you'll think you're looking at Aquaman!
Height: 6 5/8ths inches tall
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Trident and two Grapnel Blaster darts
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Aquaman doesn't have incredible articulation but it's still pretty decent. He feels solid, his joints mesh well with the sculpt, and you can definitely get him into some cool poses. If you've picked up any of the other figures in this line or in one of Mattel's Movie Masters line, you should know what to expect for the most part, although I feel the quality is a bit higher. He is lacking a mid-torso hinge, though, but it's a fair trade off for a better looking sculpt in this instance.
* Check out that headsculpt! Is that wicked or what? *That face you make when someone pisses in the ocean!* Seriously, this guy looks pretty rough and I certainly wouldn't mess with him. I like this direction for Aquaman and Momoa has an awesome ferocity and intensity to lend the character a new feel. Mattel even captured the little scar on Aquaman's left eyebrow! This is pretty solid work in my book.
* It's not just the headsculpt that rocks, either: The entire body looks really good. The armor has some incredible detail on it. The chest straps are actually separate pieces of plastic that are firmly attached to the torso and give the illusion of a more three dimensional outfit. There are so many unique textures on this outfit that really convey the mixed metals and materials of the outfit. Of course, some really impressive paintwork helps to sell the look.
* Seriously, the paintwork is really outstanding all over this figure. His tattoos are really neat and clean, there's a mixture of colors in his hair and beard, and his metallic looking pants have some really cool design on them. The gold for his armor also actually looks metallic, too. This is a really slick outfit and I'm anxious to see Momoa in action wearing it at some point in the future.
* If you purchase all eight basic figures in the series you'll end up with the pieces to build Batman's Grapnel Blaster from the film. This is only my fourth figure in this series so I'm only about halfway there, but I love the look of these darts for the Grapnel Blaster. They're nicely painted with a dark wash and they're actually articulated. Each prong on these three pronged darts has a hinge so they can be folded up. Pretty sweet, eh?
* Aquaman only has one gripping hand (the other is a fist) and this he has a difficult time wielding his trident. The trident is also a little too thin while his grip is a little too wide and open, and thus he just can't get a good solid grip on his accessory. If you have one of the DCUC Aquaman figures, perhaps this guy can borrow one of their tridents?
* I don't dislike the sculpt of Aquaman's trident at all (and yes, from as best as I can find a trident can actually have five prongs and still be called a trident) but I do dislike the fact that the plastic it is cast in is so obviously "plasticy" looking. Considering how nice the figure is and how awesome the Grapnel Blaster darts are I really was hoping for better.
I actually haven't reviewed any other Aquaman figures on the site but I have reviewed another figure based on the likeness of Jason Momoa: Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones! I have also reviewed a number of other figures from Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse line for your reading pleasure:
DC Comics Multiverse (1/18th) by Mattel (2013)
Mr. Freeze from Arkham City
The Penguin from Batman Returns
DC Comics Multiverse (6 inches) by Mattel (2016)
Batman from Zero Year
Earth 23 Superman
The Joker from Batman: Endgame
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Mattel (2016)
Son of Batman
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v. Superman by Mattel (2016)