Hey, DC Fans! We have a nice look this afternoon at the Arkham City 2-pack, recently released under the Batman Legacy series of figures from Mattel.
under the Batman Legacy series of figures newly released from Mattel.
Released to celebrate the soon-to-be-launched Arkham City, the sequel to Arkham Asylum, this 2-pack features Batman and Two-Face, in a scale and asthletic that is slightly larger, but still works, alongside your DCUC figures.
Batman looks great. His armor is beautifully textured and his coloration is superb. I think the colors on Mattel’s version vasily outweigh the DC Direct figure as, for some reason, DCD decided to go with both black and blue colors on the cowl and cape, and I can’t stand it. This Batman also features nice detailing on his gloves and boots as well. The articulation is good and matches that of DCUC figures in my opinion.
Two-Face is the 2-packs baddie. He’s finally got some muscle to him this time around and the scarring is detailed and realistic, unlike the green or symmetrical scarring we’ve seen in the past. He comes with his signature coin, but it’s stuck in his hand and can’t be removed. His articulation is similar to DCUC figures, however, he has cut, not ball jointed shoulders. We got an explanation for this at Comic Con in that the different materials used to make the body and suit jacket did not come together in a natural way with ball jointed shoulders (think of a “vest” look) so aesthetically, they made the joint choice.
Mattel is beginning a new age with their DCUC line, and Batman Legacy is leading that new age, with figures spanning both comics and video games. This is a nice set, plain and simple and if you’re a fan of the game, you’ll want to add these two to your collection. The next Arkham City set to be released will feature Joker and the newly revealed Robin, so stay tuned for further updates!
Enjoy the attached shots supplied by The Fwoosh!