On January 15th, I anxiously awaited 11am CST. I was ready to order Battle Armor He-Man and reissue Beast Man. The time came and the RSOD started up, but I kept on trucking. I got the items in my cart. I checked out. I paid. I was done! In the excitement, I somehow failed to notice that a Harvey Dent had found his way into my cart. Had I put it there? Had Digital River’s server gotten befuddled and added one for me? I’ll never know.
I thought about selling it. I’m sure there was someone out there that missed it. But at the end of the day, it’s an Aaron Eckhart figure. I like the actor, so despite that I have virtually no Dark Knight figures (there’s a Fear Toxin Batman around here somewhere) and that he’s in an annoying scale, I may as well review it. Oh, I may be brief, but I promise I’ll try to be excited. It’s Aaron Eckhart! Er, I mean it’s Harvey Dent!
An eagle-eyed Movie Masters collector can point out something I miss here, but the figure appears to be mostly a reuse of the standard suit body I’ve seen a bunch of at Wal-Mart on all those Joker Thugs. Harvey has ungloved hands, an upper torso that holds the tie, and his excellently sculpted Aaron Eckhart head. The head is what really sold me on keeping the figure. Even if he’s just going to be backup EPA inspector to Walter Peck or an innocent bystander getting attacked by ghosts, anyone that knows the actor can readily tell it’s him in the role. The figure also included a double-headed Liberty coin. For a second, I was annoyed that one side wasn’t scarred, but then I realized – it came with Harvey, not Two-Face and I was happy.
The articulation is standard for what I’m used to with DC Classics. The head has good range with side-to-side, down, and tilt movement. From there down there are ball shoulder, swivels at the bicep, wrist, and thigh, hinges at the elbows, knees, and ankles, and the Mattel hips. The softer jacket doesn’t interfere with any of the articulation.
I’m jealous of the paint on this figure. The head has great apps. The tie lines are straight. The shirt buttons and buckle are nicely detailed. After weird splotches on Adora and missed lines on BA He-Man, this is a welcome relief! Though, I’d have rather seen it the other way around.
Scale on this figure is weird. The figure looks like it would fit in okay next to the Question. The heads are about the same, the shoulders are near the same width, the arms are about the same length. But, Harvey’s legs are about a half-inch shorter. I don’t get it. The figure, by-itself, looks well-proportioned, but so does the Question. If you’re into the Dark Knight figures or want to put him with Ghostbusters or Avatar, his scale is great. It’s just weird next to a DC Classics, which I guess he shouldn’t be standing near anyway. Mr. Rant, however, disagrees.
Overall, it’s a nice piece if you’re already buying the line. The head sculpt is excellent and the articulation is up to par. I can’t fault the figure for his size because he’s no doubt in scale with the rest of his line. At $15, that’s pricey for a figure under 6″. If you’re holding out for these to show up at TRU in the spring to save on shipping that will definitely increase the value, but maybe not to the point of actually being worth it. This is a toy for folks that really love that line, that really love the movie, or really love Aaron Eckhart.