Okay, so like "Bane Week" was supposed to end on Saturday. Oops. Anyway, it's Monday morning, I'm feelin' good and I'm ready to conclude IAT's look at DCUC16 with a look at Bane! Well, mostly ready. This might take a couple cans of Dr Pepper to get through. It's 5am and I'm just getting started.
Bane week focuses on the last regular figure before the big man himself, the Creeper. Even though I'm not the biggest Creeper fan in the world, I was excited at the prospect of him being in the line. He looked great in San Diego last summer, but what we saw there wasn't exactly what we got when we opened the figure.
Bane Week rolls on with what was likely the most anticipated figure from the wave: Robin. Robin was also the variant figure for this wave; getting packaged with either a Bronze or a Golden Age head. I should warn you before we get into the review,, there's been another broken joint.
Bane Week continues with a look at "Azrael Batman" - at least that's what Mattel calls him on the box. In the comics, he's simply the second Batman, referred to by fans as "Azbat". I don't really care what he's called, he's a cool figure and it's particularly fitting that he's included as a character needed to build Bane.
Bane Week kicks off with a look at Mercury. Mercury is important to your collection if you're trying to build Bane or complete your Metal Men team and that's about it. I wanted to be excited about him, but I was disappointed by some of the design choices. And then, he broke. Kinda put a damper on things...
On Facebook today, Mattel showed us our first packaged pics of DCUC Wave 16. I was expecting this delayed wave to be in the Super Power packaging (with buttons!), but it now serves as our first look at the 2011 packaging - the nice part? It's bigger! Plus, some early TRU finds of that exclusive Renegade after all.
In IAT's ongoing efforts to update and expand the DC Universe Classics Checklist at DCClassics.Com, I've added a new page with a text checklist. I can hear you now... "text is so 2000s, Noisy", but there's more. This new checklist includes C&C information, accessories, and release dates, but the best part is... it's sortable.