Mattel's Batman Begins Battle Gear Batman
by Lando da Pimp
With Star Wars Episode III coming out this year I haven't been even thinking about the new Batman film Batman Begins. While I was on a hunt for the early released Episode III toys I came across the new Batman Begins figures from Mattel. After going through the countless variations of Batman, I found the figure that is primarily just Batman. No big accessories sculpted on to him and no stupid camouflage or color variation; just Batman. Is it too much to ask for that?
The figure sculpt is actually very good with 10 points of articulation. I wasn't impressed with the figure from what I saw at Toy Fair but now that I have a good look at him, I like it a lot. I don't like the suit all that much especially with the Batman symbol black. I prefer the Michael Keaton suit.
Battle Gear Batman comes with a suitcase full of gadgetsjust one problem... The figure can't carry the case and stand up. No matter what I did, the case is too heavy. I hope that in the film Batman doesn't carry around a briefcase to hold a batarang.
Overall the Battle Gear Batman is the figure to buy if you are interested in the new Batman Begins film. It is a decent sculpts and has some great accessories as long as he doesn't carry the briefcase.
Check out the rest of our Batman coverage including our visit to the Mattel Showroom at Toy Fair, to see all the Batman Begins stuff coming out this year.
You can get more info on the upcoming movie from StarPulse.com
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