Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fisher Price Imaginext: The Goddamn Batman

Is it time to reassess your life when you realize you're a grown man getting ready to discuss an Imaginext Batman figure only to realize that it is not, in fact, the FIRST Imaginext Batman figure you've ever reviewed?

Don't answer that - the question's rhetorical and besides, I honestly don't know whether I could handle the truth.

I bought this for five simple reasons:

1. It was only two bucks.
2. I like the color scheme.
3. I was already buying a Catwoman and wanted this to compliment it.
4. I bargained with myself that I could have this one if I put three other Imaginext figures back. And:
5. An almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

First, the good. The figure is absolutely hilarious. As alluded to in the title of this post, this figure is more or less Frank Miller's "goddamn" Batman from the atrocious All-Star Batman and Robin. Seriously: look at the psychotic grin on his face. There's a punk who's made him angry, and Batman's going to hurt him. A lot. And enjoy it.

To this end, Batman comes with three accessories. Oh, I'm sorry: I forgot to transition into this section by saying, "and now for the bad."

What the hell is that supposed to be? The Riddler's staff painted red in the Riddler's blood, perhaps? I don't know. Maybe it's a lacrosse stick painted red in the Riddler's blood. I have no idea.

Whatever it is, it doesn't seem to involve these two giant batarangs:

They're... maybe a little large for this figure. Whatever. The figure's good even if the accessories are a wash. The chest symbol is great, and even though I generally shy away from fabric capes, this one's pretty decent.

I wouldn't recommend dropping much on something like this, but at two bucks he's fantastic.

I leave you with this scene from the new Catwoman series:


  1. Nice! And from the price tag a "Big Lots" am guessing. : )

  2. Thanks, guys. And you're right, Jboypacman - it did indeed come from a Big Lots on Long Island. I bought him at the same time I bought Catwoman.