Discussion: DC Direct Justice League: Aquaman Action Figure
It’s not like you can talk to fish!
Manufacturer: DC Direct
Release date: July 2012
Retail Price: $24.99
I hope my “spoiler” in last week’s article, Discussion: DC Direct Wonder Woman figure, didn’t totally ruin your anticipation for this week’s article about… DC Direct’s Aquaman figure. If it did, then I suggest you go see customer service to cash in on my money back guarantee.
Aquaman was released earlier in the year. I’m just now getting my hands on him, mostly because DC Direct’s Wonder Woman convinced me. I mean, it’s not like she actually talked to me or anything. At least, I’m not going to admit that here. That would just be crazy. I mean she was such a well put together figure, I figured (get it? “figure”…”figured”? no? ok.) that I’d invest in some of the other Justice Leaguers.
And “invest” is the right word to use here. Because price point, again, is the biggest issue for me and these guys. But, I covered that to death in my last article.
What I don’t get, though, is this misnomer about Aquaman. Now, look, before I start, I’m by no means saying I’m a superfan of Aquaman. At all. But, I also don’t get why he’s got this rep of being a “laughing stock”. Are his powers really that different than anyone else’s? Because he can “talk” to fish? That’s stupid? Please. I can think of a few other “super powers” that are more stupider (yes, I did use “more stupider” in a sentence.) than that. And I’m looking at you Storm.
But, I realize now that all that doesn’t really have much to do with the figure at hand. Much like Wondie, he’s a great figure. The colors are really nice, the sculpt is dead on. Dead on! I tell you. Dead on! Right down to his Elvis Presley mutton chops.
In the Justice League comic, Aquaman’s always lugging his staff around. Which must be a real pain in the ass, taking that thing everywhere. Like…to the bathroom, for instance. I don’t know if it’s attached to him in the comic, but the staff is linked to the figure’s belt. Which, isn’t a problem for me, cause that way it doesn’t get tossed into the Container of Useless Accessories (now that’s a plug!). The detailing on Aquaman is really nice. From the scaling on his orange shirt, to the necklace he’s been sporting in the comics. I wasn’t kidding about the detail DC Direct’s been putting into these figures.
Bottom line? It all comes down to the cool factor vs. the price point factor. If you’re independently wealthy or write “discussions” about toys and comics, Aquaman’s definitely worth the money. Otherwise? It’s really a tough call…
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