DC Collectibles is continuing it’s line of figures based off the DC Universe animated movies with Son of Batman, and we have an early look for you today here at Toyark! The wave consists of Batman, Damian Wayne as Robin, Dick Grayson as Nightwing, and Deathstroke. It’s based off of the DC Animated movie that released earlier this year: DCU: Son of Batman. We’ve run the figures through a photo shoot for you a bit early, they’re set to release on 11/26 through Diamond / your local comic shops and online retailers. Check out over 60 high res shots of them in action after the break along with our thoughts!
DC Collectibles Son of Batman Deathstroke, Robin, Nightwing and Batman
Style is accurate to the movies
Give those looking for it a unique version of the characters
Damian can work with other lines well
Lack of articulation, specifically ankles
Tend to fall over if not posed perfectly
The figures stay in line, and the story is in continuity with the Justice League: WAR, which is basically the animated movie version of the New 52 relaunch. They are even numbered in line with those WAR figures, these are numbers 7-10 of the DCU Animated Movie line. I do like that they are keeping that theme concurrent in the movies and the toys. They feature a very cartoon-ish look and a bit less articulation than could have been, but they keep the sleek streamlined style the movies portray. These are all characters we’ve had multiple times over, so getting them in a themed style, an ongoing one, is fine by me. The Damian Wayne Robin works particularly well, and it can easily fit in on a shelf with Batman from another line of figures. The paint is well done, using a flatter paint which covers most if not all of the figure. Cut lines in the suits are painted on rather than sculpted to mimic the animation look.
These stylized figures won’t be for everyone, but those looking for something different than what they already have will find a well done, simplified line up. Batman and Damian by themselves work well, offering a cool alternate look on a Bat-themed shelf celebrating this version of the characters in history. If you dig them, they’ll be in stores next week!
Check out over 60 shots of the entire wave after these beauty shots and let us know what you think on the forums!
Disclaimer: DC Collectibles provided these figures for review purposes.