Friday, May 7, 2010

Blue Beetle (3)

DC Comic's creative direction has pretty much lost me, but before it did they had just enough time to make me a fan of the new Blue Beetle comic. Because of that I've always been a big fan of the Jaime Reyes, the third Blue Beetle, character and when I heard they were making a DCUC figure of him I knew it was on my must have list. Since it's DCUC, I prepared for the worst. Those suckers are always hard to find when they're first scheduled.

But I got one and now I am happy. His joints seem a little looser than the other DCUC figures I own, but they hold up, and he retains a pose well. Standing him up is no problem, so hooray on that front. Accessory wise the Blue Beetle (3) comes with a pair of detachable wings which are really easy to take off and put back on using a series of pegs on the back. Despite this ease, they stay fairly well stuck to the back until you want to take them off again. They're also light enough that the figure still stands upright with them on. Oh, and one note, it's just the wings. The beetle scarab shaped backpack that produces the figure's pincher head halo is part of the figure proper.

He also comes with a blade which snaps onto the arm, a pin of Ted Kord from the JLI first issue cover, and a leg of Trigon. But screw it, I'm not getting any other Trigon BAF figures so it's just a leg. A leg that the Blue Beetle maybe tore off someone?

1 comment:

  1. That is a nice looking BB. I am only familiar with him from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon but that's enough for me. I'll maybe buy him if I maybe ever see him in stores!