Today we will be looking at The Arrow from the new Multiverse line.
The figure comes in the new style of box that all the 6-inch Multiverse figures will be using. With this line, they will be mixing comic, movie, and TV characters. You have the logo for the Arrow TV show in the upper left, The Multiverse logo right below. The figure is clearly displayed in the box with a picture of The Arrow and the name of the figure listed below. The back of the box lists a quick bio on what the line is all about. The rest of the figures to come out in this 1st wave are listed on the left (Batman, The Joker, The Arrow, Superman, The Flash, and Reverse Flash). On the right of the box is an image of the COLLECT AND CONNECT Justice Buster. The side of the packaging features another picture of The Arrow with some stats on the right and the Multiverse logo on the left.
ACCESSORIES: The Arrow comes with a right arm for The Justice Buster; we will take a closer look at them when we complete the COLLECT AND CONNECT figure! The Arrow also comes with His Bow and one loose arrow.
HEIGHT: The Arrow stands just a hood over 6 inches (a hood, get it J)
ARTICULATION: The head is on a ball joint Arms are on a hinge ball joint Elbows swivel with single hinge joint Wrist swivel Waist swivel Legs are standard DC leg joints Lower calf swivel Single jointed knees Single jointed ankles While I do love that we got a TV Arrow, I am very disappointed with the figure overall. Due to the way the arms are designed, you can’t really get him in a good shooting pose.
I do like that they sculpted his right hand to hold the arrow. There is a little hole in the front of the right hand that the arrow slides right into!
The face sculpt isn’t that bad, but the paint on the figure seems a little heavy. I do have to say, I like that they were able to get the blue eyes painted in nicely.
On the back of the figure, they did give him his quiver. However, all the arrows are sculpted in and are not removable.
For a size comparison, here he is standing next to another blonde bow-welding superhero.
So that’s my review of The Arrow. It’s not a great figure, overall. I love what they did with the hood itself: the hood isn’t attached to the body, just the head, so when you move the figure’s head the hood goes with it. This prevents the figure from looking inside his hood when you turn the head left and right. Unfortunately, the lack of articulation in the arms really hurts the figure from striking some cool action poses. I give him a 5/10