Feb 2, 2011

toy collectwhore: Deathstroke

7:18 PM

Soldiering on with reviewing some older figs on the toyshelves since I have been giving love mostly to the newer releases.  Easily one of my fave of all DCU characters and articulated sculpts is Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke the Terminator.   


Artistic Integrity:   I referenced Joe Bennett's work from Blackest Night Teen Titans #78 and did a pretty fine job of matching the rat-a-tat-tat action shot.  The Four Horsemen of Mattel cut no corners on making sure that all of Slade's costume deets and other attributes are on-point.  From his knightly underarmor, to multiple arm/leg bands, holsters for all of his arsenal and how about those weapons?  Deathstroke comes equipped with a glock, an AK-rifle, a saber and his go-to staff.

Mattel even issued a variant with Slade unmasked!!  They got it all covered yo.  I really can't think up anything that they could have done better..hmm, okay maybe his loyal manservant Wintergreen's decapitated head on a mount.
5 out of 5 shakas

Fun Factor:  With heavily-bolstered articulation that is only beat by those recently issued DCU Classics figs that have multi-jointed knees-- well, this is tops.  Deathstroke can pose as far as your imagination takes you and with all his paraphernalia-- or other(s), I used Vigilante's Uzi for the double-fisting gunplay above-- Slade rocks.

Whether you recreate scenes against his fave victims- the Titans or as I did-- where he took on all of the JLA in Identity Crisis and nearly took em.  Guess where Green Arrow stuck that lone arrow at?  
5 out of 5 shakas


Fo-reals brah:
Deathstroke has only been casted less than 5 times in the world of 6" DC figs and Mattel's res is as you guessed it- the best.  The wave this was released with also included- Robin, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Green Lantern and Sinestro-- arguably some of the most popular and best artpieces of Mattel's 17 waves to date. Deathstroke, like the Batgirl fig I recently talked on are must own toys.  Go get em!!

 5 out of 5 shakas

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