DC Collectibles released the first wave of their highly anticipated Icons line that fills in the gap for DC fans wanting to buy DC Comics characters in their classic outfits. Since Mattel cancelled their 6″ Classics line sold at retailers as well as exclusively on Mattycollector, there has been a gap as far as this style.
Thankfully, DC Collectibles are filling in that void, which is something we said about the company when we starting reviewing their Batman: The Animated Series and The New Adventures of Batman lines. They’ve been picking up where Mattel failed to continue on.
Of course, the two companies are offering a completely different look and scale for the figures, so don’t get confused that you will be able to put your Icons figures and Mattel’s Classics figures on the same shelf. These are meant to not sync together and while Mattel offered bulkier DC figures, DC Collectibles is offering more of a thinner style of DC figures with using less plastic.
That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, because it’s not. We are big fans of the 6″ figure scale in any shape or form, and DC Collectibles started off with a very promising look wave including Mister Miracle, Batman “Last Rides,” Deadman, and Green Arrow.
Availability: November 2015
Sculpt & Paint:
Deadman measures roughly 6″ tall and is sculpted with a thin/lean body and features interchangeable hands, and includes a transparent piece made of rubber that can be placed over other Icons figures as if he takes possession of them. It’s a great accessory and one that is extremely well done.
His head sculpt is painted white with some black shading around his eyes and on parts of his chest, and his outfit is painted in two shades of red, with a “D” painted on his chest. His gauntlets and boots are painted in a brighter red and the outfit is painted darker.
ball-socket head, swivel-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel-hinged and removable wrists, ball jointed chest, lower ab crunch, ball jointed hips, double hinged knees, and hinged-swivel rocker ankles.
2x Interchangeable hands, transparent possession head and torso.
Deadman is an excellent figure, a great paint job, and a great sculpt. DC Collectibles did a great job on this figure and we are looking forward to additional characters in this new style from years to come.
The only complaint we have is that the gauntlets and boots should have been sculpted rather than simply painted on.
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