Friday, June 9, 2023

Action Figure Review: Beast Boy (Titans) from DC Multiverse by McFarlane Toys


   Ready for the Beast Boy build-a-figure from the DC Multiverse Titans series? Well get ready for Beast Boy!  A very beastly version of Beast Boy. This version of Gar Logan is from a more recent storyline in Rebirth where Beast Boy kind of hulks out. It's a really cool looking figure for sure and looks distinctively different from the recent Gold Label Beast Boy figure. Personally, I think this is a pretty impressive build-a-figure and definitely makes buying the set more appealing. The Titans series had a pretty good character selection but 3/4ths of the figures had something just off about them. They're not horrible, just off. Well, Nightwing didn't turn out well, mostly because of his missing escrima sticks and permanent fist hands. Still, since you only need four figures to build Beast Boy, he feels like much more of a value. Ready to check out Beast Boy? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 9 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Hinged toes, swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ ballsockets, bicep swivels, hinged elbows, swivel/ hinge wrists, and a ball jointed neck.
Accessories: None
Non-Scalper Price: N/A. To build Beast Boy you need to buy four figures: Arsenal, Raven, Nightwing, and Donna Troy.
The Positives:

* Beast Boy is huge. Seriously, he's taller than some of the megafigures, so you're not just getting an extra figure in this set; you're getting a very decently sized build-a-figure. He is large, in charge, and really quite heavy. The standard Beast Boy is slender, sure, but he's not short or anything, and this Beast Boy just towers over him. 

* This guy is just incredible. That almost neon green skin, the tufts of fur on his shoulders and forearms, and the sleek, textured suit, definitely make for a striking figure. He's just really, really cool. I like the suit; it feels like something specifically designed to work with Gar's transformation abilities and to retract and expand as needed.  

* The headsculpt is really cool, too. Gar's features are heavily exaggerated here, being much more beastly than usual. He's still got some fantastic hair, though. Look at that mane! Cool sideburns, too. He looks ready for some serious business, though. Watch out Deathstroke and the Brain! 

* Here's a shot from the back to check out the texture on the costume and the cool sculpting on Beast Boy's furry arms. 

* And here's a shot of Beast Boy's feat with some claw-like toenails and lots of fur coming out from the bottom of his pants legs. 

* The articulation is pretty good on Beast Boy and pretty standard for the line. There are a few places where he has more limited joints, like his elbows (they're single rather than double hinges), but that tends to be the case with bulkier, more muscular characters like Beast Boy here. He snapped together really well and feels pretty sturdy. I haven't had him come apart on me.

The Negatives:

* Once again, one of my frustrations with McFarlane pops up: They used a conflicting color on the toe joint. Honestly, I'd be ok with just ditching the toe joint in most circumstances, but can't they at least match the colors? They do it on almost every other joint on the figure!

   Beast Boy is a very cool, very fun build-a-figure. he's large, massive, and green. Unlike the Hulk, though, Beast Boy is sporting some fur, too. Groovy. He really is a very substantial build-a-figure, something we don't see as much these days. McFarlane Toys did a nice job here, making this a very unique version of Beast Boy. It's even more satisfying knowing that we've got a more traditional Beast Boy available, too. This is a Great 1/2 figure and definitely the highlight of this series, followed by Raven. I do wish McFarlane would include a trading card for the BAF figure with one of the other figures in the set. I've got all my cards organized and it's frustrating to not have one for the BAFs.

Whether you call him Changeling, Beast Boy, Boy Beast, or any of his other monikers and nicknames, I've reviewed a few other figures of Gar Logan!  Check out the McFarlane DC Multiverse Beast Boy (Teen Titans), the Mattel DC Comics Multiverse Beast Boy, the DC Super Hero Girls Beast Boy from the action collection 6-pack, and the Beast Boy mini from the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies line.

For more DC Multiverse reviews check out the following:
Harley Quinn (The Suicide Squad)
The Joker (Infinite Frontier)
Kalibak (The Darkseid War)
Man-Bat (DC Rebirth)
Mister Freeze (Victor Fries)
Nekron (Blackest Night)
Nightwing (Titans)
Raven (Titans)
The Riddler (Arkham City)
Scarecrow (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
The Signal Duke Thomas
Two-Face (The Dark Knight Trilogy)


  1. Dang. That is one bad ass figure. It's about time someone made Beastboy as a beast.

    1. Yup! He's wild. He definitely looks more fierce than any Marvel Legends Hulk I have.

  2. I don't mind toe joints most of the time, though I don't miss them when they're gone. I don't think everyone needs them, though. And as far as I'm aware, the toe joint pin is just made of plastic.


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