ActionFigure Maniac Reviews: Mattel: DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice: 6 Inch Batman

DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice: 6 Inch Batman
Mattel
Retail: $19.97 @ Walmart

I still haven’t seen Batman v Superman, but I am having fun reviewing the figures.

Batman is one of four in the first series of collect & connect 6 inch figures. The others are Superman, Armored Batman, and Wonder Woman.

He comes packaged in a nice window box. He is prominently displayed and looks nice in the box. On one side, we get a brief overview of the movie’s premise with a view of Batman. The back of the box features the collect & connect piece – Batman’s grapnel blaster, gives a description of the Multiverse line, and shows the first four figures in the series.

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Batman looks pretty good. I am not a big fan of the oversized bat symbol on his chest, but as it is screen accurate, I won’t hold it against the figure. He’s got decent size and feel in the hand, though, and the rest of the costume looks nice.

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There is some really cool texture on his cowl, bat symbol, and gauntlets. The bat belt isn’t very impressive, but I’m sure I am just nostalgic for an Adam West, even holds shark repellent belt.

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He has 19 points of articulation:

  • Ball-and-socket joint at the neck (x1)
  • Rotating hinges at each shoulder (x2)
  • Swivel joints at each bicep (x2)
  • Hinge joints at each elbow (x2)
  • Swivel joints at each wrist (x2)
  • Hinge joint at mid-torso (x1)
  • Swivel joint at the waist (x1)
  • Rotating hinges at each hip (x2)
  • Swivel joints at each thigh (x2)
  • Hinge joints at each knee (x2)
  • Hinges at each ankle (x2)

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He looks nice up against Wonder Woman (see my last review). I hope that they are in scale, because both figures are the same height.

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As accessories go, he only comes with a piece of the collect & connect grapnel – part of the base. This is disappointing, especially as one of his hands looks like it was sculpted to hold a miniature grapnel or gun.

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Breakdown:

  • Playability – 3 out of 5. He is nice and solid, but DANG, give me some of those cool Batman devices!
  • Collectibility – 4 out of 5. The window box display is really nice, but a bio would have been a great addition.
  • Paint and Sculpt – 4 out of 5. While the colors are a bit drab, Mattel did what they could to add some small touches – weathering on the belt, bits of color on the boots and gloves, texture on the cowl/symbol/gloves, and some texture/veining on the costume.
  • Standability – 4 out of 5. A rocker ankle would have given him a perfect score. I was able to get decent poses, but he is a bit cape heavy.
  • Articulation – 4 out of 5. 19 points if a decent amount, but he needs rocker ankles.
  • Accessories – 0 out of 5. I hate to do it, but this was my biggest disappointment. Yes, he comes with a collect & connect piece, but with Aquaman (who is out at retail) being so hard for me to find, I am afraid I won’t be able to complete it. Also, Batman is almost nothing without his gadgets.
  • Affordability – 5 out of 5. $19.99 is affordable in the collector’s market. I think casual fans would be able to handle it as well.

Overall impression: 24 out of 35. Not a horrible figure, but not as good as he could have been. Batman fans, and fans of the film, may find him worth picking up. He’s a nice display piece, but not very play worthy.

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** Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, and all related characters belong to DC Comics. Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is owned by Warner Brothers. These images are for hobby only. Also, the background images were found on the internet. If one of the images belongs to you, I will gladly give credit.

ActionFigure Maniac Reviews: Mattel: DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice: 6 Inch Batman

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