Posted August 17, 2012 at 12:57 am
Since Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman is like the greatest thing ever, I've been hankering for a toy of Batman's "new 52" design. Yeah, the one with all the extra lines. But the DC Direct version sure wasn't gonna be it. That thing is a lean Jim Lee statuette. I wanted something a little closer to Greg Capullo's slightly more stocky take on Batman. ...And probably something that has more than a handful of very shallow points of articulation.
And so I snagged myself Mattel's version. It is much nicer in nearly every single way than the DC Direct one would have been, though it's in no way a perfect Batman toy. My old "perfect" Batman six inch figure, the one from Public Enemies (seen being punched above), still has some advantages over it. Namely... man, I know I am biased towards the cartoonish, but I still feel strongly that superheroes are way pinheaded most of the time, and it rubs me the wrong way. And so Mattel's New 52 Batman's tiny head looks a little hilarious. I thought maybe I could swap heads between the two, but after pulling on either head for a little bit, I was too apprehensive of breaking something, and so I let them be.
I just want a large cartoonish jaw, is that so wrong? Also, I'm a big fan of the pouch-style belt versus the new belt-belt, but whatevs. And I do wish there were a toy that were more faithful to Greg Capullo's art style. I'd squee.
Anyway, where the hell are my Court of Owls toys?