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Toying Around Reviews - DC Multiverse: Todd McFarlane Designed Gold Label Collection Batman

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

Celebrating 200 reviews

Today we will be taking a look at the Todd McFarlane Batman that he designed. This is a new and original design that Todd created just for the DC Multiverse line. 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.

On 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 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. Turning the box to the side we have the name of the figure, as well as the Todd McFarlane design logo. The back of the box gives us Todd’s artwork of his Batman. The bottom of the box gives us some artwork of the rest of the figures we can collect. 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.

Looking at this Batman up close we get to see all the little designs Todd put into this figure. To me, this figure has a little bit of Gotham by Gaslight look to it. This Batman also gets the long ears and spikes at the time of the cape that is classic Todd Batman.


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

Batman comes with some goggles, 2 short swords, 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 at 7.5 inches to the top of his head. Here is the new Batman standing next to Detective Comics #1000 Batman and Rebirth Robin.


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

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The paint job is very nicely done. Paint is where it should be and don’t have any paint overspray into areas where it shouldn’t be.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The sculpt of the figure looks good. It looks just like the artwork that Todd created.

POSING 5/5 - Posing this figure isn’t an issue. you can get him into just about any pose you want to

ACCESSORIES: 4/5 - The short swords and goggles are neat and different but this is Batman, a Batarang or grapple would have been nice too.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic that they use never feels cheap or that it’s going to break.

OVERALL SCORE 4.8/5 - If you are a fan of something different then go pick him up. There are two Batmans out there with this look, The Gold Label (This one) has a more grey /black look and the other one has a more dark blue look to it.





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