Each week we search the toy aisles and our dusty collections to present some of the coolest action figures based on comic book characters.
The first is from the DC Universe Classics collection, Wave 18. These figures had a Superfriends theme and we decided to take a closer look at Toyman.
There have been some different versions of Toyman and you can see he comes with a couple accessories. What else would you expect but a yo yo with spikes and a top that...doesn't really do much?
I do have to issue a warning, the following pictures might be a little upsetting. At least, my daughter thought so when she saw them. Toyman is evil.
Luckily my daughter had a Justice League Unlimited Wonder Woman lying around to restore order.
The 'retro' figure comes from Kenner's 1998 "Batman: Knight Force Ninjas" line. It sounds horrible and I honestly can't even recall any of the other figures in the line but it did include a pretty cool Jean-Paul Valley Azrael figure.
He's not as highly articulated as today's figure but he's a pretty solid figure and the detail was pretty good. He came with a flaming sword and a snap on flaming-flame thingy. They don't look that impressive but still, it's a pretty cool Azrael figure. He does come with the "squeeze legs together for arm to move" action that makes his right arm move up.
If only we could see his return in the comics.
There's a bonus selection this week that goes along with Azrael. I found a "Legends of Batman: KnightsEnd Batman" figure. This was another from Kenner and was released in 1996. I think this actually belonged to some poor kid that left it behind in a restaurant I was working in. No one ever came back looking for it so it was up to me to give it a good home. He's a little smaller at 5" and stands in a slightly awkward pose but it's still pretty cool it was made back then.
That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the selections and be sure to check out the next installment.