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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Action Figure Review: Batwing (DC Rebirth) from DC Comics: Multiverse by Mattel
Height: 6 1/4 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Wings, left and right arms for Rookie Collect & Connect figure, pistol for Rookie Collect & Connect figure.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* From the waist up Batwing looks pretty cool. The head sculpt is solid and the chest plate is actually raised with some nice paintwork to give off the impression that the Batsymbol is lit up with LED lighting. Mattel has definitely been upping he number of unique sculpts in the Multiverse line and it is definitely appreciated.
* While Batwing has the standard DCUC styled articulation that is pretty outdated at this point, he still does have a fair range of motion. The shoulders work really well and the balljointed head has a great range of motion.
* Rather than a cape Batwing sports some massive... bat wings. These wings are one single solid piece that plugs into the figure's back. It stays put solidly and looks pretty cool on the figure. It's also fairly light weight, meaning the figure isn't just going to tip over backwards.
* Batwing includes both arms and the taser pistol for the Rookie. I'll review this guy fully once I review all of the other figures but, for now, let's just say he looks pretty cool.
* Here my biggest problem with this figure: He feels like he's made from a very light, very cheap plastic. Whenever you go to move a joint the plastic feels like it has too much give to it. When you just pick this guy up, or even look at the figure more closely, the plastic just seems to be overly light and of an inferior quality. It's tough for me to convey the problem in writing but if you picked this guy up without knowing what line he was from, I doubt you'd guess he was a Multiverse figure from Mattel.
* Batwing really doesn't have much paintwork. Other than the chest symbol and his eyes, he's just the same color of plastic as he's molded in. Some highlights or something would have definitely helped improve the figures appearance.
* The legs and boots look so, so plain. Very boring stuff here. Plus, the boots look a bit too oversized.
This is the first Batwing figure I've reviewed. If you're looking for more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War)
Earth 23 Superman
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two)
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
Batman v. Superman
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Diana of Themyscira
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)