It’s Ben Affleck recreated in plastic, what’s not to like?
Over the last few months, MAFEX has started releasing its figures from the Justice League movie beginning with Batman and Superman. They had already released the two characters in their Batman V Superman regalia. For their first wave of action figures, MAFEX weren’t using the digital print technology to benefit facial accuracy and they had several issues with the joint articulation. But that time is long gone. Since the release of their Suicide Squad and Batman Knightmare figures (from Batman V Superman), MAFEX is using the digital print tech and has solved all their joint problems. Their latest action figures are top notch quality. I also own some of their Star Wars figures and it’s just mind-blowing the amazing work they’re doing now! So I was obviously very excited about this new Batman figure and I can say I’m not disappointed at all!
As usual with MAFEX, their figures have tons of accessories. This Batman has 3 Batarangs, a Kryptonite grenade, the launch grenade, the Grapple Gun, an additional hand, 14 interchangeable hands (7 sets of 2) and a stand. There’s every possible position of hands to recreate your favorite Batman scenes – Batman throwing a Batarang, Batman holding his Grapple Gun, Batman ready to fight his enemies …
As for the interchangeable heads, MAFEX has used the digital print tech for the facial expressions – there is one normal head and one angry head. Both are spot on and incredibly realistic. Ben Affleck’s features are clearly defined and are a true reflection of his version of the character from the Justice League movie. One thing that is missing though, would have been a head without the cowl, we do see Bruce Wayne unmasked several times during the movie.
Here’s a comparison between the first Batman figure MAFEX had released from the DCEU and this one. The difference is huge and you can see all the improvements they have done!
This new figure is a big update from the previous Batman, it’s more proportioned and has far better joints that allow for better articulation. It has a total of 24 points of articulation! The cape has been made in a different kind of fabric that feels more like a real cape. The suit is darker, the logo takes a bigger place on the torso, the torso itself is also different. The gloves are different too and the belt boats a new paint job. I really love Batfleck’s suit, it’s simply a great Batman suit and visually it fits with our time.
Overall, this Batman figure is an amazing improvement compared to the one released for Batman v Superman. Even without comparison, it’s just an amazing figure. It has plenty of accessories, it has great articulation, it’s a figure made for the collectors!
The Batmobile used in the pictures is the one Mattel released in their DC Multiverse line for the Justice League movie.
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