Review by Dkun
The majority of my exposure to Owlman came from the DC animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths which was the story of an alternate universe where evil versions of the Justice League members known as the Crime Syndicate rule the planet with an iron fist. Owlman is that universe's equivalent of Batman and while played by James Woods, made me immediately fall in love with the maniacal character who just wanted to kill everything that ever lived.
Although mostly forgotten since then, the Crime Syndicate showed up again in the recent DC Comics during the Forever Evil storyline. Since the timing was appropriate, DC Collectibles took this opportunity to do figures of the Crime Syndicate members and man are they some of DCC's best work yet.
Despite being New 52, I feel that Owlman's design is still pretty consistent with previous representations and I can get behind it. The gray is pretty clean and the “feathered” cape is a softer plastic to allow it to bend and pose as needed in various situations.
I really like the head sculpt, which manages to be both pensive and cold at the same time.
Right when you look at this guy, he looks different. He doesn't even look like a DC Collectibles produced figure. It just looks like a really solid American action figure: and it is. The articulation is leaps and bounds above anything that DC Collectibles has done and is right on par with the work of Hasbro's Marvel Legends and (sometimes) NECA's other toys.
The standard superhero action figure articulation is all present: double-ball jointed head, universal shoulders, bicep swivels, elbow bends, wrist cuts and swivels, an ab crunch, waist joint, ball-jointed hips, thigh swivels, double jointed knees, and to top it all off: ankle rockers. If you want this guy to do something, he does it.
I suppose the only real downside to this guy is that aside from being a relatively obscure character, he doesn't really come with anything else other than himself. If you're looking for accessories, a stand, or anything like that he's sorely lacking. But I personally don't mind since as a figure he's excellent.
Even though I had bought and enjoyed previous DC Collectibles figures before, this was the one that really sold me on the company. These few figures showed off just what they were capable of, and to me really makes me think of them as what could be one of the best toy makers in the western market. The extra articulation does wonders and really makes me want to see what else that they are going to do in the future.
Also, I don't care what Forever Evil said about Superwoman being a two-timing cake-faced hussy, these two psychopaths were meant for each other.
|Posted 14 June, 2014 - 11:56 by Dkun|