Out of Batman’s entire disfigured, homicidal rogues gallery, my favorite has always been Two-Face. I think what appeals to me is that he isn’t inherently bad like the others. Because of that, I was planning on picking up the Movie Masters figure online. Luckily, I found it at TRU over the weekend and saved on shipping. For any of you out there who haven’t heard, Toys R Us will be carrying the rest of these figures in addition to their being offered on Mattycollector.com. Seeing them together, I was almost tempted to pick up Missile Launcher Joker, but ultimately just settled for Harvey.
In recent decades, pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne are portrayed as close allies. As the District Attorney, he and Batman worked together to clean up Gotham until he acid was thrown in his face and ruined his once perfect visage. In The Dark Knight movie, Harvey was caught in an explosion, but the effect was the same. Batman would blame himself for being unable to stop Harvey from going insane and turning to a life of crime. And to Batman, although Joker is his arch nemesis, redeeming Two-Face would always be his ultimate challenge.
Rightfully, this Two-Face isn’t much different than the Harvey Dent figure Mattel produced for the line, but there are some differences. His suit is a dark gray color, just slightly different from the dark blue of the Harvey figure. His tie is a different color, striped red and blue with thin lines of white separating them. I found it interesting that the blue sections of the tie have sparkles. The shirt underneath his jacket is a light gray in color compared to the white of the Harvey figure. I am pretty happy with these color variations, they at least make two figures that are almost the same look a little more different.
Of course, the major difference in the two figures is the scarred and burnt areas. Two-Face’s upper left jacket and arm are textured to look cracked and torn along with small red splotches of paint for a burnt look. The real detail, though, is in the head.
Covered in red with black burnt highlights, this little figure does look like he’s been left in the oven a bit too long. The sculpt is detailed for this scale. Not only can you see his teeth under the flap of skin, but the bones of his cheek and temple are visible through the gore. Not to mention that Aaron Eckhart’s hair line will never be the same.
Two-Face falls woefully short in the accessory department. Like the Harvey Dent figure, Two-Face comes with a metal, life-size double headed coil. Unlike Harvey, Two-Face’s coin is scarred and dirty on one side. I thought it was a nice touch for Mattel to give collectors a way to get both versions of the coin, just like the figure.
What I didn’t like is that the coin was the only accessory. Two-Face settles the score with various people using a hand gun and there’s no reason he couldn’t have come with one. I realize Mattel is trying to get this line out there as cheap as possible, but Joker got a bazooka, so I it’d be nice if Two-Face got the same treatment.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the figure. Toys R Us had him for $12.99, which is far cheaper than Matty’s $23 (including shipping). Plus, I have one more figure to add to my Two-Face League.