The Arrow, Earth 23 Superman, the Flash, Reverse Flash, Endgame Joker, and Zero Year Batman. I picked up all of those figures except for the Flash (I just ordered his part online) simply because I really wanted a Justice Buster. Since DC is getting ready to start Rebirth, who knows if we'll see any toys from the New 52 for awhile other than stuff already announced? Also, I was jonesing to complete a build-a-figure again since the last one I completed was in 2013! Ready for a closer look at the Justice Buster? Then join me after the break...
Height: 8 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a ball-jointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: If you factor in the 6 figures you need to purchase to build this guy, you'll pay around $120 but end up with 6 other action figures.
* Being a big beefy bruiser, being nimble isn't the first thing you'd expect from the Justice Buster. The upper body has a decent range of motion, though, which allows you to put it in some nice fighting poses. Don't expect anything hyper-articulated or anything, but it's certainly a wider range of articulation than I first believed.
* I love the look of the head and eyes. Mattel did a nice job with the shape and design on the Justice Buster and I love how the eyes really stand out. They look like they're glowing in Capullo's artwork and I think Mattel's choice of two colors of blue nicely captures that. Also, this thing has a really nice true ball joint that really gives some character to the figure.
* I love the large spikes on the shoulders. They're made from a nice, flexible rubber that still manages to be hard enough to retain a nice shape and look imposing. They definitely add to the hulking, menacing presence of this guy for sure.
* There's a nice amount of detail on the sculpt of the Justice Buster. The entire body is covered with various nicks and dents, perhaps showing that Bruce has taken the Buster out on a number of practice runs. While it might not be a perfect match for the armor seen in the comic, it's incredibly close and absolutely cannot be mistaken for anything else.
* There's some more cool detail on the back of the Justice Buster. I like the smaller jet thrusters on the back of the armor as well as the various ridges and panels etched into the sculpt.
*My biggest complaint with this figure is that the paint job seems a little overly simplistic. A wash or something to bring out the various scrapes and dings in the armor would have been very welcome.
* I like the look of the crests on the Justice Buster's head, but I'm not a fan of them being molded in a softer, more rubbery plastic. If they get bent they'll take a bit to come back to shape.
* The lower body is unfortunately really limited in articulation. There's nothing in the way of "ankle" articulation and it can be tough to get this thing to stand up on it's robotic feet. Heck, there's not even a waist swivel or anything. I can't think of many times when a build-a-figure has had less articulation than the standard figures in the line, but the Justice Buster indeed does.
I've reviewed 5 of the 6 figures in this series you'll need to purchase to complete the Justice Buster:
Batman from Zero Year
Earth 23 Superman
The Joker from Batman: Endgame
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
And I've also reviewed a few other DC Comics Multiverse figures:
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Mattel (2016)
Son of Batman
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v. Superman by Mattel (2016)
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