DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 by Shaun in Labels: , ,

Despite the failings of the DC Direct 13 Inch line, this figure is just meant for this series of figures.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

Via DC Direct,

For the first time ever in this popular product line, the 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure body has been extensively modified to reflect the unique style of a particular artist – Alex Ross' Kingdom Come Superman.

Dressed in the trademark Kingdom Come S-shield-style costume, this version of Superman closely resembles Ross' art from the legendary miniseries KINGDOM COME and the epic "THY KINGDOM COME" in physique, expression and dress.

The figure features 28 points of articulation, is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display stand.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
$ 99.99 US | On Sale July 28, 2010

Alex Ross himself had provided input for the initial batch of muscular 13 inch bodies and coupled with Kingdom Come Superman's headsculpt, this figure just works.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

However, the US$99 price point is unjustifiable especially when DC Direct recently shot themselves in their own foot. The additional sculpting to age the standard 13 inch body doesn't warrant the price, IMHO.

I'm a big fan of Kingdom Come, evidenced by the pride of place Absolute Kingdom Come enjoys in my bookshelf.