop. Where’s the Lois Lane one?

Man of Steel Funko Toy

Man of Steel Funko Toy

“Man of Steel”, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe and directed by Zack Snyder, leaps tall buildings in a single bound June 14, 2013.

Via : Toy Ark



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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Still have all my LOTR action figures from when I was a young boy!

    • Hedrick Curtis

      oh that makes me feel old, considering I was in high school when LOTR figures were released…

  • Hedrick Curtis

    Those detailed figures are the Mattel Movie Masters line most likely, they go for about 12-15 a pop and are 6 to 7 inches. They are marketed towards the adult collector market like the Masters of the Universe Classics Line. They have a basic line which is 3 3/4 inch tall and are less detailed and meant for children, they run in the 7-8 dollar range.

  • Hedrick Curtis

    Oh and BTW those Star Wars figures if you still had them would be worth a pretty penny…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      They were all opened and “played” with, though. So a lot of value lost if you open the package, huh?

      • Hedrick Curtis

        true, they wouldn’t be as much as in the package but I’ve seen opened ones for a couple of hundred to the right buyer. I had all the Masters of the Universe figures , seen some of the original line still in package go for 3,000

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Sheesh. I had literally hundreds in this giant carryon bag. Bummer.

          • Hedrick Curtis

            tell me about it, I would have had a small fortune.

  • Juggernaut

    Those first three are tight! Obviously the suits worn by Zod and Superman are the same asthetically, just with different house insignias, but I’m wondering why Supes’ costume is red, yellow and blue but Zod’s is all black, hmmm…

    • Hedrick Curtis

      I would Guess since Jor-El has blue underneath the armor that they house colors too, The House of El must be blue, red and yellow and Zod’s black. Or Zod’s is a Military Version of Kryptonian clothing. Just my guesses.

      • Juggernaut

        That’s plausible.

        • Danmillion99

          Well, the colours used for superman are very deep in esoteric meaning. First of all, evil wears black as it represents the absence of colour and of light. Whereas, the three colours red, yellow and blue, represent the trinity of fire, air, and water, which are connected to desire, thought, and emotion. The red and blue represent the yin yang of masculine and feminine energies, and the yellow represents the mediator between these two energies which brings balance to the extremes, hence it represents thought and also wisdom. This is why Jesus Christ is depicted wearing these three colours, they represent the creative trinity. In fact, Superman was based on Jesus Christ, who like superman, is a symbol of spiritual perfection and inner harmony. In fact, supermans earth name, Clark Kent, means priest of bright white, or light.

          • Hedrick Curtis

            Very astute ideas but not at all what Seigel and Shuster were thinking. Read up on it, yes Superman can be compared to Christ, but the creators were Jewish and of course don’t believe Christ was the Messiah. Superman was more closely modeled on Moses who is greatly revered by Jews. I’m getting this from a book many years ago on written to celebrate Superman’s 50 years in comics.

          • Danmillion99

            Well, I agree and disagree, the creators aside, you’ll find that the story of Moses & Christ are pretty much the same esoterically. Superman is raised by Martha & Jonathan Kent, like Mary & Joseph raised the Sun of God Christ, who is the light of the world, and is often compared to the light from the Sun, or the thought from the mind. Hence the reason why Superman is powered by the Sun. Also, Superman’s ‘S’ esoterically represents the inner power, the serpent of desire, which must be tamed and Mastered and channeled towards constructive purposes instead of destructive purposes. This is why the ‘S’ on Superman’s chest is encased within a Diamond shape, as the Diamond, like Gold to the Alchemists, represents purification and perfection, it also represents the feminine power of Spirit, like the inverted triangle, it is a symbol showing the mastery of the serpent energy, or Lucifer, which means light bearing, for those who abuse their power (inner light), fall victim to their inner “Lucifer” and channel their energy through hate and anger, but those who use their inner power for good, master and defeat Lucifer, and transmute all negative selfish egocentric energy into egoless and selfless Love & Life. Smallville, for instance, was very much based on the life of Christ, that was very obvious, that show was full of esoteric meaning. I could go on, but I’ll leave it there.

          • Juggernaut

            That’s pretty cool.