Series: Action League
Release Date: 2009
Comments: First Star Wars, the Marvel and Transformers; “kiddified” action figures made it big over at the big H. Not ones to be left out of a trend, Mattel has jumped on board bring kid-friendly DC universe figures to a toy aisle near you.
Here we have a small stylized Batman with a rocket backpack on. The figure is undeniably Batman, albeit with exaggerated hands, feet and chin. In a way, this figure addresses all that’s best about Batman. The cardback states – “Batman blasts into space…” so apparently this is a space-faring backpack he is wearing. Additionally, there’s no helmet; meaning once again – Batman doesn’t seem to need air. Or any environment. Awesome.
One negative about this toy is that he’s a little difficult to balance. One of the great things about the “Heroes” figures is that they don’t fall over with a second glance. These are Mattel’s first offering in this line, so we’ll leave them some room to grow. See a carded image after the jump.