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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Christmas Haul 2015: Man-Bat from DC Super Friends by Fisher-Price
Height: 5 inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, vertically hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, and a swivel neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $6-$8 dollars
*Man-Bat really is an impressive looking figure. He's quite large! Standing around 5 inches tall (hunched over some, too) and with a wingspan of a little over 1 foot, Man-Bat puts the rest of the puny Imaginext figures to shame. This guy is really cool looking and definitely quite imposing!
* The paint work on Man-Bat's head is simple enough but I'm actually kind of impressed with the wings. They've been given a spray of black that looks really good over Man-Bat's light brown skin. It's definitely a more sophisticated paint application than I would have expected on an Imaginext figure and I'm totally digging it.
* Since he's a larger deluxe figure, Man-Bat is equipped with an action feature. Push the button on his back and his shoulders move forwards and backwards to simulate his flapping wings. It's actually a pretty cool feature and, since you can still manually pose the vertical position of the wings, it doesn't take away from the play value. Man-Bat's hands are posed so he can grab the basic Imaginext figures and swing them around, too.
* If you look at the paint around Man-Bat's legs and feet you'll see some real slop. The edges of his ripped jeans just are not very neat and clean. What a bummer, particularly on such a simple figure.
* This is an odd complaint (and I'm not giving it very much weight in determining my rating) but there's something about this guy that doesn't feel very "Imaginexty." It's tough to explain but this guy feels much more like a figure from Mattel's "The Batman" line of figures rather than an Imaginext figure. Maybe it's the lack of an accessory?
The only other Man-Bat toy I've reviewed on here was the Lego set Batman: Man-Bat Attack.
I have reviewed some other DC themed Imaginext figures, though, including:
DC Superfriends Imaginext by Fisher Price
The Joker & Harley Quinn
Justice League Imaginext by Fisher-Price