Action Figure Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey- Dr. Heywood Floyd
By Nolan P Smith
It’s considered a classic in the world of cinema- 2001: A Space Odyssey. The 1968 film by the legendary Stanley Kubrick has become a cult classic and is still celebrated today, some 54 years after its release. Thanks to Super7, the classic lives on in a 7-inch Ultimates! lineup- today, I am looking at one of the astronauts- Dr. Heywood Floyd.
The packaging is different for Super7- It’s not your usual Ultimates line of packaging. The boxes are narrow, with a small slipcase band over each to denote which character it is. The interior box art is glorious, as it perfectly matches the film’s aesthetic and makes a solid case for not even opening the figures and displaying them mint in the box. Yet, action figures are meant to be opened, in my opinion, so let’s talk about Dr. Floyd out of the box.
The figure comes with a total of 3 pairs of hands, a sandwich, two heads, and a helmet. The figures sculpt is fantastic, with an incredible amount of detail on the suit. I am always impressed with Super7 and its sculpting; this figure is no different. One significant difference from other Super7 Ultimates has to be the articulation, as I feel that Dr. Floyd has a limited amount of articulation. I can see the suit’s design hindering some motion, so it could just be the trade-off for design versus articulation. Check out the photos for this review, and you will see what I mean.
Articulation aside, Dr. Floyd is a welcome addition to my collection. I absolutely love the figure’s design and the fantastic graphic elements of the package. 2001: A Space Odyssey made its mark on the world 50 years ago, and Super7 does its part to keep the legacy alive and well celebrated.