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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Action Figure Review: Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Knight by DC Collectibles
Height: 7 1/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, right boot swivel, hinged knees, swivel left hip, T-bar hips, ball jointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $20-$25 dollars
*DC Collectibles has always produced quality sculpts and Scarecrow is no exception. The Arkham-verse figures are always a treat as they're covered in interesting details. This looks mixes together a few of Scarecrow's previous looks as he has a burlap like mask (although a character in game states that they think it could actually be his real face), a long brown hooded robe (unevenly stitched together), and some various fear gas based storage tanks on his chest. He's also sporting a wicked gantlet used to inject his fear toxin directly into his victims.
*The Scarecrow has some fairly complex gadgets, braces, and cords on his body that DC Collectibles has very nicely rendered on the figure. Due to his run in with Killer Croc in Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow is now sporting a metal brace on his left leg that actually moves along with the articulation. He's also wearing a vest that supports various tanks and tubes of fear gas for Scarecrow's nefarious purposes. The vest is made from a softer material and the wires running to and from it are quite convincing. The same can be said for the brace on his right elbow that helps keep his injector gauntlet on: It's also soft, pliable, and works with the joint.
* I got this figure shortly before Arkham Knight came out and, as I sat playing Arkham Knight, I realized that the fear gas cans on Scarecrow's chest are quite inaccurate to the game. Go ahead and do a search: You'll see that I'm right! I'm not sure if this was a case of DC Collectibles basing their sculpt off of an early design or of laziness in their attention to detail. This is still a decent looking Scarecrow, but it's not as accurate as I would hope for considering the level of detail in the series.
*Considering that other characters come with a few unique accessories, Scarecrow's accessory feels pretty light by comparison.
I've reviewed the following Arkham-verse figures, including:
Batman: Arkham City by DC Collectibles
Dr. Hugo Strange
Talia al Ghul
Batman: Arkham Knight by DC Collectibles
Batman: Arkham Origins by DC Collectibles
The Joker as Red Hood, Copperhead, & Deathstroke (Unmasked) Action Figure 3-Pack
I've also reviewed Twister Strike Scarecrow from Kenner's Legends of the Dark Knight toyline and the Arkham Asylum Breakout Lego set.