BATMAN: THE CAPED CRUSADER (SPIN MASTER)
I think I’m finally hitting an okay pace when it comes to these Spin Master DC figures. I mean, it’s at least a consistent one. Sure, that consistent pace is, like, one figure per month, but that’s still something, right? This year’s theme for their Batman line is Bat-Tech, which is outfitting all of the Caped Crusader’s allies and foes with new variant costumes that are all techy. Largely, I’m picking up the actually new characters, but there are a few intriguing variants mixed in, and I’m always a sucker for a good Nightwing. So, you know, here we are.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Nightwing is part of the sixth assortment of Spin Master’s Batman: The Caped Crusader line, which is the second assortment under the “Bat-Tech” banner. This is the same assortment that included the previously reviewed Batgirl, making Nightwing a logical inclusion. The figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 17 points of articulation. Structurally, the figure is the same as the prior Spin Master Nightwing. It’s a reasonable enough sculpt, not perfect, but certainly serviceable, and the consistency isn’t a bad thing. In order to fit with the “tech-y” nature of the set, Nightwing’s color scheme has been tweaked. It keeps the same basic Nightwing feel, but he’s molded in a smoky translucent plastic, which is fun, and he’s got a bunch of the tech details like we saw on Batgirl and Batman. They’re fun little details, and I also enjoy the slight change-ups to his basic suit’s layout of details. Nightwing is packed with the same baton pieces that the prior release included, but in sparkly blue plastic instead. He also gets two different guns, one of which has a piece to allow for hooking it up to his back. Guns feel a bit in contrast to Nightwing’s usual loadout, but I guess they’re not real guns, so that’s better maybe? I’m only gonna use the batons anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After getting Batgirl, I found myself really liking the Bat-Tech set-up as a whole, and, I am, as noted before, a sucker for a good Nightwing. Max wound up finding this one during one of his stops, so he was nice enough to
enable me pick one up for me. He’s not drastically different from the last one, but he’s still a lot of fun, and keeps the spirit of Spin Master’s whole set-up really going.