DC Collectibles will be offering several new products from their The New Batman Adventures line this month, including Catwoman, The Riddler, and from Batman: The Animated Series, comes the Batman Expressions Pack.
Catwoman is based on the episode “Judgement Day,” which had originally aired on October 31st, 1998. He is numbered as 40 of the line.
Thank you to DC Collectibles for providing their The New Batman Adventures The Riddler figure for review. Look for her in comic shops and online retailers beginning March 22nd, 2017.
Availability: March 2017
The Riddler is based on his appearance as seen in The New Batman Adventures, which was a new title following Batman The Animated Series. The figure depicts the likeness as seen in the episode “Judgement Day,” and he is sculpted in his green business suit, with a purple question mark on his chest, purple gloves and shoes, and a green hat with a purple stripe around it. The head sculpt is nicely done and he has black eye liner around his eyes, as seen in the series. The sculpt is also leaner looking, as he looks thinner compared to the first release.
Comparing him to the previous Riddler as shown above, he is slightly taller than the previous figure. This is due to the hat being slightly taller than the first Riddler release. As fans know, the design completely changed in the series, and DC Collectibles did a great job on character likeness and bringing it to the toyline. Every aspect about the figure is completely different, and even the included cane is newly tooled. The articulation is the only aspect about the figures that are the same, with the exception of the ankle joint on the first Riddler figure that was not carried over to the new one. The new Riddler figure has a hinged ankle joint, compared to the preview figure having a swivel joint.
Included with Riddler are three sets of interchangeable hand sculpts, a cane, and an acrylic figure stand with base.