Armored Batman figure. Fortunately, Batman has been insanely easy to find and I waited until I could get him at a discount. Just recently did I manage to get him from a seller on Amazon who only wanted $12 bucks for him (with free Prime shipping), so now I have a new Batman figure to review. I've already reviewed the Toys 'R Us exclusive unmasked Batman figure which reuses most of this figure, although it does have a different cape and a unique head along with a different paint job. Honestly, that's quite a few differences and it totally justifies me snapping up another Batman figure! Ready for a look at Batfleck? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips,
swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps,
hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Collect & Connect Piece
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Mattel has made some very solid, sturdy figures in this line, which is great as you know kids will be picking these up too. While this
figure does share the body with the Unmasked Batman Mattel did do an impressive number of new sculpts for the
line. The upper body articulation isn't at all bad and does have a
decent range of movement. It's about on par with an average DC Universe
Classics figure but feels more solid.
enormous Frank Miller inspired bat on the chest? Interestingly, the color is a bit lighter than on the Unmasked Batman figure, which is nice. Both look good, though. Also, the cape is completely different. It's textureless and smooth. Looking at still of the movie cape, I think you could go either way, so Mattel has nicely given us a couple of options in this line.
* I'm just not sold on this headsculpt. Let's shoot straight for a minute: Ben Affleck looked awesome in the batsuit. It totally worked for him and it helped to elevate his performance. This, though, doesn't look much like Affleck. Heck, it doesn't quite look like Batman to me. It looks like someone wearing a Batman Halloween costume. Like maybe an orthodontist. This is what an orthodontist looks like when he wears a Batman costume to his office on Halloween.
* I'm quite disappointed that Batman doesn't come with any accessories. He used so much cool stuff in the film; couldn't Mattel have at least given him the grapnel blaster or a batarang? This is a big negative in my book: Batman always needs to come with some cool gadget. Always.
Batman is my favorite superhero (Batgirl is closely behind) so you can probably guess that I have reviewed tons of Batman related figures. You would be right! If you're interested in more figures from the DC Comics Multiverse line by Mattel, check out my reviews of:
DC Comics Multiverse (6 inches) by Mattel (2016)
Batman from Zero Year
Earth 23 Superman
The Joker from Batman: Endgame
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Mattel (2016)
Son of Batman
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v. Superman by Mattel (2016)
If you're just looking for the Caped Crusader himself, check out these fine reviews:
Batman by Mattel (2003)
Arctic Shield Batman
Batman by NECA (2013)
1/4 Scale Michael Keaton Batman
Batman Animated by DC Collectibles (2014)
The New Batman Adventures
Batman: Arkham Asylum by DC Collectibles
Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham City Bruce Wayne,
Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight five pack
Batman: Arkham City by DC Collectibles (2011)
Rabbit Hole Batman
Batman: Arkham Origins by DC Collectibles (2013)
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel (2013)
Surf's Up Batman
Batman: Classic TV Series Bendables by NJ Croce (2014)
Batman: Power Attack by Mattel (2012)
"Blast and Battle" Batcave
Batman Unlimited by Mattel
Beware the Batman
The Dark Knight Returns Batman
DC Comics Icons by DC Collectibles (2015)
Batman (Last Rites)
DC Comics Unlimited by Mattel
DC Total Heroes by Mattel
DC Total Heroes Ultra by Mattel
Legends of Batman by Kenner
Dark Rider Batman
Dark Warrior Batman
Deluxe Flightpak Batman
Deluxe Silver Knight Batman
Egyptian Batman & Egyptian Catwoman
Pirate Batman and Pirate Two-Face
Ultra Armor Batman
Young Justice: Invasion by Mattel
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