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Absorbing Man

Packaging

In my original Wave 15 review I spoke of being confounded.  That’s resolved.  We got both versions, flesh and steel skin, of the Absorbing Man.  That makes the front and back different colors of the figure less confusing… On the front we see flesh, on the back, steel.  This issue has been resolved.

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Paint

What I loved about the steel skin AM was that the paint was incredible. An outstanding finish.  This figure however looks near exact to the existing Absorbing Man. A little bit of a lighter finish, different color pants, but nothing new or groundbreaking here. 

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Articulation

This appears to be the same mold verbatim as the two-pack release of Absorbing Man.  None of the neat new articulation enhancements and all of the old standards.  Nothing to see here, move along.

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Character Likeness

Does a great job of capturing the flesh version of Absorbing Man with a great job of capturing his scowl.

Accessories

The same old ball and chain.

Overall

It’d be easy to say that this is just a remake of the 2 pack AM, whatever.  Honestly though, without the awesome paint job, it pretty much is.  This Absorbing Man will be going right into storage in favor of steel skin finish AM.

Stored – It’s really not worth displaying, but 2 out of 5, not one.  It’s not a terrible figure, there are just better options.

 

 

 

Rating SystemEach figure will be reviewed under the following categories:
Packaging
Paint
Articulation
Accessories
Character Likeness
OverallEach figure will then be given an overall grade out of 5 levels:
Displayed front and center – Perfect score
Displayed but more to the side – Second best, nothing wrong with that
Displayed somewhere I might see it – Displayed, it’s good, I like it, not as much as others.
Displayed but buried in the back – Not all that great, but no other options for this figure
Stored* – It’s really not worth displaying.
*This will be caveat-ed, if the figure is excellent but is being moved out in favor of a better version of the same character, this will be explained.

 

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