I was very curious what direction Kotobukiya would take with the DC New 52 property, now that the seven core members of the Justice League have all been revealed in the ARTFX+ collection. From the look of things, we’ll be getting treated to a more diverse group of New 52 style heroes and villains from the DC Universe, starting with Slade Wilson in a larger 1/6 ARTFX scale.
Deathstroke is a cool choice for Kotobukiya– he’s a cool looking character who plays well to their knack for incredibly detailed, textured designs. Slade’s mask is removable via magnets, so he can be displayed either masked or unmasked, and he strikes a mean pose either way.
I’m very excited to see what other DC ARTFX pieces we see from Kotobukiya in the near future. With their tendency for extremely detailed (and usually badass) designs, I can’t imagine how great a New 52 Joker would look from these guys.
While we all ponder that one, here’s the full rundown on the upcoming ARTFX Deathstroke, available for pre-order now on Kotobukiya’s website.
DC COMICS DEATHSTROKE NEW 52 ARTFX STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya has created several fantastic ARTFX Statues based on DC Comics characters, but there haven’t been any from the current “New 52” relaunch… until now. Slade Wilson was a member of the United States Army chosen for advanced training due to his peak physical condition and strength of will. He was also experimented on by the very same government he fought for, and with the enhancements they gave him became a mercenary and assassin. As one of the most dangerous men in the world he goes by the name of DEATHSTROKE! Appearing in his own comic as part of DC’s New 52, the character was re-introduced to the world with an updated costume but the same hardcore attitude and superhuman weapons mastery.
A powerful addition to the DC ARTFX lineup, Deathstroke is captured in a fierce martial arts stance. The Terminator wears his unique New 52 style armor with a sleek bodysuit, built in boots, a sturdy utility belt, textured mail-like armored torso, and heavy shoulder harness. His pose is a partial lunge while he holds his sword in a two-handed guard position, as ever aimed at his enemies so he can cut them to pieces! All of the elements of Deathstroke’s armor are expertly sculpted from his spiked boots to his fearsome skull-like helmet and everything in between, while the detailed paint applications show off his traditional blue and orange color scheme. As an added bonus, Slade’s removable faceplate is attached via magnet so you can display him in his fully armored look or unmasked to reveal his scowling countenance and eye-patch!
Sculpted by Junosuke Abe, Deathstroke stands nearly 12 inches tall (in the ARTFX 1/6th scale) on a special display base. Slade Wilson is the perfect villain/antihero to add to your collection, and he looks great displayed alongside previous DC ARTFX Statues like Batman Black Costume or future New 52 releases!
Available in November 2013.
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