The action figures, inspired by the heroes and villains of Gotham City, incorporate the popular unboxing trend in a fun way. Each figure comes with three surprise accessories — including some rare and super-rare options — that range from blasters and shields to armor and Batarangs. This is a great way to add an element of surprise and chase without worrying about unintentionally collecting duplicate figures. The packaging also gets bonus points for the metallic “First Edition” sticker and a tear-away section that doubles as a trading card.
In terms of the figures themselves, there are eight to collect: Rebirth Batman, Robin, Rebirth Tactical Batman, Joker, Nightwing, Man-Bat, a golden Rare Batman, and Super Rare Robin. (There are also some retailer-specific figures, such as the Target-exclusive Water Batman.) Each figure comes with one of two accessory sets, as laid out in the included collector’s guide, and the accessories are all styled for the figures to easily hold them. The figures are well articulated, too — with 11 points of articulation, to be exact.
The collection doesn’t stop with the figures, though! There is also a Batmobile two-in-one vehicle that is compatible with the 4-inch line. It gets the two-in-one name because the back section of the vehicle — where Batman or Robin (or a villain, in the case of a Batmobile-jacking) sits — detaches to become the Batboat. The Batboat, which is also on wheels, is fairly easy to remove when the Caped Crusader needs to make a quick getaway, but it won’t fly out on its own.
One final (and fairly significant) positive aspect of these figures is the price point. Each 4-inch figure retails for $7.99, and the Batmobile vehicle is $19.99. While they won’t be the highest-end figures, the price point makes them a great option for those who want to collect Batman figures without breaking the bank.
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