Did you guys notice I missed a Flashback Friday Figure Addendum? Because I did, but not until last Saturday afternoon. Lotta good that did me. Well, I’m just gonna pretend like I didn’t miss a week. Today, I’m continuing my chronological look at my earliest reviews with Sonar Sensor Batman!
Continuing the trend of my last two posts, I’m looking at another figure from 1995’s Batman Forever Line. This guy isn’t quite as significant as the last two, so he’ll be a bit more brief.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
So, like I said above, Sonar Sensor Batman is another Batman Variant from the Batman Forever line. This one’s a slightly more conventional Batman, though, like Robin, not THE conventional Batman of the line. This one’s still got the cape because it’s permanently affixed, which was a good move on Kenner’s part. And he’s got what appears to be a….nipple gun? I mean, that’s what it looks like(And this is Scumacher we’re talking about here). It’s right on his right pectoral, and it’s even got those red dots on it. When you push the yellow button on his belt, the gun flips down, only emphasizing the nipple gun-ness of it. And I have no idea what any of this has to do with sonar, or sensing for that matter.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Not a whole lot on this one. I remember having it. I remember thinking he had a nipple gun as a child. I actually don’t know where I got this one, so I’m going to assume it was a gift. Regardless, it didn’t really get much play-time as my go to Batman.
Nipple gun. Heh!
So, this is yet another very brief review. I really can’t even conceive of talking about a figure in so little words nowadays.
No articulation or height noted either; he’s another 5 and 5 for those that are curious. Missing from my original review was his super sick neon orange shield. Still have no clue where the “sonar” part of his name comes in, but he’s certainly well defended. The center of the shield is a removable disc, which served as ammo for the disc launcher he also included (mine is, sadly, still missing). It definitely ups the goof factor. He can’t really stand very well while holding it, either; I had to do some very strategic posing for the photo.
I mentioned in the original review how this guy didn’t get much playtime as my go-to Batman, which is true, but a re-watch of the Batman: The Animated Series episode “His Silicon Soul” reminded me what he did get a lot of use as: Batman’s robotic duplicate. …Who has a nipple gun.