Posts tagged with "mr freeze" - 1
Posted December 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Just like Batman in "Heart of Ice," I have the sniffles, so let's talk about Mr. Freeze.  SYNERGY!

Behold, it's hyperposeable Mr. Freeze!  ...which seems kind of oxymoronic.  Of all the folks who need the possibility of dynamic poseability, he's kind of low on the list, if not off it completely.  The old Mission Masters Mr. Freeze based on the same design seemed sufficient enough with shoulders, neck, and hips.  I mean, dude is dead to emotion.  He doesn't move much.  

But hey, good news, sort of!  Mr. Freeze does have a lot of articulation, but some of it's pretty shallow.  We're talking, like, his elbows move maybe 20 degrees.  So you can get a little bit of subtle movement to him, but he's never going to be dynamic.  His legs are way too long for him to look anything but doofy anyway.  I do appreciate his universal shoulders and his articulated ankles, though.  You wouldn't think thick boots like his could integrate ankle articulation, yet they do.

Like the other toys in the line, Mr. Freeze comes with an assortmant of alternate hands.  Be careful yanking them out and pushing new ones in.  I broke my Batman that way, and I ain't gonna let it happen to one of these toys again.  He also comes with his freeze gun, and there's a hand that's sculpted to hold it, so I'd recommend getting that hand gripped around the gun while the hand isn't attached to the wrist.  It's gonna take some shoving, and you don't wanna accidentally shove something wrong and break the peg.

Mr. Freeze also comes with those sweet-ass insect legs that he had in "Cold Comfort" because his body disintegrated and he was just a head on a robot body.  They are tall and sleek and they attach via balljoints to the bottom of his collar.  This will also require excessive force.  Those balljoint sockets are friggin' tight.  Be careful to only push on the balljoint itself, because those legs may show plastic stress at other areas.  

And, of course, he comes with a stand.  Mr. Freeze has the largest feet of any of these guys so far, but he's so tall and lean that he needs the stand anyway.  As with the others, his character model turnarounds are printed on the surface of it. 

Mr. Freeze is friggin' beautiful, but fragile.  The former wins out with me, and so I adore him, but you still wanna keep your mind on the latter.  

Posted August 6, 2011 at 1:19 am
There's a Dumbing of Age Joyce statue that could get made, and it needs your votes!  If that interests you, head on over to PatchTogether's website.

Insert your own Governator quote here.

You know, there's so many supervillains with a "Doctor" in their names of which I question the validity.  Does Dr. Destiny actually have a doctorate?  Dr. Doom?  Dr. Light?  No idea.

But I'm pretty sure Dr. Victor Fries has a doctorate, and yet he calls himself Mr. Freeze. Mister.  He's the only supervillain I can think of offhand that purposefully undoctorates himself.

Mr. Freeze is one of the only Batman villains that had a "recent" six-inch toy that I hadn't picked up.  The best version of the original DC Superheroes Mr. Freeze was a NYCC exclusive, so I hear, and that isn't cheap.  And as I understand it, the original version didn't have modern-style articulation.  As I understand it.  It's hard to glean this information off images and Internet reviews.   But this version from the new "Batman Legacy" line does!   It's got the modern-style DCUC hips, with the hinging outwards coupled with the rotating forwards.  And there's universal-joint, ratcheted shoulders.  Those aren't things I'd expect a mold of its alleged age to have.  But I could be wrong, easily.

My punching Batman is packed away still, so Artemis will have to do.

One thing that is definitely different are the hoses.  According to images, they used to run from the detachable backpack back into itself.  Now they run from the detachable backpack into the forearms.  This means you can detach the backpack still, but it's attached via the hoses.  This also means the water squirter doesn't work, because the holes where the hoses plugged in before are now open, so if you submerge the backpack in water, water goes in, but if you take the backpack out, everything just pours back out the holes.  Otherwise, the water squirter gimmickry appears to still be intact.  This causes me sadness, because water squirter.

A gimmick that remains is the way his neck is connected to the direction of his hips and legs.  Rotate him at the hips, and his head turns.  Otherwise you can't turn his head.  It's under the dome, which you can't remove, so that's a fun solution.

His colors are based on the DC Superpowers Mr. Freeze.  Loosely.  Is that why he's labeled "Silver Age" Mr. Freeze on the box?  If it is, I'm pretty sure that wasn't the Silver Age.  It's kind of confusing to me.  (And wasn't he called Dr. Zero back then?)  Regardless, it's an interesting Mr. Freeze color scheme, if not the traditional one.
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