The much anticipated follow up video game to Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, is about to hit stores in a few and it looks amazing! People who are games and/or collectors may be interested in Mattel's new Arkham City action figures which are part of the new Batman Legacy toy line. Lets see how the Arkham City action figures measure up to the DCUC standards we've come to know. This review will be on Two-Face for the Batman/Two-Face Legacy Edition two pack.
When these toys were revealed earlier this year, I was intrigued. Its Batman after all and that's right up my ally. Two-Face is a bit of a hit and miss but all in all not a bad action figure.
This version of Two-Face reminds me of a cross between the Batman: Animated series as well as Two-Face from the Dark Knight. He is supporting the black and white suit which has a lot of holes burn marks and looks very cool.
The head sculpt looks great too with the burnt side, of course, stealing the show. Close up you can see better detail. The paint job is also pretty good. The transition lines between the two black and white are quite defined with no real areas of sloppy painting to be seen. One minor complaint about the paint, the Harvey Dent side of his face and hands could use a bit of shading but this is a main stream, mass market toy so i guess i can't have it all.
As you can see above, Two-Face is holding on to his trademark coin which is part of the action figure's mold and is not removable. If you look closely you can make out detail on the top part of the coin, however the bottom side is faceless.
DC Universe Classics Two-Face (right), you can see that Arkham City Two-Face is slightly bigger and also thicker than
the DCUC figures. This may be a turn off for some people who are particular about scale and mixing in your DCUCs with your AC action figures.
Overall, The Arkham City action figures are really cool looking and on their own they stand up really well. If you're going to compare them to Mattel's DC Universe Classics, then \articulation and scale are going to be slight concerns. At the end of the day though, you have some really nice looking toys that are worth collecting if you are a DC Comics or Batman fan.
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