Batman Rogue’s Gallery March 2014
From left to right: Azrael, Gentleman Ghost, Deadshot, Firefly, Scarecrow, Catman, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Owlman, Killer Croc, Ra’s Al Ghul, Clayface, Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Bane, Man-Bat, Two-Face, Catwoman, Anarky, Solomon Grundy, Deathstroke, Copperhead, and Bronze Tiger. 
-Flash Johnson

Batman Rogue’s Gallery March 2014

From left to right: Azrael, Gentleman Ghost, Deadshot, Firefly, Scarecrow, Catman, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Owlman, Killer Croc, Ra’s Al Ghul, Clayface, Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Bane, Man-Bat, Two-Face, Catwoman, Anarky, Solomon Grundy, Deathstroke, Copperhead, and Bronze Tiger. 

-Flash Johnson

DC Collectibles Arrow Action Figure Two-Pack feat.Oliver Queen & Deathstroke Review and Comparison Pics!

Hey Speed Readers,

So I’ve been waiting for this Arrow Two-Pack ever since it was announced last year. Being a big fan of the TV show and with the recent appearance of Barry Allen (not to mention the upcoming spin-off, The Flash) I just had to pick this up. Luckily I managed to pay far less than the MSRP of $49.95.

First off, as I said in my Captain Boomerang review from a few weeks back DC Collectibles has stepped up their game. CONSIDERABLY. I’ve never been one for ridiculous amounts of articulation, especially when it ends up affecting the sculpt, but DC Collectibles has not only added a significant amount of new articulation but has seamlessly worked it into the sculpts without sacrificing a single iota of quality. Don’t get me wrong, Mattel did a pretty solid job with their DC Universe Classics and making sure the articulation wasn’t super obvious, but DC Collectibles has always had a one up on them as far as sculpting goes simply because the reuse was extremely heavy in DC Universe while DC Collectibles busts out a unique sculpt just about every time. Now that DC Collectibles has apparently learned from their mistakes (History of the DC Universe) they’ve managed to give us the best of both worlds. Let’s see if their streak continues.

The packaging is similar to most DC Collectibles products in that it uses a lot of white and doesn’t really go out of it’s way to do anything crazy. It is simple and clearly made for adult collectors. It does everything it is supposed to do though, it showcases the figures perfectly and in a way shows off the value of the set. I know I would feel much better about plopping down 50 bucks if I saw all the accessories included in the set straight up.

The Arrow and Deathstroke are both solid and well-made figures but Deathstroke definitely has the edge. It is just a boss figure. But then again I don’t think I own a Deathstroke that isn’t amazing. I recently purchased the Arkham Origins Deathstroke to use in my collection as my definitive Deathstroke but with the arrival of this guy I am no longer sure. I guess him having two eyes kind of ruins the idea of him being any current version of Deathstroke but hey…maybe Ravager? On the show this figure is supposed to be Slade Wilson’s ex-partner and friend, Billy Wintergreen but in the DCU-Proper Wintergreen wasn’t Slade’s enemy he was Slade’s good friend, mentor, and butler. Kind of like Slade’s Alfred. That is until Slade’s son Jericho in Slade’s body murdered Wintergreen and mounted his head on his wall. The new Ravager is Slade’s daughter but the old Ravager was his son, Grant Wilson. Hmmm. 

But I digress, the figure, like most Deathstroke figures, comes with a bunch of weapons that all fit on his person; a sword, a handgun, an assault rifle of some kind and a knife. His bandolier is also removable if you want to count it as a fifth accessory. There is a scabbard for the sword on his removable bandolier, and holsters for his handgun and knife. His assault rifle thingamajig can fit in between the bandolier on his back.

The articulation is still amazing! Again, I’m not an articulation freak but these figures make it hard not to love a super-articulated figure done right. Admittedly the joints were a bit tight and where this would usually mean insta-break back in the old days of DC Direct it just took some careful but firm nudging to get the limbs moving. The only issue I will say to watch out for is the right arm on mine took a lot more firm nudging than the rest of the joints. Other than that the figure is flipping fantastic. 

Oliver Queen aka The Arrow is a solid figure but definitely not the star of this show. But not for lack of trying. DC Collectibles did an excellent job catching all of the subtle details of Arrow’s uniform. The articulation however isn’t quite as seamless looking as Deathstroke’s but is still pretty good. I’m guessing the jacket sleeves made it a little harder to hide the articulation on his arms and the green probably makes them stand out a little more. Like Deathstroke the joints were a little stiff at first and took a little loosening up to work fully. Nothing was quite as stuck as Deathstroke’s right arm. The really cool thing is how it is actually possible to get Oliver in a semi-realistic archer’s pose. Something that the others don’t do that easily or at all. 

The head sculpt is passable as Stephen Amell although something looks off that I just can’t place. It could be either the green “grease paint” or the facial hair but something just doesn’t look right. The paint on the suit suffers a tiny bit when it comes to the really small details like the stitching on the hood piece that connects it to the jacket, but for a mass produced action figure, this is great work.  

As far as accessories Mr. Queen comes with two sets of hands (one set are fists and the others are for manipulating his bow), his bow, two loose arrows and and a bunch of arrows molded together that fits in his quiver to make it look full. I think if you really wanted to you could remove the quiver but I haven’t really bothered with it. I like that we can finally do some action shots where Ollie is down to one or two arrows. All of the Green Arrows that I own have that molded in piece of arrows that sit in the quiver and are non-removable. Little annoying. The accessories are all really well made and don’t feel even a little flimsy or cheap. They definitely make the MSRP a little easier to swallow.

Now for the comparison shots I lined up Ollie and Deathstroke with some other versions of them that I have. Oliver with his New 52 counterpart (that I use as Oliver’s estranged son, Connor Hawke in my universe) and DC Direct’s Brightest Day Green Arrow (arguably the best Green Arrow out there).  Deathstroke is pictured with the Teen Titans Deathstroke figure released by DC Direct back in 2004 and the recently released Arkham Origins Deathstroke released by DC Collectibles and based on Slade’s design in the hit video game, Batman: Arkham Origins.

Next we’ve got Oliver with the only other TV based action figure I own: Bart Allen aka Impulse from Smallville. Loosely based on the likeness of actor, Kyle Gallner who portrayed the hyperactive speedster in a few guest appearances on the show. In the Smallville continuity Oliver Queen also exists as Green Arrow and has formed his own team of proactive heroes including Cyborg, Aquaman and Black Canary. Due to Oliver founding the team and rocking an intricate hoodie most of the time, when they unveiled the team uniforms they were just color-coded hoodies and sunglasses. Not too shabby of a figure and I can’t say that I hated the look. I also posted a few action shots with Bart and Oliver running to confront Slade, Bart disarming Slade, and then I imagined some slick Slade-like maneuver where he somehow turns the tables on Ollie and gets him on the ground. Bart is racing to intercept the bullet. 

The last pic I guess I would call a bonus pic of the Arrow Family. I used the Brightest Day Green Arrow as my definitive version of Oliver Queen in my universe and since I already have an Ollie New 52 Green Arrow becomes Ollie’s long lost son, Connor Hawke. You’ve also got Black Canary a former leader of the Justice League and Justice Society as well as a Ollie’s sometime lover and crime fighting partner, Red Arrow, formerly known as Speedy and Ollie’s one time crime-fighting partner, and Artemis, Ollie’s newest sidekick and daughter of criminals, Sportsmaster and Tigress.

I’m not really one for purchasing figures based on TV shows, but 1) I love this show and 2) the figures are phenomenal. This show has made me a fan of Green Arrow, something that I could never say before. Yes, as a comic book geek I am quite aware of the glaring differences between the show and the comics but the heck if I don’t enjoy the show a lot more. Great show and great figures. I’m anxiously awaiting the debut of The Flash pilot and hopefully a new Flash figure based on his TV suit. I could see them repackaging this figure with The Flash and maybe replacing the head with his new mask or something like that. I would buy it right up!

All in all I am extremely happy with this set. Great figures, great show, great stuff! I highly recommend this set and if you aren’t checking out the show, Arrow I highly recommend that as well. 

Thanks for reading, 

-Flash Johnson

Another look at Grant Gustin’s Flash costume and even more commentary:

So now that we’ve gotten an even better look at Grant’s suit I have a few more things to say.

1) It is nice that we are getting a belt, although not quite the belt I expected. I think I was expecting something more traditional but this looks functional and practical enough. 

2) The boots are going to take some getting used to. While I don’t mind red boots on The Flash, this combination of red and gold is definitely different and a tiny bit odd. 

3) Again loving the fact that he can actually move in this suit as opposed to the John Wesley Shipp suit. 

4) This pic brings to mind even more than before the motorcycle look with an athletic bent to it and it is a little too baggy for my taste. Again I understand wanting to make it look good in the real world but there is a bit of a fine line. Again I think I really have to see it in action before I make any more judgements.  

5) I really want to see how the piping connects from the upper torso to the legs or if they do at all. It looks like the piping goes beneath the belt and kind of connects the two. I want to see the back of the suit and the sides.  

I stand by my original statement: Arrow meets Amazing Spider-Man, meets Daredevil, which is not a bad thing.

-Flash Johnson

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Added a couple more pics courtesy of TouchofGrey37. Thanks ToG!

Some additional random thoughts on the unveiling of Grant Gustin’s Flash costume from The Flash TV show:
My lightning rod pointed out that the material on the suit looks like the flame-retardant undergarments and blankets that Firefighters use. This combined with the motorcycle armor look that Oliver possibly inspired Barry to borrow from would help with the friction-proof aspect of the suit.  
No lightning bolts on the wrists, instead we have some leather armored gauntlets reminiscent of one of the designs from Injustice: Gods Among Us that look to connect to his gloves. The gloves look to be made of the same flame retardant material as other parts of the suit.
The yellow piping on the upper arm looks to me like it will probably run across his torso and then form the lightning bolt on the sides of his legs. I really don’t think there is a belt to be found. Or if there is one it is really, really well-hidden  
The knee joints look similar to motorcycle armor where it is flexible but also has a breathable look to it. 
The cowl looks like a motorcycle helmet combined with the New 52 cowl. You can see the New 52 design elements with the chin strap as well. Again, I like that they didn’t go with the completely 2D look to the mask’s lightning bolts but I also like that they don’t jut out too far. Just the right distance for a nice sleek look. 
Overall the suit to me, looks like Arrow, meets The Amazing Spider-Man, meets Daredevil. And I like the overall look so far. Oh by the way my lightning rod says the boots look like this:

Take from that what you will.
-Flash Johnson

Some additional random thoughts on the unveiling of Grant Gustin’s Flash costume from The Flash TV show:

My lightning rod pointed out that the material on the suit looks like the flame-retardant undergarments and blankets that Firefighters use. This combined with the motorcycle armor look that Oliver possibly inspired Barry to borrow from would help with the friction-proof aspect of the suit.  

No lightning bolts on the wrists, instead we have some leather armored gauntlets reminiscent of one of the designs from Injustice: Gods Among Us that look to connect to his gloves. The gloves look to be made of the same flame retardant material as other parts of the suit.

The yellow piping on the upper arm looks to me like it will probably run across his torso and then form the lightning bolt on the sides of his legs. I really don’t think there is a belt to be found. Or if there is one it is really, really well-hidden  

The knee joints look similar to motorcycle armor where it is flexible but also has a breathable look to it. 

The cowl looks like a motorcycle helmet combined with the New 52 cowl. You can see the New 52 design elements with the chin strap as well. Again, I like that they didn’t go with the completely 2D look to the mask’s lightning bolts but I also like that they don’t jut out too far. Just the right distance for a nice sleek look. 

Overall the suit to me, looks like Arrow, meets The Amazing Spider-Man, meets Daredevil. And I like the overall look so far. Oh by the way my lightning rod says the boots look like this:

Take from that what you will.

-Flash Johnson

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.
First thoughts:
Wow!
It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
I wonder what the belt looks like.
The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?
Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?
Holey Moley!
Holy Crap!
Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
No stupid hoodie!
All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?
-Flash Johnson

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.

First thoughts:

  • Wow!
  • It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
  • The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
  • While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
  • I wonder what the belt looks like.

The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?

Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?

  • Holey Moley!
  • Holy Crap!
  • Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
  • Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
  • The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
  • Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
  • Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
  • No stupid hoodie!

All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?

-Flash Johnson

Funko Pop’n off at FastestFanAlive with Funko’s New 52 Flash Figurine and DC x Domo Plush Domo Flash! 

Hey Speed Readers,

Over the past few months I’ve been quietly acquiring different Funko Flash-related merchandise and selfishly not showing them to any of my loyal followers. That changes today as Funko is Pop’n off at Fastest Fan Alive and I’m inviting you all along. 

First we have the PX Preview Exclusive New 52 Flash. This guy was actually released back in July of last year (2013) but I held off on it until a couple of weeks ago when my lightning rod gave me the plush Domo Flash. So with that I just had to finally pick up the New 52 version. It’s ok. It is literally the exact same figure as the previous release with a slight redeco, adding yellow lines and the chin strap. I expect pretty heavy reuse as this line is anything but premium, however the wing tips on the side are a little lame. Again understandable, as redecos are much cheaper than redoing the entire sculpt just to remove the wings but still that is one of the big differences.

The packaging was damaged during shipping but since I rarely ever hang on to packaging this isn’t really an issue. The sloppy paint on the figurine itself however IS an issue. The painted on yellow lines definitely are a bit crooked and the chest symbol/area is super washed out looking; a far cry from crisp. In fact I can barely make out the Flash symbol. In their defense I will say that instead of the black that they used to outline the logo in in the past this one is incorporating aspects from the New 52 so the logo is straight up yellow with no black outline. I’m guessing this is why it is so hard to make out. On top of that his lightning belt is barely visible on the right side. Definitely not my favorite Funko figure in terms of quality. Still he looks good next to the pre-New 52 Flash and the exclusive Reverse Flash and Black Flash figurines so at least there is that. 

The plush is just about perfect. No issues with stitching or loose strings. Not only that but the guy is dang adorable. Someone commented that he reminds them of Wally getting ready to wreck some vittles and I definitely can agree with that observation. Not only that but my lightning rod got it for me so that instantly ups the value. The Domo plush goes along well with the two previous Domo Flash figurine releases and the Funko Flash plush.

Last is the Dallas Comic Con Exclusive Glow in the Dark Reverse Flash still in package. I figured since I already have the regular version on display I could keep this guy in the box. I’m still trying to keep my eye out for the Chase Flash figure for a decent price. When they released the first Funko Flash figure they also released a chase metallic version that cost a lot more than I’m willing to pay. If I ever find it for under a hundred bucks though, I am jumping on it.

Hope you all enjoyed a look at some Funko Pop Flash collectibles. Thanks for reading,

-Flash Johnson 

If you want to see past Funko entries take a look at the Funko Pop! Archives.

Mattel’s Speed Strike Flash and DC Collectibles Injustice Flash Double Review and Pics!

Hello again Speed Readers,

So for Valentine’s Day my lightning rod got me a few awesome Flash-related gifts. I showed you the fantastic Lego Flash set last week and today I’m going to show you Mattel’s latest 3.5 - 4 inch action figure endeavor, Speed Strike Flash. Since I wanted to be able to show off the complete array of 3.5 - 4 inch Flash offerings I finally decided to pick up the Injustice Flash that I had been holding off on. The set was on sale on Amazon for a ridiculously low price and I had to jump on it. Unfortunately my low expectations may very well have been confirmed. But we will get into that later in the review. 

First we are going to take a look at Speed Strike Flash. Mattel is known for designing it’s action figure properties to be able to reuse as many parts as possible. Now in the case of Mattel’s now defunct 6 inch line, DC Universe Classics and their previous 3.5 - 4 inch effort, DC Infinite Heroes, the heavy reuse was frequently accompanied with a couple figures in waves featuring new or additional tooling. Which basically means that they are able to add more unique props and accessories like specialized belts, capes, or other additional weapons. As the DC Universe Classics line continued to age, fans would notice a dramatic reduction in original tooling or additional accessories until they almost ceased to exist completely. Now with Mattel’s new 6 inch line Total Heroes and this 4 inch Batman line they have created another standardized look but even more simplistic sculpts to save on costs I imagine. 

Despite the standardized parts Flash obviously features an original head sculpt with decently painted wings, and kind of a helmet/armored thing going with his mask/cowl reminiscent of the New 52 look, right down to the sculpted seams, which unfortunately are hard to see in the photos. The eyes are painted white like Wally’s old costume from the nineties and the paint apps could be a little cleaner here. The same goes with the lightning on his wrists; There are parts where the paint was not evenly applied or somehow rubbed off in the packaging process and you can clearly see a few blotches of red. The Flash logo on his chest is also painted on but fortunately there are no issues with it. Flash’s belt as you can see is a rather large additional non-removable piece added to the sculpt and I have to say it definitely takes some getting used to. It for sure cuts down on the sleeker aspects of Flash’s uniform.

Speed Strike Flash’s hands are sculpted rather largely so that he can hold the accessories that he comes with; a set of Speed Force energy skates that convert into Speed Force energy battle lances. I have to say it is nice to see accessories again. Even though they are a little nonsensical and these figures are obviously made more for children I definitely don’t hate them. In fact this and the Total Heroes Flash are definitely growing on me the more I mess around with them.

Speed Strike Flash is a little bit taller than Mattel’s previous Infinite Heroes line and honestly doesn’t really fit in that well with them as you can see in the comparison photos. While the Infinite Heroes line definitely had it’s flaws it took a huge amount of it’s influence and designs from the actual comics whereas, as I mentioned before, Speed Strike Flash looks to be marketed towards kids and features an edgy, cartoonish look to represent that.

Speed Strike Flash retails for $8.99 and can be found at most popular toy retailers/e-tailers. My lightning rod picked it up from Target but Amazon definitely has it in stock as well. I would say overall I think the price is decent, especially since they actually included accessories and the belt is a separate piece. Definitely ups the value of the figure in my eyes. 

DC Collectibles (formerly DC Direct) recently dipped their toe into the 3.5 inch action figure business with their Injustice line of action figures. These figures are based on the designs from the immensely popular and immensely fun, Injustice: Gods Among Us fighting video game released last year. The designs weren’t as well received as the game but in my opinion The Flash got off relatively easy. The design for him is pretty solid in my opinion. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for the figure.

Within minutes of opening Injustice Flash his right hand/forearm fell off. Then earlier today when posing the left arm it too fell off. This is not acceptable! I have to give DC Collectibles some credit. For the most part they have tightened up their game when it comes to quality control. Yes I understand, things slip through and problems arise with products from time to time. But what really bugs me is that there really is nothing I can do about it short of trying my hand at another set (which I’m not about to do) or sticking my Injustice Flash on the shelf with two unposeable glued on hands/forearms. 

Now that we have gotten past that unpleasantness as I mentioned before I do dig the design overall but even discounting it’s fragility the figure just isn’t that great. Somehow the details of the figure seem…washed out. Like the miniaturization process somehow affected the finer details of the figure. What detail does come through however is pretty slick as they captured the look of the video game well enough. Well except when it comes to the head sculpt and the wings. This and the paint applications are areas where this figure really suffers. The head sculpt features white pupil-less eyes that just look creepy and the washed-out details of the sculpt are more evident here than anywhere else on the figure. The wings are also lazily sculpted straight up instead of taking the time to really get the details correct and making them angular and sleek.

Injustice Flash came in a two-pack with Raven and normally retails for about $35. I got my set for $20 and I still feel like I paid too much. Even more so because of the aforementioned breaks but I guess I only ended up paying 10 dollars for each figure so I guess it isn’t that bad. 

I also have to mention that despite the many 3.5 - 4 inch scale figures that I own I really have no love for the scale. I grew up on Toybiz’s Spider-Man and X-Men 5 inch action figures. The only 3.5 figures that were around then that I ever had the chance to grab were G.I. Joe’s and Star Wars. I just didn’t care enough about either property and the figures didn’t fit in well with my Marvel Universe figures. So yeah 6 to 7 inch figures are definitely what I prefer. .  

In the additional pictures I’ve posted some comparison pics with the many Barry Allen 3.5 inch figures, a pic of all the 3.5 inch Flashes together, another picture of the Flash Rogues and villains and then a combined group picture of all the 3.5 - 4 inch figures.

Thanks for reading, 

-Flash Johnson

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Grant Gustin as the Flash - First Look

DC Comics has released this first look at Grant Gustin in the Flash mask for the TV series pilot, which begins filming any day now.

The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture…

This looks fantastic.

Lego DC Comics Superheroes: The Riddler Chase featuring Lego Flash, Lego Batman and Lego Riddler Pics and Review!

So as you all know I got this awesome Lego set as a Valentine’s Day gift from my lightning rod and finally got around to assembling it and snapping some pics. 

This is the first Lego set that I’ve ever built and I have to say it was a blast. It only took around an hour or so to get it assembled and that was with taking a few breaks in between. The package came with 2 manuals, 3 different bags of Lego pieces and a Lego DC Superheroes mini-comic that I plan on posting scans of later.

Building the Batmobile gave me a great thrill and it was awesome to see the completed project. I haven’t owned a Batmobile since I was a kid so it is cool to have one so intricate and full of detail. The tail area raises to reveal two missiles that can be launched. The style of the Batmobile has a Formula 1 kind of vibe to it and that coupled with the Riddler’s garb and dragster gives this set kind of a racing motif. Lego Batman came with two batarang accessories that fit into his hands. 

The Riddler comes with a dragster decked out in green and flaming question mark decals. There is a bomb that can be launched from the back of the car and the satchels on the side can carry the included greenbacks. The Riddler himself features his classic bowler cap but instead of his question mark jumpsuit or suit and tie look he is sporting a green leather racing jacket, purple gloves and a crowbar made out to look like his usual question mark cane. He also came with a banana which to me seems more like a Joker gag but I guess it isn’t too far out of bounds. 

Finally a Lego Flash! I actually had ordered a Flash from the individual releases so I now have two slightly different Flashes. The individual release came with two lightning attachments that you can see being utilized in the last picture and a black Lego base. It also has a darker color scheme than the Flash that came with the set. Both Flashes feature reversible heads with two different expressions; one that looks like he is exerting himself or angry and the other with a sly smirk. 

All in all I had a great time building this Lego set and am definitely considering looking at some other sets. However with all of the other lines I’m collecting I’m not sure continuing to collect these is a viable option. I will probably just continue to cherry pick Flash and Flash-related characters. Very cool stuff. Lego has a fine product. 

So what do you all think of Lego Flash?

-Flash Johnson

Eaglemoss DC Chess Collection Reverse Flash Available For Preorder!
This is the first piece of merchandise that I have seen featuring the New 52 Reverse Flash redesign. I definitely find the new look to be a lot more menacing than the old one. Although I will always have a soft spot for the yellow and red.  This guy comes hot on the heels of the DC Chess Collection New 52 Flash and New 52 Captain Cold. 
You can preorder Reverse Flash at BigBadToyStore.com for $15.99. The figurine is due to be released in June of 2014.
So who plans on picking up the New 52 Reverse Flash? What do you all think of the new design?
-Flash Johnson

Eaglemoss DC Chess Collection Reverse Flash Available For Preorder!

This is the first piece of merchandise that I have seen featuring the New 52 Reverse Flash redesign. I definitely find the new look to be a lot more menacing than the old one. Although I will always have a soft spot for the yellow and red.  This guy comes hot on the heels of the DC Chess Collection New 52 Flash and New 52 Captain Cold. 

You can preorder Reverse Flash at BigBadToyStore.com for $15.99. The figurine is due to be released in June of 2014.

So who plans on picking up the New 52 Reverse Flash? What do you all think of the new design?

-Flash Johnson

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