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Toying Around Reviews - DC Multiverse: Target Exclusive Batman Beyond

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

Today we will be taking a look at the Target-exclusive Batman Beyond figure. This Batman Beyond is a little different from the regular release, as this figure has a faceplate, This figure can be said to be the Tim Drake Batman as this is how he looked in the New 52’s Future End storyline that the Collect to Build Joker bot is from. McFarlane Toys, a subsidiary of Todd McFarlane Productions, is a company founded by comics creator Todd McFarlane which 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 take a look at the packaging.

The front of the box gives us a big window that lets us see the figure and everything he comes with. The top of the box lets us know that the figure has 22 points of articulation. The bottom of the box has the DC Multiverse logo as well as Batman’s name. On the bottom left, we have the Collect to Build logo letting you know that this is figure #1 in the wave. Turning the box to the side we have the figure’s name. The back of the box gives us a look at the figure and the collect-to-build figure in action. as well as the rest of the lineup that will be shown off at a later date. Turning the box around one more time we get a small window that lets us see the figure.


OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking Batman out of the box we can see that the figure is pretty simplistic in its design, as it was in the cartoon and comic books. Black, Red, and a little bit of silver. can't go wrong.


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

Batman Beyond comes with 2 open hands, 2 claw hands, Build-to-Connect Part, a trading card, and a figure stand.


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


BUTTERFLY HING - This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives 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.

SWIVEL BALL 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 be able to 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.

BALL 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.


SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Batman stands right at the 7-inch mark. Here is Batman with Detective Comics #1000 Batman.


RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - When you really only have 3 colors for the figure you really can’t go wrong with it

FIGURE SCULPT 4/5 - The sculpt is nice, making the wings detachable would have gone a long way with him since most of the time Batman has the wings put away.

POSING 4/5 - You can get Batman in just about any position you want. The ball joint wrists and ankles still take away from the look in a few poses.

ACCESSORIES: 4/5 - I get it that most of the price point is going to the Collect-to-Build figure but maybe an alt head or an extra weapon would have been nice too

DURABILITY 4/5 - overall the plastic is strong. I do worry about the tips on the arms, I do feel like if you hit them the wrong way they will break. They seem a little stiffer than any other Batman we have gotten so far.

OVERALL SCORE 4.2/5 - If you are a fan of Batman Beyond and don’t mind the faceplate then pick him up, if not then wait for the regular release. as he will come with the normal face and more accessories.





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