It has been a very long time since The Blot got really excited about a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive from Mattel, but when I do it almost always is a DC Comics figure. The last was probably 2009 when Matty released the Wonder Twins box set. But when I heard Mattel was releasing a Death action figure at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 I got giddy! What are the odds of a release like this!?! I guess it shouldn’t have been such a surprise to see an action figure of a primarily Vertigo characters since Mattel just released a Swamp Thing action figure last year, but I really was seriously shocked by the announcement.
Some envision Death as a grim reaper or dark angel to be feared. But as created by Neil Gaiman for DC Comics’ line of Vertigo comics, the Sandman`s older sister is pretty, perky and always gets the job done. Death’s been around since the beginning of time and is exactly the kind of girl you`ll want to follow into the unknown. Mattel’s 8” Death action figure wears her trademark ankh necklace, comes with a skull-themed display base and retails for $25 exclusively at the MattyCollector.com SDCC 2012 booth.