DC Superheroes Darkseid

I will spare Batman and give up my search for the Anti-Life Equation, provided you marry me Wonder Woman!

Toy Story
Released in 2006, this is DC Superheroes Darkseid. A black repaint came out later, but that one never really interested me, this is the version of Darkseid that I’ve wanted for years. Also, off tangent, but Superfriends was totally awesome for comics. I’ve read those who seem to think Superfriends ruined comics, but they would be wrong wrong stupid and wrong! The fools!





Aesthetic
Great big rocky guy in blue miniskirt, it takes manly guts to wear a miniskirt and headdress that exposes your male pattern baldness. Darkseid pulls it off well, though as evidenced with his frown, he’s not happy about it. Anywho, long story short, he looks awesome. Very powerful looking. The definitive Darkseid in terms of looks. If there’s any problem is that his neck is a little thin and his head is just a smidgen pinheaded. Otherwise, totally awesome.

3.9 out of 4.0


Articulation
A little limited. The shoulders can’t lift up too much, though it can still be rotated up. His balljointed head can’t look down, which is a prob for a tall guy who should be looking down at people. His waist is a swivel, but doesn’t look too good when you turn it too much. And his hips are highly restricted by his skirt, severely limiting his leg articulation.

All this I can forgive, but his inability to take a sitting pose really hurt him. If only Darkseid could bend over at the hips somehow, he’d be great despite all his other limitations. As is, despite forgiving a lot of his limitations (he’s Darkseid, he doesn’t need to jump around like Spider-Man), he could have been better.

2.1 out of 4.0




Accessories
Darkseid comes with a Smart Anti-Life Equation Calculator aka the Smart ALEC. Either that or it’s a Mother Box, or maybe it’s a Boom Tube. Oh well, it’s a nicely detailed tablet that he can only ever hold in his right hand.

He DOES come with a Superman vs Bizarro comic though. Sure it has nothing to do with Darkseid himself, but it’s an amusing issue.

2.0 out of 4.0





Overall
Darkseid’s pretty cool, despite his flaws and drawbacks. He looks great, and although his articulation is barely adequate and his accessories are more or less inconsequential, he’s still a good figure. Maybe not over the top awesome, but a fine addition to any collection. I’m glad I got him. Just try to get him at clearance prices though.

2.7 out of 4.0

———————————–
0.0 – 0.0 = I’d pay to get rid of it
0.1 – 0.5 = I’d give it away
0.6 – 1.0 = I wouldn’t take it for free
1.1 – 1.5 = Very Bad
1.6 – 2.0 = Bad
2.1 – 2.5 = Average
2.6 – 3.0 = Good
3.1 – 3.5 = Very Good
3.6 – 4.0 = Excellent

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2 Responses to DC Superheroes Darkseid

  1. Wes says:

    You were able to get that Darkseid at clearance prices? I hardly ever see it go for less than $30-40 these days — which is why I settled for the black repaint when I went on my Darkseid kick last year. That one can be found for $15-18, which is much easier on the bank account. :)

    That said, as far as Darkseid figures go, the New Gods one from DC Direct is probably the best value right now!

    • updatedude says:

      Darkseid costs about 20 (USD) bucks here, on retail. I got him for 10. I also got Transformers Universe Classics Nemesis Prime for around 13-14 USD, so yeah, it was a good day. I’m tempted to get Braniac, also only 10 bucks.

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