Paint is the one area that the figure somewhat disappoints. A lot is good. The figure does a good job of hiding which parts are cast white and painted blue or cast blue and painted white. And most of the lines are sharp, I think the blue collar is the only one the fuzziness really jumps out at me, the gloves tops less so. What kills me tough is the paint doesn’t match up on her stomach. It may sound silly, as it’s close, but it’s also jarringly off. It’s been driving me nuts, like a crooked symbol or misplaced tampo. It just throws off the visual and turning the waist to line it up, just seems to make it look worse.
Articulation is good. The only real flaws are those that always plagued the female bucks in the line. The hips are partially blocked by this particular lower torso, but the thigh swivels, hinge knees & ankles can accommodate for it. The ab crunch is fine, but slightly blocked by the tank top while the waist swivel is fine and the neck ball-joint has some surprising range despite the thick chunk of hair. Finally, the arms are probably the best articulated part of the figure with ball-shoulders, hinged elbows, plus swivel biceps & wrists.
One accessory was included: ice! This piece looks nice and attaches to the right hand easily. The legs are a struggle to get in a good action pose though and her bemused expression doesn’t really jive with putting her powers on display. It’s neat though.
Overall, Ice is just an average figure, one more entry into the line. I do feel like I want more out of her, but I also feel like I really don’t. I know my “this works” opinions riles some in the “we demand better” crowd, but as the end draws near, I can’t help but think how I’d love to be able to keep filling out my DC roster with a ton more serviceable figures like this. I know that approach isn’t for everyone. Due to a lot of different factors, higher prices being a big one, some collectors need figures that have better leg articulation or higher quality overall. I hear those folks. I feel it too, just seemingly less so when it comes to this line. The part of me that needs more wants to skip Superboy & possibly Damian Wayne. But the other part of knows this has been a line of good figures, with the occasional great one, and that part of me can’t believe we’re this close to the end.
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