The end is nigh! DC Comics Multiverse from Mattel is coming to a close, and the last rounds of figures are dropping now. Today we have a look at 2 waves* – The Multiverse Killer Croc Connect and Connect wave, also titled Batman 80th, and the DC Originals Wave which are ToyBiz tribute figures. The Killer Croc wave consists of Dick Grayson as Batman, Alfred, Red Robin, Red Hood, KG Beast and Katana, with the CnC being a comic inspired Killer Croc. The DC Originals tribute figures are Target exclusives in the US and consist of Batman, Joker and Poison Ivy.
The Killer Croc Wave is well done, one of the most well rounded selections Mattel has offered. The winner of the wave is Alfred, not for engineering sake, though that is solid, but the fact it comes with 4 heads, all of which nail the likeness for the era it belongs to. Runner up is Red Robin – he has true double jointed elbows and a streamlined tight sculpt. If this was the route Mattel was going to go, Multiverse would have gotten real good, real fast next year. Red Hood is a tad disappointing – his guns are molded into the holsters, even though he comes with gun holding extra hands. His helmet is a tad big for the body too. The rest of the wave is above average, great roster fillers. To cap it off, a comic inspired Killer Croc is the CnC, and it is BIG. And well done – colors, sculpt, articulation is all there. I have a feeling this will be the Croc to match for a while.
The Originals figures – solid but not as good as they looked when originally shown at Toy Fair 2019. Poison Ivy especially suffered being translated from proto to production level. If you are looking for nostalgia, they fit that bill, but they weren’t my cup of tea.
Now, there is at least one more wave of figures that hit the proto stage – The Batman Ninja Joker CnC wave. This had Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Simon Baz Green Lantern, Flashpoint Aquaman, Rebirth Mammoth, and a Riddler Retro/Originals figure. Whether these will hit market before the license ends we aren’t sure. Right now, no word and no solicitations are out there.
So, to potentially cap things off for Mattel’s Multiverse figures, read on to check out our gallery for these 10 figures with over 125 HD shots after the break courtesy of Mattel!