Advance Review: McFarlane Toys' NIGHTWING is the Figure Fans Have Been Clamoring For (10/10)

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Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC
Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC
Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC

Let's get right to it: this is the best figure of the lot and it’s easy to see why.

The high points-of-articulation already given, and packed with two of his infamous Escrima sticks, McFarlane Toys' Nightwing pretty much ready to do battle from the second he’s out of the box. Well, almost. The Nightwing that was provided was a little stiff in the leg joints, but eased up almost instantaneously once he started to do his poses.

There are hooks in the back of his shoulders where you can place the sticks if you want to have him in a more preemptive pose, but you can almost have him look like he’s reaching for them or putting them back if you’d like. Whichever story you’re trying to tell with your display. The figure also comes with a part of the Build-A-Vehicle (BAV) Batmobile.
 

Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC
Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC

The head and face sculpt is gorgeous here and probably the best looking Dick Grayson figure since the Arkham City series. The black of his suit is a tad muted but the texture isn’t slick, it feels firm and tactile. The bird emblem has a slick gloss to it, so it stands out more against the gunmetal black of the rest of his costume. The body sculpt is leaner than Batman’s build, having more of a gymnast’s body than the typical Batman and Superman mold.

It’s the Nightwing figure fans have been clamoring for.

‘Rama Rating: 10 out of 10

This figure is due out in stores by the end of January.

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