DC Multiverse has been satisfying the main line retailer shelves with reasonably priced, accessible versions of the DC Universe. From video games to comics to movies, Multiverse has touched it. They’ve recently gone through a refresh with new packaging and there are some solid figures on the horizon based on what we saw at Toy Fair 2018.
Today we are taking an early look at two upcoming figures in their new Platinum line – Injustice 2 Batman and Superman. What sets these apart from standard Multiverse figures is that they are solid die-cast. Heavy! They also feature premium paint with a metallic sheen to it above and beyond normal release standards.
Both are 6 inch scale and feature mid-grade articulation. Present is head rotation with slight up/down capability, shoulder on pegged 360 rotation, bicep swivel, 90 degree elbow, wrist swivel, waist swivel, t-crotch, 90 degree knee swivels. Both feature a soft goods cape that is thin and lays flat, not meant for dynamic posing.
The die-cast feels great in hand, but visually from a distance or in online pics, there isn’t much different than if it were plastic. Batman works better here as he is fully armored in his in-game Billionaire Suit. The die-cast angle makes sense. Superman, while technically armored, still doesn’t scream for a heavy chunk like this.
Both will work for standard hero stance poses on the shelf, and will work best as centerpieces. I personally dig the Batman a lot and would be open to more like this for heavily armored figures, ones with masks. Think Lex Luthor Warsuit, non-video game Armored Batman(s), anything that’s meched out. That way you can focus on the bulky sculpt and not have to worry about translating a human face into toy form. As it is here, the Batman sculpt works super well with anything 6 inch scale in base poses.
These guys are due for a wide release later in the year, with first availability at Gamestop in the US.
Mattel sent these guys through to look at, so read on to check out over 40 HD images showing what they can do!
Key shots here, full set below!