DC Direct – DC Essentials Batman DC Rebirth Version 2 & Return Of Superman Figures Review

DC Direct – DC Essentials Batman DC Rebirth Version 2 & Return Of Superman Figures Review

 

DC Direct are offering four new DC Essentials 7″ scale figures in July 2020 as part of their summer offerings, including Batman as seen in the DC Rebirth story, Superman as seen in the 1993 Reign of Superman story, Nightwing from New 52, and Speed Force The Flash. These figures and some new Batman animated offerings are coming this Summer to your local comic shop and online retailers.

 

 

Thank you to DC Direct for sending along their DC Essentials Batman DC Rebirth Version 2 and Return Of Superman Figures for review. 

Availability: July 2020

Batman and Superman 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 DC Rebirth Batman #23, and Superman #26.

 

Batman is based on his appearance in the 2016 DC Rebirth, which was a relaunch of DC Comics. This particular batsuit is most memorable for the new style of logo on his chest, while keeping the traditional grey and black colors as seen on so many other styles of the suit. The logo also keeps the black logo, with a metallic gold around it. He is also given a new utility belt that is black with yellow in-between the grooves, and a yellow belt buckle. The gloves are also painted in a metallic black, with a matte black on the wrists. The cowl and boots are painted, and the inside of the cape is purple while the outside is painted in black. The head sculpt is mostly covered with the cowl, with the exception of his mouth, part of his nose, chin and cheeks, and the cowl also covers his eyes while making them white. Included with Batman is a batarang that he can hold in his left hand.

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, swivel thighs, hinged and rocker ankles.

 

Superman is based on his 1993 “Reign of the Superman” storyline, which took place after the events from the “Death of Superman” storyline, as well as the follow-up story-arc “Funeral for a Friend.” That storyline saw his death at the hands of Doomsday. In the “Reign of the Superman” storyline, Superman was resurrected as you can’t have such an icon stay gone for long, and he was given a new suit that has a great likeness with this figure. The suit is mostly in black, and while he looses the cape, he is given a new silver symbol on his chest, which is painted in metallic silver and black lines and painted on. He also has silver wrist bands, and silver on the inside of his boots. His head sculpt is nicely done with the five-o’clock shadow on his face, including a beard and mustache. His hair is painted in black with a curl on his forehead, and he has nicely done facial details. Superman does not come with any accessories.

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, swivel thighs, hinged and rocker ankles.

Overall, DC Direct continues to offer such great figures in their DC Essentials line, which has become their staple offering of figures following DC Icons. The sculpts are beyond impressive as are the paint applications and overall designs and likeness. Make sure to do your part and pick up these figures, along with The Flash, Nightwing and anything you may have missed, and own one of the best DC lines on the market right now. You can find these online at most of the stores listed below:

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles

Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

Sideshow Collectibles

Amazon.com

 

   

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