Packaging - ***
Decent bubble packaging with nice art and good copy. The other
figures are pictured, and I like that each release put out has some sort
Sculpt - ****
All three of these figures really highlight DC Direct's sculpting
work. All the face sculpts are excellent, bodies and accessories
extremely well done.
Both Ares and Artemis are great, but
Cheetah really caught my eye. Great sculpting all the way around on
this figure, and easily the pick of the litter.
Value - ***
Now that we are getting a couple decent accessories and consistently
better articulation, the value is definitely increasing. It's not up
to fifteen bucks yet, but these are certainly worth 10-12, and you won't
feel too bad giving $15 for them.
Paint - ****
Fantastic paint ops make the fantastic sculpts even more fantastic.
Could I find another opportunity to say fantastic? The detail work
on both Cheetah and Artemis' face is very well executed, with clean lines
and no slop. Ares outfit is striking, and the work they did on the
'fur' of Cheetah is really quite amazing.
Articulation - ***1/2
One area that DC Direct is definitely improving on is articulation.
These all have both elbow and knee articulation (except Artemis, who is a
statue beneath the waist), along with the usual
neck, shoulder and hips.
Accessories - ***
The other area of real improvement is in accessories. All three
characters have been given appropriate accessories - Ares with his sword
and axe, Artemis with her sword and bow, and Cheetah with her 'forest'
Overall - ***
Dc Direct continues to provide the collector with figures that they might
never get to have otherwise, and for that we should be thankful.
More consistency with articulation, more accessories, or a lower price
point would certainly improve these figures, but they look great.