Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the packaging.
There's been many many different Batman figures over the years but this is a pretty bizarre one. Batzarro.
Most people are familiar Bizarro. Depending on the version of Bizarro, we've seen some cases there's a whole planet of the backwards characters and others where they were generally created.
Batzarro has appeared in both versions. In cases like this, it's interesting to see what the backstory Mattel will give the figure.
This figure was available from MattyCollector. This is the December 2013 figure for their Club Infinite Earths. Usually these sell out immediately but according to the website, it appears to still be available. (You can try your luck HERE).
As with the other figures in this line, you can see there isn't a lot of articulation. As I've stated in the past, sometimes figures can have too much articulation. That can take away from the look of the figure. Similar to the other figures in the Club Infinite Earths figures, this one has the stomach articulation.
These figures don't usually come with a lot of accessories because the focus in just on the figure. But Batzarro does come with a Batarang that he can hold in either hand. I figured it'd go better in his left hand since he's the opposite of Batman.
Also, since he tends to do the opposite, wouldn't it make more sense for Batzarro to be out in the daylight?
Because of the limited articulation, he actually stands pretty well. It's a more solid figure. There's also a solid plastic cape that surprisingly doesn't weigh the figure down or make him lean back.
Another fitting place for Batzarro would be a tree, right?
I've been on the fence with some of these MattyCollector figures but this one does stand out from the rest. It may just be a Batman variant with a new head but how could you not love that grin?
Check out their website to see if there are some still available. It was funny that Corey brought up Batzarro on this week's podcast when I already was planning on featuring this figure and he didn't know.
We could all use a little more Batzarro in our lives. You can see the issues he's appeared in HERE.
Let us know what you thought of this selection. We'll have another item featured next time.