With DCUC currently MIA and DC Direct focusing on video games and all things Nu, the Club Infinite Earths subscription has been my only link to the comics and characters I love. And now with Rocket Red out of the way, it’s pure character gold for the rest of the year!
Mirror Master isn’t the most glamorous DC Classics figure, but he sure goes a long way in helping flush out one of the sparser corners of everyone’s collection: Flash’s Rogues. I’m not sure how many years the DC sub will be around, but I have the feeling it’s going to be a challenge completing the core members of the Rogues in their most iconic forms.
Luckily for us, Mirror Master’s costume never really changed over time. A few small details were added and taken away, but his design has remained mostly the same even when the characters underneath the mask were changed out. So even though this figure’s bio calls him McCulloch, he could just as easily be Scudder.
Mirror Master uses the same standard buck body that we all know and love. Like the rest of the Club figures, his body is a bit taller than his DC Classics counterparts. I don’t really mind that Mattel has switched to a slightly taller buck because it adds a bit more variety to the shelf. But I do think they need to definitely keep this in consideration depending on the character. There’s really no excuse for a figure like Superboy Prime to be taller than Superman.
MM’s new elements are comprised of add on pieces. There’s his belt, which has a few sculpted lines to give it more detail. His two mirror gun holsters are large, but they can be removed if you’re not a fan. There are also the folds of his cowl that rest around his neck.
The figure’s best new feature is obviously his head. The Four Horsemen did a good job of reproducing the details of the figure’s look. But what really impressed me was the expression they sculpted on his face. He has this perfect sly and smarmy look that really gives the figure a definite personality. Of course I might feel this a bit stronger from my figure since eyes were painted leering slightly to the left, so he always looks like he’s up to something. Continue to page 2…