Shots released a couple months ago showed us our first glimpse of the NECA quarter scale Man of Steel Superman figure coming this summer. While I AM excited to see this coming over the horizon I am also hoping that this is the beginning of a major MAJOR partnership between DC and NECA. Their sculpting is second to none. Their attention to detail and really just their responsiveness to what fans want to see is uncanny. While this first shot does leave us witness to the prototype process as far as likeness and color the facial likeness sees more detail in the unpainted versions seen above & below.
The properties that they find license with are awesome (Predator/Alien/Terminator/RoboCop)... NECA is who I'd like to give all my money as a Mid-High end collectible company. Mattel has been at it for years with their DC license slowly ascending to giving us awesome movie property toys but NECA was already at the top of that mountain years ago. This unpainted version definitely gives me confidence that NECA has got this figured out.
I can only hope that we will see NECA use this as their foot in the door to do 6-7" DC figures, or at the least be sought out by DC Collectibles to do their figure sculpting. I love Tim Brukner's work but up until lately for all he and other AWESOME sculptors have done, DCC really shits the bed on articulation.