AFi 2nd Anniversary Celebration
A Closer look at NEW Batman DC Super Heroes Wave from Mattel
A few weeks back some images from overseas leaked out from someone finding a carded sample of the latest Mattel 6" DC Super Heroes line. The card back and side chips were shown and there has been a lot of speculation about a few of the figures. This next wave should be hitting stores around the end of the month. We’re pleased to be able to bring you a closer look of the new wave as part of our 2nd Anniversary.
Below- Group shot of the Batman family, and Batman heroes and villains (I have no idea where my Scarecrow figure went)
The card back
The Modern Batgirl uses the same body sculpt as the Classic Batgirl figure released last year. She has a new head and new belt. It’s amazing what a good paint job will do because it doesn’t feel like the same figure. She has silver hi-lights on the black costume, and she comes with one batarang.
Her diorama is of the Batcave.
Comparison with the classic Batgirl and the DC Direct Batgirl.
Camo Bane is the same sculpt as the previous Bane, with a new paint deco. He comes with his teddy bear Osito, which was only available as part of the "chase" version of the last Bane.
Knight Shadow Batman has been the figure that a lot of collectors have been asking about. He is a black and gray repaint of the wave 3 Batman. He has a new head with a faceless mask, and silver highlights. This Batman also has gloss black boots and gloves that look really cool. While it is the exact same sculpt, this paint job seems to bring out a lot more detail in the original sculpt. Things like stitching and wrinkles are much more apparent. He comes with three bat-a-rangs. There is a slit in one hand so he can hold them.
Night Shadow Batman may not be a necessary repaint, but he is a pretty cool one and he makes a good companion to the modern Batgirl.
Night Shadow Batman’s diorama is the Gotham skyline under a full moon.
I believe it was WizardWorld LA 2006 where we first saw the 2-up of 2-Face. He was long overdue at that time as we had never gotten a 6" Harvey Dent. Even now the only DC Direct Two-Face is a highly stylized Tim Sale version.
This is the Four Horsemen’s version of Two-Face, and he looks great. He fits in well with the other Bat-Villians in this line.. but he makes the Joker from the old Batman line look pretty shrimpy. (*Psssst*– Hey Mattel, we’re due for a new Joker in this line!)
This is the same body as the Clark Kent figure we got last year in the Target Superman 2-packs. He comes with a tommy gun that he holds well and the card board diorama.
Two-Face’s diorama looks like a bad neighborhood in Gotham.
Two-Face and Clark. Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne
I’d love to see Mattel do a repaint of this Two-Face with his 70/80s look with the half purple/half orange suit and the green scarred face and hand. Jason actually made a mock-up of what I’m talking about in Photoshop. I think you’ll agree this is a variation we need!
Bat-Villians (sans Scarecrow)
A big "Thank you" to the gang at Mattel for this opportunity to take a closer look at these highly anticipated figures.