DC Collectibles New 52 Cyborg
I’ve mentioned this before over on my webpage, but Cyborg was considered one of the primary Black super-heroes that I assumed was actually cool. I watched him fight crime on Saturday mornings throughout the “Super Powers: Galactic Guardians” cartoon (Tremendous Friends revamp). Across the time I started to collected comedian books, I was a little bit upset to learn that he wasn’t on the Justice League of America like in the cartoon, however in the Teen Titans.
Lengthy story brief, just a few years in the past, Cyborg joined the Justice League, albeit a Justice League without Bruce Wayne Batman, Superman, or Surprise Woman. Then “Flashback” occurred and the powers that be made him the premier superhero in that timeline, although there was hypothesis that they did this to organize individuals for the new fifty two Cyborg, where he turns into one of the founding members of the new fifty two Justice League.
That is the figure primarily based off of that character…so did DC Collectibles ship
We as soon as again see the usual packaging for a DC Collectibles determine. The packaging is highlighted with shades of metallic grey to match the coloration scheme of Cyborg. Although it appears very monotone, I truly dig the color scheme and think they executed it very nicely. The window field prominently showcases cyborg in all his awesomeness (can you inform I like the character ).
On the best side of the box we get a silhouette of Cyborg. The silhouette is so big, it nearly covers Batman and Superman’s silhouette within the background…but they still manage to get a cameo shot in there. So far, I believe Batman has essentially the most cameo silhouette photographs out of all the figures…and nicely deserved.
On the left side, we get a manufacturing prototype shot of the determine and the title of the sculptor. Surprisingly, not like the rest of the new fifty two Justice League, this determine was not sculpted by Jack Mathews however by Brian Fay. In the picture itself, we see that Cyborg has on his Sonic Blaster, though we are able to solely see his normal arm within the window box…so does that imply an accessory comes with the determine (more on that later)
On the again we get the normal setup: Cyborg’s head-shot, a bio-blurb, a “Coming Soon” part with Marvel Lady (reviewed here) and Darkseid head-shot, and a bunch picture with the seven JLA members (we’re virtually there, Superman up subsequent!).
Nothing new and revolutionary right here, but nonetheless as effective as earlier figures.
The sculpting on this determine is excellent. The level of element that the sculptor Brian Fay added to this determine nearly makes the premium value of this determine price it. Simply to see a few of the detail round this figure’s neck amazes me what they do with action figures these days.
I’m not a big “perfect paint on an motion figure” individual, however I do notice one or two issues. The silver paint application on the armor portion of Cyborg is finished with a metallic matte silver. The crimson parts on the figure representing glowing energy can be accomplished effectively. The glossy crimson paint is a stark contrast to the silver metallic matte and it nearly “glows” with energy.
As we get extra motion figures from DC Collectibles, I hope to run into more of Brian Fay’s work.
There was a motive for that Sonic Blaster mentioned earlier than. Hidden from view in the yoda 2016 shirt bundle is an arm attachment with Cyborg’s sonic blaster! A very applicable accessory and weapon for our man-machine superhero. My solely grievance is that they didn’t embrace more attachments. We all know he has extra weapons yoda 2016 shirt and accessories that pop out of him…maybe next time.
And now the downfall of your entire collection to me – the articulation. This figure has solely thirteen+ points of articulation…once again making this extra an articulated statue than an motion determine. After reviewing Mattel’s Hawkman (reviewed here), I do know there is hope that a minimum of Mattel will put out an honest figure that will not look quite as nice, however could have nice articulation.
I’ve to say that the arms are very laborious to maneuver as a result of some of Cyborg’s “Cybernetics”. His attachment solely swivels part of the way in which as a result of design. The figure’s arms should swing out with the hinge, but it is vitally stiff and any extra utilized pressure may possibly break the figure.
*Replace*: I forgot to mention the Forearm Swivel in the picture to the left. This brings the articulation to an nearly respectable 15+ points, though still not that nice. I’ll give him an additional .5 point.
Earlier than I get into my final thoughts, I obtained a request to match this figure with the Cyborg from the Flashpoint storyline (reviewed here). I must say that I nearly just like the Flashpoint Cyborg higher than the new fifty Men’s Shamserg Batman Beyond Desgin Long Sleeve T-Shirt two Cyborg. To note, the brand new fifty two Cyborg is slightly taller (extra cybernetics perhaps ) and I’m pretty stunned how different they look. I used to be nearly satisfied that the Flashpoint Cyborg would have extra affect on the new fifty two, but I used to be improper. It virtually seems that the Flashpoint Cyborg is more man whereas the brand new 52 Cyborg is more machine. I know, it sounds crazy, however take a look at the image and you can virtually see it.
At any price, we’re coming up to a whole set of Justice League figures (properly, until they add the updated members). Final however not least, subsequent week will come the man of steel himself, Superman!