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The New Batman Adventures - Toying Around Reviews

Updated: 7 days ago

This week we will be taking a look at Batman from The New Batman Adventures animated series, the Batman figure from DC Direct, and McFarlane Toys. This is the same Batman figure that DC Direct released some years ago. Unlike the Animated Series figures these figures do not have any added cell shading. McFarlane Toys, a subsidiary of Todd McFarlane Productions, is a company founded by comics creator Todd McFarlane that makes highly detailed model figurines of characters from movies, comics, popular music, video games, and various sporting genres. On July 27, 2021, McFarlane Toys announced that it would take over management of any remaining DC Direct inventory and that it would continue to make statues, busts, and other collectibles in DC Direct's previous merchandise lines.



Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.

These figures like most of the McFarlane DC figures come in a McFarlane-style rectangle box done in the show's colors, black and red with blue highlights. The figure itself is displayed in the middle of the window along with all his accessories. The series logo is at the bottom of the box. The right side of the box has an animated picture of Batman from the show. The back of the box shows the same picture that is on the side of the box, only larger. The left side of the box has part of the window wrapping around the box. This is nice for some in-box collectors who wish to keep the figure mint in the box.



Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.

Opening up the box and taking everything out this is what we get, Batman in his plastic prison with all his accessories. Behind the figure we just have a red/yellow insert that has the stand and cell artwork card attached.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking our new Batman out we can see that this figure is the same figure that DC Direct released a few years ago. McFarlane did not make any changes to him. The plastic seems stronger as the older figures were known to brake with little to no pressure applied to them, but i will worry about the ankles and wrists braking since they are so small.



Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Batman comes with left and right closed fists, left and right holding hands, left and right batarang holding hands, left and right grapnel holding hands, a right hand with a grapnel attached, a Batarang a grapnel launcher, a figure stand/holder and a reproduction cell animation



How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


MUSHROOM PEGGED HEAD - This allows you to turn the head 360 degrees around

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm. You do get more movement without the cap on.

SINGLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm just below 90 degrees.

SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to turn the figure's wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

AB CRUNCH - This cut lets you be able to bend the figure front and back at the Abs.

WAIST SWIVEL -This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

BALL JOINTED LEGS - This allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

DOUBLE JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure. (mine are hard to get to move, and I feel like I will break the figure if I keep trying)

ANKLE SWIVEL - The ankle swivel lets you turn your feet 360 degrees.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

This new Batman figure stands right around 6.5 inches tall. Here is our new Batman standing next to Batman and Robin from The Batman TAS figures from McFarlane and DC Direct.



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The figure paint is perfect. This look for Batman was very plain so it is hard to mess up in toy form.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - This Batman looks like he walked right out of your TV and into your hand.

POSING 3.5/5 - You can get him in some good poses, but some double-jointed elbows and knees would make it so much better.

ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - I don't know what else he should have come with.

DURABILITY 3.5/5 - The plastic is better than the older DC Direct ones however some of the smaller joints around the ankles and hands are still so small I do worry about them snapping off.

OVERALL SCORE 4.4/5 - If you didn't pick him up the last time he was out then i would say grab him if you are a Batman fan, if you already have them then i don't know if the added cell frame is worth it for you to pick up.






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