Wednesday, 9 June 2010

#160 of 365 DCUC Deathstroke

We're continuing with Wave 3 this week, and it's figure 2 - Deathstroke!

Deathstroke has an interesting history.  He's mainly a Robin villian - well, the Robin now known as Nightwing that is, and is associated with Robin's team, the Team Titans as their main villian, as well as the father of two of their members (I think, I've lost track of who's a member these days).  He's got no superpowers, but like the "Batman family" his martial art skills and his skills with weapons makes him deadly.

There are two versions of this character, a masked version and an unmasked version.  I have no idea which is more rare, I think they were produced 50:50.  They each have a different pose in the bubble, which showcases his various weapons - and different weapons are showcased in the bubble despite the fact that both versions come with the same weapons.

The title card has his visage, or... what do you call the 2 eyes part of a face?  A visor?  No, that the mask thing that only covers ones eyes.  Hmm... anyways, despite the fact that the unmasked version has no masked, only the masked image is shown on the title card for both.  The side of the card also has the infomation about the CnC piece that is hidden under the title card.

Deathstroke comes with well, a lot of parts in addition to Grundy's left arm.  A sword, a quarterstaff, a machine gun, a pistol and a round of clips = 5 accessories for Deathstorke to use.  Let's see, that's 5 more than Etrigan and 3 more than Batman from the first wave and 4 more than Sinestro from the same wave.  There's nothing to write home about these accessories, they're rather bland by today's standards, although they look great.  The plastic on the quarterstaff is a bit soft so it's a bit bent.

The figure is great - the joints are tight, the paint is superb.  His torso and upper arms have the chainmail texture sculpted on, which makes it interesting.  The head sculpt is simple for the masked version, and the flying ribbons look a bit staction-esk to me.  Oh and his 60s era boots just make me laugh.

Deathstroke reminds me of Tornado from Wave 1, from the masked head down to the folded boots.  Despite the better paintwok on Deathstroke, the black doesn't really make him "pop" out of the background.  Don't get me wrong, I like Deathstroke, with his Man-E-Weapons, but he's going back into the box for me.


  1. well to me deathstroke is the best figure of this wave, aside grundy

  2. Ditch him, keep the accessories. Heh

  3. @Lord Jubilus: I'm glad someone likes him. He does nothing for me.

    @Wes GRogan: That'd be like keeping the diamond ring while ditching your fiancee! LOL.

  4. They need to re-release him in the "All-Star" series. Have you encountered the "dust" problems many have reported in this wave?

  5. Sorry, what is the "dust" problem? I've not heard of it before.

  6. Check out the wave 3 review at IAT, they comment on it there. The only wave 3 figure I have is SC Sinestro and he doesn't have the problem. I picked up thee reissues of Nightwing and Robin.

  7. OK, checked it out there. No, no dust issues here. And welcome to TaD, 3B!

  8. Thanks for the welcome! I love your concept of opening a toy-a-day. I stay busy posting just a few times a week on my blog, so my hat's off to you, sir, for doing it everyday!

  9. Well, I try to do it everyday. And it's one toy for each day of 2010, instead of a toy a day, which allows me wriggle room - a two pack, for example, is considered one toy :)


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