The Fwoosh I ended up with figures from Mattel's DC Universe Signature Collection which ran as a subscription based line from January 2012-December 2013 available on Matty Collector. Picking up where Mattel's DC Universe Classics and it's other various spin-off lines left off, the line tried to fill in some gaps and add in some obscure fan favorites. The last figure released in the line and the subject of today's review is Batzarro, and I think it's a bit of an understatement to say that he didn't go over well with most collectors. By the way some collectors go on about this figure you would think that ol' Batzarro had poisoned their dog or something. Really, it was just the issue of character choice: Considering that there were plenty of significant characters left undone in the line, Batzarro just felt like an odd choice to end the line on. Of course, it's now almost two years later and I just picked this guy up through a trade, so my expectations are a little different. Ready for a closer look at Batzarro? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Original Retail Price: $18-$20 dollars
* I know some people have had problems with quality control on Mattel's DC figures but I can say that with owning well over 100 figures (probably closer to 200) which use this body, I can only think of one figure that I had breakage issues with. Mattel usually does a pretty good job of making sturdy figures and Batzarro moves like pretty much every other male DCUC figure in existence.
* Batzarro comes with one accessory: A Batarang. It's a simple, somewhat uniquely shaped Batarang, but I've learned that a Batarang is an accessory I will always gladly accept. You'll never run out of uses for them!
* Two negatives about this guy: First, he's got some bent spikes on his gauntlets. This is a problem that seemingly always plagues Batman figures and old Batzarro here isn't immune from it.
* Secondly, comes with neither chains nor guns, two items he uses pretty frequently in his infrequent comic appearances. The batarang is a decent accessory, but it's not really fitting for Batzarro, is it?
I haven't reviewed any other figures of Batzarro (although I do own the older DC Direct version). Heck, I haven't reviewed that many other figures from this series. So far, the only review from the DC Universe Signature Collection I've published is Ra's Al Ghul.
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