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Toying Around Reviews - DC Multiverse Blue Beetle Movie

Updated: Mar 25


With the new Blue Beetle movie right around the corner, we thought we would take a look at the brand new Blue Beetle movie figure from McFarlane Toys. 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.

 

PACKAGING:

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

Starting at the front of the box, we have a nice big window that lets us see the figure and everything he comes with. The top of the box also lets us know that the figure has 22 points of articulation. The bottom of the box has the DC Multiverse logo as well as The Blue Beetler movie logo since this is a movie-based figure. Blue Beetles' name is also running along the bottom of the box. Turning the box to the side we have the Blue Beetle movie logo at the top, and Blue Beetle names also running down the side. The back of the box gives us some artwork of Blue Beetle, the same artwork that is used on the trading card inside the box as well. Turning the box around one more time we get a small window that lets us see the figure.

 

INSIDE OF THE BOX:

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

Here is Blue Beetle and all his accessories come packed in a plastic tray. Just about everything is plastic zip tied in so they do not fall out. Behind the tray is this comic book-inspired background with the trading card and stand attached.

 

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:

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

Taking Blue Beetle out of the box we we get to see all the details that McFarlane Toys has put into this guy. There are two things I really love about this guy, the first one is how shiny the blue on the figure is, and the second is that all the fingers are individually sculpted, with most figures the fingers are sculpted together.

 

ACCESSORIES:

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

Blue Beetle comes with two energy rings, an arm blaster, an energy sword, a trading card, and a McFarlane figure stand.

 

ARTICULATION:

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

BLUE BEETLE’S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:


DUMBBELL JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees as well as make the head look up and down a little bit.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - These give the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees.

BALL SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - With this, you can turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL - This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm.

BALL JOINTED WAIST - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

HINGE JOINTED LEGS - With this it 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.

BALL JOINTED ANKLES - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back and also to the left and right.

TOE JOINT - This allows you to bend the toes up so you can pose the figure a little better when making him look like he is running or walking.

 

SIZE COMPARISON:

How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Blue Beetle stands right around the 7-inch mark. Here is our new Blue Bettle standing next to the Ted Kord Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, next here he is standing next to a mentor of his, Batman from "Batman Hush".

 

RATING:

What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?


PAINT JOB 5/5 - This paint job on the figure is very well done. This is the most paint I think I've seen on a $20 figure in a long time.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The Blue Beetle looks like what we have seen in the trailers so far. Not much more I can say.

POSING 4.5/5 - I do wish I could get the arms to bend straight out, but other than that you can get him into just about any pose you want.

ACCESSORIES: 1.5/5 - To get the full Blue Beetle you need to buy the battle mode that comes with extra hands and the wings. This should have been a deluxe-type figure that had everything in it

DURABILITY 4/5 - The plastic-like with most McFarlane figures is pretty solid, I don't feel like it's going to snap or break anytime soon.

OVERALL SCORE 4/5 - I do like this figure a lot. just wish everything came in one box.


RETAIL COST: $19.99

I PICKED MINE UP AT TARGET.

 

TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!





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