Alright, first of all, before we go any further…is it pronounced Darkside or Darkseed. I need official confirmation on the pronunciation of this behemoth. Cause a behemoth of his magnitude certainly deserves that respect. Anyone? Anyone?
Darkseid is another fine product from DC Direct’s New52 Justice League line. I’ve already gushed about the Wonder Woman and Aquaman figures. This one, though? The only words I can find to describe him are as follows: the cat’s pajama’s. How that’s a compliment, I have no idear. But, in this case? It sure as shit is.
I am embarrassed to admit this, again, but I had no idea he was being made. No idea! Completely under the radar. How could I have missed something of this magnitude, you ask? I don’t know. But I did. I was shocked as shit when I walked into my local comic shop, minding my own beeswax, when
♩ I saw her standing there ♩ I saw Darkseid sitting on the new issue shelves. Shock as shit! I’m not going to readily admit here how much I paid for him, but needless to say if I’m gonna keep this site of mine going, I’m gonna have to come up with some clever ways to get some flow going. Or DC Direct can just send me these things for my glowing reviews.
I ended up buying him off eBay. I love my local comic shop, but I couldn’t in my right (or left) mind, pay full retail (sorry, guys). But, when I got the figure in the mail? I panicked. It kinda looked like he was suffering from PTS, or had a run-in with Bruce Lee. I thought for sure he was broken. I admit, tears starting welling, but, it turns out Darkseid really is a resilient fucker. Once I got him out of the box, he was ok. Nothing damaged. Tears averted.
When I called him a behemoth earlier, I wasn’t kidding. This figure weights 6 lbs. I shit you not. 6 pounds of galastic plastic (whatever the hell that means). He TOWERS over the other Justice League figures. Take a look at how embarrassingly small Wondie is compared to him. And she’s an Amazon!
I know. I know. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Well, my friendly neighborhood jman, is he worth it? Should I get him?” That’s a great question, if that’s what you are thinking. One that I don’t have a simple answer for. I would say if you don’t have a wife/girlfriend (not to be sexist, but if you’re a gal and you want to buy Darkseid I highly doubt your husband/boyfriend is going to tell you “no”. Cause he probably bought it already. So the point is moot.), or kids, or any significant financial obligations then why the hell not?!?!?
If you have any kind of obligations, though, you take your chances on this one. He ain’t one you’re gonna be able to hide in your normal “toy” hiding spots.