2014 is almost done, but we aren’t done with the galleries just yet! The Toyark will be banging out another set of DC galleries to wrap up the year, starting with DC Collectibles Designer Series Zero Year Batman! (Don’t worry Marvel fans, next year is sure to be stacked with Marvel shoots :)). Wave 3 of the Greg Capullo inspired Batman Designer Series dropped at comic shops on Christmas Eve. Zero Year Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and Batgirl are out now, Two-Face did not ship, may be delayed till later in 2015.
The wave continues it’s unique look with bulky sculpts and comic centric designs based on the Greg Capullo New 52 run of Batman comics. Batman features his “Zero Year” look, which was a multi-issue flashback story showing Bruce Wayne’s first year as the Batman in Gotham. A throwback to the original Batman design with the purple gloves is present as is the frowning mug Capullo (or at least his figures) are known for. We’ve done up over 30 shots of Batman to show off his skills, check em out with our quick thoughts after the break!
DC Collectibles Greg Capullo Designer Series Zero Year Batman
Above average articulation
Paint highlights pop
Legs require wide stance due to sculpt
No ankle rockers
Pretty happy with this Bats and the line overall. I was never a fan of the OG purple gloves, but the fact they brought them back for a “Zero Year” story was a cool touch, and we get that represented here. The figure is solid, giving us yet another look for Batman on the shelves. Due to the sculpt there is a slightly wide stance needed for the figure, and without the rocker-like ankles it can be a bit of a pain to stand, especially on smooth surfaces. The accessories are cool, extra hand, grappling gun and 2 batarangs. Take a look, if you dig the style he’s worth a pick up!