I’m finally able to wrap up DC Collectibles Animated reviews with a quick look at Two-Face. He was probably my least anticipated from this first wave. I’m a big fan of both BTAS & TNBA, but I definitely lean towards the BTAS designs.
I like plenty of the TNBA resdesigns, but I think very few are superior (Scarecrow, maybe?), many I like the same (Freeze), and a few I’m not a fan of much at all (Riddler). Two-Face falls into a different category, he’s not changed much at all.
Two-Face’s update was limited to adapting him to the sleeker, more minimalist look for the new show. It’s okay. The suit doesn’t change much, but Harvey’s face & Two-Face’s… um, face get just a little two sleek. Still, I’m a sucker. I’ve been having such a fun time picking up this line that I couldn’t resist grabbing all four and so I ordered Two-Face alongside Freeze.
Like the previous three figures, the sculpt is again a particularly impressive part of the figure. Gentle Giant did a great job on translating these guys from two dimension into three. The suit body looks fantastic. The suit coat is a soft plastic overlay, but it works seamlessly with the base figure and looks great. One thing of note is those teeny, tinesy feet! I swore this guy couldn’t stand, but he stands remarkably well despite those two-thpicks.
The other big highlight is the head sculpt. While TNBA Harvey’s not quite as cool his BTAS version, it still echoes that fun design and the sculpt brings it to life well. There is just one no-no on the sculpt though. Two-Face’s iconic coin seemed missing when it was included on the accessory list. Turns out, it’s sculpted into one of the alternate hands. On the… uh, one hand, this ensures I’ll never lose it, it does make for a cool display possibility, and technically, I can put in an alternate hand without the coin if I want to. So I can forgive this cardinal sin of toymaking this time.
Articulation for Two-Face was a little less than I expected. He features a lot of the same as the other three figures – ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, & elbows, the h-joints at the hips, hinges, at the knee, and the waist swivel. That’s been on almost all the figures so far. Two-Face got shorted at the wrists and ankles though with swivels replacing the ball joints. This isn’t terrible, but it is limiting; particularly on the wrists where the small range on the ball-jointed elbows could’ve used a little more help. Continue to Page 2…