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REVIEW: BATMAN 1:25 All-Plastic Figure Set
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 03:47 PM UTC

This is the Ad on the back of the Bat-Pod kit suggesting a 4 figure set kit including the Joker.

This is the kit by Moebius and is a 2 figure set in 1/25 scale. (Part Number 937)

Box Art:



Mechanical package style

i-Sheets if interested

I bought the Dark Knight double figure kit back in November 2012 but finally had time to test fit the rider to my Bat-Pod model.

I am not very impressed with the sculpt and mold. It has about as much detail as a mid level action figure.

The parting lines and flash is heavy and abundant.

The assembly instruction sheets have Left and Right mixed up as well as part numbers inaccurately described. However, this is easily over come by the simplicity of the kit.

The arms, legs, torso halves and neck joints are keyed to fit one way. The assembly instruction sheets describe two ways to build the Rider figure depending on weather or not you have already completed the build of the Bat-Pod.

I had already built my Bat-Pod model and followed the directions accordingly.
The figure's arms will not fit on the hand grips anymore because of the added thumb control details. The rest of the figure doesn't fit on the Pod as a rider.
Notice the feet do not contact the foot rests, it's not seated in the seat and it just looks too big.
The only way to get the figure to look right is to aggressively modify the pose with lots of cutting and putty. If you're an intermediate to advanced modeler, then this can be done.
This must be why the kit box states, " SKILL LEVEL 3 AGES 15 & UP "

. . . knowing this, I will still buy the Joker figure kit if it gets released ... and the Tumbler in 1:25 ... where and when is the Tumbler getting released?

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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 04:59 PM UTC
Great review, KoSprueOne! Nice job on the descriptive photos and coverage of the details and issues. Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 02:36 PM UTC
Glad to share and I hope it is useful