Justice League Action Figures: DC Direct vs Kotobukiya
In the post How to Start an Action Figure Collection, I discussed one crucial thing that you should consider before starting your own collection.
That is Find a Niche.
In finding a niche, I mention about limiting your collection to a particular theme. On top of that, you may also want to consider limiting your collection from a single manufacturer. This is mainly for one specific reason – consistency.
Consistency in size, consistency in quality and etc.
Even if you are only collecting the Justice League, but since you are getting them from different manufacturers, your collection will not be consistent. It is also difficult to group them together for a photoshoot. They will just look weird and not as a Justice League team.
Wonder Woman could be taller than Aquaman. That can be a problem.
Let’s take Aquaman as an example in this comparison between DC Direct and Kotobukiya and go through some of the differences.
|Stands nearly 8 inch tall||Stands 6.75 inch tall|
|Sculpted by master artist Goutaro Takeuchi (Atelier Bamboo)||Not mentioned other than the action figure is based on designs by superstar artist Jim Lee’s artwork from Justice League|
Looking at the price alone, the difference is a lot. If you are on a budget, you may want to ignore Kotobukiya totally. But if you prefer the finest details, then go for Kotobukiya. Kotobukiya is well known for its workmanship. If you want it to be poseable, then get DC Direct.
See … even if you are considering Aquaman, there are so many factors to consider 🙂
Anyways, there are a lot of videos on the internet that could help you with your decision. If you prefer to read reviews, there is no place better than the reviews on Amazon; check it out.