DC Collectibles has been releasing New 52 versions of their core characters since soon after the relaunch in 2012. We’ve seen the Justice League and more released – now they’re in full swing with the villains to coincide with their Forever Evil arc spanning all the titles. We’ve seen Black Manta, the Joker and others in New 52 style and next up is Deathstroke. We’ve done up a high resolution gallery of New 52 Deathstroke, check out the pics and some thoughts after the break!
DC Collectibles New 52 Deathstroke is a beast of a figure. He sports a dead on comic accurate sculpt and paint job thanks to Jean St. Jean. Articulation has improved slightly over previous New 52 releases, giving him thigh swivels, forearm swivels and some ankle flex. This makes posing him a lot easier than before as most New 52 releases are limited to a power stance with token arm and leg movement.
Of note with the ankle flex – it’s a bit loose. If you don’t have him balanced perfectly, which is most of the time due to only having forward/back hip movement, his angle joints easily move forward due to the top heavy nature. So again even with the new articulation we are still limited to a slightly (now more) poseable statue. That’s OK with me personally, as these guys are just rocking the shelves in the power stance already. The DCC Arkham Origins figures seem to have gone full on with articulation and poseability, we hope that continues and makes it’s way back to New 52 later.
The paint is well done, going with a mix of matte and satin sheen, his new outfit really pops withe the colors. Application was well done, no sloppy misses.
He comes with his trusty sword, knife, and sidearm, all able to be holstered on figure.
Overall – great figure. The Arkham Origins one (due out next year) looks great as well and has more articulation, but I prefer this look a bit more. Check it out for yourself below, over 35 shots of him in action await!