DC Collectibles – DC Essentials Deathstroke Figure Review

DC Collectibles – DC Essentials Deathstroke Figure Review


DC Collectibles is offering a brand new line called DC Essentials for 2018 with figure sculpts that are bigger, bulkier and more detailed compared to last years DC Icons line. This new line now takes over their flagship action figure collector offering that is based on the DC Rebirth storyline. Already confirmed for DC Essentials are twelve new figures – The Flash, Batman, Reverse Flash, Deathstroke, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Nightwing, Aquaman, Shazam and Black Adam 2-pack, Black Manta, and Brainiac. These figures were designed by Jason Fabok and are scaled to 7″ tall.

The first wave of figures includes The Flash (reviewed HERE), Deathstroke, Reverse Flash and Batman, and because the sculpts are bigger compared to Icons, fans can also expect the price to increase to $26-$27 each. This is only a couple of dollars more compared to DC Icons, which prices ranged roughly $22-$24 for a standard sized figure. The differences in the figure speaks for itself, and you can take a look at the gallery below as in this case a picture shows why these would cost a few dollars more than what DC Collectibles was offering with DC Icons. Ultimately, this is an upgrade to that, which also fits in better with some of their older DC offerings.

Thank you to DC Collectibles for providing Deathstroke for an advanced look and review.

Availability: July 2018

Deathstroke stands at just under 7″ tall, and over 7″ tall when his sword is stored on his back. He features a more muscular figure sculpt that resembles some of the older figures offered but with more articulation. Deathstroke is based on his appearance in DC Rebirth, and features a great likeness to the comic. The muscular details are nicely sculpted and all of the definition  of the helmet and eyes are there. His head is completely covered with the helmet, with the exception of his left eye that is painted in white, and bold black deco around it. His right eye is shaded in the same dark grey that makes up most of the costume, including the right side of the helmet. The left side of the helmet is orange, as is the area around his left shoulder that has a dark grey pattern painted on with nice crisp shapes and lines. Other details including the belt, gun holster, straps around his right thigh, straps and knife holster around his left ankle, and the bottom sides of the shoes are also painted in orange. The gloves are a mixture of both dark orange and dark grey, and the left arm starting about half of the bicep to the wrist is white. There is also two soft plastic pieces coming out of the back of his head that are painted in orange and dark grey, and the sword sheath follows that same pattern of deco. The sword handle itself is painted in gold with a silver blade, and the gun is painted in silver with some dark grey.

His articulation is also upgraded compared to most other releases we’ve seen, which includes a swivel-hinged neck, ab crunch, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, and ball jointed ankles.

Overall, Deathstroke is an excellent figure with great updated detail and an excellent sculpt. Even if you’ve been collecting DC Icons, DC Essentials will surely impress you. DC Essentials will hit stores this July, and you can pre-order these now at the links below.


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