Toying Around Reviews: DC Primal Age King Shark

DC Primal Age King Shark

Today we will be taking a look at the DC Primal Age King Shark figure from FUNKO.

This Primal age line was made to invoke the nostalgia of the old He-Man type figures.


Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

King Shark comes on a blister card, not very collector friendly for those of us who like to take the figure out of the packaging.

On the front of the packaging, you have a nice big DC Primal Age logo at the top with the figures name listed right below. King Shark himself is clearly displayed in the middle. The packaging has some nice artwork in the background.

Turning the box to the side you get a nice look at the figure at the side. this is perfect for our friends who like to keep the figure mint on card.

On the back of the box, we get some nice artwork of other figures that will be coming out in this line, Batman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Scarecrow, Mister Freeze, King Shark, and The Joker.

Turning the box around one more time we get a nice look at the other side of the figure.

Outside of the Box:

Now that we have the figure outside the box lets take a closer look.

Taking King Shark out of the box we get a very nice look at him, The grey they used really works with the figure and all the other colors, the green on his skirt, and the bone color on his wrists really pop on him. I also really do like the little details they put in him with the red on the cuts on his legs and around his body.


Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

King shark comes with a bone hook and and a shield. The hook can be held in both hands while the shield can only really fit on his left hand.


How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!

King Shark’s articulation includes the following:

Mushroom Jointed Shoulders - allows you to rotate the arms 360-degrees.

Waist Swivel - this allows you to turn the top of the figure around 360-degrees. 

Ball Jointed Legs - with this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion it is hindered by the costume a little bit.

Size Comparison:

How does this figures size compare to others?

King Shark stands right at 5 inches tall.

Here is King Shark next to Batman from this same Primal Age line.


What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

Paint Job 5/5

The paint job on King Shark is really well done, Funko did put a lot of time into the figure.

Figure Sculpt 4/5

The sculpt and look of the figure is really nice, I am really loving all the small details they put on the armor and on his face.

Posing / Durability 2/5

I get that they were going for a throwback look to the old He-Man figures but the static pose sometimes leaves more to be desired when trying to pose him.

Overall Score 3.66/5 

Retail Cost: $11.99

I picked up my King Shark at my local TARGET.

Time for some Toying Around!!