Like most of the line, not much paint is required, but what is here is mostly clean. The badge and other jacket details are done well, the tampo on the left sleeve is excellent, and the head paint is clean enough – I do have some random flecks of brown paint here and there, but they’re hard to see in most of the images. Overall, he got a solid paint job.
The one area where this figure is lacking though? Accessories. Not even a repackage of the Gordon pistol! What gives, Mattel? I love this figure, but I’m gonna have to get him a gun. I do have the extra from the Bruce/Gordon 2pk I wasted money on, but that was a really gummy gun and Blake deserves better. Maybe asking for a holster on the belt is too much, but at least throw the gun in. Geez.
Blake doe carry a crucial part of the Batsignal, the ‘glass’ front. I was a little disappointed to see that the symbol is painted on instead of being a separate piece like in the film (and on the shattered cover that comes with Gordon), but the good news is that more enterprising fans can probably remove the movie symbol easily and get a vinyl sticker (or something thick/heavy) to turn this great Batsignal sculpt into something comic-compatible. There is one other cool feature, the lens acts as a magnifying glass. While this will really help once the 6th figure is released and the darn thing is assembled asking, but it’s also fun to play with now.
Overall, you might not think much of this figure on first glance, but it’s well done for a Movie Master and should make DKR collectors or John Blake fans happy. The other upside here is that it still can be a generic 6” police officer if you want. I should’ve grabbed pics, but since our comic heroes are supposed to be “larger than life”, Blake’s height doesn’t look out of place when hanging out with DC Classics or Marvel Legends. If you could find some compatible heads, you could easily get a nice police force going in your comic displays.
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