Figure Friday: Hawkman DCU Classic 6

Published on May 15th, 2009

Hey welcome to a new Figure Friday! We are going to take a break from the Marvel Universe and go back to my favorite line of toys out right now. That’s right, the DC Universe Classics a.k.a the DCUC!

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Ok now back to Figure Friday… this week we are going to take a look at Hawkman in Series 6 of the DC Universe Classic.

Package Description

During ancient Egypt’s 15th dynasty, Prince Khufu and his beloved Princess Chay-ara discovered a downed spacecraft from the planet Thanagar. Exposure to the ship’s anti-gravity nth metal allowed Khufu and Chay-ara to be reincarnated countless times throughout the ages to follow. In modern times, Khufu became the hero Hawkman and Chay-ara was reincarnated as his beloved Hawkgirl.

Articulation

I remember seeing photos of this figure telling myself this can  be a great figure if they don’t fuck up his wings. Somehow the people at Mattel  made his wings better then I expected as they have amazing wing texture.

Hawkman has a lot of sculpting that’s unique to him to make him look like a bad ass. I love his mask, sure it does not come off, but it still looks great.  This is a very muscular figure and that suits the character.

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I love the paint job on this and if I had to nit-pick something  it would be the color mismatch of his mask on his beak- but it is not the end the world. His weapons (mace, sword, and shield ) have a great texture on them that makes them feel aged.

Poseability

The great wing articulation helps with great dynamic poses and that is something I always look for in a figure. Not only does he have a great body (How gay did that sound) the parts and accessories really makes you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. Their are a lot of great dynamic poses you can do with this Hawkman figure.

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You don’t always have to use his wings to make great poses.

Final Judgment 10/10

Yeah Hawkman got a 10/10. This is the first time in the history of the site we are giving a figure the perfect score! If you enjoy action figures (and I know you do), then go out and get your self a Hawkman Series 6  DC Universe Classics figure. There is a lot of shit out there, but this figure is not in that category.

Oh yeah- he also comes with Kalibak (who was created by  the great Jack Kirby) piece for all of you “build a figure”  people out there.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@Comicimpact.com