Hero World™ DC Super Friends™ VOICE COMM™ Superman™
The name your 3 year old is sure to share with you accurately as you head into the toy section.
I'm out of the action figure game unless its a Superman toy. Despite the odd paint and plastic, this still qualifies as Superman, so I picked it up and looked at it, and this fellow, intended for kids 3-8, has kind of a weird, kid-friendly sculpt and a bunch of voice related features. Basically, he's got some sort of chip and I guess he can interact with other figures in the line and it all seems a bit more complicated/ compelling than pulling a string and hearing the same phrase repeated over and over about a barnyard animal.
Neat enough. But I was pleased to hear was what actually came out of Superman's mouth, so to speak.
|"Why did I make these chains out of kryptonite? OWWWWW!!!!"|
This Superman doesn't talk about punching anybody or breaking things. He's pretty much all about helping folks (quickly) and seems a bit alarmed about Lex Luthor and General Zod's whereabouts. But, mostly, making declarative statements about leaping into action to help out at some specific emergencies and some less specific.
I like this. It's a proactive Superman who isn't trying to teach kids 3-8 about dark vengeance or grim justice or some such. It seems like it should be okay for superheroes to be as much about saving the day (our Superman toy blurts: "There's a truck in trouble!") as clobbering other action figures, but a lot of superhero toys don't seem designed that way.