Greg Capullo based line in 2014 and later this year he's going to make an appearance in the Batman: The Animated Series line. It's a good time for fans of Gordon, I guess. Ready to see how this one turned out? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Interchangeable left hands (grip and open hand), pistol, and a walkie-talkie.
Sculpted by: Gentle Giant Studios
Non-Scalper Price: $20-$25 dollars
* I like how DC Collectibles pulled off Gordon's shoulder holster and necktie. They're both separate pieces from the torso and are molded from a flexible, rubbery plastic. The neck tie hangs down realistically while the shoulder holster can hold Gordon's pistol under his left arm (there are some spare magazines sculpted on the holster under his right arm).
* Interestingly, Gordon comes with two interchangeable left hands. One is sculpted to grip the included walkie-talkie while the other is a simple, open-handed gesture. It's certainly not a necessary feature but I always appreciate more ways to display a figure. The hands swap very easily, too.
* Gordon is equipped with a simple pistol. It looks like the standard .45 pistol that an officer might use. It's compact and fits nicely in his right hand or in his shoulder holster.
* A walkie-talkie is kind of a default accessory for Jim Gordon as other versions of the character have come equipped with one, too. There's not much to the sculpt but it fits in Gordon's left hand well and certainly looks like a walkie-talkie.
* This....is terrible. This is easily one of the worst headsculpts on an action figure that I purchased last year. In my defense, I ordered him from an e-tailer sight unseen. This looks less like the face of Jim Gordon and more like one of the Beastie Boys dressed up in the music video for "Sabotage." I like that video, though. I'm not digging this figure. The glasses just don't line up, either.
* I mentioned that most of the articulation on this figure is quite good but I do have to mention that the shoulders and the elbows are a bit too limited. Unless you have Gordon aiming or firing his pistol you're just not going to get a good looking neutral pose out of him. The hinged elbows don't allow for much of a bend and his shoulders don't come in close to his side, leaving his arms hanging out at an odd angle.
Arkham Knight Batman or Christmas. Series 2 Catwoman is really sharp, but Gordon feels like a badly realized digital sculpt. I'm not sure if the blame here rests on Gentle Giant Studios or DC Collectibles, but it's really disappointing that Gordon just doesn't have the crisp, detailed sculpting the Arkham figures have been known for.
The only other Jim Gordon figure I've reviewed on here is the Greg Capullo styled Commissioner Gordon from DC Collectibles.
I've reviewed plenty of other Arkham Knight figures, though, including:
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 Knight by DC Collectibles (2015)
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