The DC Collectibles Designer Series has put out some of the best overall DC action figures this year. They feature bulky sculpts with a wide range of articulation on most, great paint apps and great accessories. We’ve shot and reviewed 6 so far, and today we’re running catch up with one that’s been out for a while, the Red Hood. This isn’t Jason Todd tho, this is a Red Hood “Trooper” as seen in the New 52’s Batman books, specifically Issue #0 and The Zero Year story arc. While using the standard mask, he’s a trooper, when using the pill shaped helmet, he’s the Red Hood Leader, who at one point was the man that eventually became the Joker. Check out our quick shoot after the break courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
DC Collectibles Designer Series Greg Capullo Red Hood
Alternate heads allow for troop building or leader use
Weapons choice is wide ranging
Sculpt is well done
Suit lines limit articulation
Overall, Red Hood is a solid filler figure for a Batman shelf. I would love to troop build and create a dio similar to what was seen at DCC’s SDCC booth this year, but not at 25 bucks a pop. Not a bad price, but for troop building it’s a bit rough while there is so much great stuff out there. The alternate heads are great, so grabbing 2 wouldn’t be unreasonable. Find a Dr. Strange style cape and add it to the Red Hood Leader setup, and you have a pre-Joker Joker look as well. As a compliment to the rest of the line, it’s a solid figure and worth a pick up!
Check out some key shots below and the full set after that. Stay tuned as we do up Thrasher Batman and Wave 3 in coming weeks!