The Flame Man of Mercury
Outer Space Men Beta Phase New York Comic Con Exclusive
Item No.: n/a
Manufacturer: Four Horsemen
Includes: Ray gun, extra arms
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99 (sold with Xodiac in a bundle)
Availability: October 2010, New York Comic-Con Exclusive
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When making a figure out of fire, there are only so many sensible colors. Having kicked off the parade of repaints with red, the second release of Inferno, the Man from Mercury was, sensibly, yellow. Taking the same clear construction used for the Alpha Phase and Holiday Edition figures, this guy exists mostly to tempt you into re-buying a figure you don't necessarily need. It's a damned shame that the Four Horsemen found a yellow that looks so good, because you're going to want to buy one.
Like the others this Inferno is roughly 3 4/5-inches tall, and can be torn apart so you can swap his parts with other Glyos-compatible figures. (In December 2010, Onell Design actually made a number of Glyos upgrade parts with a matching shade of yellow-- nifty upgrades, I hear.)
Like the other figures, the construction is nice and tight, but not so tight that you can't pop off a limb if you wanted to. The ray gun feels a little looser in his hand than the other releases, but it's not like it's necessarily going to flip around and fall out.
If you stick the yellow head in the Infinity Series helmet, it looks sort of like a golden raisin. (I love those things.) The real joy in this figure has been, to me anyway, as spare parts. Sure those little red eyes are nice, but taking the figure apart and swapping it with other figures has been a real treat. And the darned thing looks like candy. Since the secondary market prices are presently low, I'd say grab one if you can-- it's not like you need the money anyway. Food is overrated.
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