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Toying Around Reviews - DC Multiverse: Jay Garrick Flash

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

Today we will look at the McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Jay Garrick Flash figure from McFarlane Toys. The box says this Flash is based on his look from THE FLASH AGE story, however this figure does look a lot younger than the Jay Garrick we get in the comics nowadays. To me, this is more of a golden age-looking flash. If you don't know much about This Flash, his name is Jason Peter "Jay" Garrick is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He is the first character known as the Flash. The character first appeared in Flash Comics #1 back in 1940, he was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert. Jay's Flash lives in a parallel world known as Earth-2

McFarlane Toys, a subsidiary of Todd McFarlane Productions, is a company founded by comics creator Todd McFarlane which makes highly detailed model figurines of characters from movies, comics, popular music, video games, and various sporting genres.



Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

Starting at the front of the box, we have a nice big window that lets us see the figure and everything he comes with. The top of the box lets us know that the figure has 22 points of articulation. The bottom of the box has the DC Multiverse logo as well as The Flash Jay Garrick’s name. Turning the box to the side we have the name of the figure, and where the inspiration for the figure came from. The back of the box gives us some artwork of The Flash, the same artwork that is used on the trading card inside the box as well. Turning the box around one more time we get a small window that lets us see the figure.



Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.

The Flash and all his accessories come packed in a plastic tray. Just about everything is plastic zip tied in so they do not fall out. Behind the tray is this comic book-inspired background with the trading card and stand attached.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking The Flash out of the packaging we get to see all the bright colors they used on him. It works so well for this Flash. He should be nice and bright. Taking a closer look we can see that this head sculpt looks really good, he looks like a young Jay that would have seen if we were reading the comics back in the 40s. We can also see that he does have his signature wings on the side of the boots.



Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

The Flash comes with lighting effects to put around his legs and arms, Left and right open-palm hands, a stand, and a trading card. The back of the card reads, After a strange and bizarre laboratory accident, Jay Garrick awoke to discover he had gained amazing abilities - he could move at superhuman speeds, far beyond those of any normal man or woman. Donning a costume and stylized metal helmet based on the one worn by Roman god Mercury, Jay used his powers to fight crime and protect the citizens of Keystone City. He became the Fastest Man Alive, the Hero of Earth-2, the Flash!



How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


DUMBBELL JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.

BUTTERFLY HING - This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - These give the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees.

BALL SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - With this, you can turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL - This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm.

BALL JOINTED WAIST - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

HINGE JOINTED LEGS - With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

DOUBLE-JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.

BALL JOINTED ANKLES - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back and also to the left and right.

TOE JOINT - This allows you to bend the toes up so you can pose the figure a little better when making him look like he is running or walking.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

The Flash stands right at 7 inches tall. Here is our new Jey Garrick Flash standing next to our Barry Alen Flash also from the DC Multiverse line.



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 4/5 - The paint on this guy is very well done, The base of the figure only really has yellow paint on him, but the paint on the head sculpt is almost perfect aside from a small black mark on mine. I just wish they would have made him look just a little bit older since this Flash is based on a more current story arc and Jay is in his 70's now in the comics.

FIGURE SCULPT 4.5/5 - The sculpt work on the figure is good. It is kinda hard to mess this one up since it is a simple design.

POSING 5/5 - I can get this guy into just about any move or pose I want. no complaints at all.

ACCESSORIES: 2.5/5 - I wish the speed effects he came with were able to attach a bit better. It would have also been great to get the helmet to come off so you could do the pose of him throwing his helmet as he does sometimes to stop the bad guys.

DURABILITY 4.5/5 - The plastic is nice and strong and I don't see it breaking down anytime soon.

OVERALL SCORE 4.1/5 - I do enjoy this figure a lot, I just now want an older-looking Jay to go with this younger-looking one.





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