As far as I can tell, this wasn't a terribly popular release: I first noticed this guy at my local comic book shop about a year ago with an asking price of $25USD, and he seems to have languished there ever since. Every now and then I'd consider picking him up, but having been disappointed in the quality of DC's figures before I held off, until I noticed an online sale that had him listed for a 66% discount. Even then I waited a week before clicking the buy button - but in the end I gave in and this review is the result!
|The back of the box, showing off more figures|
from the same release series.
|The inner packaging.|
Freed from the packaging, the figure is primarily hard vinyl, with a softer vinyl for the tie and trenchcoat (which allows them to be bent). The figure has nine points of articulation (knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, head), which would normally be fairly unimpressive, but the knees and elbows can both rotate and pivot which allows for an impressive range of mobility.
|Out of the box: he has a very pale complexion.|
|Showing off his articulation by doing the splits.|
|An attempt at a running pose.|
|Enjoying the outdoors.|
Overall I'm fairly pleased with the figure. The overall quality and detailing is much better than I'd feared, so I think it's time for me to stop painting all of DC's new releases with the old DC Direct brush. That said, I'm not a huge fan of the face sculpt here: it's well-detailed, it just strikes me as being a little too angular in a way that's just a little ugly. But maybe that's just me?
And to close things out, I also made a video unboxing for this guy:
Thanks for looking! If you have any of the DC Collectibles figures, what do you think of them?