Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Action Figure Review 90's Edition: Egyptian Batman & Egyptian Catwoman from Legends of the Dark Knight by Kenner
not even here) the style looks quite similar to the 90's comics like Legends of the Dark Knight.
I'd say the strength of these figures is in the sculpt as both of them feature some really nice detail that puts the sets Egyptian motif to good use. Batman's wearing a really detailed outfit that's a lot better than many of the other figures in the line where it simply looks like period specific armor over a standard Batsuit. The armor patterns and textures on the boots, gauntlets, and such are just impressive and capture a (probably inaccurate) Egyptian look. I particularly like his Bat engraved belt and hanging loincloth that's covered with hieroglyphics. Catwoman also looks great; clad in a sleeveless purple outfit with a gold headpiece (there's a little cat hieroglyphic on it) and some wicked claws on her hands and feet, she looks to not just walk like an Egyptian, but also to fight like Wolverine. The straps holding her sandals on are a nice touch.
The paint work is good as well. It's neat, clean, and very colorful. Catwoman has two shades of purple as well as a few shades of gold and copper for her adornments. Batman's clad in grey and blue with some green and gold highlights as well as a gold Batsymbol on his chest. Both figures look really good and do stand out on the shelf.
There are some really strong aspects to this set: great sculpting, good accessories, and vibrant, eye catching paintwork. There's also the weird issue that both figures feature very preposed stances that don't allow them to stand too well on their own. That's always a bummer to me. Still, considering when these two were released and that they were very much intended to be toys, I'm content giving them a Good and a 1/2t. They're really quite nice and the characters chosen fit the two-pack's theme well. I'm really happy with them and they're definitely a unique addition to any Batman or Catwoman collection.
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