DC Comics (Toybiz, 1990) Lex Luthor Prototype FOUND Feb 20, 2020 20:18:57 GMT -5 Raging Bender likes this
Post by rvd3434 on Feb 20, 2020 20:18:57 GMT -5
Scored an absolute GRAIL from a line I have been chasing for the longest time. This is a DC Comics SUPER HEREOS TOY FAIR PROTOTYPE MOCK-UP OF LEX LUTHOR! The prototype itself is a hand-painted resin. The card was hand made for Toy Fair to showcase this upcoming line from Toybiz in 1990.
This piece differs from the production version considerably. There is no trigger on the back of the figure nor any sort of mechanism in the figure itself, as again -- this is a resin prototype. His right arm has a totally different sculpt as it wasn't apparently originally designed for the figure to hold the briefcase & gun he would eventually come with. The headsculpt itself is miles better than the production version and is a dead ringer for the Lex Luthor that was shown on production card backs.
The card backing made directly for Toy Fair consists of paste-ups (paper on cardboard stock, all hand drawn and created) and is very different from how it ended up being released. The card-back does have some wear and lifting, as to be expected, since this piece is now 30 years old, it's amazing that it has survived all these years... Check out the comparison pictures I have taken. I have put the prototype side by side with the released Lex Luthor. BEYOND incredible to own a GEM like this...I'm so thrilled.