Packaging - **1/2
The Packaging is VERY nice, I like the graphics of the box as well as the
clock in the background. It gives it that "clock tower" touch. On
the side it shows little close-up pictures of the figures and on the back
bios of them. The only BIG problem with this package is that it is
inconsistent. Most of you are probably wondering what I mean by this. Well,
for starters the box states that Black Canary and Huntress have 12 points of
articulation but I can only find 10 also, the box states that Oracle has 7
points of articulation but, she only has 5. Another reason is the box states
that Huntress comes with 2 crossbows but, she only has one.
- Black Canary: *** Huntress:*** Oracle:***
I am a little sad that they stuck with their older looks, I liked the little
wrist-high gloves and the bathing suit style outfit and the fishnets on
Black Canary. On the other hand, I like Huntressí older look than the mask
with the bat ears. Also her sculpt is pretty good. Oracleís wheelchair is
GREAT! And I like her outfit. Overall the sculpts are over half-decent.
Huntressí crossbow is well done and so is Oracleís laptop.
Paint - Black Canary:***1/2 Huntress:****
I donít really have ANYTHING to complain about here. Accept, there is a
little bleed on Black Canaryís costume. Other than that, ITíS ALL GOOD!
Articulation/Body - ***
These figures are pretty flexible and can strike many poses. I count 16
points of articulation, including a mid-bicep swivel joint that allows
greater movement for striking shooters poses. The only real problem I have
with these guys is this category is the fact that their pants are bloused at
the boots to give it an authentic military look, but this places the joint
high in the ankle and makes the figures somewhat difficult to stand up.
Accessories - Black Canary: * Huntress:**1/2 Oracle:**
This is where the set is lacking. Black Canary only has a stand. I have left
out this bit in the packaging section because I thought that this is a
better section to talk about it . The box states that Black Canary has a
removable belt. Well, SURPRISE! She doesnít. Huntress has the most
accessories of them all, a crossbow and a stand. Oracle has a laptop that is
well done and I can see why she doesnít have a stand, her wheelchair has
Value - **
This is sort of depressing, $80.00 Canadian is a little much for this.
Although Iím VERY impressed with this set, it is very expensive. Lets hope
in the future to see a price dip in the Dc Direct line.
Overall - Black Canary:*** Huntress:***
All of these figures are NICE, REALLY NICE. There are 3 problems: The
Packaging is inconsistent, the price point is a little high, and the
accessories are weak. But out of all 3 of those reasons the whopping one is
the price. Donít get me wrong, the figures are GREAT but itís those 3
reasons that prevent me from rating the set a perfect 4 stars.
Again, thanks Michael for letting me review
here tonight and also thanks to everyone who read my review. I know I
complained about the packaging allot, but to me thatís a MAJOR issue.
Anyway, thank you for your time.
Where to Buy:
Your local comic shop may still have these in. On-line:
River Collectibles has teh set of three for $50. Just search for