Toy Review: Batman: Black and White Statue by Marc Silvestri (DC Collectibles)

The countdown to the black and white series 100th statue getting close! This time we have the anticipated release from Marc Silvestri. When the solicitations came out and showcased this […]

The countdown to the black and white series 100th statue getting close! This time we have the anticipated release from Marc Silvestri.

When the solicitations came out and showcased this statue fans jaws hit the floor. This is not an action pose or a token Batman pose. This is just a total kick-ass Batman intimidation, I am the Batman pose. This statue series has been one of DC Collectibles’ longest-running series.  Let’s face it there are no shortages of Batman arcs or artist renderings and this statue series still has the gas in the tank to go for a while longer!

This statue was designed by Marc Silvestri (who is best known for his work with the X-Men and some characters from the Top Cow Universe) using some of his art from Batman: Black and White #3. We see Batman in his chair that he uses in the Batcave while he is monitoring Gotham or working on the Batcomputer.  This statue is also being called Game of Thrones Batman, using this as a comparison of Batman on the Iron Throne of Westeros.

This statue is not without its flaws, but my goodness the sheer awesomeness outweighs the few flaws I did notice on my statue. The detail to the cape on how it is draped, the suit, and the chair itself is beyond words awesome! There were a few flaws on the statue, some nicks that make it look like it came out of the mold too early or not enough resin was put into the mold. Again even with the flaws, it is just a masterpiece and the flaws can be forgiven.

Paint applications are pretty good as well. The Bat symbol seems to be a tad off-center but not noticeable unless you are looking for flaws.  The grey wash on the cape to give it a shadowy appearance is subtle and is a nice touch. As I have always stated it is difficult to just use Blacks, greys, and whites but DC Collectibles makes it work every single time!

Only 5,000 of these were made so go out and grab one from your Local Comic Book Shop! JQ gives this Batman: Black and White Statue a 9 out of 10. I would have scored this near perfect if not for the few production flaws.

 

About Jason Quaregna

Jason Quaregna (or JQ to the online world) is making his return to the Fanboy Factor after a brief hiatus. JQ is a single father of 2 beautiful girls, a computer teacher by day, and comic book store clerk by night. He is a HUGE Batman fan but does enjoy reading the other members of the Bat-family, X-Men, Spider-Man, Boom Studio's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and many many others. He is also a big toy collector with Japanese imports being his personal favorite. His personal favorite import line is the S.H. Figuarts Super Sayan (Power Rangers), Star Wars, and MCU collections. JQ is also a Batman Black and White Series statue collector.