Sunday, September 2, 2012

2012 Mattel 'The Dark Knight Rises' Batman & The Tumbler

Now here's a nifty little 'Dark Knight Rises' set from Mattel. The figures are rather small at approx 2" H and made of a flexible vinyl plastic. They're age appropriate for 3-years and older so the bases are integral to the figures making them hard to swallow for the little tykes. The Tumbler Batmobile sits atop a short plexiglass stem attached to a base. The end of the stem which fits into the Tumbler bottom is ball shaped allowing the vehicle to swivel and rotate. I had one heck of a time trying to detach the vehicle from the stem which means a toddler will probably not be able to remove it on their own. The detailing is quite nice for such small figures and about as good as one can expect from soft vinyl. The Tumbler is of two-piece construction with no moving parts and is a little crude but is a fair enough representation so little kids won't notice its crudeness. One day I'd like to cut the figure away from the base and display it next to perhaps a 1/43 scale vehicle which would probably be the closest scale to the figure size. But that's a project for later. On to the pics - Enjoy!