Height: 6 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel forearms, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: 2 Eskrima sticks
Non-Scalper Price: $12-$25 dollars
*The sculpt is good, but that's typically the case with DC Collectibles. While the portrait isn't mindblowing or anything, the costume itself is extremely detailed and features a few different textures to emulate the various materials on Nightwing's costume. While there is a Nightwing figure in the Greg Capullo inspired line based on Capullo's artwork, this Nightwing somewhat resembles Eddy Barrows' work on Nightwing's own title without being overly artist specific.
* I really like Nightwing's red and black color scheme. I've always liked the blue as well (as it helped to distance him from the Robin costume and persona) but he red is very sharp and looks fantastic both on paper and on an action figure. It's interesting that in the New 52 Dick Grayson, Tim Drake (Red Robin), Jason Todd (Red Hood), and Damien Wayne (Robin) all use red significantly in their costumes.
For the most part here the paint is clean and sharp (I love the red eyes under the domino mask) and the more armored parts of the outfit have a nice sheen to them.
* One really cool detail about this figure I love is that Nightwing has storage clips for his Eskrima sticks on his thighs. They're small, unobtrusive, and securely hold the sticks in place. It's a neat little extra that I definitely appreciate.
*DC Collectibles jumps back and forth on their articulation with some characters being ratherlimited and others having a full complement of useful joints. Nightwing is right in the middle, which is a bit disappointing for a character as agile as Dick Grayson. He just feels incredibly stiff. Hips hips don't have a lot of motion and he has no articulation on his torso or waist. Incredibly disappointing for a trapeze artist, don't you think?
* While Nightwing comes with his signature Eskrima sticks, they're very underwhelming. They seem a bit too small, feel rather fragile and brittle, and just don't look very impressive. I really wish they were a bit sturdier and perhaps had attachments that mimicked the electricity that can emanate from the sticks in the comics.
I've reviewed a few other figures from DC Collectibles' various New 52 inspired lines:
The New 52: Justice League by DC Collectibles
Wonder Woman versus Katana
The New 52: Super Villains by DC Collectibles
The New 52: Super Villains- Suicide Squad by DC Collectibles
Oddly enough, the only other Nightwing figure I have reviewed is from Kenner's Legends of Batman line.