Dark Knight Rises-Batman

I can’t believe this is my first Batman figure in ..well…30 years.I was around 6 years old living in Puerto Rico when i got my first Batman and Robin figures.It was Christmas time  and i can still remember my aunt messing with my head telling me that Santa forgot to give her my present lol.She got me good because because i can rememeber feeling extremely sad about it.Until she reached inside of  a big,black plastic bag  and pulled out this amazing set that included the Batmobile with the Batman and Robin figures.It was insane!I’ve searched everywhere on the internet for that set and can’t find it.The one detail that i can vivdly remember were the capes on both Batman and Robin.They were made out of a very hard,stiff plastic.I was 6 so the year was 1982-83.If anyone has any idea which set this was,please gimme some info 😉 I now officially own my second Batman figure and i really like it.One of my biggest beefs with contemporary Batman figures is their cartoonish appearance.Kenner and ToyBiz produced more realistic looking versions of Batman in the 80’s and 90’s,but then the animated series came out.I liked the animated series and always thought it had great writing/stories,but was never a big fan of  the broad shouldered look they gave Batman.The same went for the figures.It seems like from that point on every action figure of a  DC character had to have those wonky,broad shoulders.I never dug it.This Batman figure suffers from lack of articulation,yes,but makes up for it with the clean and very detailed sculpt imo.There are certain figures that give you a  sense of excitement when photographing them,such was the case with DKR Batman.The overall appearance of the figure is so bad ass that it doesn’t really matter what pose you have him in.He will still look bad ass.

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10 responses to “Dark Knight Rises-Batman

  1. It’s just the right scale for that Superman figure. If I’m not mistaken, this probably stands like somewhere around 3.2″. This might also go perfectly well with that 3-inch Green Lantern movie figure… forming half of the members of the Justice League.

    • I’d like to pick up that GL figure to be at least close to completing the JL. I hope the next wave of DC movie figures are similar to GL,BM,and Superman.They don’t have to have the maximum amount of articulation if the sculpt and paint are as good as they recently have been.

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