DC Collectibles released the first wave of their highly anticipated Icons line that fills in the gap for DC fans wanting to buy DC Comics characters in their classic outfits. Since Mattel cancelled their 6″ Classics line sold at retailers as well as exclusively on Mattycollector, there has been a gap as far as this style.
Thankfully, DC Collectibles are filling in that void, which is something we said about the company when we starting reviewing their Batman: The Animated Series and The New Adventures of Batman lines. They’ve been picking up where Mattel failed to continue on.
Of course, the two companies are offering a completely different look and scale for the figures, so don’t get confused that you will be able to put your Icons figures and Mattel’s Classics figures on the same shelf. These are meant to not sync together and while Mattel offered bulkier DC figures, DC Collectibles is offering more of a thinner style of DC figures with using less plastic.
That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, because it’s not. We are big fans of the 6″ figure scale in any shape or form, and DC Collectibles started off with a very promising look wave including Mister Miracle, Batman “Last Rides,” Deadman, and Green Arrow.
The DC Comics Icons line is meant to capture the characters from all eras and this version of Batman is based on the “Last Rights” storyline that took place in 2009, and written by Grant Morrison, and drawn by artist Tony Daniel. In the “Last Rights” storyline, Bruce Wayne is missing and it is in fact, Dick Grayson wearing the cape and cowl.
Thank you to DC Collectibles for providing Batman Last Rights figure for us to review.
Availability: November 2015
Sculpt & Paint:
Batman measures roughly 6″ tall and is sculpted with a thin/lean body and features interchangeable hands, a long plastic cape, utility belt, batarangs, and a grappling hook.
His head sculpt is based on the the comic book storyline, “Last Rights”, written by Grant Morrison, with a non-removable mask, and a blue and grey costume. The suit is nicely detailed with wrinkles around the shoulders, hips, and with nicely detailed muscle sculpting. His interchangeable grappling hook left hand allows him to swing into action and create some nice looking poses.
ball-socket head, ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel-hinged and removable wrists, ball jointed chest, lower ab crunch, ball jointed hips, double hinged knees, and hinged-swivel rocker ankles.
2x Interchangeable hands, grappling hook left hand, 2 batarangs.
Batman is an excellent figure, a great paint job, and a great sculpt. DC Collectibles did a great job on this figure and we are looking forward to additional characters in this new style from years to come.
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