Mighty Minis: Nightwing

A few months back, I posted the newly found Red Robin mini. Included with the figure was a checklist that showed Series 3 and Series 4 with three figures and three vehicles per series.

Imagine how surprised I was to find a different series 3 containing only the six figures and no vehicles at my local Wal-Mart. Here are a few pictures of the small case holding the blind bags.

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I guess Wal-Mart decided they didn’t want the vehicles and ordered their own version of Series 3.  It does also explain the art on the big display I recently found as well.

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I picked up Nightwing and Batman Polar (as he’s referred to in the checklist).  Both are repaints of earlier figures. Their codes (an embossed code on the bottom back of the bag) are listed below.  I am assuming the codes for Batman, Red Robin, and Clayface are the same as those posted on actionfigureinsider.com since the codes on these blind bags match those of the other Series 3.  There was also a figure with an “I” code that felt bigger than the others.  I am assuming it is Killer Croc, but I didn’t buy that one.

A: Batman
B: Red Robin
C: Clayface
G: Batman Polar
H: Nightwing
I: Killer Croc

I have been eagerly anticipating this Nightwing since a promo photo surfaced earlier this year.  It’s just a repaint of the Series 1 Robin, with the exact same head, but it features the unique color scheme from the Batman Unlimited movies.  While Nightwing’s uniforms have used both blue and red separately before, this is the first time they’ve been used together, and I like the look.

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And Mattel, since I apparently will keep buying repaints of the various Robins, maybe next time you can take the ears off the Batman Beyond head, put it on the Robin body, and give us a Red Hood?  You could also use the Robin head on a Batman body and give us the Riddler. Just a few suggestions…

 

 

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.