Monday, October 7, 2013
31 Days of Toy Terror: SDCC 2012 Exclusive Death from DC Universe: Vertigo by Mattel
Articulation- Swivel waist, swivel shoulders, (limited) ball jointed neck.
Accessories- Skull shaped display stand, removable Ankh necklace.
*I don't usually mention it, but here I have to mention how nice the packaging is. Everything comes in a black cardboard box with a drawing of death on one side and an ankh on the other. Its simple yet striking. Open the box up, however, and you pull out the main package the figure comes in: a window box with a very cool graveyard scene. You could probably display this thing in the window box and be very happy with your purchase. I imagine that with a little patience, the packaging could be quite collector friendly.
*Having her ankh as a separate piece (held by an actual string) is a nice touch that adds a little extra life to the figure.
*While Death's upper torso is nice and solid, her lower legs feel really hollow. While it is probably just a part of the manufacturing, it does means that the top of her body is heavier (and not in a Powergirl way) so she really does need the stand to keep from falling over.
*The sides of Death's legs have some flash (leftover plastic) from the molding process attached to them. It isn't super noticeable, but then again, I noticed.
*Some of the paint work is a little sloppy. The paint on her tank top has bled over onto the skin exposed by the arm holes. I've also noticed one or two places where her tank top has paint splashes the same color as her skin.
Confirmed: Good and a 1/2
Big Bad Toy Store doesn't have this statue in stock anymore, but they do have these gorgeous Death and Sandman bookends. They're pretty cool and a great way to display your Absolute Editions of Sandman.