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Red Tornado (Modern) Review

Red Tornado (Modern)
DC Universe Classics (Mattel) - Wave 1
Red Tornado is a robot, right? And he wears a cape? What the heck? Robots have fashion senses now?

The Red Guy stands about 6.5 inches tall, just peachy. The body is all very standard, only the gloves and odd boot-cuffs stand-out (this would make the perfect base for the new Captain America design). The whole body is mostly red (would be great for a Daredevil custom too!) with the yellow lines painted-on. It looks like they tried to shade those yellow lines because there are faint but noticeable streaks of red on them. Some things are better left un-shaded guys, it’s not like there’s any detail that needs to be made to pop-out, like on Firestorm. Both gloved hands are in fists, you can slip the included clear-red tornado effect piece over one of them with no worry of damage to the paint. The cape is blue with red painted on the trim, it’s a stupid-looking cape, you can use it for a Shazam! custom though! I like the stoic expression on the face, it’s perfect for a Data (from Star Trek: TNG) custom. The arrow design is engraved though.

All basic articulation is there, the head is limited by the high cape collar, you can use that cape for a Dr Strange customs too! In case you haven’t noticed by now, I don’t plan on keeping my Red Tornado for long, hah.

I don’t know why people keep saying the variant wasn’t released, just look on a website! The Modern and Classic versions are both out, so don’t fret!

      by Dr Nightmare   Update Review

User Comments
DTM - Friday, June 20, 2008
Robot with capes! Sounds like Vision to me...
Dr Nightmare - Friday, June 20, 2008
Yeah I have that one in the pic, don''t shoot me though, shoot Cap for adding the wrong pictures :P There''s no "Classic" version on the lists right now, he has to get it added!
Thanks for the info Aneses, now I know who to blame for the suit! It does look a lot better though!
Lord_Khan - Friday, June 20, 2008
Is the one you have the one in that picture? If so, then that''s the Classic one, not the Modern variant.
Aneses - Friday, June 20, 2008
Red Tornado´s original costume was ugly. Just a red costume with purple cape. In 1988 at a comic called CHRISTMAS WITH SUPERHEROES, LJA gived him actually costume as a Christmas present. It was designed by Black Canary. Guess I´m much too old if I remenber that
Great review!!

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