DC Icons popped off earlier in the month, and wave 2 is already upon us! The second round including The Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam, Lex Luthor and Deluxe Hal Jordan are out, bringing the total up to 8. We’ll be looking at them all starting today with The Flash. Back when he first appeared at Toy Fair 2015, The Flash was one of the figures I was looking forward to the most. He had a clean classic look and came with the Cosmic Treadmill! The final figure does differ a bit. Let’s take a look with some additional thoughts after the break courtesy of site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store!
DC Collectibles DC Comics Icons The Flash
Alternate hands for running
Face sculpt and paint are off
Out of all the Icons figures to date, The Flash let me down the most. The red was done in molded plastic, not paint, so he has an inferior feel. It just doesn’t pop like the red did in person on the hand painted prototype seen earlier. That can be ignored though if it wasn’t for the head. The eyes and mouth give off a very Asian feel. This would be fine if it was an Asian character, but it’s not supposed to be. Couple that with the fact he looks like he’s wearing lipstick, and it just ruins the piece for me. I dig the mold, the treadmill, and the articulation overall, but the execution here turned one of my most anticipated into a filler figure. Luckily, the rest of the line being superb makes up for this.
Check out some key shots below, and check back tomorrow for our next Icons gallery!