Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Action Figure Review: Dual Destruction Two-Face from Batman: Power Attack by Mattel
Tier One: Batgirl stuff- Figures, busts, autographs, etc. If it's based on Barbara Gordon as Batgirl (or Oracle) I'm on it like white on rice.
Tier Two: Batman, Villians, or Bat-Family members in the 6-7 inch scales: Basically any Batman figure, villains or other Gothamites from DC Collectibles, DC Direct, or Mattel.
Tier Three: Villains in any scale- This can be Batman: The Animated Series figures, Infinite Heroes, or older movie figures. I'm sort of picky with these and the more unique the villain is, the more likely I am to hunt them down.
Tier Four: Other Batman stuff- Legends of Batman, Imaginext, etc.
Today I'm looking at the Dual Destruction Two-Face from the Batman: Power Attack line by Mattel. These are the current (well, they seem to be being phased out) evergreen Batman line that are targeted more towards kids than collectors. He's a Tier Three buy for me, which is why I only picked him up in a bargain bin for $2.99 at the Great Escape in Madison, Tennessee (shout out!). He's a pretty cool version of Two-Face and I like him a lot more than the previous Power Attack figure I reviewed, Attack in the Box Joker. Ready for a closer look? Let's do it!
A double bladed axe pulls out from the bottom and can be wielded by Two-Face, which is a nice choice of a melee weapon for him. I can see him appreciating both the dual nature of the weapons and it's theatricality in terrifying his victims. The axe is made from a nice solid plastic while the gun is a wee bit rubbery. The biggest problem is with the handles which are hard to get into his hands. It seems, however, that Mattel intended for you to use the giant hole on the rear of the gun and slide it over Harvey's wrist. Whatevs- it's up to you how to make him hold his weapon.
Big Bad Toy Store has a lot of Power Attack Batman stuff in stock but unfortunately no Dual Destruction Two-Face for sale. You'll have to shop around. Who knows? Maybe you'll even find him at regular retail?