“Holy Cow!”– Robin, The New Adventures of Batman, S2E2 “Critters” (1998)
Thankfully, tonight’s World Series game was much less nerve-wracking and I can actually get some work done. I’ll try to not let Baseball screw up the schedule too much (I’m in a good groove after that long absence), but I’m a born & blue Kansas City Royals fan and they haven’t won a World Series since I was in Kindergarten… I’ll try to stay focused!
If there’s any one thing I could impart to my fellow toy collectors about toy collecting it’s to keep an open mind. I’m all for finding reasons to turn down stuff, to save money & stay on a budget, but if I’ve learned one thing over and over it’s that you just can’t judge most figures until you have them in hand.
I’m struggling to keep up with this DC Collectibles Animated glut at the end of the year. Don’t get me wrong, DCC was aces to push things back and get the figures done right (& they have). But after six figures, Roxy Rocket, & the Batmobile in the last five weeks, I think I’m up over $300 and that’s not including what I’ve spent on diapers. Also, there’s still six more figures due out in the next few weeks. They’re great figures, so I’m stoked, but let’s just say that I hope my wife doesn’t read this paragraph.
Anyway, as I’m working to keep up, these little budget questions pop up. The obvious one for this line is choosing between BTAS & TNBA designs (I can’t), or between heroes & villains (I can’t), or just cherry-picking favorites (I can’t). There is still low-hanging fruit, based on decades old likes & dislikes that you think maybe you can skip. TNBA Robin was supposed to be one of those.
I haven’t skipped anything yet though, so I dutifully picked up Robin yesterday. It wasn’t easy. He’s such a little guy for $25, but I reminded myself that I also paid $25 for Man-Bat, so I figure DCC and I are square. Also, funny sidenote, I also didn’t buy hi because I thought his accessories were missing due to some packaging error. You can’t really tell in the packaged shot, but they’re tiny, they’re black, and they’re packaged against a black background. It’s pretty good camouflage. Luckily, I turned it to the right angle and all was revealed, enabling my purchase.
Once I got him out of the box and took a few pictures, any qualms I had about buying him disappeared. The Robin redesign is still among my least favorite and I’ve never liked the all-red look, but playing around and photographing the figure just revealed this ineffable quality. He’s just a fun toy. I haven’t opened all of the DCC Animated figures yet, but this one feels like he’s the most benefitted from the early issues. He feels like a toy. He doesn’t feel delicate, none of the joints are stiff; he’s just fun to have. Continue to Page 2…
6 thoughts on “DC Collectibles The New
Batman Adventure 6″ Robin Review”
I got to pick from 8 Robins and I am still 100% happy with the paint but there were no other stores to visit for more options. The questionable paint has stopped me mail ordering these from cheaper online stores. Cannot take the risk.
Ugh – still NOT 100% happy with the paint.
Excellent review. Comics even better than your usual high standard! Still not getting this figure, though. };D
Back tracking and next trip plan to buy. Hoping can have the extra $$$ anyway to get some. Know.gonna miss Harkey with LCS closing :c my major want along with her Icons fig.
I did like Tim in the show and enjoyed his pre52 series. (Gotta get those from my Dad’s) so easy pick up if able and a nice array of items with him. Funny ideas with Batcuffs. Specially with Dick and Babs and upcoming Jim. Great review again and funny pics.
“Little Big Head Man”!!
I now want a Mxyzptlk and BatMite 2pk!
also, you apparently have infantile regression coupled with BDSM tendencies that your wife doesn’t know about? (diapers, cuffs)
Cool pics & review!
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