McFarlane Toys have dropped the first wave of Dark Nights Metal figures this month with the release of Dawnbreaker, Devastator, Murder Machine and the Grim Knight. All of these are dark universe alternate Earth versions of Bruce Wayne / Batman – ones who made the evil choice at a key moment and turned his bat training and skill down a dark path. The Batman Who Laughs is a mix of Joker and Batman from one of those Earths. He has rounded them up and brought them into the main DC reality. And here we are.
McFarlane’s DC Multiverse figures have improved with each round so far in my opinion, and this wave is no different. It is again, the best yet. Every piece looks straight out of the comics, has paint head to toe, and all of them have a full range of articulation with no short cuts. They do everything you need physically, and they look fantastic. In addition, the other angle one has with sub themes being done – complete the team. Well, that’s pretty much all done because between these and the future pre-orders – almost all DNM key players are coming.
Bottom line – wave is FIRE. We’ve run all 4 through a set so read on to check out over 100 HD images of them, courtesy of McFarlane Toys. They should be hitting stores now!
Dark Nights Metal Wave 1 – Additional Thoughts
As I said above – best McFarlane DC wave yet. When I envisioned McFarlane doing DC before these came out, these are what I was hoping for. Great sculpts, paint for days, and finally we are in the modern era of articulation. Only a couple nitpicks – Devastator has single joint elbows and knees- but due to his massive size that is acceptable. Still a great range for such a dense figure. Does have good wrist and hand movement, and even some articulated feet cuts which is nice. Grim Knight – I have a feeling he’s gonna be getting a lot of play on IG. Only nitpick there – backpack guns are one piece. It does match the artwork perfectly like that – but it would be nice to get a deluxe edition with like 100 guns at some point.
Again – well done wave and excited for where this line is going. We do need to get off the Batman train though, even for a little bit. Fill the universe out with modern comic versions of other DC characters. The Batman White Knight and Dark Nights figures are exactly what I am looking for – and I’d love that modern comic style applied to non Batman universe characters.
Check out some shots below, and 100+ in gallery format here!