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Awesome Toy Picks: DC Comics Super-Villains - DEATHSTROKE

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. Around this time of year, people are often looking for gift items for others or even themselves. This week's item is another great figure most comic book fans would love to have. DC Comics Super-Villains - Deathstroke action figure.

This is in the same scale to the other New 52 figures DC Collectibles has put out. The figure stands about 6" and was sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Check out Deathstroke's New 52 look.

As in the comics, Deathstroke appeared with a more armored look. This figure reflects that and has a nice solid look and feel. There's a great amount of detail in the sculpting. His shoulder pads move and the scaled armor adds more as well. Take a look at his belt.

What's really cool about all the accessories on his belt is some of them move a little. You can see the pouches on both sides. This is nice and adds more dimension to the look rather than having a static single molded look.

You can also see that he has a gun on his left side and a knife on his right.

Now look at his boots.

The little spikes just adds to his butt-kicking look.

Besides the gun and knife, Deathstroke also comes with a sword. The sword fits into a little peg on his back.

You don't always see a lot of detail on the back of figures. This one has a lot going on. There's more hanging off his belt.

You can put his weapons in his hands. His head also has a great look. There's not a lot of detail needed on his head but with the color and design, it looks really cool. The sword pops off very easily. That's good and bad. You can take it off quickly if you want to put it in his hand. But if pretty much just bump it, it'll come right off.

This is a figure you'll definitely want to take out of the package. When I first took him out of the package, I thought his stance was a little stiff. The nice thing about the articulation at the ankles is you can bend the legs a little to give him more of an action pose.

The armored look might be a bit much. It was a little strange in the beginning, especially if you were very familiar with his old look. While his old look is pretty classic, I guess you could say it's not as practical. And what can you really say about his old boots?

If you haven't seen this figure at your local comic shop, you can order it directly from DC Collectibles on their website. You can click HERE if interested. It retails for $24.95, which is the same as the other figures in the line.

That's it for this week. We will have yet another item spotlighted next time.

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Edited by iceslick

Wow that action figure looks sick(awesome)!

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

He looks really great! I even kinda dig the new costume. There is a 1/6 scale statue of him in this suit coming out late this month, from Kotobukiya. I have that on preorder, since I am more of a statue guy. Sadly the statue only has the sword and no guns, grenades, or knives. On the other hand the statue has a removable faceplate, so that you can see Slade's face if you want.

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Weird I was gonna say it looked sick. But he ^ already did. I like the old costume more, but the new one us awesome in its own way.

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Posted by Dabee

This sure has been taunting me at my LCS.

Edited by Mister_Sensational

Personally I think Deathstroke's New 52 costume is one of the best character costume redesigns to come out of the relaunch and this figure clearly reflects that. The only thing that would make this figure any better than it already is, is if the mask part could be flipped up showing Slade's face but other than that I'd say it looks pretty awesome.

Posted by patrat18

Personally I think Deathstroke's New 52 costume is one of the best character costume redesigns to come out of the relaunch and this figure clearly reflects that. The only thing that would make this figure any better than it already is, is if the mask part could be flipped up showing Slade's face but other than that I'd say it looks pretty awesome.

Agreed.

Posted by Delcar

like it

Posted by Lurkero

The new look for Deathstroke is good. I like the armor. If he lost the shoulder pads it would probably be more practical though. I can imagine he would lose a lot of dexterity in combat with those things on.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@delcar said:

like it

I second this!

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Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Pretty cool.

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Posted by longbowhunter

Great looking figure. Still not keen on the redesign, but I think it actually looks better here than on the page.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

wow badass!

Posted by Mrgreenlantern

@g_man booo I had the choice between deathstroke, the joker or captain cold I went with Captain Cold he just looks so awesome! however the detail done with this deathstroke is just incredible.

Posted by Onemoreposter

Wow, the toy looked good until you put the classic 'stroke next to it. DS's classic costume is just SOOOO much more badass.

Posted by noj

Wow Deathstrokes redesign is so much better than his classic look and that's really reflected hear. Pirate Deathstroke certainly has its place unfortunately for him its not in the 21st century.

Posted by deathmedal

Got this sucker last week! looks awesome. best deathstroke out there, at least till the art fx statue comes out

Posted by Bluefox170
Edited by dadarkknight36310

@shallbecomeabattoo: The artfx statues does have the grenades. It is an awesome piece only thing that disappointing about it is that he does not have the gun and knife holsters on the side of his legs, other than that the statue is awesome

Posted by druzod2501

Nah, The Arkham Origins figure looks to be more to my tastes...

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Edited by Darbycat1

I had to get it as soon as I saw it at my shop. Did not disappoint. Easily one of my favorite figures. The DC Villains line has been amazing. DS looks great next to my Black Manta of the same line.

Posted by Jokerpoker

I was thinking of getting this one, but I found another Arkham Origins figure that I prefer.