This holiday season, make sure to treat a DC fan you know by giving the gift of this years new Imaginext DC Super Friends Wayne Manor Batcave by Fisher Price. This version of the Batcave has two different functions, which includes serving as Wayne Manor as the top front part of it has a likeness of a castle, and the bottom of it has rocks and has the appearance of a cave on the inside. The Wayne Manor Batcave features a light-up Bat-Signal, rotating glider, prison cell, projectile launcher, bat computer, and more features.
Thank you to Mattel and Warner Brothers for providing the Imaginext DC Super Friends Wayne Manor Batcave playset for review.
Availability: August 2018
The Wayne Manor Batcave playset is a fortress, and stands at roughly 20 1/2″ in height by 15″ in width. The top part features a castle-like theme with stone walls, pillars with windows, and a balcony. There is also a batman symbol on the top right of Wayne Manor that when the red power button is pressed, the projectile launcher is raised down to fire the discs. A second bat signal can be raised when the power button that Batman stands on is turned, which lights up as its raised.
The balcony has a power button that when turned, the waterfall below it opens like doors to allow figures to pass through it. On either wide of the balcony are stone gargoyles, which are nicely detailed and sculpted. The waterfall looks more like glass doors than actual water, but the translucent blue plastic does look good with the dark grey rocks on both sides.
The glider can fit one figure with clips that go around his waist, and can spin 180 degrees around. This is a fixed movement however and you are limited with this glider.
The inside is where more features are stored, and the top part includes the projectiles and launcher, throne can can be placed anywhere, a jaw bridge, and the platform where the bat symbol is stored. The discs need to be inserted inside the launcher, and if you choose the throne can be placed facing outward where Batman can sit as the discs are being fired.
The bat computer is small, and is made of yellow plastic, even the console, buttons and knobs. Surely, this is one part about the set where stickers should have come in handy. As it looks, it looks too plain to be a bat computer and almost looks out of place. The oppose side of the balcony however is an additional place to put figures, which is always a good thing.
Deadshot is prisoned inside the lower level of the Batcave, which can also hold additional villains such as Ra’s Al Ghul as shown on the box. The lower level can hold additional figures including in front of the waterfall. For this, we used the blind-bag figures of Green Arrow and Supergirl that were recently released.
Batman looks to be in an armored grey and black batsuit, with some nice details applied to the figure. The set includes 4 discs, a sword for Batman, and a Batcycle that he can ride on.
Overall, the Bruce Wayne Batcave is an excellent playset for the Imaginext line, with some great details and features. Fans of the line will surely want to add this to their collection. If you’ve been following the DC Imaginext line, Fisher Price is doing a great job with this line, which includes playsets of this scale and other releases. Make sure to pick this up for the holidays, and go see what else is being offered on Amazon.com right now.