Saturday, February 26, 2022

McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Robin & The Joker (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)

Here's a look at the McFarlane Toys Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin and The Joker.

Robin is up first. Here's her collectible card.

This is of course the Carrie Kelly Robin. She looks really good, aside for the ball joints at her ankles. I love the sculpt and the bright colour tones. The R logo I feel is a little too big. It shouldn't be touching the yellow clasps. The paint for it is rough. It looks like a kid painted it. Her cape hangs down till just pass her knees and is a little wind swept. There's quite a bit of detail on it. It looks good in both neutral and action poses.  

I think they nailed the head sculpt. The likeness is good. I really like the hair. It has some loose strands and it extends out some way over her eyes just like in the comics. It's also got some shading in it. Her goggles are cool. The lenses are translucent green. You can see her eyes through them, even from the sides. Her eyes were painted looking to her left which is annoying.

Accessories. She comes with her catapult slingshot and a base. The included Collect to Build parts are the two halves of the torso of the horse. 

The slingshot is all silver in colour with a pre-posed tan elastic band. It's a little thick. She's able to hold it in either hand. I would have liked if she were able to store it on her person.  

Next up The Joker. 

The collectible card.

The Joker looks off. The head is too small and I don't like the sculpt. More on that later. The body is fine. He's got good size and bulk. He's wearing a white suit with a purple shirt and purple high heel shoes. The purple I feel is too bright. The shade of white of his pants is darker than that of his suit. I would have preferred if they were of the same tone. His suit is textured which is nice. The wavy tie is a nice touch. It'll look good in action poses.

The head sculpt just doesn't look right to me. It's more like someone pretending to be him. Tell you what though he does have that pretty boy look and he does look menacing. They did his facial features really well. His eyes have an outline around them and also some black wash. His lips are of a nice shade of red and there's some black in his teeth. The hair has good detail and has some bright green shading in it. 

I think the Mattel head sculpts look better. What you see below are the heads placed on the neck. I wasn't able to remove the peg from the McFarlane head. And the Mattel gun will fit his hand as well.

Accessories. He comes with an open left hand and a knife. He also comes with a base which I forgot to include in the pic. The included Collect to Build parts are the head and saddle for the horse.

The knife is very soft and rubbery. It's quite troublesome just to get him to hold it properly. The black paint of the handle comes of quite easily, as you can see what happened with my piece.


Robin has a dumbbell joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, butterfly joints, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, revolver joint wrists, ball joint waist, ball hips, thigh swivel, revolver joint ankles and toe hinge. She's able to look up and down well, and also tilt her head. The elbows and knees have good range. There's not a lot of bend at the waist. The ball hips are good. There's more swivel there than the typical McFarlane DC figure. She's able to raise her legs quite high and almost do a full split too. The joints can be fragile so do handle her with care. 

The Joker has a dumbbell joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, double jointed elbows, revolver joint wrists, ball joint waist, peg hinge hips with a bit of swivel, swivel hinge knees, revolver joint ankles and toe hinge. He's able to look up well. He cannot look down as much due to the collar. The elbows have good range. There's not much bend at the waist. The knees can bend about ninety degrees.

Comparison shots.

Robin is a great figure. I don't like the look of The Joker. His articulation is decent though. Thanks for viewing!

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