Jan 28th 2010 By: Josh Wigler
Even though Brandon Routh is the latest big screen Superman and Tom Welling is taking care of the hero's younger years on "Smallville," it's hard to separate the Man of Steel from Christopher Reeve, the late actor that played him over the course of four movies. Even though only two of those films were any good, there's no denying Reeve's presence as the Last Son of Krypton, which made his tragic accident so hard to swallow and his death in 2004 even harder.
Die-hard fans of Reeve's portrayal can make their loyalty known later this year when Cinemaquette's Christopher Reeve Superman
figure lifts off for purchase. The figure is approximately 29 inches in height and is remarkably detailed, so much so that the model's "head is individually punched with real human hair." That's a little bit creepy, but it's also kind of cool.
But the real reason to buy the figure, which is limited to 1,000 units, is that a portion of each purchase will be donated to the Christopher & Diana Reeve Foundation, a charity devoted to paralysis research and improved quality of life for people with paralysis. You could always just make a donation anyway, but doing so by way of purchasing Cinemaquette's Superman is a nice way to spruce up your bookshelf and feel good about yourself at the same time.
[Link via Toy News International