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Awesome Toy Picks: DC Comics Designer Series: TALON

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. This week we're finally taking a look at one of the Greg Capullo DC Comics Designer Series figures -- Talon.

There are four figures in this line. Besides Talon, you can get Batman, Nightwing, or Riddler, all designed by Greg Capullo and sculpted by Jonathan Matthews.

I'm a fan of the package for these. Compared to figures that come on blister packs, the package can easily get bent or the figure might even get damaged. You also get some art on the side.

These figures from DC Collectibles are pretty solid. The detail is great. This figure comes with a few accessories. There's a Court of Owls mask, two daggers, and two swords. It looks like he has a bunch of throwing knives as well but they're not removable.

EDIT: The throwing knives actually are removable. They're packed into their sheathes pretty tightly but they do come out!

Who are the Talons? Obviously if you're not sure, you can just visit the wiki page here. Basically they're the assassins for the Court of Owls, a secret and powerful organization that gave Batman quite the run for his money.

The detail in the mask and even the Court of Owls emblem is pretty cool.

Check out his arms. It's nice seeing some variation without the figure having perfect symmetry.

What you do with the mask is a bit of a mystery. All I could think was to either have him hold it or just set it down.

He comes with two daggers and one can go in a scabbard on his side.

You have some options with this figure in what weapon you want him to hold. With both daggers, you can put him in different positions.

Then there's his swords. With both sitting on his back, it's a cool look. But of course taking them out makes him look pretty deadly as well.

Overall, it is a cool figure. There's plenty of articulation. It stands at 6 3/4" and looks great. The only minor problem I have is because of the design of his head and it not being able to move, sometimes he looks a little stiff.

It does look good with one of your Batman figures.

Is this the end for Batman? Of course not!

You can probably find this figure at your local comic shop or you can order it directly from DC Collectibles and have it delivered to your home without having to step foot outside. Just click HERE. Similar to the other DC Collectibles figures, this retails for $24.95 and ships within a day.

Let us know what you think of this figure, especially if you already have one.

And here's one more shot because I really liked the way it came out.

Posted by dondave


Posted by InVincibleVultrimidas14

Love this figure. I will add this eventually...

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Nice figure.

Posted by longbowhunter

All the Capullo figures look awesome. I think DC Direct should put out more Designer figures. I'd love to see a Cliff Chiang Wonder Woman line.

Posted by iaconpoint

@longbowhunter: that would be awesome! And a Conner Power Girl and so on.

Posted by Knightsofdarkness2

Awesome figure!

Posted by victorcheenoanleu

Dang he can take the swords out I'm getting one ASAP, I would've had one already but they sold out at every comic book store in town.

Edited by Jokerpoker

@G-Man: The throwing knifes on his chest.... They actually are removable.

Edited by Jokerpoker

Anyway, I'm definitely getting this figure. Ton of accessories, good articulation, and I'm a fan of the Court Of The Owls story arc.

Edited by i_dont_like_comics

sorry. been spoiled by hasbro. and that batman figure is horrible. it's like the 90s all over again.

Posted by RoTheKid

@g_man Great review as always, Tony!

Edited by mattitude22

i got this figure a couple of days ago and its absolutely my favorite new 52 figure that dc collectibles has put out

Posted by G-Man

@jokerpoker: Thanks! I updated. The had some give but I didn't want to press too hard and break something but I did see they can be pushed out.

Edited by Falconer

I'm disappointed these figures don't have ankle rockers. The newer DC figures (ie - the Arkham Origins line) have them so there's no excuse for these not having them. I'll eventually get Riddler (by far the best figure of him ever released) and maybe a Talon, but not until they come down to ~$15. I've also heard this line has terrible quality control, partially because DC was cheap and used clear joints.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Not a bad action figure for a guy who was so awkwardly retconned into existence.

Posted by kasino

they look pretty good. I have a collector friend and whenever over I kinda play with the toys while we talk shop. I'm in a basement doing this you look to be having major fun in the sun. congrats.

Posted by micah

This looks cool

Posted by G-Man

@kasino: Thanks. All in a day's work.

Posted by dbatdog


Posted by DocFishstick

It looks so great.

Edited by WheatStalker

'Spoiled by Hasbro' ... more like, spoiled by Out-of-Stock, Bro. Months and months Stormtroopers have been unavailable at normal retail.

Really nice pics, Tony, thanks. Maybe you ought to leave debris in the yard permanently, for photo shoots. :)

Posted by VanderSEXXX

I'm hoping a Play Arts version of this figure comes out for more articulation. But this one is also good nonetheless.