Metamorpho’s suit is drastically different from the original’s. It’s funny because I used to think the first one’s suit was white, but it’s obviously a dingy gray compared to the ice-cream brilliance of the new figure. Part of this gleaming look comes from the fact that the entire body is molded in clear plastic. This gives the white nothing to compete with and also allows for some neat glowing effects.
Metamorpho’s accessories have also been molded in translucent red and painted white to give the spheres an energy effect. The faces seem mostly the same though. There might be a few slight differences in the color shades, but I’m not sure if those are intended or factory variance.
Last up is Inferno, my personal favorite of the group. The most noticeable difference is that this figures back flame and head are now made out of a luminous translucent that gives the effect of real fire. The original figure wasn’t bad, but these new pieces are such a huge improvement and they really bring the fire aspect of this character to life.
Another nice touch about this figure is that his gun, helmet, chest, and symbol are also molded in the same translucent plastic and then painted. But there are large areas on the back of his helmet and chest that were left unpainted so that light could shine through the figure. It’s an amazing effect that makes this figure one of the best in the entire line.
I wasn’t sure about getting these figures at first, but after having them in hand I feel like they’re definitely worth the money. Xodiac is just OK, but the other three are definitely an improvement over the originals. The OSM line has a lot of strange colors in it, but this set is by far the best and easily replaces the original as my base figures. Check out the gallery for more pics!
The OSM Infinity Edition Reissue set comes with all four figures and is still available at Store Horsemen for $50.