DC Icons is fading into the sunset, but they are going out with a bang for their (maybe) last release. The Superman Doomsday 2 Pack is a box set that relives the epic moment that Superman died at the hands of the unstoppable force Doomsday in the comics. The set features Doomsday in his final form, and Superman in his tattered costume along with a slew of awesome accessories. You get a rocky base and individual rocks so you can recreate the iconic last scene, the shredded cape on a stick pops into that base too, also molded to match the epic cover. Superman gets 2 blast effects – a heat vision ray that attaches to his eyes and a punch effect. Doomsday has a smaller shredded cape that fits onto his spiked knuckles also recreating pages from the comic. It’s all wrapped up in an inner box that gives you a mini diorama of the street in front of the Daily Planet where the final battle took place.
All in all it’s a superbly done set, the figures, accessories and box all hit the right notes. If these are indeed the last DC Icons figures, it’s a good way to go out. Read on to check out some additional thoughts and almost 100 HD shots including the epic battle between Superman and Doomsday!
Well done DC, well done. This was a super fun set to play around with. The figures are sculpted and painted well. Quite possibly the best of the Icons run. Superman has an emotive expression that works perfectly in fight scenes. Doomsday captures his raw power. The only negative is range of articulation. The cut points are there, but on Doomsday his muscles limit arm range. Feet are pretty good but the ankle rock isn’t really there. Superman has full range, but the Icons style of legs can produce some goofy poses if you don’t pay attention. Supes also doesn’t have open hands, so he’s punching forever. The “dead head” for Superman is also well done, he looks peacefully asleep. Blood and body hair on Superman is a nice touch.
The accessories are top notch. A mini dio of the street, the cape flag, heat blast, punch blast – all perfect. The blasts in particular should make their way into future Superman releases. These are the things that put this set over the top in terms of awesomeness. The cardboard inner of the Daily Planet street is a nice touch, great for close up photography.
All in all, if they were going to do this set, this is how it should be done, and they did it. Hopefully down the road, if Essentials catches on, we can get a similar version at the larger scale.
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