Toy Review: DC Comics Multiverse DC Rebirth Batman & Batwing (Mattel)

Mattel releases the latest members of the Batman family. When the New 52 started in DC Comics, one of the newer characters was Batwing. At first, he was an African […]

Mattel releases the latest members of the Batman family.

When the New 52 started in DC Comics, one of the newer characters was Batwing. At first, he was an African police officer named David Zavimbe. David was Batwing for 18 issues. In Batwing #19, we were introduced to a new Batwing, Luke Fox. Luke is the son of Bruce Wayne’s business manager Lucius Fox. Luke got a more streamlined suit, that looked lot a like the Batman Beyond design. I love the way the he looks in this suit.

Mattel did a great job making this into a figure. There are the standard points of articulation that you would expect from this line. Batwing also comes with removable wings that attach on the back. Very impressive. The logo on his chest has a nice metallic shine to it, that it almost looks like it glows. Batwing also comes with the 2 arms to the Bat-mech. 

The Batman designed is from artist Greg Capullo’s design as it first appeared in Batman #50. This when Batman returned to Gotham. There are a lot of elements in this design and Mattel doesn’t miss a beat on this one. I especially love the fact the belt is way it is in the comics, and the way the cape hangs from the shoulders. Batman comes with the right leg to the Bat-mech.

I was smart enough to pre-order these 2 figures, because as of today, I still have yet to see them in stores. Once again the Walmarts and Toys R Us’s screw up the distribution for us.

Overall, I can not recommend these enough. 

These are a must have for you collection!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.