I got him very early on after the release, for the same reason I got the rest of the wave: Collect and Connect Kilowog!
Dislike: Again, a lack of accessories. Kilowog's Right Leg doesn't count. Really, couldn't Mattel have thrown this guy a bone? Or even a fish? Or maybe even a fish bone
Dislike: Swivel only head.
Dislike: That not counting his head, Shark just turns out to be a plain ol' boring sculpt after you take away the back, forearm and calf fins.
Like: That they bothered to give him fins on his back, and calves.
Like: That flashy purple.
Like: The head sculpt. It's actually good. No, it's great. Just look at those beady eyes and the killer rows of teeth!
The body the used for him though, doesn't fit. It just looks like some guy's body in spandex and that's disappointing.
Aesthetics: 7/10 - Shark just shades it because of a nice head. I'm glad they bothered with the fins, but ultimately that doesn't really do justice to the character with they "normal" body they used.
I think that if going bigger with this figure was a problem for whatever reason, they could've used the thinner male buck, like the one they used for Deadman. So if he doesn't look monstrous, he'd at least look ravenous. Throw in some tooling for an emaciated ribcage and viola! Beggar Shark! (As posed to King Shark, ya know, who's all fatted up and stuff. Get it? Get it?)
Poseability: 8/10 - Standard DCUC PoAs and a sculpt that doesn't get in the way of them. The only problem, of course, is the swivel only ball-jointed head. But that's a problem that's been fixed with all the new figures.
Fun: 8/10 - He's actually worth some comic relief because he can play a guy in a shark suit. He'd also be fun in a display with Black Manta and MOTUC Classics Merman fighting Aquaman. Next to any other figures though, even Hal Jordan (whom he's a villain of), he'd look like a fish out of water. HAA!!!
|The Killer Frog Style|
Overall: 7.25 - Shark is decent and though he might not be the favourite of many of you out there (nor me), there are those who would call him King (HA!!!) because he fits in the freaky/funky figures category. Like Killer Moth, Recovery (Black) Suit Superman, and Deadman (for some), Shark falls into the highly rejected group. As a toy, he's nice to have for some comic relief or to be part of a pile of beaten up baddies, but I'd sooner let him go to someone else who'd better appreciate his talents. Ha!