Batcave now I'm going to check out the two beasts from the first series. First up is Batman's trusty pet Ace the Bathound, now reimagined as Battle Cat like dire-wolf that Batman can ride into battle. Like the larger beats figures from various 1980s toylines, especially Masters of the Universe, Ace the Bathound comes in a large window box. Let's check Ace out after the break...
Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches tall, 11 inches long
Accessories: Saddle and mask.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Ace is completely unarticulated, just like the vintage Battle Cat and Panthor. He's a simple hollow plastic figure that manages to look pretty cool and features some decent paint applications on his fur. The fur itself is nicely sculpted too, which helps him to look even cooler.
*Ace looks pretty fierce! I like the work on the face, especially the open mouth and sharp teeth.
* Ace features a removable mask, just like his classic counterpart. Well, his mask looks more like one of the masks from an Orc or an Urak Hai from The Lord of the Rings, but it fits his war-like persona. Be careful removing it as the mask is a bit more rubbery while the ears are made from a harder, less flexible plastic.
* To enable to mount his steed, Ace comes wearing a saddle. The saddle is removable and features some bat wing designs on the sides along with a stitched appearance on the seat of the saddle.
* Ace feels hollow which makes him feel kind of cheap. Furthermore, he has these weird hollow indents on his legs. Why? They just look odd and make the figure seem cheap, but not in a classic sort of way.
* The saddle itself feels like it is made of a very cheap, weak plastic, too. The materials just don't feel like they're made with much quality which is a bit disappointing. I really would hesitate to give this toy to a kid as I don't think it would hold up to much actual play.
This is the first figure of Ace the Bathound I've reviewed. For more DC Primal Age reviews, check out the following:
DC Primal Age by Funko (2018)