DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Forever Evil - Action Figure (2015)

DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Logo
by Walt Grogan

In 2015, DC Collectibles launched a new line of action figures in a 6" scale with multiple points of articulation. This smaller scale of action figures also included additional accessories often not included with other figures such as additional hands in various poses. The line ultimately produced 25 single figure packaged action figures as well as an Atom 3-pack, a Darkseid/Grail 2-pack, a Superboy/Robin 2-pack, a Superman/Doomsday 2-pack and a New 52 Justice League 7-pack. The Batman and Superman figures (#27 & #28) and the Justice League multi-pack were released in the 6.75" scale. There was also an accessory pack.

The first (and only) Marvel Family member to be produced for the line was The New 52 Black Adam. based on the Gary Frank design from the SHAZAM!: Rebirth storyline that was serialized in Justice League. DC intended to follow this release up with a Captain Marvel/"SHAZAM!" figure which was solicited but ultimately canceled.

Solicitation

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Solicitation Image
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Solicitation Image

Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6” scale. This second assortment features The Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam and Lex Luthor. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

THE FLASH: CHAIN LIGHTNING – 6”

BLUE BEETLE: INFINITE CRISIS – 6″

BLACK ADAM: FOREVER EVIL – 6″

LEX LUTHOR: FOREVER EVIL – 6″

$24.95 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur

Box

The DC Comics Icons line featured a beautiful four color window box with a standard design. Each box featured a specific character and indicated unlike other releases included a release number. Black Adam was the seventh release in the line. 
DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Figure and Box
Width: 6"
Height: 8.75"
Depth: 2.75"
Weight: 8.3 oz.

Front of Box

The front of the box features a clear view of the Black Adam action figure as well as its accessories. The box features a gold/darker yellow color scheme on a white background. The box also features the DC Comics Icons logo and the DC Collectibles. The right side of the box has a beveled corner which identifies the figure as Black Adam.

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Front
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Front

Front of Box Text

DC COLLECTIBLES
DC COMICS ICONS
BLACK ADAM

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. FOR AGES 15 AND UP.

AVERTISSEMENT: RISQUE D'ETOUFFEMENT — Petites pieces. Ne convient pas aux enfants de moins de 3 ans. POUR 15 ANS ET PLUS.

Back of Box

The back of the box features the characters in this second wave of release: The Flash (05), Blue Beetle (06), Black Adam (07), Lex Luthor (08) both in close-up and full figure photographs. The DC Comics Icons logo is prominently displayed as well as the DC Comics peel logo.

The back of the box also reveals the designer, Ivan Reis, and the sculptor, Dan Cortes.
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Back
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Back

Back of Box Text

DC COMICS
DC COMICS ICONS

Designed by/Conçue par IVAN REIS.
Sculpted by/Sculptée par DAVE CORTES.

Left Side of Box

The left side of the box maintains the color scheme and prominently displays seven as the number of the release. The DC Comics Icons logo is featured and Black Adam is identified as being part of the Forever Evil storyline. The DC Collectibles tagline is also featured.
 
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Left Side
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Left Side

Left Side of Box Text

DC COMICS ICONS
BLACK ADAM
FOREVER EVIL
TOUJOURS MAL

DC COLLECTIBLES

Right Side of Box

The right side of the box is partially beveled and windowed. It features the name Black Adam to identify the action figure. It also identifies the figure as the seventh release.

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Right Side
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Right Side

Right Side of Box Text

07
BLACK ADAM

Top of Box

The top of the box is sparse and simply displays the SHAZAM! lightning bolt indicating that the figure is part of the Marvel Family line of figures. 

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Bottom
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Top

Top of Box Artwork

Black Adam Lightning Bolt

Bottom of Box

The bottom of of the box displays information about the publisher, the manufacturer, safety information, as well as trademark and copyright information.
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Bottom
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Box Bottom

Bottom of Box Text

UPC: 7 61941 33347 2

PLEASE RETAIN THIS ADDRESS FOR YOUR RECORDS/VEUILLEZ CONSERVER CETTE ADRESSE EN DOSSIER:
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CE logo
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Not for Children 0-3 logo

CONFORMS TO THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF ASTM F963-11
SATISFAIT LES EXIGENCES DE SECURITE DE ASTM F963-11

ALL CHARACTERS. THEIR DISTINCTIVE LIKENESSES AND RELATED ELEMENTS ARE TRADEMARKS OF © DC COMICS (s15)

DC ENTERTAINMENT
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MANUFACTURED IN GUANDONG CHINA.
FABRIQUE EN GUANDONG CHINE.

PRODUCTS MAY VARY FROM IMAGES SHOWN.
LES PRODUITS PEUVENT DIFFERER DE CEUX ILLUSTRES.

The Figure

Height: 6.2"
Weight: 3.5 oz.
Points of articulation: 23 (head, shoulders, biceps, elbow pivots, wrists, chest, stomach, hips, knee pivots, calves, ankles)

Body

The body is nicely sculpted. One of the interesting aspects of the figure is that the lighting bolt insignia is a separate piece attached to the body rather than being painted on. This allows for the chest to bend without part of the lightning bolt disappearing. 

 

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Front
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Front

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Rear
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Rear
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Right
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Right

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Left
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Body Left

Face/Head

The face and head features the typical Black Adam scowl. The eyes are whited-out perhaps indicating that he is lightning-charged. The head sculpt also features his pointed ears as defined in his first appearance in Marvel Family Comics #1 (1945).
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Face/Head
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Face/Head

Accessories

The figure also contains two additional sets of hands and an instruction booklet..

Hands

The Black Adam figure came with two additional sets of hands: left closed fist, right opened hand, and left and right hands with out-stretched fingers with blue lighting bolts.

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Hands Back

DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Hands Front
DC Comics Icons: Black Adam - Hands Front


Accessories Instruction Sheet

The figure also comes with a black and white fold-over sheet showing the four figures in the wave, two on each side.

Size: 3.5" x 5" (folded), 7" x 5" (unfolded)

Front  

DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Front
DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Front


DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Front Opened
DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Front Opened

DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Back Opened
DC Comics Icons - Black Adam - Accessories Instruction Sheet - Back Opened

Walt says...

This figure is well done although I wish it wasn't in a larger scale. I like the Kirby Krackle in the lightning bolt although I do hate the hood and that the lightning bolt is hard to discern due to the design. My only other complaint is that it is top heavy which makes it difficult to stand without a base or holder.

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