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    Discuss this classic Superman: The Animated Series episode!

    Episode #16 - Action Figures
    Original Airdate - September 20th, 1997.

    An amnesiac Metallo surfaces on a volcanic island, becoming a super-hero to a pair of young children. But his true nature returns as both Lois and Superman arrive to investigate -and the volcano begins to erupt!

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    Gotta love Metallo!
    Last edited by Livewire; 06-08-2002 at 10:36 PM.
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    *****

    This is just such a great show! I enjoy it more and more every week.

    Much like those kids I was a little freaked out (but not much ) seeing Corbin without his skin.

    It's kind of too bad that the gift of a little girl is what reminded Metallo of his hate.

    The way Supes redirected the lava by cutting the canal in the side of mountain was just awesome!

    The innocence of a trusting child truly is a gift. It's a shame Corbin tried to use it for his own selfish gains.

    The ending with Metallo’s blinking Kryptonite-powered eye was really powerful.
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    Well, yet another 5-Star episode of Superman! I love this episode for so many reasons....the return of Metallo was great, and I love how it started where it left off. Also, Metallo without his skin is great (if only they kept that continuity for later episodes!!). The volcano idea was a bit cliched, and reminded me of an early Fleischer Superman cartoon which was very similar (volcano-wise, not having to do with Metallo). And the ending was great...."I am Metallo. I am Metallo. I am Metallo..." Very powerful.
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    Loved this episode. One of my all time favorite episodes. I wish this is where they stopped using Metallo. His two other appearance after this episode extremely pale in comparison to this one. Besides, this is a interesting ending to a character like this.

    And the Volcano thing, while a bit cliched, works effectvely here.

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    Originally posted by Jim Harvey
    I wish this is where they stopped using Metallo. His two other appearance after this episode extremely pale in comparison to this one.
    I thought so too. Not just because it was cool, but metaphorically it works because he's come full circle. Corbin's ongoing story arc dealt with him losing his humanity piece by piece. Sure, he was already a killer and a jerk, but it really started to effect him when he became Metallo and his spirit was replaced by metal (he didn't realize it himself until he tried to kiss Lois Lane in The Way of All Flesh). It was symbolized by the loss of part of his "skin" in Flesh, and is driven home in Action Figures, when he shows up with none left. By the end of the final act he is Metallo because Corbin has fully wasted away.

    Anyway, for me, this has got to be the best fight scene in the series. Sure, a fight on a volcano is cliched, but I've never seen a guy try to smother his adversary under molten rock (the creative team had to be creative, since lava wouldn't really hurt either of them).

    Finally, this was the Metallo I wanted to see on the rest of the series. This was the Metallo I wanted an action figure of. By stripping him down to his metal body he just looks so much cooler, just like a Terminator robot. Why they bothered to put his ragged skin back on (in just the same places like the end of The Way of All Flesh) is just beyond me. Why? WHY?
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    ***1/2

    This was a cool episode. The begining was a little boring especial for late night.But as usual a good episode of S:Tas my favorite mettallo ep was hEAVY Metal and i cant wait till they air that one.
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    I didn't like it. It was too predictable. This is my least favorite Metallo episode. 3 stars.

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    3 and 1/2 stars.


    It was an all right episode. Although I thought it was vastly better than "Heavy Metal" and "Superman's Pal", I didn't think it was of the same high caliber as Metallo's first ep, "The Way of all Flesh".
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    Originally posted by Livewire
    3 and 1/2 stars.


    It was an all right episode. Although I thought it was vastly better than "Heavy Metal" and "Superman's Pal", I didn't think it was of the same high caliber as Metallo's first ep, "The Way of all Flesh".

    I agree, it was better than "Heavy Metal" and "Superman's Pal", but it wasn't as good as "The Way of all Flesh".
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