The Capullo Designer Series figures have been some of my favorites since it launched back in 2014. A consistent scale and art direction with limited scope over the course of years. The way the line has progressed reminds me of the slow burn you get with S.H. Figuarts figures (DBZ in particular). Which is fine with me, you get a quarterly-ish drop of a couple new figs. The figures are some of DC Collectibles best, featuring a bulky 7 inch scale and more articulation than most other offerings. They are continuing the line way past it’s original intent, and have now dug into later arcs of the Greg Capullo run. Today’s shoot is of the CGPD Batman Mech Suit 2 pack, coming with the inner figure and the suit in one box. Minor spoilers – this isn’t Bruce Wayne, it’s Jim Gordon who took up the mantle of Batman on behalf of the Gotham Police Department using a mechanized suit when Batman went missing. You’ll see the police vibe on the figure once you realize what it is. Let’s take a closer look after the break with 50+ shots courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
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Capullo Designer Series GCPD Batman 2 Pack
I wasn’t expecting to dig this figure as much as I did. The story arc wasn’t one of my favs, but the end result here is solid. The stand alone Gordon-Bats does not fit into the mech suit, they are two separate figures. When you open the chest and remove the helmet of the suit, an identical Gordon figure upper is molded in. But if you keep it all closed, you can use the two together (empty suit, drone mode, etc). The paint has a slight shimmer to it, and it stands tall, taller than the Thrasher Armor Batman from earlier in the series. That gives it a nice stance on the shelf behind the others. Bottom line, The Capullo Designer series figures are top of the line, they grew on me over time and I hope they continue it past the last announced figures (which we will shoot soon) – Aquaman, Superman, and Green Lantern.
There are additional Batman universe characters from the Capullo New 52 run that could be done –
bearded Bruce Wayne
unmasked crew cut Bat-Gordon
proto Batman Beyond armor
Batman Rebirth suit (done by Capullo at end of run)
And more, as many villains made at least cameos. Some of those were being done in the DC Collectibles New 52 line when this started, but now that some time has passed redoing them to fit here would be awesome. One can only hope, let DCC know you want em if you do! Read on to check the pics!