Wednesday, 2 June 2010

#153 of 365 DC Universe Classics Batman

Yesterday, I opened up a disappointing Orion from DC Universe Classics.  Today I'm opening the second figure of the same Wave, Wave 1, Batman.  Welcome to Justice League June here on Toy a Day.

Batman comes on the same card as Orion yesterday, and it's mostly the same, except for the text and the bio.  Batman's pose in the bubble is adequate, and I like the way it shows him holding his batarang.

My favourite part of the Wave 1 packaging is the side of the title card where it shows not just which piece of the CnC he comes with, but also where it fits.  Again, the title card cleverly hides the CnC piece within the bubble.

Batman comes with quite a number of pieces.  Besides the 2 piecs to Metamorpho's arm, he has the aforementioned batarang, as well as a weird grappling hook gun contraption.  The grappling hook gun does not fire as it has no mechanism for firing.  There's a hole on the hook to be attached onto the gun, but that doesn't stay there for too long.  The batarang is smiall and nice and adequate.  It does have some details, but is lost in the black colour.

The figure itself is a nice grey batman with cape.  There are articulation almost everywhere and he's very posable.  The thing about batman is his weird T-crotch: this is covered up by the loincloth in MotUC, but is displayed for all to see here.  The construction of the T-croutch is weird on Batman as it has a hinged swivel instead of a ball socket.  Consequently, the whole arrangement is rather loose and Batman, at least my copy of him, has problems keeping his pose.

I have no idea why Batman should be a whole head taller than Orion as well.  It's weird.  It's almost as if they are from 2 different toy lines.  I'm not pleased with this Batman either.  Really, I've been disappointed with two of these DCUCs that I've opened, and I've only opened two so far.


  1. I have to agree on the Batman. I got this guy in the All-Star version and then later bought the Hush figure just to have a good Batman. Heh.

  2. I'm quite the opposite on this Batman. While I think his chest is way to wide, the color scheme more than makes up for it. He perfectly mimics the way he appeared in the comics while I was growing up. Neal Adams for the win!

    On a side note, I hate this Batman sculpt for the modern (black and gray) versions.

  3. Seems to me, the fact that mold lines are becoming more and more prominent and the details are getting more and more muted would be a great argument for RELEASING A NEW FREAKING BODY. heh

  4. They are...kinda. I love the pissed head sculpt on the new Sinestro Corps Batman, but damn...his chest is massive!

    I'm really hoping they'll do a more slender Dick Grayson version of Batman soon.


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