Awesome Toy Picks: Justice League NEW 52 Batman Action Figure

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Posted by G-Man (29400 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we take a close look at a cool comic book collectible that you'll want to add to your personal collection. This week we're looking at Batman once again. There have been many Batman action figures over the years but with the New 52, he has a slightly different look. DC Collectibles has a new line of Justice League figures and the first to go on sale is Batman (you can order the figure here if you can't find him in your local comic shop).

The box is simple but has an elegant look to it. You'll immediately recognize the Justice League logo and the the design has the same peel away effect fro the new logo. He looks good but the real question is what is he like outside of the box?

== TEASER ==

The first thing you'll notice as soon as you get him out is how solid he is. This is a heavy and sturdy figure. I've actually had a figure break before while trying to position it to take some pictures. This one isn't going to break unless you get really rough with it.

This figure is almost simple in design. I mean that in a good way. Because we've seen so many Batman action figures, we don't really need any bells or whistles with him. He's a great looking figure and that's what you're going to want in this new Justice League line.

He comes with a stand but doesn't need it to be put on display. His feet will hold him up and the cape also helps to prevent him from falling over. He doesn't have as much articulation as the past DC figures but I actually prefer it this way. I've always felt too much articulation takes away from the actual design of the character. Sometimes it felt like articulation was added to just to add more. It became awkward and it would just disrupt the look of the figure.

I do like the way this figure looks and stands. I believe Aquaman is the next figure being released. Thankfully they're not all coming out at once. That could be a little hard on the wallet. They will definitely look good next to each other.

Update

What's the deal with that stand? It turns out because I got mine directly from DC in a press mailing, I got the stand. I apologize for any confusion or frustration for those that bought this already and have been wondering where your stand is. At least he doesn't need one to stand on his own!

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#1 Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45 (150 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for Aquaman!

#2 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else hearing that gravel voiced I'm a D.C in there heads? Figure looks good.

#3 Posted by Bestostero (5611 posts) - - Show Bio

@Juandicimo_Magnifico45 said:

I can't wait for Aquaman!

This.

...but of course I'm getting the whole set!

#4 Edited by spiderman20991992 (126 posts) - - Show Bio

strange, mine didnt come with a stand!

cant wait for Aquaman.

#5 Posted by Zrayz10 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad, a shame I don't have the money to buy it at this time.

#6 Posted by wowylied (237 posts) - - Show Bio

Really nice and not too expensive.

But no place where i live.

#7 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1747 posts) - - Show Bio

AQUAMAN! AQUAMAN! AQUAMAN! AQUAMAN!

#8 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I like that one right there. The shot of him with clenched fists staring out at the skyline below is the best! :)

#9 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#10 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

I think these figurings are a little too expensive. I dunno, for me personally, I don't wanna spend that kinda money on figurings.

#11 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the few toys I actually really want! Along with the rest of the New 52 Justice League figures

#12 Posted by grimmspectre18 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimsonlord53: Yes and Yes.

#13 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@Or35ti: how much are they? I was told its around 50?

#14 Posted by grimmspectre18 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice pics. Thanks for the coverage. I liked this figure but didn't want to buy until I saw better shots. Now I have and I will probably buy it.

#15 Posted by grimmspectre18 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: $20 on DC's site.

#16 Posted by btmt (222 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll buy both batman and superman figure as soon as it comes, too. My little sister gonna like it.

#17 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@grimmspectre18: thats pretty cheap. I'll go check with my retailer again.

#18 Posted by redo7 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice figures,.. still waiting for Aquaman & Green Lantern, they are supposed to come out this month.

#19 Posted by odysseyuwrf (73 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimsonlord53 said:

Anyone else hearing that gravel voiced I'm a D.C in there heads? Figure looks good.

yep.

#20 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty cool.

#21 Posted by War Killer (19482 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crimsonlord53 said:

Anyone else hearing that gravel voiced I'm a D.C in there heads? Figure looks good.

LMBO!!!
 "And I'm a Marvel."
#22 Posted by CaptainMexico (65 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember seeing this figure at Barnes and Noble the other day. It was $21.

#23 Posted by thespideyguy (2579 posts) - - Show Bio

Will the value decrease if it leaves the box?

#24 Posted by BatClaw89 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine did not come with a stand 

WERE IS MY FN STAND?!!!!!

#25 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7496 posts) - - Show Bio

Good stuff

#26 Posted by Twentyfive (2405 posts) - - Show Bio

The only one I'm waiting for is Cyborg. It can't come out soon enough.

#27 Posted by Webjaker (366 posts) - - Show Bio

THE FLASH - That is all.

#28 Posted by ssj2DeadPool (213 posts) - - Show Bio

They should make a Booster Gold and skeets. Then you could pose it where the Justice League is looking at booster, and hes all like, ehhhhh im fonzi. lol

#29 Posted by Delphic (1334 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm waiting on the Superman figure to be released. It just sucks that I have to wait till NEXT YEAR!!!

#30 Posted by therafalee (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, he looks so great i would love to fill my Drawing office with thoose figures but i'm poor.

#31 Posted by longbowhunter (5833 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this figure the other day at the comic shop. While I'm not the biggest fan of this costume design I still kinda want the figure. If it had been based off of Greg Capullo's art instead of Jim Lee's it would be an instant buy for me.

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#32 Posted by ThanosofAtlanta (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this figure alot. I got it when it first came out. I am not going to buy everybody. I have become very selective about collectibles. Comics are expensive enough as it is. I have already cut back in my pull list. Action Figures are a luxury. Statues and busts are a real luxury. They keep piling on with collectibles and stuff. Sometimes I wish they would pull back a little bit. I have to really want it for me to get it. The Batman is worth it. I will get the Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman and maybe the Cyborg. Not sold on the GL and Flash.

#33 Posted by hammers_of_justice (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want to buy this but a little put off by that it does not come with a stand. I've read a few reviews and they say thats it don't but there it does. What is to be ?

#34 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

@grimmspectre18 said:

Nice pics. Thanks for the coverage. I liked this figure but didn't want to buy until I saw better shots. Now I have and I will probably buy it.

Ditto...

the Aquaman one also looks amazing.

#35 Posted by Sicarius_ (643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Juandicimo_Magnifico45 said:

I can't wait for Aquaman!

#36 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (643 posts) - - Show Bio

I picked up one of these back in June at A-kon. Great figure. :)

#37 Posted by Gotham331 (159 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to get me one!!!!!

#38 Posted by rawr (88 posts) - - Show Bio

It is too much to ask for a Batwoman figure right. (;_;)

#39 Posted by maxicere (935 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome??? this action figure sucks

#40 Edited by NyxEquitis (401 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the minimalist design of the box. The figure's pretty good, too.

#41 Posted by JamDamage (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

hate the mask

#42 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1164 posts) - - Show Bio

iam picking up superman ww maybe flash and green lantern to idk yet. i love my batman hes one of my fav figures.

#43 Posted by Mandrewgora (282 posts) - - Show Bio

@BatClaw89: ok good, its not just me.

#44 Posted by Emperormeister734 (788 posts) - - Show Bio

Hoping someone looks out for me on my Birthday just ask for the date and where to mail it at cause I want this

#45 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome, I'm looking forward see more for these

#46 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

Because adding all those different lines to Batman's armor makes him look so much cooler.

#47 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

Because adding all those different lines to Batman's armor makes him look so much cooler.

Because someone doesn't know how armor and ninjas work

#48 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

@Durakken said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

Because adding all those different lines to Batman's armor makes him look so much cooler.

Because someone doesn't know how armor and ninjas work

Oh you sure got me, good job.

#49 Edited by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Durakken said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

Because adding all those different lines to Batman's armor makes him look so much cooler.

Because someone doesn't know how armor and ninjas work

Oh you sure got me, good job.

Im sure we all have better understanding of those two subjects than Jim Lee and the others people who helped "redesign" those costumes at the moment.

#50 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

@Durakken said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Durakken said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

Because adding all those different lines to Batman's armor makes him look so much cooler.

Because someone doesn't know how armor and ninjas work

Oh you sure got me, good job.

Im sure we all have better understanding of those two subjects than Jim Lee and the others people who helped "redesign" those costumes at the moment.

Hahaha, Jim Lee probably doesn't even know what a ninja is....#irony

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