By Hervé St-Louis
Feb 2, 2009 - 0:30
I haven’t bought a new DCDirect action figure in months. I’m not happy about this new Rorschach action figure based on the movie version of the character. My first complaint is the price of this action figure. I’ve paid $24 for this thing. I used to pay $16 for my DCDirect action figures. Granted that the price of oil has changed, but this increase is ridiculous and as a customer, I’m not getting enough for my money.
Rorschach has almost no possibility. He doesn’t even have real legs. There’s two sticks glued to the base of his rain coat and no knee articulations. Rorschach’s head is hunched on one side. The placements of his legs are totally ineffective. There’s no way to properly pose him without the action figure looking odd. The gun that stays in his right hand keeps on falling.
On the plus side, Rorschach does look like the movie character and to some degree the comic book version. The painting of this figure is great. The scale of this action figure is smaller than recent DCDirect toys, staying closer to six-inches rather than seven. That’s a good thing.
I was looking forward to a great action figure, but this one is not. I would have preferred real legs covered by a hollow rain coat. I feel cheated by this action figure and cannot recommend it.
Rating: 5 /10