Monday, March 12, 2012
Review: DC Universe Infinite Heroes Dr. Fate Figure
Let me start by saying that I have not actually taken the figure out of its packaging so I am going to be doing a little bit of guessing when it comes to the articulation of the figure. With that being said, I really like the packaging. The background of the front of the card has a drawing of a hand reaching out to grab Dr. Fate and the plastic encasing the figure is molded so that the hand appears to be in 3-D. The back of the card has some details about Dr. Fate including the fact that this is Hector Hall under the helm and not the traditional Kent Nelson. Most Dr. Fate fans can tell by looking at the costume but some casual fans may not. They also give Dr. Fate a power score in which they rate his strength (25), intelligence (55), speed (45), agility (35), energy of magical power (95), and training and fighting skills (20). The only rating I agree with is his energy/magical power rating, everything else is baffling as the helm gives Fate superhuman strength, speed and the helm gives the wearer access to all the knowledge of the universe.
On to the figure its self, the figure is a bit small but has some very nice detail. The helm looks very sharp as does the necklace/amulet of anubis. In terms of articulation, the figure looks to be able to bend both at the elbows and knees. His head appears to be able to move side to side and he looks to be able to swivel at the hips. His arms and legs also look to be able to move up and down/backwards and forwards. Overall this is a really nice looking figure, however it is a bit small.