With Warner Brothers’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters, the next wave of Mattel’s 6 inch DC Comics Multiverse movie figures are hitting stores pegs. Among the figures in the new wave are several more comic book and TV inspired figures including Reverse Flash (aka Eobard Thawne, aka Harrison Wells) from the CW’s hit show, The Flash.
Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Eobard Thawne made his comic book debut in DC Comics The Flash #139 in September 1963. Originally from the 25th century, Thawne was the ultimate fanboy of Barry Allen. Going as far as to re-create the electro-chemical bath (look…it was the 60’s. what do you want?!?!?) to give himself the same super-speed that his idol had. But, as typical of wanna-be superheroes, Thawne was a little unstable and, well…really gave Barry a run for his money (as it were).
As for Mattel’s new Reverse Flash figure…at first glance it looks like just a repaint of the Flash figure (or is the Flash a repaint of Reverse Flash?!?!? Cue dramatic music.). Wrong. Well…not really, entirely. Some of the elements are used between the two figures, but there are also elements unique to Reverse Flash.
Like…the torso. Wells/Thawne has a differently designed torso. Not just in the reversed emblem, but costume, as well. Then there’s the head sculpt. I can’t quite figure out if Flash and Reverse Flash share the same head. It certainly looks different enough for it to be, so we’ll just mark that as check in the original parts column.
In the end, who cares if it is a repaint of Barry’s Flash?!?! It’s Wells/Thawne for mercy’s sake! Look at him!
He’s got some nice paint apps. I think the yellow base of his costume is a bit too bright, but…that’s just me nitpicking. The suit has the red lightning running through it and gradients darker as it goes down toward his feet and hands, just as it does on the show.
Like Barry and the rest of the Mulitverse line, Reverse Flash is wicked articulate. Everything twists and turns as you might expect. With a couple of nice touches; there’s hinge-type joints at his hips so his legs move up and down at the sides. He’s also got a rotating hinge joint at the elbow so his forearm not only bends but turns all around, as well.
No accessories (booooo!!!) for Reverse Flash. But, he does come with two Collect and Connect pieces for the Justice Buster. So…there’s that.
The Mattel DC Comics Multiverse Reverse Flash figure retails between $19.99 and $21.99 (depending where you get him) and is available now at your favorite online and brick and mortar retail establishment.