The figure I bought is named "Paranormal Detective" but is clearly meant to be the DC Comics character John Constantine. The box art and head sculpt are very clearly designed to resemble Matt Ryan, the actor who plays the character on the TV series "Legends of Tomorrow" (and who played him in the short-lived series "Constantine" and who voices the same character in the animated films "Justice League Dark" and "Constantine: City of Demons"). If you've followed the blog for a while you'll know that I'm always drawn to Hellblazer/Constantine collectibles.
There is, of course, a bit of a moral question when it comes to picking up a figure like this since it is very clearly labeled in a way that avoids having to pay licensing fees. I definitely see the issues there, but at the same time have picked up low-end knock-offs in the past, so I decided that I don't really have a real personal stance on the issue. Your mileage may vary.
|The front of the box.|
|The back of the box.|
|The inner packaging.|
|Inside the box.|
|Close-up of the accessories|
The shoes on this figure take the place of feet and are jointed at the ankle. The quality of the clothing and the figure itself were in-line with similar figures that I have from Sideshow Toys and Hot Toys. The head sculpt and paint create an excellent likeness to the actor.
|Yup, looks a lot like Matt Ryan.|
|The base of the stand (with a fist and a fireball in the background)|
The pose-ability of the figure is in-line with other dolls and figures of this size with similar levels of articulation. In terms of posing, he is very similar to my Hot Toys Wolverine.
|Casting a spell.|
|Having a smoke.|
|Holding a fireball|
|The moment when I realized I'd positioned the cigarette was the wrong direction.|
|With DC Superhero Girls Bumblebee.|
A comparison to a DC Comics character aimed at a completely different market.
|He looks like he's hunched over from the cold, doesn't he?|
|A parting glance.|