There has been a lot of opinionated reviews on DC Collectibles first Deluxe action figure from The Justice League line and for the most part they all agree that this thing is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!! With that being said, I will attempt to come at this review from a different angle than the norm. How you may ask? Simple! By the same way all us “Open Collectors” do it and that is imagining how to display it and where!
I do though, want to get some basic and crucial “Opener” facts out there in the form of specs.
Height – 13″
Width – @ 8″
Weight – 3 lbs 10.6 ozs
Articulation – Ball joint neck, Ball joint shoulders, Hinge elbows, Forearm swivel, Ball joint wrist, Hinge hips, Hinge knees and Boot swivel
Retail Price – $89.95
Okay, so now that we have the specs, let’s get into looking at this amazing figure! As the pic from The Justice League comic above shows, DC Collectibles has absolutely went all out with the whole entire New 52 Justice League Collector’s Line by keeping these figures “comic accurate”. Quality wise, there have been no issues what so ever with posing these for display. But this is where Darkseid comes into play! This thing is massive, solid and heavy! To speak “Collector Display Lingo”, there is not too much you can really do to create a true action scene outside of arm and head adjustments. The torso is solid, so the “arms spread wide and back arched roar” pose is out of the question. Who cares is my thought! Darkseid usually stands there with his menacing scowl and watches as his Parademon army and henchmen wreak havoc on whatever world they are invading! The pic below is menacing enough to pull eyes from visitors whenever they are in your home!
Very cool but this is where the fun begins! When you actually first see this Deluxe Beauty, typically the response goes something like this, “OMFG!” After the ether wears off and you come down from your plastic crack high, you then notice how perfectly scaled he is next to the rest of the series! Take his Parademons for example –
They look absolutey amazing posed as if they are waiting for Darkseid’s next command! Yep, I bit the bullet and bought 2 Parademons for the display I am building currently. What? You can’t only have just 1 of those! It wouldn’t look right! 😉 Okay, so maybe some of you were not interested in multiples or even thought about his minions. Yet, I guarantee that you had to imagine some sort of action scene you could create with the JL heroes!
Throw Superman in the right hand, add a little Batman for body and a dash of Cyborg for zing and PRESTO! “Darkseid A La Mode!” So the answer is YES! There are ways to truly give this DC Comics New God a front and center spot on a shelf, display cabinet or even your desk with the visual appeal to strike up a conversation at anytime! Or, if you are like me, I actually like to sometimes sit back with him displayed in front of me as I crack open the latest DC Comics New 52 releases, allowing my mind to fully engulf not only the comic but give the pictures and words a 3-D effect with Darkseid and the rest of the Justice League figures staring at me posed and ready for battle.
Thanks again for reading and if you are still on the fence about Darkseid then remember this – “You want it, You need it, You got to have it!”
Do not forget about these upcoming DC Collectibles Justice League releases for your displays and dioramas!
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