DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 by Shaun in Labels: , ,
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DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

I greatly appreciate Alex Ross' art and picked up this piece to serve as a nice memento of my favourite comic of all time.


The marketing spiel states that this body was designed to reflect Alex Ross' art. Regrettably, the detestable cut bicep joints are still around, and articulation has actually been further reduced, as the figure now sports a cut neck joint instead of the usual ball-jointed one, and his lats are sculpted to restrict shoulder movement.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

It seems to me that the material used for the costume has reverted to the same quality of the very first DCD Superman, i.e., poor and easily nicked.

DCD's paint application seems to have improved, but the lip gloss has been too generously applied.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

I'm not really thrilled about the headsculpt, it is decently done but nothing to shout about.

The restrictive articulation of the body doesn't inspire me to go wild with many poses, so here's a few.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

And here's another, based on his shot with Captain Marvel from the Kingdom Come TPB.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

Note that the gold bits of Capt's outfit have flaked off, which is further evidence of DCD's long-lasting quality costumes.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman

If you're picking this up cos you need a 13 inch semi-articulated statue with a cloth costume bearing Kingdom Come Superman's likeness to place on your shelf, this will do. If you're looking for an action figure, walk on.

DC Direct 13 Inch Kingdom Come Superman


5 comments:

  1. The Rebel says:

    Thanks for the honest review Shaun. I too, was head over heels over this figure till I read some not-so-good rants about it. Your review here pretty much sealed the deal for me = wait for Hot Toys' CR Supes! =p

  1. Shaun says:

    welcome bro, I've been looking forward to HT's version since 2006.

  1. desmond says:

    The likeness is still okay :)

  1. Nick says:

    Thanks very much for the honest review, Shaun. That's seriously disappointing. What do you think of the possibility of transplanting the head and putting the clothes on the HT True Type advanced?

  1. Shaun says:

    @Des: pity that the overall figure wasn't up to scratch.

    @Nick: you're welcome. This is a new joint for the head and it's a cut joint so I don't know how easily removable the head is.

    The 13 inch body is too big and his costume will look loose on a true type advance. However, if you do manage to get hold of a loose arnold body, it might do the trick. I haven't tried taking the boots of this figure's feet though.