Sunday, September 11, 2011

McDonald's 2011 Batman The Brave and The Bold #5

Toys & Stuff would like to pause for a moment to remember those who perished on this day ten years ago. On that day a crime against humanity was perpetrated. While Americans took the brunt of the casualties,  people from 56 other countries lost their lives as well and all the worlds major religions were affected. Cursed are those whose zealousness blinds them to the promise that God has given mankind! To the rest - may Peace be with you.

Remembering those who perished on this day ten years ago.

The fifth set in McDonald's most recent 'Batman The Brave and The Bold' series includes The Joker, Jokermobile and the Bat-Mite. Now, I realize these are just toys, and kids should have plenty of fun with these figures. But as an adult I can't help but look at things a tad differently. Case in point: The Bat-Mite, Batman's biggest fan from the 5th Dimension. I have a couple of problems with this particular plastic figure. First is his size. As drawn in the animated series, he's only about one-third the size of Batman, but the toy is a GIANT in comparison to most of the other figures (perhaps a smaller figure was assumed to be a choking hazard for younger kids and therefore up-sized). Secondly, as drawn on the animated series, he has a more mischievous  - and a little bit thinner - look. He's not one of the bad guys but certainly does have a certain, nerdy, kind of trouble-maker look about him. Overall this plastic figure looks more at home next to Barney the annoying purple dinosaur, or the Tele-tubbies, but not as a part of the Batman universe. Anyway, that's my take on it. The Jokermobile in the animated cartoon harkens back to earlier DC Comics designs, unlike the Batmobile which has a totally different look in the cartoon. Enjoy!

The Joker