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DCClassics.Com Review:
Scarecrow (Sinestro Corps)

Alas, not all is well in Scarecrow-land. His left arm pops off every once in awhile. It doesn’t appear to be deformed in anyway, but the end of the shoulder just won’t seat in the bicep. I’m gonna have to throw a QC spotlight on that one, even though it’s more of an annoyance since nothing is broken. Still, figures should stay in one piece.

Articulation is at the high end for Scarecrow… almost. Everything you expect to be there is there, and the lanky buck gives Scarecrow the added double-hinges on the knees and elbows and the ball wrists. There are some other nice things too – like the coat not restricting the ab crunch and some great range on the neck articulation. There’s only one drawback – the ankles. Like the Creeper, Amon Sur, Sinestro, etc., before him – these ankles suck. They can barely move; the top of the foot is simply too flush with the bottom of the leg and there’s almost no range. You can see his foot lifting on the ground in any picture where the feet are visible. Mattel needs to retire this particular ankle mold.

Like the majority of the wave, Scarecrow includes a lantern appropriate to his corps.

Though the ankles perturb me and the arm falling off can be a nuisance, I still really ended up liking this figure overall. And really, it’s all the sculpt’s doing. I love how the figure looks and he’s bumped my regular Scarecrow to the extras box. Her might end up there himself someday, should Mattel use some of these parts to make a proper Scarecrow, but for now he beat out his non-Blackest Night counterpart for shelf space. Not many of the other fighres from this wave did, so that’s a plus for the Scarecrow here.

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22 comments to DCClassics.Com Review:
Scarecrow (Sinestro Corps)

  • 3B

    Great review! I was very pleased with SC Scarecrow. He does seem a bit on the tall side, but the slim build helps him stay within DCUC scale. Also, I’m pretty sure he’s sporting new lower legs because of how skinny they are, the sculpting and the double-hinged knees.

    • Thanks! I wasn’t sure if he shared some parts with the Creeper or not. I needed to check, but Creeper isn’t handy. My guess is that he has Creeper’s thighs and Sinestro’s calves.

  • ero

    Galactic Guardians is a great iteration of Super Friends, and I wish people wouldn’t lump it together with the pre-Challenge stuff. I mean, there’s about a decade in between them!

  • Lay Ze-Man

    One of the best head sculpts of the line, and I really hope Mattel puts out a standard one ASAP.

    Of course, considering that might be one of the “last” DCUCs I’d “need” he won’t come out until 2017. 😀

  • Mose

    Nice review. Wish he was comic accurate, though.

    • Mose

      Never mind. He’s semi-accurate to one of his Sinestro corps costume designs.

      • Yes, there were a couple and this one pretty much nails one of ’em. He should still have pants over the spandex leggings, but I found that I didn’t much care about it once I had him in hand.

  • Very cool, Yellow lantern Scarecrow is my favorite looking Heroclix ever (even though the game peice doesn’t do much in game play) and this figure looks just as great. Great review as always. This is probably one I will grab but no promises.

  • Yeah, so far they haven’t failed in any of their Scarecrows. With this head, the next one shouldn’t as well. I do wish he came with more stuff though, a fear bomb or two, or a scythe like his DDCSH version. But a geat figure and a nice adition to the Sinestro Corp! 🙂

  • Brainlock

    I’m not a Bat-fan, so getting this guy in the Anti-Monitor wave irked me, esp as I already dropped money on the DCD version before I realized NEITHER one has a PROPER modern SinCorps Lantern. BOTH the DCD and DCUC versions come with a yellow lantern molded like the Green Lanterns, but DCUC w4 Sinestro came with the proper SinCorps lantern for BOTH his variants.

    Does Crane carry the modern SinCorps lantern in BN or does he have the “old school” yellow lantern of Silver Age Sinestro and later, Guy Gardner?

    other than that, the only complaint I have is the molded collar on the torso. IF ToyGuru is complaining about costs, then he should have realized that leaving the collar molded as part of the torso means that the top half of this figure can’t be re-used for anything else, basically.

    Sure, they *might* get lucky and get to do Deadman in a trenchcoat (Brightest Day) or something, to re-use the upper arms and coat, but a “blank” torso buck over this “unique sculpt” upper torso just means they can’t use it for anything else. I’m pretty sure this is expected of heads, but other parts?

    eh, I’ll just pretend it’s not Crane, lose the hat and pretend that he’s some intergalactic Ed Gein/Lector/or something in my SinCorps.

    and seeing your DCD Arkillo (note tongue accy), there was a semi-recent issue featuring a “call to arms” of the SinCorps and what at first appeared to be two Arkillo’s, turned out to be two different “bruiser” types in the SinCorps. One was dark blue, and the other a similar shade of grey(?). I think one of them didn’t make it out of that issue? Neither were named that I recall.

    (patiently waits for CnC “Sinestro Corps Moose”……or that SC robot dude.)

    • I don’t believe Scarecrow ever actually carries a lantern. Other than the Atom’s staff, I don’t think any of these figures held a lantern in their brief appearances, the were deputies to the real ringholders.

      I agree with you on the torso, it looks great – but not really reusuable. The wave actually features quite a bit of that, especially when you factor in Wonder Woman.

  • JotaSanX

    There’s another Scarecrow. It came in the two-pack “Fear”. It’s called “Batman/Scarecrow Fear Gift Set” and I think is pretty good.

    bye!

  • Andy

    That two pack is DC Direct, not Mattel

  • RageTreb

    Can’t help but notice you haven’t removed the rubber band from your DC Super Heroes Scarecrow either. 😛