Episode #47 - Obsession
Original Airdate - November 14th, 1998.
Smitten with love, Toyman will do anything, even destroy Metropolis to get to
Darci Mason, a mechanical fashion model. The only person standing between Toyman
and his obsession for Darci is, of course, Superman.
Media by Bird Boy
Pans by Borg4of3
Review by Bird Boy
Story by Paul Dini, Andrew Donkin, Ron Fogelman
Written by Andrew Donkin, Ron Fogelman
Directed by Dan Riba
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang
Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
Nancy Travis as Darci Mason
Bud Cort as The Toyman
Joely Fisher as Lana Lang
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Townsend Coleman as Death Fist Ninja
Peter Penaday as News Anchor
Tress MacNeille as Expensive Woman
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|The return of one of the creepiest (to me) villains in the STAS
universe makes his appearance in this episode. Something about Toyman is
just extremely scary to me--maybe it's the non-moving face mask, or
maybe it's just cause of his obsessions, he's truly one of the scariest.
Starting out with Darci getting kidnapped, Superman stops the robo-Space
Man, Clark gets suspicious when Darci seems to shrug the incident off.
Later, a giant kangaroo hops into Darci's apartment and after a long
fight with Superman, finally gets taken down--to the streets below.
Darci eventually reveals to Lana she's a robot, created by Winslow Scott
to do everything he wants, but she somehow got a conscience and left.
She eventually went back to Toyman in the end, trying to end his "game"
once and for all, but was captured by his fleet of toy soldiers.
The episode ends with Toyman's helicopter with both he and Darci in it,
exploding, something I didn't initially expect out of the episode.
Definitely a episode worthy of being STAS's last few, it delivered what
it wanted in a nice action-packed story and within the time limit.