DC Collectibles – DC Essentials Cyborg Superman, The Cheetah, Supergirl & Wonder Woman Figures Review

DC Collectibles – DC Essentials Cyborg Superman, The Cheetah, Supergirl & Wonder Woman Figures Review

 

DC Collectibles is offering four new DC Essentials figures including Cyborg Superman, The Cheetah, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. The DC Essentials line is the new flagship DC action figure offering by DC Collectibles, and replaced their DC Icons line. These figures are bigger and bulkier compared to DC Icons, and is also an upgrade to what has come before. The latest upcoming releases are featured in this review, which are due out in stores in June.

Thank you to DC Collectibles for providing their DC Essentials Cyborg Superman, The Cheetah, Supergirl and Wonder Woman figures for review.

Availability: June 2019

Each figure is packaged in the standard blister card with artwork and images of the figure on the left side, back and a brief bio. Each figure is also individually numbered, with Wonder Woman #14, Cheetah #15, Supergirl #16 and Cyborg Superman #17.

 

Each figure stands between 6 3/4″ and 7″ tall and based on their appearance as seen in DC Comics – DC Rebirth, which has been the primary designs that the DC Essentials line has been using. The figures also have a more muscular sculpt that that is also bigger and bulkier and resembles some of the older figures offered but with more articulation. The muscular details are nicely sculpted and all of the definition brings out a great likeness for each character.

 

Supergirl is painted in his DC Rebirth classic blue and red outfit, which has a blue shirt, a gold trim on top of the red skirt that is made of soft plastic, and red boots. The Superman logo is on her chest that is painted in red and yellow, and she has a red cape that is also made of soft plastic. Her head sculpt is amazingly sculpted and painted, and has long blonde hair down her back, and goes down her right shoulder. Her facial details are nicely done with blue eyes, lipstick, and an overall nice looking design.

 

Wonder Woman is also based on her DC Rebirth design, and is sculpted and painted in her classic red, gold and blue outfit. The shirt is tight to her chest, and has sculpted lines and a and a gold eagle on the top, as well as a gold belt shaped like a W in the front, a blue with gold trim skirt with a gold star in the front, gold knee pads, and red boots with gold details in the front, and brown in the back with gold lines painted in between the grooves. Sculpted to her hip is a non-removable lasso that is made of soft plastic. Sculpted to her wrists are gauntlets that are painted in silver that she uses to reflect laser or gun fire. Her head sculpt is nicely done with long black hair going down her back, a gold hand band on her forehead with a red star, and nicely done facial details that includes blue eyes and lipstick. Included with Wonder Woman is an extra left hand sculpt, and she is the only figure in this wave to come with an accessory.

 

Cheetah is a character that you don’t often see in a toyline, and her debut in the DC Essentials line and features one of the most details paint applications in the entire wave. Her body is painted mostly in dark brown with black spots, and a lighter colors in the chest, biceps, forearms and hips. The black spots are mostly seen on the dark brown paint, and each one has nicely done crisp circular designs and no bleeding. She has has a belt that is loose and fits over her waist, that has teeth sculpted to it. Her hail has three swivel joints to allow it to be posed in multiple different ways, which looks really good in hand. Her head sculpt is nicely done and has the light brown with spots deco on her forehead and cheeks, and the lighter colors on the other parts of her face. Her hair is made of soft plastic, and it mostly goes down her back, with the hangs going down her head and sides. There is also a necklace that is a similar design as the belt, with he black band with sharp teeth all the way around it. Her hands and feet have sharp nails, which is something you see in the comics and cartoons, and painted in a light grey. What is also interesting to note is that Cheetah shares many parts with Supergirl, such as the torso, arms and legs.

The articulation for the females includes a swivel-hinged neck, ball jointed torso, 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. The ankles are a bit loose and we found it’s sometimes difficult to get these figures to stand.

 

Cyborg Superman is also based on his DC Rebirth design, with the robotic components making up almost half of the sculpt. He is painted in the blue, red and yellow Superman costume and also shares some part with last years DC Essentials Superman figure. The torso includes the Superman logo that is painted in red and yellow, with it being torn almost in half to reveal the cyborg components of this fake Superman. The cyborg parts are painted in metallic silver with some dark grey parts. He is also painted with a yellow belt, red shorts, red pants, a red boot, and the left lower leg and foot have the cyborg leg showing. Hie head sculpt is nicely done, and has the cyborg components showing on more than half of his face and right side of the neck, which has the skin looking like it had been torn off. The cyborg likeness is nicely done as well as the Superman facial details and black hair. His right eye is blue, and the cyborg eye is red, and for some reason his cyborg chin is painted in red and not cybernetic looking as it does in the comic.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, 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 hinged ankles. The ankles are a bit loose and we found it’s sometimes difficult to get these figures to stand.

Overall, Cyborg Superman, The Cheetah, Supergirl and Wonder Woman are excellent figures that fans will love. The figure sculpts are beyond impressive as are the paint applications and overall designs and likeness. DC Collectibles continues to offer very impressive looking figures in this assortment and we hope to see it continue for years to come.

Purchase:

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In the photoshoot, we used the Batcave from the Batman: The Animated Series line, since it looks just as cartoony as the figures do. These figures do work well with the playset as you can see.

   

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