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Darklord Dave
01-12-2006, 10:00 PM
This guy is fantastic! I know some people have been complaining of the pink lips but that's one of only 2 criticisms I could level at this guy. The other is the cape - it's 2 twice the size of the one on the DC Bats, who is about 2 inches taller. But you can make for some awesome poses with it. Otherwise this is far, far superior to the DC figure. Much more posable - look up! Look Down!

Darklord Dave
01-12-2006, 10:01 PM
More pics.

Bonehead15
01-12-2006, 10:02 PM
Dave,

How tall is he?? Is it the 11 inch or 12 inch body?

Darklord Dave
01-12-2006, 10:03 PM
Still more...

Darklord Dave
01-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Same body as movie Spidey - so 11" I'm thinking.

BDboystoys
01-13-2006, 12:06 AM
overall excelent, but something is bothering me about the head. I think its prob just the finished paint aps in general, since the protos looks so much more real.

Collector Freak
01-13-2006, 12:13 AM
Not quite as great as I had hoped. It's also really very small. I'm content with my DCD Batman.

Darklord Dave
01-13-2006, 12:51 AM
Well, pictures taken by me are known to make people think wonderful pieces are complete crap, so if you don't like it blame the photographer. It's the best Batman doll we've ever seen.

Looking forward to the Takara one though.

tomandshell
01-13-2006, 01:00 AM
pictures taken by me are known to make people think wonderful pieces are complete crap

OK, that made me laugh.

bluesparrow
01-13-2006, 01:09 AM
I got the Mattel 13" Action Cape Batman from Batman Begins the other day at Target for $10. Surprisingly good. Tons of articulation, really cool figure once you take off the action cape device.

chamildav
01-13-2006, 08:02 AM
I think the action cape Batman looks better than the DCD one. Alot cheaper too. It takes a good deal of investment in handwork to make a costume look right on a figure like this and sometimes just molding it on the figure makes sense. I don't know why DCD even bothered creating the 13" "Batman Begins" figure as a scratch project. Would have made more sense to contract with bbi or Takara to offer a figure.
The pictures look fine Dave and the Medicom Batman may be the one to get. I took a pass though and just preordered the Takara version. I just had a feeling that the RAH version was going to be a wee tiny Batman and it would drive me crazy. Giant DCD Superman is a concern, but teeny Batman just won't work for me anymore. I'm getting extremely spoiled. Too much stuff being made available to settle for something that isn't going to quite do it for me, and size matters.

Darklord Dave
01-13-2006, 10:57 AM
If Takara's is on a standard size body it will be funny to have 3 different sizes of Batman. It doesn't really make sense that the Medicom Batman is on the same body as Spider-man - The actors are very different body types. And while DC bats is far too huge, I think the Medicom one may be a bit slight.

shaithis77
01-13-2006, 12:11 PM
One of the guys here bought one, and brought it in. I think it's a damned cool piece. Just wish it came with more accesories...

chamildav
01-13-2006, 01:12 PM
It's really funny that they didn't at least use the base body that Vader and comic vers. Spidey has. At least it would be around 12" then. I could live with that even if I'd like him a little taller like the SSC standard male body.
Again, I think he's beautiful and if I could justify both I'd probably get the Medicom as well as the Takara. Quality wise I don't think the Medicom figure is likely to be beat.

Bonehead15
01-13-2006, 04:06 PM
The figure looks great but I think I'll wait till Takara's version comes out then I can compare the two and probably buy the best one.

Murderofcrows71
01-13-2006, 08:01 PM
Well I had one pre-ordered since Sept. and the company I ordered with said they only got half of their shipment, so I cancelled the order and went with an ebay auction. I had to get it after buying the 1/6 scale tumbler to display with it.

Darklord Dave
01-13-2006, 08:45 PM
I was tempted by that tumbler, but I'm trying to stay away from "toys". But even if the Tumbler is undersized, the Medicom would probably fit right in.

Does the Tumbler have a usable cockpit?

Collector Freak
01-13-2006, 11:23 PM
No, it doesn't. I own it. It's just a fun RC vehicle. Makes a good display piece since it's huge.

Murderofcrows71
01-14-2006, 06:30 AM
it does if you make it that way..........in progress

screamingmetal
01-14-2006, 04:13 PM
Dave How poseable is the Medicom one? Your pictures help a bunch, but I'd like to know what he's like in person. Does the suit hamper the articulation any? I'd like to know what exactly Takara is cooking up but I fear that they may never release their version.

Darklord Dave
01-14-2006, 07:48 PM
The articulation is light years beyond DCs. My kneeling pic shows about the lengths he can go in that direction. There's a publicity still where Batman is crouching and I tried to replicate that and couldn't come close. The shoulder armor keeps him from raising his arms above his head, but he can raise them to shoulder level, unlike the DC one. And the head is the best - I tried to show it, but he can look up and down very dramatically. The more I play with him the more I like him (but also the more I wish he were bigger).

Poggle the Greater
01-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the pics.

I just got an email that mine is en route and I can't wait to get it.

The Medicom blows away the DCD one in my opinion. The DC one is very disproportioned with certain body parts.I for one like the huge cape. Looks supercool draped on the ground when he's standing.

What accessories does he come with other than the batarangs?

I was hoping he'd have the bombs and cell phone like the Japanese Microman version does. Is there a wire in the cape like that version?

wookilar8
01-23-2006, 05:36 PM
I also just got my e-mail. Mine should be arriving in a couple of days.

I also just recieved my new Batmobile tumbler RC from Tyco 1/6 scale.

I'll post some pictures of both displayed together after I set them up.

http://members.aol.com/GOPJA128/BATMANhttp://i3.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/bd/9d/3c_1.JPG

Poggle the Greater
01-23-2006, 05:44 PM
How well does that RC Batmobile control?

I saw one on ebay a while back (I wish I could find a link) where some guy tricked one out and added better headlights and a faster engine into it.

It was awesome but if I remember correctly he wanted close to a grand for it.

wookilar8
01-23-2006, 05:50 PM
I got the Tumbler on e-bay for $45.99 plus $16.00 shipping. Still haven't opened it. Anyway I just plan to display it rather than race it.

Darklord Dave
01-24-2006, 01:13 AM
No wire in the cape. 2 different size batarangs, a stand and an extra hand set - that's it for accessories.

Poggle the Greater
01-24-2006, 02:18 PM
No wire in the cape. 2 different size batarangs, a stand and an extra hand set - that's it for accessories.


Ugh,well that sucks!


For $200 you'd think they could at least make his utility belt movie accurate and have his cell phone and bombs on it.:rolleyes:

If Takara can make a $20 Microman version and include those (not to mention you can even hang them on the back of his belt) than there's no excuse IMO for Medicom not to.


Oh well, I still can't wait for it to get here...

screamingmetal
01-24-2006, 03:07 PM
I'd like to know what you two think of him when you get him.
I'm still waiting for Takara to show theirs, at this point I think we may never see it. So it looks like I'll have to get the Medicom version.
The RC Tumbler looks okay, I wish the cockpit opened and the front wheels worked. Right now, the best version of the tumbler to be made is the 1:18 scale version from Hot Wheels. I like the vehicle so much, I now want to get the camouflage version. :banghead

Poggle the Greater
01-24-2006, 04:49 PM
I'd like to know what you two think of him when you get him.
I'm still waiting for Takara to show theirs, at this point I think we may never see it. So it looks like I'll have to get the Medicom version.
The RC Tumbler looks okay, I wish the cockpit opened and the front wheels worked. Right now, the best version of the tumbler to be made is the 1:18 scale version from Hot Wheels. I like the vehicle so much, I now want to get the camouflage version. :banghead


I'll be sure to also post some pics once it gets here.

I also agree totally about the 1:18 Hot Wheels version of the Batmobile.

It's super heavy and nicely detailed. Too bad the thing was impossible to find in the stores. I had to get mine off ebay but I'll get the camo version eventually.

Darklord Dave
01-24-2006, 04:56 PM
The belt is far more movie accurate than the DC one and the radio is sculpted onto the belt, which is fine with me.

I have the Hot Wheels 1:18, but isn't it a tad undersized? The Tumbler looks huge, but the 1:18 isn't even as long as the Batman movie Batmobile.

I have the Takara on order as well, but I'm not holding my breath. Makes little sense for both them and Medicom to have the exact same license.

Poggle the Greater
01-24-2006, 05:54 PM
I think the Tim Burton Batmobile is way longer than the tumbler.

I think the tumbler is just wider and more square shaped.

I don't own the Hot Wheels 89' Batmobile so I could be wrong...

chamildav
01-24-2006, 07:40 PM
I believe The Tumbler is fairly petite by Batmobile standards. I don't believe the Hot Wheels version or even the Tyco 1/6th is that far off. When I saw the original stills I thought it was going to be huge like a Humvee. But when you see it in the film it has rather Jeep like proprtions, length and width wise.

Go on Dave, just get the Tyco Tumbler to go with your Medicom Batman. I think it will be perfect. I picked one up on clearance and it's pretty neat except for the cockpit not opening. But Bat's will look dynamite posed in front of it.

screamingmetal
01-25-2006, 01:04 PM
The '89 Batmobile is definitely longer then the Tumbler. I've seen the '89 in person, it's very squat and low to the ground and also not very wide if I remember right. The Tumbler isn't that much bigger then a large sedan. I've got the '89 Batmobile from Hot Wheels and they look to be about the right scale to me.