Take the poll: What are the worst Batman movie figures?

Discussion in 'Batman World' started by Webhead38, Nov 24, 2007.

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Which movie had the worst action figures?

  1. Batman '89 - Nothing exciting about any of them.

  2. Batman Returns - Didn't add anything to the former line

  3. Batman Forever - As juvenile as the movie.

  4. Batman and Robin - The 12 inch figures were terrible looking!

  5. Batman Begins - I just hate that new cowl. It's not my Batman

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  1. Webhead38 Registered

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    Since Batman has evolved through a number of different looks since the '89 original, which action figure line up have you felt lacked the most originality?
     
  2. GoogleMe94 Registered

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    i'd say the batman begins line. those figures SUCKED!! 3 of the same sculpts with different heads..... pathetic! the returns line would be 2nd, because they missed 2 things. they didnt make a movie accurate batman fron Returns, and they just repacked the penguin from the superpowers line. LAME! but at least we got some cool lookin vehicles and tht batcave playset.

    oh yeah, and i'd have to say, the shumacher films may not have been the greatest, but those 2 films seriously had the best toys of all the films. could have something to do with his films be ing more "toyetic" , but nonetheless, the toys were cool. we got the most villian figures with batman and robin, 2 movie accurate mr. freezes, and the vehicles looked dead on. ia gree though, the tumbler batmobile is the coolest, along with the collectors edition batman. but my favorite bat vehicle is still that batmissle batmobile from the Returns line. in just think it looks dead on like the movie, and it successfully found a way to make it become the batmissle while still looking like a VERY accurate version of the keaton car. and most importantly, it was scaled well with the keaton batman figure, unlike the dark knight collection batmobile, which looked way too small. great toy right there.
     
  3. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    I guess I'd have to go with Batman Begins, even though I do like a few of the figures, particularly (against popular opinion) Skull Strike Scarecrow, despite the ******ed positioning of his right arm. But the Tumbler vehicle is the shiz. :woot:

    For best I'd go with Batman Forever, actually. I think they had the best sculpts; even the goofy "Scuba Suit" etc type Batman figures were pretty cool looking. They've got a good accurate head sculpt.
     
  4. Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    Batman & Robin, of course!! Any figures that is part of the worst Batman film ever made is bad too. Period.
     
  5. jocal62 Bass Guitar and Vocals

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    Batman and Robin, for sure, although I still managed to get some, just for the sake of having something for each movie.

    For the cars, Keaton's Batmobile is still the best, followed by the Tumbler, although the Tumbler could still use a little bit of bat design.

    But for the best, even though it's still arguably not the best Batman costume (depends on the beholder, I guess), the Takara Batman takes the cake... :hyper:

     
  6. lixdexia Registered

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    begins had the worst toys, which makes me sad:(
     
  7. GoogleMe94 Registered

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    i think ppl are just picking B&R because its cool to bash that movie. but we arent talkling about the movie, we're talking about the toys.
     
  8. Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    But the toys suck too. Trust me, Batman in orange & black is pure crap. I mean, orange?!? Some of the designs are awful too. More than the BB toys.

    Also, BB toys line brought the articulation in the elbows & knees back after Kenner didn't when they took over the first Batman film from ToyBiz.
     
  9. GoogleMe94 Registered

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    yeah but sculpt wise i think B&R did better. sure, the arcticulation wasnt there, but the sculpting was dead on. and cmon, they did the same thing with BB figures as far as the multi-colored variants. which is worse, take your pick. there both pretty awful. but both lines had 1 or 2 "accurate" colored figures, but i thought the sculpting was done better on the B&R toys. not only that, but the line had many different vehicles and playsets while the Begins line had only 1 vehicle, with other small ones that looked crappy as heck that werent even in the movie. and the villian figures were awful. the begins line was bland, but the B&R line had much to choose from. if i were a kid, i would probably like the B&R toys better then the boring begins toys.
     
  10. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    Yeah, you're totally right. Every line had stupid colored variants, Begins being one of the worst offenders with their "light up" series. B&R had some damn cool figures. Bane and Freeze looked a million times better than they did in the movie, heh. The only two that sucked were Ivy and Batgirl.

    But I still think BF was the best. A ton of odd suited figures, but a really perfect regular black sonar suit Batman and a really accurate Robin too. Plus a great Riddler and Two-Face (and Two-Face came with a full size coin, which I still play around with! :woot: )
     
  11. GoogleMe94 Registered

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    yeah i agree, the batman forever line was great. even the non movie accurate figures were pretty awsome, i had alot of fun with those as a kid! but nowsadays i like to have the movie accurate figures. here is my collection of batman movie toys.

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    its pretty much completed, just need a few more figures, but i got all the vehicles and it took me a LONG time to find a decent batmissle batmobile for the Returns line. that is my favorite batmobile toy, lol. i also have the "dark knight collection" one but the batmissle version if better scaled with the keaton batman, the other batmobile is too small, but it has a lot of cool features like the popout machine guns and and burst out flame. i also customized that BTAS penguin a bit to look more like devito's penguin, since they didnt make an accurate movie penguin and the BTAS fig was the closest we got to one. i made a dark circle under his one eye, colored his bowtie black, and took the hpno umbrella and removed the "umbrella" part and took the wooden cane from a davy jones POTC figure and glued it to the umbrella top to make a more accurate penguin umbrella, and he holds it quite well actually! onl;y thing i refuse to do is paint him all white, because im not that talented and i might screw up the figure that cost my 30 bucks.
     
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    My batmobile 89 never had a roof and it used to really really annoy me
     
  13. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    Specifically, the lamest figure, as far as missed opportunity goes, was the BR Penguin. He was just the regular DC line Penguin with a black suit instead of a blue one! And I have both!
     

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