|Time to take a look at some of Mattel's future releases in 2013. In stores very soon you will be seeing Mattel's newest toy line that will feature some of DC Comics popular characters. These collection are called "DC Unlimted" and "Batman Unlimited". The good part about these sets is that they will be "unlimited" in the sense that we could get some characters in their classic looks or some of the new DCNU looks aswell. Lets take a look at the first waves:|
|DC Unlimited Wave 1|
|Batman Unlimited - Wave 1|
The first Batman unlimited wave consists of the new DCNU Batman as well DCNU Batgirl and a Super Powers version of the Penguin. Again, this Batman figure is also part of the DC Universe All Stars toy line. Comparing to the many previous DC Universe Classics Batman figures we saw over the last few years, I'm glad that Mattel has given us a new head sculpt instead of rehashing the same old pieces. Unfortunately Batgirl, for the most part, is a complete repaint. The only difference being is her belt is a little sleeker. That being said, I think this paint job is the coolest of the bunch. Than the previous releases which you can see here. The Penguin's body sculpt is exactly the same as the version released back in the DC Universe Classics wave 1 set back in 2008. The head is new though. Accessories are also the same, just painted differently.
Next up is some of the DC Unlimited and Batman Unlimited figures we'll be seeing in the near future.
|Batman Unlimited - Injustice Batman|
First we have a version of the Injustice Batman which will obviously be part of the Batman Unlimited line. To be honest, I'm not very impressed with it. I like that its a completely unique sculpt but it just doesn't work for me.
|Batman Unlimited - Planet X Batman & Batmite|
Another Batman Unlimted figure will be the Planet X Batman and a repainted Batmite figure.....another no buy for me. It is a decent likeness from the comic but my bet is this will be a peg warmer.
|Batman Unlimited - Dark Knight Returns Batman|
And the third Batman Unlimited figure will be from the VERY cool DC Comic book and recent DC animated movie Batman: Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & 2. If you haven't see the movie (part 2 comes out in January), be sure to pick it up for Christmas. You won't be disappointed. As far as this action figure goes. It's a very good likeness of the older Batman in the movies. I am happy with this action figure but I was hoping for some more villains. Come on. Were's Ra's, Talia, a new Scarecrow, Croc. So many Batman characters that they can do instead....uhhhh.
|Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Watch this movie!|
|DC Unlimited - Wonder Woman|