Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Action Figure Review: Bizarro from DC Comics Multiverse by Mattel

 Me is Bizarro Barbecue17. Me not like DC Comics action figures. Me hate Batgirl, Masters of the Universe, and carbonated water. Me not find new Bizarro figure at Walgreens last week. This not a short review of Bizarro from Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse line....

OK, sorry, I can't keep that up that long! Yes, this is the DC Comics Multiverse Bizarro that is exclusive to Walgreens. I found it a week or so ago on a quick trip there while picking up some Chinese food next door and boy did it pay off! New DC Comics Multiverse figures have been hard to come by and Bizarro has been what I've really been looking for. He's a great classic version of the character and it's been well over a decade since Mattel last gave him a new sculpt (although his last repack release was in the MOTUC vs DCUC Faker vs.Bizarro set). This guy came at a great time as just a few weeks ago my daughter brought home one of the kids DC storybooks from school and it was a Superman and Bizarro story, so she's been really interested in Bizarro lately. This one was a hit! Let's check him our after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 5/8ths inches

Articulation: Hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: Jacket, glasses, four interchangeable hands, tie, cape, and necklace.

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
 The Positives:

* Bizarro turned out really, really, well, although you may not be able to tell that from the package: Bizarro is packaged backwards in the tray, so only his back is showing! The figure itself looks great, though. While he's built using a smaller body than previous incarnations, it works well for a more classic styled Bizarro. He's very much based off of last year's Rebirth Superman, although I think fans would go nuts for a Superman with this color scheme. Notice that his belt is new and very much a classic Superman belt. The backwards "S" logo is fantastic, too, with a very clean stamp.

* Bizarro's articulation is pretty solid and is definitely improved over most other Mattel DC figures due to the presence of double-hinged knees. The shoulders and head also have a really nice range of motion.

* I love the headsculpt. It's a great Bizarro likeness and I like that it's not just angry looking. It definitely captures elements of Superman's look, but still has he added Bizarro charm. This feels like a really cool depiction of a more benign and less evil Bizarro.

* Bizarro comes with one of the soft goods "Super Powers" styled capes. Bizarro's cape of course features the backwards "S" logo on it, which is very neatly applied. Personally, though the neck clip is dated, I love these sort of capes.

* Bizarro comes with the same four hands the Rebirth Superman came with: Two for flying and two for punching! They swap easily and capture Bizarro's mottled grey skin quite nicely.

* Bizarro is also rocking his signature Bizarro No. 1 necklace, an award winning piece of jewelry from the Bizarro collection. It easily fits over his neck and looks pretty cool on the figure.

* To put Bizarro in "disguise" he also comes sporting a torn jacket and a loose hanging tie, perfect for when you want to disguise him as El Kal (or when you want B'wana Beast to show off his Magic Mike routine). The outfit fits really well and it's just so wonderfully bizarre that you can't help but love it.

* Bizarro even comes with some glasses! They fit on his head really well. While they're oversized, they just add to the charm of this figure. I love them! They actually look really cool on the figure, although cool in the dopiest way possible. Have fun adamantly denying that this is a Bizarro figure to friends and family!
 The Negatives:

* Like with Superman, I don't like the look of this waist piece. It makes the upper thighs look really strange and far too small. It's just... odd.
   You know what? This figure is pretty darn good. He's fun, durable, and comes with a bunch of accessories allowing you to have two different looks for the figure. This is actually one of the best Multiverse Mattel is put out and it's really and to see them starting to put out product of this quality now that we know they're losing the license next year. Last year had some good releases, but they were too few. Had Mattel put out figures this packed with extras last year who knows what might have transpired? This is an Epic figure and well worth tracking down at Walgreens.

For more Bizarro reviews check out the DC Nano Metalfigs Bizarro DC41 from the series 3 5-pack B, the Series 4 20-Pack Collector's Set, and the series 3 10-Pack Collector's Set and Bizarro (DC95) from the series 4 5-Pack A.

For more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Batwing (DC Rebirth)
Batwoman (DC Rebirth)
Clayface (Collect & Connect Figure)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War) 
Doctor Psycho (Collect & Connect figure)
Duke Thomas (We Are Robin)
Earth 23 Superman
The Flash: From Page to Screen
Harley Quinn (Detective Comics)
Jessica Cruz (DC Rebirth)
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
Justice Buster
King Shark (Collect & Connect Figure)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two) 
Rookie (Collect & Connect figure)
Spoiler (Detective Comics)
Superman (DC Rebirth)
Two-Face (All-Star Batman)
Wonder Girl (Teen Titans)

The Arrow

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
Wonder Woman

Batman v. Superman
Armored Batman
Bat Creature
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory) 
Batman Unmasked
Knightmare Batman
Lex Luthor
Wonder Woman

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 
The Atom

The Flash
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)

Justice League
Aquaman (Toys R Us Exclusive) 
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive) 
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
The Flash
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Wonder Woman 

Suicide Squad
Croc (Build-a-Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch) 
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker 
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Rick Flag 


Supergirl TV Series 
Martian Manhunter

Wonder Woman
Diana of Themyscira
Queen Hippolyta
Steve Trevor 
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)

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