Aug 29, 2011

toy collectwhore: Owlman

11:12 PM

Artistic Integrity:   DC Universe Classics may soon be a thing of the past (replaced by a yet to be named DC/Mattel line and the Infinite Earths Club) but damn they are going out with a ba-ba-bang releasing the crazy-ambitious double duty of first The Crime Syndicate of Amerika 5-pack and later the massive Legion of Super Heroes 12-pack.  The obvious hands down centerpiece of the CSA collection is Owlman.

Thankfully the Four Horsemen went with the modernized design that was popularized by Frank Quitely in the JLA Earth 2 book and further exposed to the masses in last years' Crisis on Two Earths animated hit.  

Even the most skilled customs out there can't touch this nearly flawless rendition of Batman's twisted doppelganger.  Though the cape is the most obvious badass feature-- look closer and you will see the color match in the paint and OCD detailing in the utility belt are straight stupid in how well Owlman is captured in this sculpt.
5 out of 5 shakas

Fun Factor:  Any DC reader out there is lying through their teeth if they claim in never wanting to see Bruce and Diana get their mack on like Owlman and Superwoman do.  And now you creepers can live out that kinda shelfporn!  LOL.      

With a fully packaged Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Ultraman and the two pictured left-- you bring instant cred to your collection in having a nice mix of classic and modernized iterations of the evil Justice League.  Though it would have been nice to have the modernized Quitely iterations of Power Ring and especially a drugged-out Johnny Quick. 

I can't hate on anything regarding this fig and the rest of the collection, besides it being a Walmart-exclusive.  We all know this 5-pack would have been scooped up regardless if it was sent out to all the Target and Toys R Us shops across the states.  

No dust collectors here Matty!
5 out of 5 shakas

Fo-reals brah:
Owlman has taken the crown of most coveted Mattel piece from the pictured DC Superheroes Batman, that according to many toy forums is the greatest Batman action-figure ever made.  You can see side by side it is mad close-- but everyone will have their own personal fave.
DC Universe Classics has made me a true believer in their utter mastery of this articulated artform and if you haven't grabbed yourself an Owlman yet-- go do it now!!!   
5 out of 5 shakas

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