Kalibak is the son of Darkseid and Suli. Suli appears to have been a relatively normal-looking woman, so apparently Kalibak’s good looks come purely from his father’s side of the family.
A member of Jack Kirby’s New Gods, Kalibak is a bruiser who is constantly seeking his father’s approval. He hates his half-brother Orion, whom Darkseid admires despite the fact Orion has sworn to destroy him. Most appearances of Kalibak, in both comics and cartoons, involve him getting into a knock-down, drag-out battle with Orion or Superman, with lots of property damage. One of my personal favorite fights is in the Justice League episode “Hereafter, Part 2,” where Lobo piles car upon car on top of Kalibak until he cries uncle.
Kalibak is the Collect-and-Connect figure for DC Universe Classics Wave 6.
Articulation: Ball and hinge at the neck; ball joints at the shoulders; swivels at the biceps, waist, and wrists; hinges at the elbows, knees, ankles, torso, and an H-hinge on the hips allowing for a ball joint-like range of movement.
Accessories: Kalibak comes with his Beta-Club. He was originally going to have another weapon as well, which will now be included with Wave 8’s Parademon.
Quality control: The only major flaw on my figure is that the lower torso is molded in a brighter green plastic than the rest of the figure. From what I’ve seen, this may be common among all Kalibaks. There are some other minor paint issues, but nothing glaring.
Durability: Like most DCUC figures, Kalibak is pretty durable compared to other collector figures. Be sure to push his shoulder joints in all the way–they’ll lock in and won’t come off easily. Despite the top-heavy body and smallish feet, the figure stands very well on its own.
Value: To put Kalibak together, you have to get Captain Marvel, Killer Moth, Hawkman, Superman (either variant), and either Mister Miracle or Dr. Impossible. That will run you a minimum of about $60, but it means you get five 6″ figures and one deluxe-size figure, which I think is an average deal in today’s market, if not exactly a bargain.
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