Friday, April 6, 2018

Minifigure Review: The Penguin (DC49) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

 Today I'm checking out the Penguin from Jada Toys DC Nano Metalfigs line. Released only as a single pack in series 3, the Penguin is the last figure I needed to complete the series 3 releases. He also may very well hold the honorific title of the last toy I buy from Toys 'R Us as I picked him up at my local Toys 'R Us on Monday. He was 10 percent off (they're liquidating everything but not terribly quickly) so who knows? Maybe I'll be back again. The Nano Metalfigs line has really done a cool job of offering up a varied mixture of DC characters from different sources and this Penguin, based on the packaging, is based off of Burgess Meredith's portrayal of the character from the Batman 1966 TV Series. Of course, this is just a great looking Penguin in general so he can fit in with any of your Nano Metalfigs. Let's check him out after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 1 3/4ths inches

Non-Scalper Price: $1 dollar

* I love the classic black and white tuxedo of this Penguin complete with a purple bow tie and a purple top hat. It's a great, classic look for the character. Of course, he's also holding one of his umbrellas. Who knows what devious device of dastardly death is housed within?

 * The paintwork has really improved on these figures since the line first launched last year. They still use an extremely simple palette of just a few colors per figure but they do a great job of selecting those colors and applying the paint cleanly. The faces have improved a lot, too, as you can clearly see Oswald Cobblepot's eyes, grin, hooked nose, and even his monocle. Wow!
 For a dollar these are incredible. It really seems that DC fans and collectors are loving these as the single packs disappear from store shelves quickly. I love the quality of these as you're getting a solid metal figure for less than a buck. The Penguin is a Great and a 1/2 figure and well worth tracking down. Thus far Ive found him to be the hardest figure to get my flippers on, perhaps due to only being available in a single pack and being a Batman villain. Series 4 has started making its way to store shelves this past week so hopefully I'll have my hands on those twelve new figures before long!

If you're looking for more reviews of the Penguin I've also looked at the Lego Arkham Asylum Breakout which includes a Penguin minifigure and Mattel's Batman: Classic TV Series Penguin.

For more DC Nano Metalfigs, check out the following:

10 Pack Figure Collector's Set 
10 Pack Figure Collector's Set (Series 3)
Batcave Nano Scene 
DC1- Batman (Batman v Superman)
DC2- Desert Batman (Batman v Superman)
DC5- Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
DC6- The Joker (Suicide Squad)
DC7- Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)
DC8- Supergirl
DC10- Killer Croc
DC11- Green Lantern
DC13- Classic TV Series Batman
DC15- Superman
DC17- Harley Quinn
DC18- The Joker
DC19- Katana (Suicide Squad)
DC20- Commissioner Gordon
DC22- The Flash
DC32- Tactical Suit Batman (Justice League)
DC34- The Flash (Justice League)
DC38- Wonder Woman 
DC46- Aquaman (Flashpoint)
DC50- Doomsday 
Pack A (Wonder Woman 4, Cyborg 12, the Flash 22, Parademon 24, and Batman 35)
Pack A- Series 3 (Batman 39, Batgirl 42, Catwoman 44, Black Canary 62, The Riddler 63)
Pack B (Superman 3, Supergirl 8, Aquaman 9, Lex Luthor 27, and Batman 36)
Pack B - Series 3 (Braniac 28, Batman 40, Bizarro 41, Darkseid 48, Lobo 64)  

1 comment:

  1. hope to get this one... even is the (Burgess Meredith) purple topper as well...


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