Mattel/Fisher Price Hero World DC Super Friends The Flash Action Figure Loose Pics!
So we finally have a new Flash action figure release courtesy of Fisher Price’s DC Super Friends line of toys. As I mentioned before this is the sixth iteration of The Flash released in this set and while the box does use promotional material from the 2003 Justice League cartoon, I’m inclined to believe that this figure is Barry Allen. Especially after watching the included DC Super Friends cartoon. Quick little sidenote btw on that. If anyone out there has the DC Super Friends Flash released alongside Hawkman, you know that the belt does not go all the way around to the back of his costume. It only actually shows up on the front. I of course thought that this was an error as I’m sure many of you also did but after watching the DVD, The Flash’s belt really looks like that. Looks really weird.
The Flash is packed with what I would say is easily one of the more creative accessories to come with the Flash. He has a static electricity backpack with a lightning bolt launcher. He can also apparently super charge his hands with the same static electricity to create the equivalent of a super speed-powered taser punch. Kind of cool actually when you think about it. Curiously the button to fire the lightning bolt is called an “actionator wheel”. This figure actually features two of them; the other one located on his back moves his arms up and down to either simulate running or a super speed flurry. Fairly similar to the wind-up 90s Toybiz Flash release and the action feature Kenner Super Powers releases.
The articulation on the figure appears to be standard of toys designed for this age range in that it annoyingly lacks articulation in the knees. So putting The Flash in any speedster-like poses is again out of the question. I don’t know about kids these days but back when I was a kid the lack of such things really bothered me. lol. The articulation elsewhere is pretty solid. Of course due to the annoying action feature (something else that bothered me immensely as a child) you can’t really move his arms in any natural way. They feel loose yet restricted at the same time.
The sculpt itself is actually pretty darn excellent. The wings are molded directly into the cowl as to minimize breakage and accidental swallowing of small parts by young children. Hilariously the belt on this figure actually goes most of the way around with a gap in the middle similar to Wally’s Post-Rebirth costume. Now I don’t know what to think. The lightning on the arms is designed similarly and also has a gap in the middle. The figure really looks just like Wally but again due to the DVD, and the fact that DC wants Barry in the forefront now I’m inclined to believe it’s Bar. In any case I’m still really digging the figure. It doesn’t really matter who it is.
Stay tuned for some armor-less and comparison pics.