Imaginext Red Robin

Representing Tim Drake as Red Robin, this is the latest Imaginext 'Robin' to hit toy store shelves. And perhaps it's the best, because...

...FINALLY Robin gets a cape! FINALLY! FINALLY!


Have I mentioned before how much I resent Imaginext's inexplicable refusal to give Robin a cape? It's been driving me insane for years! So now Robin has a cape. Well, Red Robin does anyways.

Red Robin also comes with a winged backpack that shoots missiles. I thought it was a bit ridiculous at first, but it sort of grew on me.

I mean, it works well with the figure, is reminiscent of the Teen Titans Red Robin's wings, and makes for a neat jetpack or glider for playtime fun. The wings extend, Robin stands fine with it in place, and it shoots missiles. Plus, it is character color correct, not some gaudy neon. Did I mention it shoots missiles?

What's not to love?

I really like this figure, but honestly this Imaginext Robin is all over the place. His hair style looks like Damian Wayne's, his costume looks like the cowled Red Robin that debuted in Kingdom Come and was later adopted into DC canon as Tim's first Red Robin costume, and of course those wings on the jet pack and the domino mask are like the New 52 Teen Titans version of Red Robin.

Regardless, I can't help but love this little side-kick...WITH A CAPE!