Ra's al Ghul
Batman - Hush (DC Direct) - Series 3
Ras stands at about 6.5 inches of raw sexy manhood. The chest-hair, the flowing mane, the nipples, his giant sword, all scream fertility, even the grey streaks in his hair sing of his greatness. I love the sculpt in this figure, it's slender and yet it gives the impression of brute force trying to hammer-out from underneath the surface, skin taught tightly around chiseled muscles. The stance is relaxed but it is the stance of a swordsman, always ready to leap into the fray. The face is stern, unforgiving, demanding obedience with every glare. This guy is flawlessly painted, it's unbelievable. But believably, the coolness comes at a price, the arms don't move much. They're supposed to move around because they're ball-socket joints, but they refuse to move out to his sides, the most you can do it move them forward and back, never outwards. And this especially is not cool because you can't pose him is menacing ways, brandishing his schmitar. At least it looks nice.
Most standard DCD articulation is there: Head, shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees can move.
I think this is one of the best renditions of Ras, a strong sculpt with a perfect paint-job, if only all figures were made with such care...