Battle Of The Bats DCD or Mattel Batman?
Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:36 AM
So now that both versions are out we thought we would ask you the consumer's which version you like better? The Mattel Zipline version or the DC Direct Hush version. Please feel free to elaborate on your reasons as to why you like one over the other, but remember that each person is entitled to their own opnion and that we ask you to respect the opnions of others as you would want them to respect yours.
Posted 11 June 2004 - 02:10 AM
1 - More natural facial expression
2 - Symbol on his chest looks better
3 - Better scaled with my other figs (not many DCD or McF)
4 - His hands are soft plastic so he can hold (or not hold) whatever he wants
5 - Cost. I'd rather have 4 or 5 of the Mattel figs than just Batman
6 - Black cape & cowl. Most important feature. Batman wears black!
Posted 11 June 2004 - 02:56 AM
Posted 11 June 2004 - 03:13 AM
I don't even like the Mattel batman figures, they are just pretty crappy compared to my other Superhero collection, Marvel Legends.
Posted 11 June 2004 - 04:27 AM
Hush Bats is perfect....
Posted 11 June 2004 - 05:26 AM
Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:30 AM
Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:24 AM
Posted 11 June 2004 - 09:30 AM
Zipline Batman - He's a great sculpted figure. And he's in a great basic pose with the same amout (10 points)of articulation as the Hush Batman. But even without elbows Zipline's articulation is better. Because any figure this scale should have waist articulation and ball-jointed shoulders that have the range to make a 90 degree angle. But he does have his flaws... Batman should be in a blue & gray costume. (not black & gray) He should also have elbow articulation. And yes his feet are to big. But I voted for Zips because he's not pre-posed, has a better articulation and costs half the price.
Hush Bats - Is a great figure also. First off the scuplt is very good. He's got an elbows and a cool ball jointed neck. And he's blue & gray! But now for what's wrong with him. He'd have been great sculpt if not for the pre-posed left leg. I don't care what anybody says...nobody I know can stand in a stance like that and have the back of their thigh muscles twisted between their legs. If they could it would be uncomfortable. Also articulation even though he has elbows & the cool neck articulation. His shoulders are useless (Unless you want him in the Triple H stardown pose) No range of motion in them at all! And he doesn't have a waist or left forearm. Heck for a figure that costs $15 it should have at least 12-14 points of articulation. And not be pre-posed into a stance that I have to take a hair dryer to correct. Still he's a great figure to have in my collection.
But I feel that even with Zipline's flaws is a better figure then the Hush Bats with his flaws. They both have spaces on my shelves. And I'm glad they are both there.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 02:35 PM
Price: Hush-$15.00 and up Zipline-$7.99 Winner-Zipline
Head Sculpt: Hush-Batman doesn't wear lipstick. I also dislike the short ears. Zipline-Classic Batman. Winner-Zipline
Cape: Hush-Cowl looks better, but it's plastic. Zipline-Plastic cowl into cloth cape isn't my thing. 'but I love cloth capes. Winner-Zipline
Torso Sculpt: Hush-I like the less 'buss' look, but the symbol doesn't look right. Zipline-Dislike the buff look, but the symbol is the way I like it. Winner-Tie!
Arms: Hush-Elbow joints are a plus, but I don't like his glove spikes looking like strips. Zipline-Lack of elbow joints makes posing lame, but the spikes are perfect. Winner-Tie!
Crotch: Hush-I don't like the gold belt, and the lack of a 'belt' buckle only looks good on the Neal Adams Batman to me. Though his groin sculpt is nice. Zipline-My belt isn't as yellow as the picture shown, wonder why? Hulky pouches and belt buckle make this exactly like the No Man's Land belt. His flat t-crotch hurts him though. Winner-Zipline, because the crotch only matters to me if we're talking females. =)
Legs: Hush-High thighs are HUGE, granted Batman is athletic, but they just don't look right. Zipline-Leg's look fine to me. Winner-Zipline.
So to me, Zipline is the better deal and the better TOY.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 07:17 PM