Batman Mighty Minis: Red Robin

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I found the new Series 3 of Batman Unlimited Mighty Minis blind bag toys and picked up Red Robin.  In the comics, almost every Robin has used a version of this costume and name.  Originally, a future version of Dick Grayson used the costume and the name in the Kingdom Come series.  Years later, Jason Todd was given a similar costume and name by an alternate universe Batman.  He later ditched that identity, only for Tim Drake to take it up, and he’s still using the name today.

I’ve always been a fan of the costume so I had to pick this one up.  Here’s the rest of the set and the codes (embossed on the bottom back of the bag).  Thanks to the actionfigureinsider.com Mighty Minis forum for the codes.

A3 Batman
B3 Red Robin
C3 Clayface
D3 Batman Snowmobile
E3 Robin Glider
F3 The Joker Motorcycle

The figure also included a checklist that shows series 4, which includes Nightwing, Polar Batman (all white costume), Killer Croc, a Green Arrow cycle, a Batman submarine, and a Batman wolf cycle.

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A Funko Week

A while ago I posted about my push-pull relationship with Funko.  While I have a few Pops, I just don’t have the finances or space to get all the characters I’d want.  I must not be the only one, because Funko is releasing some great products that are easy on the wallet and the proverbial shelf.

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This Dynamic Duo are actually pen toppers.  While I have seen these for various licenses (and picked up a The Force Awakens Stormtrooper), I didn’t know this set was coming out.  It’s a rare treat in this connected age to walk in to a store and be surprised by something so cool.  This set also comes with a Joker and a Harley Quinn (in her original costume).

These pen toppers have a peg coming out of their feet that holds them into the pen.  For those of you, like me, who want to display them without the pen, just pull on the character and twist a little.  The character comes out enough to cut it off the peg using an exacto knife.

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Funko has a new line called Pint-Sized Heroes, which is supposed to combine the best parts of the Funko Pop! and Dorbz lines.  The first line of these 1.5 inch figures features Batman; Spider-man and other licenses are following soon.

There are three Batman lines: a mainstream line, a GameStop line, and a Hot Topic line.  Each line has three exclusive figures.

Prices vary on these.  I found these packs at GameStop for $3.99 each.  I’ve heard online that they are going for around $5 or $6 at Hot Topic.  In a Periscope video, Funko said they’d be around $3.  So I’m guessing the mainstream line will be about $3, with GameStop and Hot Topic being a little pricier since they are smaller stores (with less buying power).

The packaging is very collector-friendly despite being blind bags.  Each bag has a fairly decent sized hole in top front right corner that lets you see what figure is in the bag.  (A somewhat confused GameStop employee approached me as I looked through the figures trying to find Nightwing.  When I politely explained what I was doing, he understood and just requested I put them all back in the display box when I was done.) There’s also a checklist on the back of the package that tells you the rarity of each figure (based on 1 display box containing 24 figures).

Main Figures

  • Harley Quinn (original costume)
  • Joker
  • Poison Ivy
  • Penguin
  • Two-Face
  • Riddler
  • Batman (Flashpoint costume)
  • Batgirl (Burnside costume)
  • Batman (black and grey costume)
  • Batman (blue and grey costume)
  • Robin (original Tim Drake costume)

Mainstream Exclusives:

  • Batman Beyond
  • Batgirl (blue and grey costume)
  • Catwoman

GameStop Exclusives:

  • Nightwing
  • Batman (Adam West costume)
  • Harley Quinn (New 52 Costume)

Hot Topic Exclusives:

  • Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad movie costume)
  • Batman (Pink costume)
  • Batgirl (Pink costume)

There’s also a chase figure of Harley Quinn in a black and white version of her original costume.

Here’s a picture for scale:

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Left to right: Funko Pop! Nightwing, Heroclix Robin, Imaginext Nightwing, Pint-sized Hero Nightwing, Funko Pop! Pen Robin, Minimate Nightwing, custom Fighter Pod Nightwing

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Captain Phasma

The newest in my The Force Awakens Fighter Pod set is the mysterious Captain Phasma.  I am hoping we get to see her in action in Episode VIII since she didn’t get to do to much in this movie.

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This version is made from a Stormtrooper with electric tape for the cape.  I also redid the accompanying Stormtroopers’ helmets.  I wasn’t happy with the earlier version.

 

Marvel Tsum Tsums

Disney has been releasing Tsum Tsums, versions of their characters that look like mutated guinea pigs.  And, since Disney owns Marvel, they have released the first series of vinyl figures.  I picked up one of my favorite characters, the Winter Soldier.

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I really don’t understand the appeal of these figures, but I can’t deny that they are appealing.  Despite being a fearsome brainwashed assassin turned superhero, this version of The Winter Soldier, is, well, cute.  In a world that seems to get crazier by the news cycle, maybe a little cuteness isn’t so bad.