9/21/12

Break Bats a Little Longer...

...longer with Big Red!

This is Bane as imagined in 'The Batman' cartoon of a few years back. This was never my favorite version of Bane, in fact this was always my second least favorite version. My least favorite version being from the *coughchoke* movie Batman and Robin. Although I admit, a movie accurate action figure of that Bane would be kind of neat. Oh, the paradox!

The toy is nice though - bulky and huge, he's a formidable foe for any Batman! And the design isn't half bad, especially if you forget that in The Batman he started out as a scrawny guy in a gimp costume before bulking out and turning red...long before Red Hulk ever hit the scene.

Bane has the 'action feature' of raising his arms and smashing them back down when you push his torso back. Not too shabby, and at least he doesn't have some sort of handle or armature sticking out of him to do so.

I AM SUNBUUUURNED!

I do like the venom tubing on this guy - more than most Bane designs, this stuff pumps all over his body. The translucent rubber it is made of really makes for a nice effect in person.

All in all, this Bane is worth tracking down for your collection of bat villains, especially now that The Dark Knight Rises has brought a little more respect to the character.

10 comments:

  1. I had a problem with him being red too. I passed on the figure.

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    1. The red is just such an odd design choice.

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  2. And now I have the Big Red jingle in my head. Thanks Eric! :P


    Not a huge fan of this Bane either.

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    1. I pretty much shot myself in the foot with this one because I too can't get the stupid song out of my head!

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  3. You know there are two versions, yes? The standard size, and the uber-rare 10" version. http://www.afhub.com/the-batman-10-inch-bane-figure/

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    1. COOL! I didn't know that. The Bat-Bot you have is pretty sweet as well!

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  4. If I didn't know better,I wouldn't even know this was Bane. Not really digging the figure.

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  5. The Batman cartoon is my favorite Batman ever, but they're two villains I don't like: The Joker and Bane. But you're right Eric: as an action figure Bane is pretty cool :D

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