DC Comics Icons Wave 6 Super Sons 2-Pack
Rounding out the final full wave of DC Comics Icons figures is the Super Sons 2-Pack featuring Superboy (Jonathan Kent) and Robin (Damien Wayne). This is set number 26 in the Icons series from the In The Name Of The Father comics run. These two little guys are an excellent send off for this figure wave, and potentially the DC Icons line. The remaining announced figure set will be Superman Vs. Doomsday, but no word on whether this will retain the Icons numbering and be released as 27, or if it will be released psuedo-independently of the line. Either way, Robin and Superboy rock, let’s take a look at them.
Superboy (Johnathan Kent)
- The taller of the two figures in this set, and I believe that is comic-accurate.
- Outstanding face sculpt here, he looks like a real-boy!
- Costume design is spot on for the comics, all the lines are in the right place, cape has the right cut, jeans have the right rips.
- Included flight stand looks and works perfectly.
- 2 additional sets of hands included for a total of three sets of hands, closed, grasping, flight.
- Solid articulation throughout the figure allows for a good range of posing.
- Hair sculpt looks as good as the face sculpt!
- The same point applies to both figures, I’ll just repeat myself below. These smaller framed figures feel more frail at points of articulation than their larger counterparts. Most specifically, ankles. The simple act of pivoting the ankles forward and back against stiff joints had me afraid I was going to break the ankle joint right off. I didn’t…but I was “ascarrred”.
Robin (Damien Wayne)
- Another great face sculpt.
- Another fantastic hair sculpt. True story…can’t stand the blowout look haircut. Can’t stand that Damien has it in comics. DC Collectibles has replicated it perfectly here, and I can’t stand it here either!
- So much detail in the figure sculpt here, the fore-arm blades, notches and buttons on the costume and belt, shin guards, laces on the boots. All look amazing.
- Colors are dead on and paint is clean. Sharp lines everywhere….same with Superboy in case I forgot to mention it.
- There is so much fold detail in the cape, and the hood is clearly pronounced.
- 5 total sets of hands are included, grasping, straight, fists, fists with weapons, pointy karate pose.
- Damien also includes his go to staff, fits great in his hands.
- These smaller framed figures feel more frail at points of articulation than their larger counterparts. Most specifically, ankles. The simple act of pivoting the ankles forward and back against stiff joints had me afraid I was going to break the ankle joint right off. I didn’t…but I was “ascarrred”.
- I would have loved to have an alternate cape with a hood-up pose.
This is a killer set of figures, in an all-star wave of DC Icons. I’d say, if these are the last figures we got out of DC Icons I’d be happy…but it kinda is, and I’m really not happy about it. I’m excited for what DC Essentials promises as a line, more of the same fantastic figure design in a more collector friendly scale. I wish it the best, and I’m sure I’ll collect it, but this line is unfinished. Bells not rung, figures I’ll always wish I had. Shelves with empty spaces…I could go on, but I’ll stop whining. DC Icons is / was an unbelievable line of figures, DC Collectibles crushed it with every figure. Stay tuned, we have one more post on this wave where we look at the figures as a group, and I continue to be sad but reverent regarding DC Icons.