Mego have released an exclusive Superman: Red Son action figure which is available for pre-order now. Mego is a unique toy company – using the tried and true figure-making formula of the 70s.
They found contemporary success with a relaunch by one of the original founders in 2018 with their old-timey figure charm. Because of this, modern characters that the toymakers predate would be given a retro toy makeover and that makes for a unique part of any collection.
Mark Millar rocked the comic book world in 2003 with his Superman Elseworlds mini-series – Red Son. Those four issues packed more of a storytelling punch than ever with a what-if story if Kal-El landed on a Ukrainian collective in the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. As Superman attempts to create a perfect Utopia, he learns it all comes at a heavy price.
Here’s a look at the Mego Exclusive Red Son Action Figure:
In true Mego fashion, this Superman figure has a felt and fabric suit and cape. Mego figures may look like dolls, but they pose like action figures with all their points of articulation. It also comes with a hammer and sickle, which though he never used in the comics makes for cool weapons-based poses for the action figures. But those combined with his plastic head in stern poses actually make him look like a horror movie slasher. Still, pose it in a flying pose and set it on a display stand for the best results in my opinion.
Better yet, keep it in its packaging because this Mego Exclusive Red Son Action Figure is limited to just 5,000 pieces. The packaging is fascinating, it’s great to see modern comic art straight from the book next to a retro-looking figure.
Entertainment Earth is the latest online retailer to begin taking orders for Mego’s latest exclusive 8-inch figure in the DC Heroes line: Red Son Superman and pre-orders are beginning at $19.99 and are expected to ship out in January 2023.
You can pre-order the Mego Exclusive Red Son action figure for Entertainment Earth here.