Batman Head Swap: An Actual Toy Blog
January 27, 2012

Batman: Brave and the Bold was scary for many reasons: it had a light tone, it was not a Timm-verse Batman, and Oswald from “The Drew Carey Show” was BATMAN!!! The toys were even scarier, they weren’t in scale with JLU and they had crazy peg-holes, PEG-HOLES!!!!! The magic of the show won fans  over, its great stories and diverse cast had viewers of all ages coming back. And for some of us, the magic of the show managed to make the toys fun to collect.

Granted I only own 5 Brave and the Bold figures, but still much like they show I was surprised by how much I liked them. The toy-line is still going pretty strong and is much easier to find than other Mattel lines. New figures are hitting the pegs, and one in particular caught my eye. It has a removable cowl! Revealing Bruce Wayne is the Batman!

I love these types of figures, they give you an extra play option, making it really 2 figures in one. Growing up I had several of these figures but rarely are they even done well. And this new Stealth Strike: Gear Up! Batman is no exception. The figure is close to being show accurate and even comes with Batman’s signature sword? Not really, but I think he used the sword on the show a couple of times. I think. The colors are too shiny to really make the figure show accurate, so either I learn how to paint or do a head swap. I went with the head swap. Here are the results:

Step 1: I popped off the head with some difficulty, I mean he’s Batman.

Here are the heads removed in case you were wondering what they would look like.

Step 2: Pop heads onto the different bodies. Harder than popping them off.

I didn’t have to pop the other head onto the Stealth Strike body but for some reason I felt guilty.

Final result. Short and sweet, I hope you enjoyed. And feel free to use these tips.

Warning: I am not responsible for any deaths caused by using these tips.

Cesar Zamora
Born and raised in El Paso, TX. I grew up collecting and displaying toys. My love for action figures has only been strengthened by the fact that the internet provides a community to share that love with. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA freelance writing and buying too many toys.
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