Saturday, February 15, 2014
Batman - '89 Movie Figure
What an epic action figure. He looked great on that gold card back. He had the cool newspaper looking file card on the back of the package. On a rare occasion, the figure inside the package looked better than the one photographed on the back of the box.
Batman is dressed in his all back batsuit. Bold yellow highlights in the form of his bat-symbol and utility belt break up the costume nicely.
Just like the awesome Super Powers figures of my early childhood, he came with a cloth clip-on cape.
Just the figure alone would have been enough, but this Batman came with bat-gadgets! Where does he got those toys? Batman came with a black grappling hook gun. The gun has lot of nice details sculpted onto it. Only one of his hands can hold accessories, the other is molded into a fist. Man, that fist punched a lot of action figures back in the day.
Batman also came with a rather large batarang. The end of the wings are molded so he can hold it in his hand. There is also a little clip molded into the underside so it can be attached to a rope.
Speaking of rope, Batman includes a bat-rope feature. The front piece of his belt can be pulled away from his body revealing a rope attached to it. There is a mechanism housed within Batman that causes the belt front (grappling hook?) to retract. There by pulling Batman up to where ever you have attached the belt front.
You can see some paint wear on my Batman's chest logo. He saw a lot of playtime over the years. At some point in time I touched up the ears and eyebrows of his cowl with a Sharpie marker because there was so much paint wear on him. He's a real classic and one of my favorite Batman figures in my collection.
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I've always liked this guy. I had him back in the day although my original version experienced a problem where his utility belt fell off and the string retracted up into the figure! I bought a set of this guy, Joker, and Bob the Goon about two years ago at a toy. I want to say that I actually had a Kenner Batman by the time I got this version, but I think the actual accessories sold me on this guy.ReplyDelete
I liked the mockup better. In 1989 Kenner announced the Batman line and had a Super Powers Batman painted up in the black. WOW! I wanted THAT figure. This one was a disappointment to me in a way.ReplyDelete
I love the Super Powers Batman, but once he lost his two tone paint scheme he's kind of boring. I love all the extra sculpted detail on the actual figure. I would have preferred the Super Powers Joker to the movie one.Delete
My favorite Batman figure of all time! Mines missing it's grappling gun but other than that is complete.ReplyDelete
I'm waiting on the Multiverse movie fig.This one is just as cool!ReplyDelete
I'm going to get the Multiverse one also. I want that Michael Keaton head sculpt.Delete