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DC Collectibles Greg
Capullo Batman Review

There’s a lot of good articulation on the figure, but the neck is one of the bestoERA . There’s fantastic range in all directions, even side-to-side tilt. It makes the figure very expressive, like the DCUC Aquaman. This is neck articulation I want every toy to have ever. Is that overselling it? Maybe, but toy companies do dumb things with neck articulation – DCC included, as Talon, from this very wave, has none!

Beneath that there are some is more good stuff. The arms feature ball-shoulders, swivel biceps, hinge elbows, swivel gauntlets, and ball-jointed wrists. The shoulders and wrists are fantastic while the elbows are only so-so. They’re ratchety (Good!), but it’s so tight on mine that I swear I’m going to snap the joint in two when I move it (Not Good!). The ab crunch is rather limited but it has enough movement to be functional and we do have a waist swivel for more torso range. The legs are similar to the arms in there’s a mix of good and not as good. The ball ankles are welcome & unfortunately terribly loose, but the double-hinge knees and thigh swivels work great to compensate and balance the figure. The only real disappointment was in the hips. They’re ball-jointed, but they don’t have much good range It’s essentially a t-crotch with a little tilt action. This figure looks like he should be able to kick people in the face more easily than he does. It’s just a blemish on otherwise smart articulation.

Batman included three accessories. I don’t care about them because they’re batarangs. It’s cool that he comes with anything, but I have lost more Batarangs than I have Batman figures. I’m bataranged out. I will give props to the figure though. Too often, Batman figures can’t hold their batarangs. Or there is some ugly notch in the hand to accomodate the tiny little odd pieces. Not this figure. This Batamn can actually hold the Batarangs between his fingers. It looks awesome and admittedly has brought some novelty and joy back to getting a batarang accessory (just a little though).

Overall, I’m glad I bought it. It’s fun. He has a great look to him and enough articulation to get into some great Batman poses. Right now he’s on my desk, front shoulder down, looking like he’s ready to move in for a big hit. I know we’ve had good Batmen figures before, and some better articulated, but this just seems to be a good blend. If the hips had better range and the ankles weren’t as weak, this would probably one of my favorite Batman figures ever instead of just my favorite so far this year. It is a New 52 Batman, but credit goes to DCC for making a figure good enough that I don’t care and not to mention sharp enough to make it worth buying yet another Batman figure.

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19 comments to DC Collectibles Greg
Capullo Batman Review

  • Cade

    That clear batman in the last shot isn’t batman…..it’s evil hard light clone batman. Did you think no one was going to notice? :p

  • Julio Ruduit

    you should buy the arkham Origins Batman, is the ultimate Dc collectibles batman

    • I just don’t feel compelled to own any Arkham stuff. I don’t know why. I have one, the Mattel figure in 70s colors.

      • Templar Punk

        Ugh, personally I don’t like that one, since the head looks so deformed. My brother actually owns that one. I offered to paint the eyes white to give him a better classic representation. It actually looks a lot better now, but I’ve always been tempted to shave the top of that noggin.

    • And to which Arkham Batman are you specifically referring. There have been several, no?

      • Templar Punk

        Yes, there have been several, but I can also vouch for the DCC Arkham Origins Batman. I don’t have any of the Arkham figures except him and the two Deathstrokes that came from Mattel and DCC. All of the Arkham Batmans have always looked off to me, but for some reason the AO Batman stood out.

      • Julio Ruduit

        the DC Collectibles one from the arkham origins game

    • I have that figure, and it’s one of the most disappointing toy purchases I have ever made. It looked great in the package, but once freed, the left leg was horribly warped (to the degree that no amount of boiling and reshaping seems to be able to fix it), the articulation, while plentiful, offers far too little range-of-motion, and the paint stuck to itself and peels and flakes all over, especially wherever the cape touches the body and around the joints. If DCC had any degree of quality control (and had made the articulation more useful), it would probably be on of my favorite Batman figures. Instead, it’s one of my top cases of buyer’s remorse.

  • Andy

    Yes, what Julio said.

    I’m glad you can get past it Noisy, but I will own a new 52 figure nor a bay-former based on principal alone

    • I’m not buying any BayFormers either, but I don’t see those two as inherently the same thing. New52 has done essentially nothing for DC, they’re plodding along about where they’ve always been. The Bay movies, however brain-warping to try & watch, have at least reinvigorated the franchise and provided us with ample G1/G2/BW homage toys and lengthened the life of the brand overall by turning more & more eyes And dollars to TFdom.

      New52 would be so lucky to have Bayed their universe, but they can’t even get that right.

      • AmericanHyena

        Can’t speak for the new 52 figs personally (they look neat at least) but you’re only doing yourself a disservice by ignoring all the movie toys. Some of them are absolutely fantastic toys.

        • Oh, absolutely! It’s more that I needed to stop spending money on the smaller lines to afford MPs than any bias. I’ve been eyeing Evasion Prime in that white, rusty deco though. I think it may just be character-related too. Prime aside, they haven’t picked my faves for the movies other than Ratchet (I didn’t like the green though). If they’d use Tracks, Hot Spot & Defensor, Hot Rod, Springer, Magnus, Seaspray, Getaway, etc., I wouldn’t hesitate. I’ve been eyeing Hound a little too.

          Which ones do you recommend?

          • AmericanHyena

            Aaaah, makes sense. 🙂 Yeah they’ve managed to dance around most of my favorite G1 characters although I do have a particularly strong affinity for movieverse Barricade.

            Anyhow, on a purely awesome toy level–the entire Human Alliance line-up (yes even the twins), the leader class Brawl, Starscream, and Ironhide.

            Deluxe-wise: Lockdown (ROTF) is fantastic (especially if you give him Axor’s engine). Dropkick (first flick), Thrust (ROTF), Dead End (ROTF), Brawl (ROTF) are all really fun designs with pretty decent articulation. Terradive and Hailstorm are great designs with equally great articulation.

            Voyager-wise: Bludgeon. Mindwipe, and Powerdive are both crazy fun. Seaspray too although he’s G1 enough looking that you may already have him.

            Scout-wise: Almost all of the scouts are really pleasant surprises but Brimstone and Hubcap are both fantastic designs, especially Brimstone.

            Wow that was long. Sorry. :-p

  • orionpax636

    Congratulations on getting this figure, it’s one of my favorites. As usual, your reviews almost cover my thoughts exactly, only with more whimsy. My only criticisms on him other than the ankles and “splat” cape are the death fumes he comes with and the permanently wide stance that is sometimes hard to work round. Otherwise, he’s become my interchangeable current favorite along with Mattel’s Unlimited. However, once Figuarts’ Injustice Bats is released, no promises…

  • Morey13

    If you’re wondering what AOE Transformers are worthwhile, voyager Bulkhea-er… I mean Hound is pretty awesome.

  • Brainlock

    Looks ok.
    to me, the top two scallops/fingers (one each side) on the cape could be trimmed and the rest a bit longer, imo. I don’t minf the “kitten ears” as you call them, as they do seem to fit this style.

    I remember Capullo wayyyyyy back on X-Force v1. I had seen his work on something else prior, and was glad he seemed a good fit for that book.

    Nice shot of the BatCorps. but no Sinestro Bats? LOL

  • kantboy2

    There’s something about the DCC/DCD toy aesthetic that’s not agreeable with me for some reason. No matter the toy line. The only toy from that company that I like is the Justice Toyman. Maybe it will change with the animated Batmam figures, but I have my doubts…

    I don’t know; I guess I’m just a 4H DC fan.