Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Dr. Fate

Next up for review is DC Universe Classics wave 8's Dr. Fate. He comes in a classic and modern variant. This review will be on the modern version.

Below you'll see the packaging. Nothing new here.

As far as the sculpt goes the torso legs and arms are made up of basically standard parts. The cuffs around the cloves are a little different. The head is obviously a new sculpt but there is really not much too it. Just a big tin can over his head. No details to speak of. His right hand is also sculpted a little differently than most DCUC figures. It is an open hand which i don't think I've seen on any other figure yet.

Dr. Fate's cape is also a little differently molded the some of the other DCUC characters with capes. Its actually a bit smaller and lighter and does not weigh him back that much.

Dr. Fate standard up fairly well next to the other DCUC action figures. Basically the same height, approximately 6 and a quarter inches tall.

The paint job on Dr. Fate is simple but clean. There are no really difficult areas to get messed up. Its either blue or yellow.

Dr. Fate comes with of course the collect and connect piece of Giganta (right arm) plus a Ankh-shaped electric bolt which plugs right into the open right hand.

Dr. Fate's articulation is also very standard compared to other DCUC action figures. Joints include the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. When i took Dr. Fate out of his packaging, all joints were working properly and none were too stiff or too loose.

Overall, I really don't have any complaints about this action figure. Its a good likeness of its comic book counterpart so what more can you ask for. Paint job is clean, joints work well and you get a little accessory included.

Sculpt - 8, Paint -9, Accessories - 6, Articulation - 9, Fun - 8

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Anonymous said...

Hi there! Any chance of you guys doing a review of the Booster Gold or Blue Beetle figure from the new JL International line?

Me said...

Sorry dude. Due to budget, time and lack of personel, I'm only focusing on Mattel's DCUC toy line at this time.

DrugSex said...

One of my favorite superheroes.
Dude, did u ever do a JLU toy line figure?

Me said...

Sorry DS no i didnt.

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