Although not my favorite characters, I am glad these two did make it to figure form since they fit in nicely with various generations of DC characters. But there’s not a lot of complexity when it comes to the figures themselves. Both Hawk and Dove are using the basic male and female buck bodies with only their heads and capes being newly sculpted pieces. At first I thought Hawk’s cape might be a reuse of Azreal’s, but it actually has a slightly different shape with the individual streamers having much more definition around his collar.
I actually really like Hawk’s head sculpt. Gritting his teeth angrily, he looks ready to throw down at any second with anyone. Dove’s head sculpt is appropriately calm looking. I like the detail they gave to her hair and ponytail, but her head seems a bit too small overall. But that might just be the thick collar of her cape.
The designs of both figures’ costumes are done entirely with paint jobs. Hawk’s is the more detailed figure. The white areas of his costume are actually a light gray, with a darker wash given to emphasize the muscle details. Unfortunately, I had some issues with red flecks of paint on his face. Dove’s face turned out fine, but has some gray flecks on them. Also, the whites of her costume tend to fade at the edges instead of being a crisp line.
Both figures have the basic DC Classics articulation which we’re all familiar with. There were a couple of issues though. Neither figure could look upwards very well. Surprisingly Dove could do it a bit better than Hawk though, even with her ponytail. The only other issue I had was that Dove’s right hip won’t move straight out to the side. Hopefully this isn’t something that was prevalent in all Dove figures.
Both are very basic figures. Neither comes with an accessory, just the Nekron pieces. If you’re a Hawk and Dove fan, you should be pretty happy with these two figures. Even if you’re not, they’re still a decent addition to a DCU shelf since they’re in their pre-nU costumes.