Thursday, August 15, 2013
Action Figure Review 90's Edition: Deluxe Flightpak Batman from Legends of Batman by Kenner (Confirmed: Eh)
So far this year I've pretty much finished my Aliens and Predator lines from Kenner (except for a few of the really rare figures), completed Playmates Monster Force, and picked up every figure I needed to complete my set of Toy Biz's Resident Evil line. What's next? Well, lately I've been working on Legends of Batman. I'm getting there. Today I'm looking at another of the "Deluxe" figures in the line (deluxe meaning shiny, apparently), Flightpak Batman. Released in the first wave of series 2 in 1995, this version of Batman is told to be from "the near future" with the mission "to battle criminals straight out of cyberspace." Yup, that sounds like something someone with no grasp of the internet might say. Anyways, when I look at this "Deluxe" figure, it seems like someone tried to squeeze in everything they thought would appeal to a kid: the figure is shiny, bright, has a giant jet pack, comes with a gun of some kind, and is Batman. To me, it's actually a painfully dull figure. Agree? Disagree? Read the review and come up with your own opinion...
Other than the black lens on his helmet and the silver Bat symbol on his chest, the figure is solidly covered in vac-metalized blue. It doesn't look bad, but for some reason it just strikes me as being really, really boring. And that's about all I have to say regarding this figure's paint. It's boring. There's a decent sculpt, and the right mix of colors could have brought out some of the detail, but as it is this figure doesn't do much for me. Sorry, Flightpak Bats.
I've looked at a decent number of figures from Kenner's Legends of Batman line so far, including: Dark Warrior Batman, Deluxe Silver Knight Batman, Knightsend Batman, Nightwing, Samurai Batman,
The Riddler, Ultra Armor Batman and Viking Batman. Other Batman figures reviewed here have included Arctic Shield Batman from Mattel's early 2000s Batman line, Planet-X Batman and The Dark Knight Returns Batman from Batman Unlimited, Talia al Ghul from DC Collectibles' Arkham City, Injustice Batman from Mattel's DC Unlimited, Laughing Gas Joker from Kenner's Legends of the Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises Bane by Hot Toys, and Young Justice: Invasion Batman by Mattel. If you're looking for the newest Batman products from any Batman line, head on over to our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store and check them out!