R250 DC Collectibles Batman Arkham City Series 4: Batman Action Figure Review

23 02 2013

DC Collectibles takes a stab at their 1st action figure with real multiple points of articulation with this version of Batman in the Arkham City Series 4 line. Batman sports a video game accurate design and comes equipped with a single batarang. Standing about 6 inches tall, made of good tough plastic, does DC Collectibles deliver with this Batman? Can it measure up to Mattel’s DC Classics line? Watch to find out. Priced at about $24.99 and available through most US comic shops.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Marvel Universe She-Hulk

12 10 2012

It’s rare for me these days to collect Hasbro’s Marvel Universe 3.75″ action figure line these days. I decided to stay clear of that scale because 6″ is just better in my opinion. Plus I’m running out of shelf space.

I was at my local comic shop browsing around and She-Hulk caught my eye. She’s sports her current design, nice sculpt, paint apps were descent, and good packaging design not to mention she’s a fan favorite of mine. I was hesitant to buy her because she was priced at $12.99 but I had to consider the time and gas I’d waste trying to find her at retail stores like Toysrus or Target. So I caved and picked her up.

11/12/2012: Was at my local Target and saw this figure on sale for $7.99. Finally, I can pick another of her and open her up. 1st thing you get as an extra is this tiny card shot of a She-Hulk comic. Honestly, this is pretty pointless to have. I really wish for a display stand.

Out of package, She-Hulk is pretty impressive. Areas of dark shading is painted in to give off that pro-artist feel. Not clean but descent enough. The purple used on her is metallic…very cool. She has a very unique, non-reused mold which makes me happy. Articulation is awesome. You get all the typical points but I’m loving the double-jointed elbows and knees. Thigh swivel is also a nice touch.

Close up, She-Hulk has pretty developed muscles for that body builder look. Curvy!

Her head sculpt is the best female sculpt I’ve seen the Marvel Universe line. The facial and hair sculpting rock.

R205 DC Direct The New 52 Justice League Batman Action Figure Review

30 05 2012

DC Direct kicks off their first action figure on the New 52 Era with Batman. Standing at 7 inches tall and design off the art of Jim Lee, this Batman figure is a piece of art. Goes for about $20 and available now at local US comic shops.

R202 Mattel Batman Power Attack: Battle Gauntlet Batman Action Figure Review

26 05 2012

Check out Battle Gauntlet Batman, part of Mattel’s Batman Power Attack action figure series. The sculpt is very much cartoony and aimed for the kid audience. Stands about 6 inches tall and comes with insanely huge batarang. Retails for $10.99 at your local toysrus.

Preview: Mattel Young Justice 6″ Batman Action Figure

2 04 2012

Hey folks,

A buddy of mine got a hold of the Young Justice 6″ Batman Action Figure (out of package, no accessories) and was awesome enough to get me one. To help accent some of the details, I took a .005 black ink pen to add panel lining to his mouth and ab area. Here are a few preview pictures taken with my iPad2. Video review will be coming for this awesome figure.

R187 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman Arkham Asylum Action Figure Review

19 03 2012

Based off the hit video game, here’s Batman from the Arkham Asylum video game. 9 inches tall, includes triple claw grapple gun, batarang, gadget holding right hand, and clutching left hand. About $60 (Amazon or local comic shops).

R152 DC Direct Batman Inc Series 1: Batman & Robin Action Figure Review

14 03 2012

Father and Son team up to fight against crime on global level: Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Robin (Damian Wayne).