The sculpt on Red Arrow is good, but we’ve seen it before on wave nine’s Green Arrow figure. The only new parts on this figure are his “R” belt and his head sculpt. The head definitely looks like Roy, but I don’t really like the smile he’s making. He’s showing both upper and lower teeth, which doesn’t look very natural.
Roy’s paint job is really nice, but again it shares the same qualities as the first Green Arrow’s only in red. I was surprised to see that there was slop on the figure, especially with the red fleck issues that my Hawk’s face had.
Red Arrow has the basic articulation of a DC Classics figure, but with a couple of differences. He has the swivel/hinge “archer wrists”, which allow him to hold his bow properly. Roy seems to have a bit more ball joint movement with his head, where as the original GA figure could only look side to side. Lastly, Roy lost the rocker ankles which the original Green Arrow had.
Roy also comes with the same bow/arrow accessory that the original GA figure had, but this time it’s been molded in red and doesn’t have any extra paint apps to bring out the detail. Roy also was given three extra arrows that are brand new sculpts. It’s cool to see more proper accessories, but frustrating because they can’t go in his quiver or attach to the bow.
All around this is a pretty good figure, especially since the Green Arrow body he’s based on had a nice sculpt. This version of Roy will fit nicely on shelf with a modern collection, without having any annoying additions like a robotic arm or baseball cap. He also goes pretty well with the new Green Arrow, which you’ll see tomorrow.