Batman v Superman Action Figures' Glorious Outfits Fight the Case for Capes

By James Whitbrook on at

Although Mrs. Hogenson infamously lambasted capes in Pixar's The Incredibles, nothing beats a good fluttery swathe of fabric on a superhero's suit; the same stands for action figures. So it’s a good job Medicom’s new toys based on Batman v Superman have some fantastic, posable capes to make the figures really shine.

While there are things about the 15-centimetre-tall toys that don’t quite work (it might be the posing but Batman seems like he might have some neck problems in his advancing age, and Superman has some of the strangest-coloured lips I’ve ever seen on a figure) they’re overall looking fantastic. The hyperarticulation helps with that, but really, it’s all about the capes. Glorious, swooshy capes, with wire frames to pose them fluttering in the wind, like any good cape should!

Check Out the Glorious Capes on These Batman v Superman Action Figures

See what I mean about Batman’s neck problem though? I mean come on Bruce, I know you love to brood but think of the spine pain! That does not look comfortable.

Aside from their capes, Batman and Superman come packed with a few extra accessories. Both have alternate hands for posing and gripping some extra bits and bobs, but Batman has a trusty Batarang, a grappling hook gun, and some kind of machine-gun-looking device (that, knowing Batman, probably isn’t an actual gun). Superman, on the other hand, doesn’t need many wonderful toys; instead, he comes with an alternate head to show him ready to blast his heat vision .

Check Out the Glorious Capes on These Batman v Superman Action Figures

Man, combined with those eyes, Superman’s lips look even weirder. Anyway, Medicom’s MAFEX Batman and Superman will be out in July 2016, and set you back 5,500 yen each (around £30). [Via Toyark]


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