Saturday, May 16, 2009

DC Superheroes - Doomsday

While I sit and wait for my DC Universe Classics wave 7 and 8 sets to arrive, I'll go back into the action figure archive again and review a couple more of the older DC Superheroes action figures Mattel released a couple years back. So lets take a closer look at Doomsday.

To find Mattel's DC Superheroes DOOMSDAY on eBay, click here

Doomsday was part of the 2nd wave of DC Superheroes action figures back in 2006 along with Superman, Supergirl and Bizarro. Doomsday stands approximately 6.5 inches tall to the top of his head. Just a little over 7 inches if you count his pony tail. He should probably be just a bit taller.

As you would expect, Doomsday has a lot of cool spiky bones protruding from his entire monster like body. Its mostly made with a soft rubber but all very well detailed.

The paint job is decent with some minor smudges here and there. There is some shading over his skin around his arms and legs. The face is very clean. Although you can't really see his eyes in this picture below, they are painted red behind the bones.

Doomsday does not come with any accessories but if you buy him still in the package, you will be treated to a reprint of "Man of Steel" Issue #19

Comparing Mattel's Doomsday to DC Direct, you will notice right off the bat a size difference. DC Direct probably has the correct size but as far as articulation goes, Mattel wins hands down. Mattel's version has joints in the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and calves and ankles. One note, the bones on his shoulders do obstruct the shoulder joint movement a little but its not too bad.

Putting the size issues aside, Mattel's DC Superheroes Doomsday is a pretty cool figure. He still stands slightly taller than the DCSH Superman figure from the same wave.

Overall, DCSH Doomsday is a cool action figure that is a must have if you collect the Superman action figures or the related Mattel DC Universe Classics toy line. Generally, Mattel has been doing a good job with these action figures and Doomsday is no exception.

Sculpt/Design - 7.5, Paint - 8, Accessories - 0, Articulation - 9.5, Fun - 8.5
Overall Score: 8/10

Now, if you're looking for your very own Doomsday action figure, my favorite place to find him would be eBay. If you read my blog regularly, you will see that I am a heavy user of eBay, especially to find older toys that are no longer in stores.
To find Mattel DC Superheroes Doomsday on eBay, click here
Thats it for this my Doomsday action figure review. Hopefully I will have some DC Universe Classics wave 7 reviews up shortly. Be sure to check back for more DCUC news, reviews and information at Action Toy Review.

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