I love comics.

I also like toys based on comics.

If they are toys based on a particular comedic, so good, and McFarlane Toys has spoiled us with some of today’s offerings. We have two different Batman figures from two different comic book series, two Jokers to go with one of the Batman (Batmen? Batman? I make this “joke” all the time, but still don’t know which one is correct) , and a sweet ride from an entirely different Batman comic book series.

So if you’re like me and still love to pit your toys against each other in reenactments of famous scenes, as well as brand new ones, then you’ll definitely enjoy what’s on the slate this week.

Batman with battle damage (Dark Knights: Metal)

Batman with battle axes. Metal indeed, my friends.

Leaping from the cover of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s first issue, the Madman of Dark Multiverse even covering Dark Knights: Metal, Batman here is a little worse for wear. That’s okay, though, as he looks very cool with his ragged cape, the rips and cuts in his costume, and the aforementioned axes held in each hand. It’s a solid figure all around, with great carving and tons of costume detail. There are rivets and piping on the Batman costume, giving it several different textures to make it even more battle-ready and practical, and it captures Capullo’s Rebirth design perfectly. I might be in the minority here, but I love the purple interior of the cape. Much like the anime series design with the dark blue inside of the cape, the purple helps break up the black and gray from the rest of the suit and makes the tattered pieces of the cape all the more impressive.

The only minor drawbacks are the large gauntlets, which look a bit bulky compared to the rest of the outfit, and the stiffness of the cape. Yeah, it looks really, really awesome, but it’s stiff and can barely be moved at all. This makes its versatility in posing limited, but it’s short enough that it never gets in the way, so it’s practically a no-problem.

Batman (Three jokers)

On our way to another highly anticipated series, here we have Batman as he appeared in the famous Three jokers mini-series. Taking it for itself, this is a very good Batman figure, whether or not it is related to a comic book series or not. The sculpture is a bit heavier, as Jason Fabok’s Batman is less lean by Jim Aparo and more muscle mass by Jim Lee, but that doesn’t prevent the figure from being very mobile. I love how Fabok took inspiration from various Batsuits from different mediums, and it translates here too: the logo on the raised chest is akin to the Batman Incorporated costume, and the boots and capsule belt are decidedly Batman ’89. Her expression is dark and determined enough, and I was able to get her to strike some pretty cool poses, though the lack of props was a bit disappointing. All it comes with is a grappling gun – which is admittedly pretty cute – and that’s it. Not even a second pair of hands. Even still, if you want a well-made and fairly persistent Batman figure, you can do a lot worse than this.

Available on Amazon and Entertainment Earth.

The Joker: The Criminal (Three jokers)

Stay in the world of Three jokers, here we have one of the titular Prince of Crime Clowns, and the one that was supposed to be the 1940s original Batman # 1. As the criminal Joker of Three jokers, this character is quite stoic, with a blank, almost blank look on his face. This adds to his goosebumps, of course, as he’s a Joker focused on calculations and planning rather than madness and mayhem.

The rest of the figure is a bit of a mixed bag, however. The carving is good, but plastics of different colors are used for the joints, which makes the body and limbs look a bit odd compared to the lighter elbows and knees. The included cane attachment is good for setting a pose or two, but it’s made of a softer plastic, so it’s pretty easy to bend and warp. He’s not a bad Joker character, but he’s also not the best McFarlane sent me.

Available on Amazon and Entertainment Earth.

The Joker: The Clown (Three jokers)

Now this Joker is a good one. Perhaps the most unbalanced of Three jokers, this is the demon who beat and killed Jason Todd in A death in the family. It can also be assumed that this is the same who tried to come up with a plan to mark the ‘Joker Fish’ as ​​evidenced by his really disturbing fish prop, and really, he has the look I like to imagine when. I think of the Joker. His costume is much more consistent than that of the Criminal, with colors that evoke the costume of Cesar Romero in Batman ’66, and I love her sinister smile and the flower on her lapel. Overall I strength honestly give the advantage to Mortal Kombat 11 Joker is the best of the bunch, but this one is right behind. The clearly defined roots of the comic certainly help.

Available on Amazon and Entertainment Earth.

Bat-cycle (The curse of the white knight)

To be honest, I didn’t like Sean Gordon Murphy’s Batcycle look in his White Knight books. Granted, I didn’t like his aesthetic choices very much, but for a guy who is so good at drawing vehicles, I expected more from his take on Batman’s choice of two-wheeled transport. It was just too long and rectangular, resembling a ground cousin of Rey’s speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

With that out of the way, I will say it makes a pretty cool toy. Yes, his figure is still a little weird, it looks like someone has stuck two sheets on the side of the Batpod since then. The black Knight. Still, it drives great and looks great when a character is “driving”. It also comes fully assembled, which was a blessing, and required no stickers or adjustments to be ready to play. No, just cut the plastic ties that hold it in place and it’s ready to go out of the box. Just pay attention to the footrests, as they are a bit flimsy.

Available on Amazon and Entertainment Earth.

GLOBALLY: I’ll always be looking for more action figures based on comic book stories, and this was a pretty solid bundle based on some popular series. It’s nice to see how versatile a Batman character is when made in plastic, as the two Dark Knight characters are very different from each other, as well as being great representations of Batman. You also need to have a Joker when you have Batman, so the fact that you can get three separate versions of the character from one line is a testament to McFarlane’s diversity. That McFarlane makes vehicles for their action figures that are as solidly built as the characters themselves is a nice added bonus, and the unique White knight Batcycle fits this mold for sure.

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