Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mattel Movie Master Batman & Joker

Made the decision to open up my Movie Master Batman & Joker from the movie "Dark Knight".
I was reluctant to open at first as it was very difficult to get my hands on these figures especially the Joker. However it would be such a waste not to display these figures.

This Movie Master line is intended squarely at collectors. The line consists of Batman, Batman without mask (chase), Joker and one of Joker's thug and is sculpted by the famous Four Horseman.
At the same time, there is also the 5" figures (same as Batman Begins) solely for the mass market. Yes you get Batman in many colours and over sized rocket launchers and backpack. Thank goodness Mattel decided to do a movie accurate line.
Ah yes! Anything good usually comes with a price. This line retails at S$39.90. (too expensive for 6" figures)

The articulation and details on these figures are very good. You would not believe it came from Mattel.

However there were some issues on these figures. I think the neck for Batman is just a little too thin. Its hard to see on photos but it gets to me. On the other hand, the Joker's neck is a bit too thick and it extends too out. I think they were trying to give him a hunch look.

The head sculpt on both figures are not perfect but I think its good enough.

Ok..the accessories got me confused. Batman comes with a bat mask and evidence bag (simply a small Ziploc bag) while Joker comes with a life sized playing card prop replica and evidence bag. Erh..why do I need a bat mask which is too big for the figures, or a Ziploc bag acting as a evidence bag?? Wasn't this supposed to be targeted at adult collectors? A batarrang or machine gun for Joker would have made more sense.

Overall a bit too expensive but if you want movie accurate 6" figures, these are for you.

Dark Knight & Joker

Neck extended too much and a little too thick

The confusing accessories

Played with the lighting to get the feel of the movie

Why so serious

Yes! It's 6" scale!

(same fate as spidy)


Anonymous said...

Great article. I like the look in Joker's eyes. You are a very skilled lighting artist. That was intenslly cool. Kudos.

Little Plastic Man said...

Thanks! Really not that skilled in lighting. Guess was lucky that it came out looking not bad.:P


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