Zoom: A perfect palette swap of the Flash. He comes off less impressive at first glance since the yellow doesn’t have the same pop as the red. It is still shiny, but the yellow hides it. Other then swapping red for yellow and vice versa he is almost identical to the Flash figure. It is a little disappointing that he isn’t scowling or something to give him a more sinister appearance although the black and red eyes do make him look pretty evil.
Black Flash: The Black Flash was death to the speedsters. He would show up right before someone connected to the Speed Force was going to die. In my opinion he is also the star of this set. He is matte black with a darker, shiner black for details. Then the paint application on his face is terrifying. He is a striking figure with the few bits of shiny red next to the black. Add to that I don’t think there has ever been any Black Flash merchandise outside of a T-Shirt. No, the figure of Zoom as a Black Lantern does not count.
So should you track down the set and buy it? I can’t make that decision for you. The Flash by himself runs about 40 bucks. The limited release Zoom and BF are pricier, the whole set costing close to 200. The set is a limited run, when it is sold out it is gone for good. The costume confusion may turn off some diehards. Is it Zoom or Professor Zoom? Is it Barry or Wally? The stylized body that the Uni-Formz use aren’t going to be for everyone either. Personally I’m happy with the purchase. Right after I took the pictures I rushed to add these three to my Flash display case. Did I say Flash display case? I did but that will have to wait for another day.