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!