Guest reviewer Mo Yassin brings us an in-depth look at the DC Icons Deluxe Cyborg figure alongside a host of his own original photography as he goes to real depth to explain away the practicality and pro’s and con’s of the figure.
Hey everyone, Mo here and it’s my mission to point you to the best plastic incarnation of a character. I’d like to thank the Exclu Collective team for giving me the chance to share my thoughts with you fine folks.
Today we’ll be looking at the DC collectibles DC Icons line deluxe figure : Cyborg.
All the line work is sculpted and not just painted , the rubber patterns between the metal section has a sculpted pattern on it, all red sections including the chest logo is also sculpted , it gives the impression of an actual metal suit and not some rubber suit with painted lines.
The human part of the head is a small nitpick but as I do own both figures… it does bother me a bit especially if you pose them next to each other.
Another well done section in the figure, the matt silver finish on the entire figure gives a certain look of quality to it , non of that shiny plastic look on display here. All the sculpted line work is shown off even more with a nice black wash to make those details pop we don’t usually see black wash applied in the DC icons line but it’s done wonderfully here.
The red sections are painted ever so nicely with great precision as well.
The head part is also a highlight no mis-painted areas , the human areas look actually human , eyes painted neat and even some paint variation for the lips.
And what we get is different arm “cannon options, 2 sets of hand , alternate right hand and a charging motor with wiring”.
But I hate that motor thing, it’s pointless, it gives a specific pose option and assembling it is such a hassle , I couldn’t put the thick wire as it wouldn’t bend and gave too much resistance, the 2 small one barely fit and can easily detach. I had to use a table prop to make this work.
Overall you’re getting a lot of nice options and one useless accessory here but not at the optimal price.
A major section here for all you collectors that love to pose you figures a lot. The DC icons pack a lot of articulation points ( 30 to be exact ) now instead of doing a lot of pictures to try and show you what you get out of you figure, I’ll put a diagram to show you and point out the problems separately.
A huge thank you to Mo for taking the time and effort to compile the review and for giving us his overall verdict of 44/50 which makes the DC figure well worth a pick up if you can find it for the right price. Be sure to catch more of Mo’s work over on Instagram @mo_yassin.
Last modified: June 20, 2017