Saturday, November 2, 2019

Action Figure Review: Beast Boy from DC Comics Multiverse by Mattel

    Today I'm checking out another figure from Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse line but it's one from earlier this year: Beast Boy! Beast Boy is from the Ninja Batman Collect & Connect series (the same as Starfire) and, like her, is another figure who was originally released in DC Universe Classics. I owned the DCUC Beast Boy at one point but I actually traded him away many years ago to pick up some MOTUC stuff I was missing. Since then Beast Boy has become one of the more difficult to track down DCUC figures, so it's nice to have another chance at the character. I like this version of Beast Boy much better, too. Let's check out Beast Boy after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 1/2 inches

Articulation:  Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Collect & Connect Ninja Batman left arm, two interchangeable left hands, sword, and sheathe.

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars

 The Positives:

* Beast Boy is really a fantastic looking figure. His crimson uniform really stands out from his green skin and while most of the details are painted, the zipper and collar are sculpted elements. His skin tone is excellent and the tufts of fur on his forearms and legs definitely helps show off his animal nature while still depicting him Gar in his normal form. I think he's much more dynamic and exciting than the previous Beast Boy figure.

* The headsculpt is excellent. It's definitely a more modern take on the character and I love it. He's got a great expression with those raised eyebrows and the beginning of a huge grin. Kinds who know him from Teen Titans Go! or DC Super Hero Girls will probably get a kick out of him. 

 * Seriously, the animal-like feet and claws definitely help make Beast Boy standout in the line. Mattel really has been using a nice number of new parts on the line and details like this definitely help sell characters. I love the claws and the tufts of fur!

 * Mattel's current articulation scheme on most of the DC Multiverse figures is nearly as good as Hasbro's Marvel Legends line, but without any rubbery joints. Beast Boy is excellent: Well articulated, durable, and fun to play with. It really is a shame that Mattel is losing the license to make collector's figures for DC as they've finally seem to hit their groove again.

 * Beast Boy doesn't come with any accessories of his own this time around but he does come with quite a few pieces for Ninja Batman, who I'm really not planning to build. Still, I can probably trade or sell these. He's got a left arm, two interchangeable hands, a katana, and a sheathe.
   Beast Boy is a Great figure and a really nice update of the character. While the DCUC was a very classic version in his old school Doom patrol outfit, this one is a modern era Teen Titans version. It would have been really cool had he come with some version of himself in animal form, however (remember the eagle from the DCUC version that was also shared with MOTUC?). I've still got a few more DC Comics Multiverse reviews coming up, including the last figure and the Killer Croc C&C from the last series, so stay tuned!

Do you love Beast Boy, mama? Then check out the DC Super Hero Girls Beast Boy from the action collection 6-pack and the Beast Boy mini from the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies line.

For more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Reborn)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Batwing (DC Rebirth)
Batwoman (DC Rebirth)
Clayface (Collect & Connect Figure)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War) 
Doctor Psycho (Collect & Connect figure)
Duke Thomas (We Are Robin)
Earth 23 Superman
The Flash: From Page to Screen
Harley Quinn (Detective Comics)
Jessica Cruz (DC Rebirth)
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
Justice Buster
Katana (DC Rebirth)
KGBeast (DC Rebirth)
King Shark (Collect & Connect Figure)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two) 
Red Hood (DC Rebirth)
Red Robin (DC Rebirth)
Rookie (Collect & Connect figure)
Spoiler (Detective Comics)
Starfire (DC Rebirth)
Superman (DC Rebirth)
Two-Face (All-Star Batman)
Wonder Girl (Teen Titans)

The Arrow

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
The Flash & The Atom (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns) 
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns) 
Son of Batman
Wonder Woman

Batman v. Superman
Armored Batman
Bat Creature
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory) 
Batman Unmasked
Knightmare Batman
Lex Luthor
Wonder Woman

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 
The Atom

The Flash
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)

Justice League
Aquaman (Toys R Us Exclusive) 
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive) 
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
The Flash
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Wonder Woman 

Suicide Squad
Croc (Build-a-Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch) 
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker 
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Rick Flag 


Supergirl TV Series 
Martian Manhunter

Wonder Woman
Diana of Themyscira
Queen Hippolyta
Steve Trevor 
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)

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