Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Worst - Batula (Midnight Special Version) (Super7, 2016)

The Worst - Batula (Midnight Special Version) (Super7, 2016)
Arriving on dark leather wings, it's Day 16 of Monster Month! Today's monster is Batula: "Bat Prince of Darkness!" Yes, Batula: he's half bat, half Scott Bakula, and all monster!  Batula is one of the new retro 3 3/4" action figure line from Super7: The Worst! The Worst are Super7's take on classic monsters like vampires, robots, and mummies, but all with some cool new twists, and done in the style of classic Kenner figures from the 1970s and '80s. This figure is from the "Midnight Special" release of these figures, which are variant colored versions of these figures. The Midnight Special Versions of these figures were released about a month ago. The "regular" painted versions of these figures will be released some time in the future.

The Worst features awesome card art by Ed Repka
Batula has the standard retro-style 5 points of articulation, and comes with a sweet skull-topped scepter that fits easily in his hand.   He also has an old school vinyl coat/cape, like the ones on vintage Kenner Star Wars or Remco Mini Monsters figures.   I really love this guy, he looks like a vampire that leaped out of an old Mighty Mouse cartoon. He has a great sculpt, like all the Worst figures, especially in the details of his bat head.  He also has an "X" sculpted in to his tie, and many of the other figures in this line have an "X" in their sculpt as well, and there is even an "X" in the logo for "The Worst." It seems like there are little details like that throughout this toy line that help to tie all the figures together. I'll be featuring every figure from The Worst "Midnight Special" set this month, so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Bat Face


BONUS! MUSIC VIDEO:
The Birthday Party - Release the Bats


Warning - This video contains flashing images


MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE BREAK...

Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Comparing Bling

Bat People

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I reviewed this guy today, too!

    That's interesting about the connected details between figures. I noticed the fact that Gas Phantom has X-4 printed on his gas tank while X-2 has two x's on him, but I wasn't sure if that was just coincidence. Black Falcon also has the X's on his thigh guards and Snake Tut has an X on his belt. Where is Robot Reaper's X? Is is the way his rope belt is crossed perhaps?

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