Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mafex Batman v Superman Armored Batman

Here's a look at the Mafex Batman v Superman Armored Batman.

This is a another great looking figure from Mafex. There's lots of great sculpted detail on Batman's armor. It is battle damaged. There are numerous scrapes, scratches, knocks and dents on the plated areas, while the suit underneath is textured. Simply awesome detail all round! I like the gun metal color of the armor and it has a black wash on it giving it that worn and tarnished look. The strap across his chest is a separate piece and it actually runs through a hole in his cape, so that the cape remains "functional" and not pinned down. Nice! The belt too is a separate piece. The front of it, that is the pouches was painted with a light gold while the strap at the back was painted with a gun metal tone. I think they did a good job with the head sculpt. That mouth. There's a good likeness to how he appeared on screen. And he does have a 5 o'clock shadow which you may not be able to see in the pics. One issue I have is with the cape. It has a denim style pattern on it which looks off when seen in light. It also doesn't help that the cape on my figure was heavily folded and creased. Yes I know with different lighting I can make it look all black but still. 

Also, the inside of the cape is of a light grey tone. I would have preferred it to be at least the same tone as the outside or better yet, all black in colour. On the positive side of things there are wires sewn into the sides of the cape so we can pose it. I also like that it is quite large in size as you'll see in a later pic.

Accessories. He comes with an additional pair of fists, a pair of open hands and a grapple gun. I love the sculpted detail on the grapple gun. It has great paint apps too. 

He also comes with a base and stand. 

Articulation. He's got a dumbbell joint neck, dumbbell joint lower neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, revolver joint wrists, ball joint torso, ball joint waist, ball joint hips on a hinge, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, revolver joint ankles and there's some ankle pivot. He can look down well and up just decently. The shoulder pads are flexible and allows arm articulation.

You can use the grenade launcher from the default Batman with this version as well. 

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Thanks for viewing!

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