Deathstroke has always been one of the best DC Comics villains of all time. Sure he has been over-shadowed by some of the other big namers, like Lex Luthor, Darkseid, the Anti-Monitor, and even the Psycho Pirate (yeah, I know). But the winds of change have been blowing ever since the launch of the New 52 comic line from DC. This guy has blown up! He has been featured in two very prominent video games, Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Origins. Not to mention, his recurring role on CW's hit show Arrow and his own monthly comic series. These have all been great accomplishments, but nothing can compare to being forever immortalized in plastic with your very own action figure. That being said, DC Collectibles and Play Arts-Kai have released brand new figures based on his appearance in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game. Let's start with the DC offered figure. This figure marks the second series in this line along with other Rogues such as, Deadshot, Firefly, and Anarky. Every single one of these characters are expertly done with multiple points of articulation, detail, paint, and accessories. They are available now for $24.99 each from reputable retailers like Big Bad Toy Store.
I'm going to shift gears here to the other figure being offered from Play Arts-Kai. Now this Deathstroke is a thing of beauty. He is beautifully sculpted with, again, multiple points of articulation. I think the thing that stands out the most about this figure is the paint. The artists at Play Arts-Kai have really done a good job with capturing the metallic look of his body armor. He comes complete with interchangeable hands and unique accessories. There is no release date for this figure, but I would look for it to drop in the very near future.
On a side note, if you are looking for an excellent live-action representation of this character then you need to check out Arrow on the CW network. The show airs Wednesday nights. So in closing, remember that they are not dolls..........They are ACTION FIGURES!!!