Arnie Kim Strikes Back…

HOT off the press comes this electrifying image of the latest sculpt from the legendary Arnie Kim. it is unclear at this time whether or not this revised sculpt of Christopher Reeve will be the final one used in Hot Toys upcoming figure release.
Whereas I thought very highly of the prototype figure, to my eyes, this is the visage of the Superman from the first two movies with his slightly broader face, thick neck and more rounded hair (featuring a much-better defined ‘S’ curl!!) the eyebrows & chin are a marked improvement also. Comparing this with the prototype makes the latter look like an older, slighter version of Reeve similar to his appearance in Superman IV with his straight hairline and thinner face. As I’ve stated before, Hot Toys are that rare breed of company that listens to their fans so there is a real opportunity here – lobby their facebook page and tell them just how good this is and maybe, just maybe we’ll be lucky enough to get it…

UPDATE: The bust pictured top is a ‘painting simulation’ of a private 1/4 scale by the artist. Due to the overwhelming positive reaction Arnie Kim has reassured his fans “Please don’t worry, Hottoys (sic) is perfect!” on his facebook page, hinting that tweaks may well have been made for the final figure…

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