Shocker Toys – initially known for their Shockini mini block figures – have released several action figures based on indie comic book characters. Indie Spotlight Series 1 consists of five different figures, and for purposes of this review, we’ll be looking at ShadowHawk.
Shocker Toys went with the classic carded packaging with a bubble shell. The nice thing about their approach is that the card actually slides out from the plastic, so you don’t have to tear off a glued-on bubble. The back of the packaging features a cut away bio card for ShadowHawk (with the above excerpt printed on it), as well as photos of the Indie Spotlight Series 1 lineup.
ShadowHawk is part of the Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes Series 1. The figure stands approximately 6” tall and features 15 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, waist, hips, knees and ankles).
His shoulder pads are cinched so they slide onto ShadowHawk’s shoulders. The single accessory that’s included with the figure is a claw hand that snaps on at the wrist. Each figure in the Indie Spotlight Series includes a mini Isz figure from The Maxx comic series.
The Indie Spotlight line obviously isn’t a designer toy series. They’re action figures. And while comic book giants such as Marvel and DC have tons of toys based on their various superheroes, the little, indie comics (Image Comics here) don’t have the same market share. Enter Shocker Toys.
I have a few issues with the sculpt. The belt looks out of place. It’s not a tight sculpt like the rest of the figure. Also, ShadowHawk has six pack abs…on his back. It’s a small issue, but I’m not a huge fan of the dual elbow and knee joints on action figures.
With that said, I do like the ball joints used on the wrists and ankles. And this is a figure that can actually stand on its own. No need for a display stand.
While this isn’t my favorite character from the Indie Spotlight line (The Maxx and The Tick?!!?), fans of ShadowHawk will appreciate an action figure based on their rather obscure comic book.
You can pick one up at the following:
Shocker Toys: $18.00 (including S/H)
Fun Factor: 7/10