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Posted by G-Man (34044 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we take a close look at a cool comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the box. This week's selection is an item I tried resisting as long as I could. Finally, I stopped fighting and bought it. Let's take a look at the Deathstroke ArtFX statue from Kotobukiya.

Now it might be a little hard to see the awesomeness from this first picture but the box itself is pretty cool. This is the New 52 version of Deathstroke and the box makes sure you're fully aware of who he is. It's a big box since this is a 1/6 scale figure.

Obviously if you buy this, you're going to open it to display. The statue retails for $119.99 but if you look around, you'll be able to find it cheaper. The box isn't exactly made to properly display the figure either. It's in a plastic bag and he's not holding his sword.

One of the interesting things about this statue is it's PVC. That makes it lighter and less delicate. With other statues, sometimes you're almost afraid to look at them out of fear something will break.

This figure has a removable mask and a stand that clearly spells out his name (so your non-comic book reading friends will know who he is).

The end of the sword's handle comes off so you can slide it into Slade's hands. The lettering is reflective, as is the sword, which makes it look flashier.

The sculpting is amazing. You really get a chance to look at detail of his armor. It has a very solid look to it. Careful attention was made to even the tiny details. Look at his fingers. And even though once it's on display, people might not see the back but check it out.

There might be some that still don't fully approve the newer armored look. But you can see he still has some chain mail. Plus check out his belt...and what's below.

The other nice thing is this isn't a completely solid sculpt. The straps around his arms do move a little. You're going to want a rotating display stand to fully show off all the details on the front and back.

With this statue, there really is something for everyone. Deathstroke clearly works out. He wants to make sure everyone is aware.

There are two pegs on the stand for the statue to stay on. It's a pretty tight fit and you won't have to worry about it falling off the stand. The spikes on his boots are pretty pointy as well. They won't cut you but you will want to be a little careful.

Also, as you may have noticed on the box, his mask does come off. There is a little magnet to keep it in place.

You can have it hang off a little to make it look like he simply flipped it up. His face has a cool sculpt as well. The only problem with removing the mask is you can see the metal on top of his head. It's a little distracting and the only real fault of this statue.

You'll have to decide if you want to display him with or without the mask. Chances are, you'll go with mask on. There's just something a little more menacing seeing that empty stare through the mask that makes him look really formidable.

More so, the biggest problem you'll have is figuring out where you'll display it. The good news is it will look good anywhere. Just make sure it can be seen and you don't let dust settle on it.

That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the pics. I don't buy as many statues as I used to, but like I said, I just couldn't resist this one any longer. Deathstroke is such a cool figure and this is going to look great in your collection.

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#1 Posted by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great.

#2 Posted by Samuel_Simmons (169 posts) - - Show Bio

This is just beautiful

#3 Posted by MissJ (434 posts) - - Show Bio

Obsessed with this. Bought one for myself and one for @havok85h.

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#4 Posted by timelord (700 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Kotobukiya line of statues I have the full Justice League set and I would recommend them to any one who wants some great collectables that have that wow factor.

#5 Edited by longbowhunter (7082 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still pretty blah on the New 52 Deathstroke redesign, but I can't deny that is a killer statue. I got the Kotobukiya DKR statue a year or two ago and it was my first one. Using PVC on a statue is a little odd at first thought, but the sculpting is so nice who cares?

#6 Posted by dngn4774 (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

The design is amazing, but I still would've like to see additional weapons, like maybe a knife or a pistol.

#7 Posted by patrat18 (9761 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Edited by iceslick (783 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: It's about time you showed it on here! I was wonder when was it gonna happen when I saw it on Facebook. It does look pretty sick and I think that's pretty cool you remove the mask. But I think it looks better with it on or when it's holding up against his head. It just looks too weird when you take the mask off his face. Hopefully when I show my boyfriend this he will get it because he loves Deathstroke or maybe someday I could get for him instead.

#9 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (2546 posts) - - Show Bio

Love that Claymore

#10 Edited by SwampPing (135 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats pretty wicked, if I had money to throw at this kind of stuff I'd get this.

But alas that is not the case :/

#11 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6332 posts) - - Show Bio

I love everything ever shown in this segment :)

#12 Posted by Jbreen (92 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks great, I am a big fan of the Kotobukiya statues

#13 Posted by DarthAznable (6952 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a big fan of the sword. Everything else is pretty impressive though, especially the facial work. Absolutely marvelous.

#14 Edited by andy_117 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

"a stand that clearly spells out his name (so your non-comic book reading friends will know who he is)"

If my friends don't know who Deathstroke is they're not my friends.

#15 Posted by Loki2u (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really digging this-maybe its the new 52 design. The body sculpt is fantastic but the accesories look like they're made of lego.

#16 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. The figure looks awesome. I wish they would release something of similar quality with the classic DS design.

#17 Edited by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the box for some reason, statue is cool in all but the box, what a beautifully designed box!!

#18 Posted by Outside_85 (8998 posts) - - Show Bio

That actually looks quite good.

#19 Posted by scouts1998 (596 posts) - - Show Bio

DAT ASS!!!

#20 Posted by Lurkero (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely a good statue, but I don't think I would want a Deathstroke figure that cannot move. Deathstroke was made to move around and strike multiple badass poses.

#21 Posted by Cyborg6971 (192 posts) - - Show Bio

The gratuitous butt shot, who is this a nightwing wannabe?

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33371 posts) - - Show Bio

Clenching isn't healthy Slade

#23 Posted by jwalser3 (5017 posts) - - Show Bio

yeesss

#25 Posted by Jokerpoker (2961 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome!

#27 Edited by patrat18 (9761 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by Dabee (2391 posts) - - Show Bio

I see you're using the term "toy" very loosely. I remember seeing this posted a while back, it's certainly very very tempting.

#29 Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo (368 posts) - - Show Bio

I own this badboy since december. As with all Kotobukiya statues (especially the artfx line) you get A LOT of bang for your buck. He is as big as a Bowen statue, with more detail, for less than half the price. He is a steal!

@g-man: great to see a statue in here! I am a big time statue collector and not into action figures, so its cool to see it represented.

#30 Posted by NICKXH (248 posts) - - Show Bio

WAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNT!!!!!!!!!!

#32 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

@patrat18: Thanks for tagging me.... This looks awesome.

#33 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9266 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

@lurkero: I agree. I would actually but it if it could move but as of now it doesn't really have any use for me.

#35 Posted by patrat18 (9761 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

@cable_extreme: Is it really worth it?

I feel like I would only want it if it could move.

#38 Posted by Avenger85 (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn I want that lol.

#40 Edited by Avenger85 (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

I am ordering this $(%*^%ing %(^& right the $(%& now.

A link to website for ordering and shipping would be appreciated ;)

#42 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9266 posts) - - Show Bio
#43 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio
#44 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9266 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Edited by Decept-O (7277 posts) - - Show Bio

Impressive!

#46 Posted by comedy_brosUSA (775 posts) - - Show Bio

How much is this?

#48 Edited by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

@cable_extreme: I would want it to be able to move so I would feel bad buying it and just stick it on a shelf or something :P

EDIT: I was just looking around my room and I looked at my dresser and remembered how i have two 12" Predator Statues, a Brute Chieftain Statue, and the elite, Heretic statue so i suppose I should get him.... Any cheap websites/stores come to mind? The $120 makes me a bit reluctant to buy it so that's why I'm asking.

#49 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9266 posts) - - Show Bio

@cable_extreme: I would want it to be able to move so I would feel bad buying it and just stick it on a shelf or something :P

EDIT: I was just looking around my room and I looked at my dresser and remembered how i have two 12" Predator Statues, a Brute Chieftain Statue, and the elite, Heretic statue so i suppose I should get him.... Any cheap websites/stores come to mind? The $120 makes me a bit reluctant to buy it so that's why I'm asking.

I bought mine for 110$ at my local comic store.

#50 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3799 posts) - - Show Bio