Thomas returns to Gotham City to review the cool new Nightwing figure from McFarlane Toys
After their contract ended with Mattel, DC Comics named McFarlane Toys as its toy licensee for its next line of 7-inch figures. The first group of figures was released in January in the US and is now widely available in Europe.
I’ll be reviewing the Collect-To-Build The Batmobile wave, it includes Nightwing, Batgirl and The Batman Who Laughs. This wave is exclusively based on the characters’ appearances in the comics DC Rebirth. Every figure comes with a biography card and a basic black stand with the DC comics logo on it.
Nightwing also comes with his two-fight sticks. The fight sticks are made of soft plastic which I think is not ideal but it will do. It’s the first time we get a great figure of Nightwing in his Rebirth outfit and I love it, he’s one of my favorite characters in DC and I really loved the Rebirth storyline so I’m happy they went with this one. The suit is mostly black with some blue marks but still, they were able to get the little details on the suit here and there which is pretty nice.
This figure has 22 points of articulation for great action poses.
The headsculpt is great, they definitely used the covers from the comics as inspiration and they totally nailed that serious expression on his face! Much like recent Hasbro 6 inch figures, they made sculpted the hair on a separate piece of plastic which gives him a better look.
What is missing from these figures is – interchangeable hands, that would have been great!
The Batmobile is a small vehicle, it’s not the same scale as these figures, it’s pretty nice and detailed. It’s like a cool bonus for collectors who got the whole wave.
This Nightwing figure is definitely made for comic book lovers and so is this wave!
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Thomas Storai is the Senior Collectables Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a wide range of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!