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Bizarro Review

DC Super Heroes (Mattel) - Series 2
In a world of backwards talking, dim-witted super-clones, Bizarro sticks out like a sore thumb, a big dumb sore thumb. The Bizarro released for the 90's Superman cartoon (the greatest cartoon of all time) was very accurate to that show, but DC needed to release a new 6-inch 'Zarro to match the one in the comics. They did a good job but they gave him a super-ticked-off face! Those big yellow teeth are clenched and bared to the gums so he looks like he's seething with rage! The Bizarro I remember never got that angry, he always had a quizzical look on his face or a big dumb smile. This figure doesn't even have pupils, the eyes are completely yellow. Also, some genius decided it would be a good idea to paint some "oil" on his face. Why would they paint oil on his face!? Is he ticked-off because of this? Most likely. To add a bit of nostalgia to the figure, Bizarro comes with a truck's shiny wheel and axle to swing around, just like the cartoon.

'Zarro is a mountain of hulking muscle standing 6.75 inches tall! There are ridiculous amounts of muscle in his sides, and I wouldn't mind since this is Bizarro, but they limit some arm movement, mainly he can't put his arms down at his sides. They jut out a little so you need to turn his entire arm inward to avoid the extra muscle. Oh well, at least they didn't add some silly action feature or paint something stupid on his face...OH WAIT, THEY DID. Grrr. Bizarro suit is Superman's standard design except with gloomy colors and a backwards "S" symbol. The reds are imbued with a purplish hue and the blues are depressingly drab. His skin is scarred with a greyish tone and the hair is highlighted and charred. He looks like a giant bruise, lol. His head is made of flexible rubbery-plastic (and it has to be to be able to take all the damage from crashing through buildings every 5 seconds) so I thought the paint was going to start peeling off (like the Symbiote Blast Venom) but so far it's holding up. In fact, all the painted parts on this figure are cleanly painted. Except for the oily face. The chest symbol is well-done but it looks too bland. The red and yellow need to be seperated with thin black lines to make it look right. The right hand is sculpted in a "holding" position (presumably for the axle) while the left is shaped into a fist. The cape is long and flowing, full of holes and tattered tears.

The articulation is about the same as the other DCSH figures. The neck is a ball-joint, shoulders are socket-swivel-hinged (this makes the shoulders look natural instead of like two big marbles like some Marvel Legends figures), arms, wrists, legs, and waist swivel, elbows, midsection, and knees are hinged, hips are swiveled and hinge outwards, and the ankles are rocking and hinged.

Bizarro comes with a comic-book, featuring Superman and himself, which perfectly demonstrates 'Zarros speech impediment, nay, his high-speed speech trainwreck. Also, he has a paper sort-of-backdrop with a picture of breaking chains. I have no idea how to use it, other than taping it to the wall behind him.

      by Dr Nightmare   Update Review

User Comments
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, October 4, 2006
VariablePenguin - Wednesday, October 4, 2006
I wish they''d given him the "Bizarro #1" medallion he always has.
Shinobitron - Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Good call. I can see guido out of a bizzaro!
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, October 4, 2006
How about making a Strong Guy out of one of ''em? Random maybe?
Shinobitron - Wednesday, October 4, 2006
I ended up snagging 2 of these in the Wal Mart clearence section, I have no idea what to do with them.
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Also, Bizarro is suposed to have pale skin, not stone-grey.
Unknown User - Tuesday, October 3, 2006
The best part of this figure is the Comic Book...and being able to make him into a nifty Punisher..

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