DC Collectibles had shipped out the third series of their Designer Series by Greg Capullo to comic shops this week and were able to pick up Batman (Zero Year), Batgirl, and Commissioner Gordon. We were told that Two-Face was delayed until January 7th so we are not able to review him at this time.
Availability: December 2014
Batman (Zero Year), Batgirl, and Commissioner Gordon come in all new sculpts and are based on the artwork by Greg Capullo.
Batman (Zero Year) is based on the same name as the comic title by DC Comics, which was a crossover event from June 2013-July 2014. He comes in a black and grey costume with yellow and black pouches around his utility belt, purple hands with an interchangeable right hand, and a black cape that’s split at the center with the bottom left side going outward. On his right knee there is a strap with a holster attached for his gun, which can be held by the additional right hand that is included as an accessory. Also included are two small batarangs that are the same as Batgirl’s and they also don’t stay firmly held in his hand. Batman has a ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, ball-jointed wrists, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel thighs, hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged-swivel ankles.
Batgirl comes in a black and metallic gold costume with some great detailed sculpting. It is somewhat difficult to get the figure to stand on her own, and we learned that if you turn her feet outward, she is able to stand better. Her red hair is sculpted from the back of her mask and has some darker highlights, which helps make the lighter parts stand out better. Included with Batgirl are three batarangs. Her right hand is sculpted to hold the batarang, as there are a groove in the hand to make it stay in place. Her forearms and wrists are sculpted outward, which it’s probably sculpted that way to throw the batarangs. If that’s the case, only her right hand is capable of holding it, and designing her forearms and wrists this way looks off to us. Batgirl has a ball-joinged head, ball-jointed shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel forearms, swivel hips, swivel thighs, hinged knees, and swivel calves. What DC Collectibles should have done was give her ankle and wrist articulation.
Commissioner Gordon comes in his brown jacket, green shirt, orange tie, tan pants, black belt, and brown shoes and is ready to fight crime. It’s great to see that a civilian character made the cut as this is a very unusual move for any toy company to do these days. His clothing has some great realistic folds in the , and is head sculpt has glasses that are non-removable. Included with Commissioner Gordon is a handgun and a walkie talkie. He has a ball-joinged head, swivel shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, ball-jointed wrists, swivel waist, swivel hips, hinged knees, and ball-jointed ankles. It would have been ideal to give him ball-jointed shoulders.
Batman Zero Year, Batgirl, and Commissioner Gordon are great figures and we are looking forward to more Designer Series figures in the future. We also hope that DC Collectibles continues with civilian figures such as Alfred, Amanda Waller, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, among others.
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