We’re catching up on our DC Icons Galleries starting today with the Darkseid and Grail 2 pack! This is the first over-sized offering into the Icons line with 12 inch Darkseid towering over the standard 5.75/6 inch figures. The set comes from the end of the New 52 era and the Darkseid War story arc in Justice League and related books. Fitting since Darkseid set off the New 52 era in Justice League #1 and was the catalyst for the Justice League forming in the first place (in that new timeline). This time he comes with his daughter Grail, who is half Amazonian to boot. You’ll have to read the books to catch up on all that, it’s a long story. Both are great in action figure form, so let’s take a look after the break courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!
DC Icons Darkseid and Grail 2 Pack
Fantastic set. Darkseid especially. The Icons tech works much better as a bigger, bulkier figure. In 6 inch form, they tend to be a tad slender, and with limited hip and thigh articulation they can get a bit similar. Darkseid uses the same general tech, but in it’s beefier large form it feels right. Sculpt and paint is great, though I prefer the blue tone seen on the original Darkseid figure from the New 52 line (see pics below). I dug the Darkseid War story line, and the introduction of Grail. As a figure, she’s solid, but has some balance issues due to loose joints and tiny feet. Paint application was also a bit sloppy here. The cloak is a nice touch and differentiates her on the shelf. Check it all out for yourself below and grab it at BBTS for a nice discount right now!