Dimensions: 11 inches tall, 10 inches wide, 9 1/2 inches deep.
Includes: Die-cast metal Batman and Robin minifigures
Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars
*Let's start with the first of two figures included with the set: Batman! While this sculpt has been reused a few times in the DC Nano Metalfigs line, it's has always been painted differently. This version is a very modern Batman with a gray suit, black cape and cowl, and a yellow utility belt. He's a great minifigure.
* You also get Robin with this set. As far as I know, this is the only way to get Robin (or any member of the Bat family besides big daddy Bats himself) in the Nano Metalfigs line. If I had to wager a guess, this is a Tim Drake Robin. The pose is a little odd, but overall I think it works for such a small figure (around 1 3/4ths inches).
* Here's the cave in all it's glory. I love it. It's a very traditional looking Batcave but it does kind of remind me of elements from the Toy Biz and various Kenner Batcaves over the years. This is an impressive looking display set and while it won't be of much use to collectors trying to integrate this with anything other than minfiugres, a good Batcave is a good Batcave.
* The set has a number of indentations on it that are designed to hold the little die-cast figures. They're not really needed but I'll admit that I do like their presence. It somehow just makes this seem a bit classier. Don't ask me to explain that! I just like the look of it.
*The bottom left area of the cave features this cool little recessed area that features various bits of exposed stone, various pumps that prevent flooding in the cave,and some pools of water. It's a cool little area for hiding villains (especially Killer Croc!).
* There aren't a lot of "play features" really, but the centerpiece of this set and one of the aspects that really does qualify as a play feature is this light up platform. Put in three AAA batteries (not included) and the Batman symbol lights up. It's a really cool effect and it's easy to activate via the black button visible near the bottom of the picture to your right.
* Another feature is this opening door. It both opens and closes all the way (I kind of have it in the middle) to, I assume, allow a Batmobile to head in and out of the cave. It's not really a functional feature since there is no outside ramp, but it looks cool nonetheless.
* One of my favorite parts of this set is the cool Batcomputer system tucked away in this corner. It's accessible via a short stairway and gives Batman a cool place to sit and brood while working over some case. The stickers on the monitors look great and add a lot of life to the display.
* To the bottom right of the playset is a carved stairway that leads up to a tube. The tube doesn't do anything but I'm assuming it's intended to be an elevator of some sort. it doesn't function, but it does provide another unique way to display a few figures.
* And here's the upper tube, a platform, and an observation post on top of the set. Again, the intention of this set seems to be more focused on display rather than play, so this gives you quite a few more cool places to display figures.
* On the top left is a catwalk that features a non-functioning door (perhaps leading to stately Wayne Manor?) and the armory.
* When you peek inside the armory you can actually see a Batsuit inside. That's a really cool detail!
* You do have to put the set together. That's not a negative, though, and I really enjoyed doing it. What is a negative is that some of the pieces do require a very careful touch. Be especially careful with the railings. Once together, though, the set feels extremely sturdy.
If you're looking for more Batcave, check out my review of the Blast and Battle Batcave from the Batman: Power Attack line.
For more Robin reviews, I've looked at the Lego Arkham Asylum Breakout which includes a Tim Drake Robin, the Multiverse Damian Wayne Robin, and the DKR Carrie Kelly Robin.
I've reviewed so many Batman figures that the Caped Crusader has his own review archive. Check out the Dark Knight Gallery for dozens of Batman reviews!
For more DC Nano Metalfigs reviews, check out the following:
DC1- Batman (Batman v Superman)
DC2- Desert Batman (Batman v Superman)
DC6- The Joker (Suicide Squad)
DC10- Killer Croc
DC11- Green Lantern
DC17- Harley Quinn
DC22- The Flash
Pack A (Wonder Woman 4, Cyborg 12, the Flash 22, Parademon 24, and Batman 35)
Pack B (Superman 3, Supergirl 8, Aquaman 9, Lex Luthor 27, and Batman 36)