BATMAN: THE CAPED CRUSADER (SPIN MASTER)
So far, Spin Master’s DC product has been pretty heavy hitter-centric (though, for that matter, so has McFarlane’s), which is pretty understandable, given their more mass-release driven audience. That said, it’s not *all* heavy hitters. There are a few lower tier characters thrown in, to toss some of us more hardcore fans a bit of a bone. One such character is c-list Batman foe the Killer Moth, who is today’s focus figure. To quote Max, “WEEEEE HE’S A MOTH BOI!!!!!!!”
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Killer Moth is part of the second assortment of Spin Master’s Batman: The Caped Crusader toyline. He’s one of two “new” figures in the line-up, the other being Batwoman. Killer Moth has had a few rather differing appearances over the years; this figure’s main inspiration is clearly his original ’60s get-up, in all its garish glory, though it seems to have gotten a bit of an update. The figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 17 points of articulation. On my figure, the neck joint is rather stuck, so I haven’t been able to really get any motion out of it, for fear of tearing the ball clear off. Hopefully that’s not a wide spread issue. Killer Moth gets an all-new sculpt, which is just downright shocking, because typically the main thing he’s got going for him is the ease of building him on a buck body. This one, however, has quite a few character specific elements built into it. Sculpturally, he looks to have taken a lot of influence from Batman: Bad Blood‘s incarnation of the character. It’s a sleek and modern update on the classic jumpsuit with a harness and a helmet. This one feels a little more cohesive and put together. I definitely dig it. The color scheme marks the major change-up from that design. In the film, it’s mostly all black, but this figure gives Moth the classic color scheme I mentioned above. Why’s a moth guy orange, green, and purple? No idea, but I sure do love it. The application’s all pretty solid, and the whole thing just really works. Killer Moth’s blind-packed accessories include a gun in neon green, a briefcase in silver, and a chest piece, which mine does not have. I’m pretty sure it did have that piece originally, but by the time it came to me, said piece was gone.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I saw this guy and Batwoman when they’re promo shots got leaked early in the year. I was definitely down for him right away, but finding him was the main obstacle there. Max got one pretty quickly, and ultimately ended up passing along his to me shortly thereafter (though the chest piece appears to have not been passed along…). This guy’s definitely another really fun figure, and I look forward to some more oddball characters when we get the chance.