By Baylee Alger
Baylee Alger is a blind man who has a deep love of collecting and reading. He has been blind since the age of 2 due to cancer on his optic nerves. He loves to play drums, fish, and above all, read books. He loves playing video games, and writing reviews for AFJ are one of his favorite pastimes as well. When not collecting, reading or pursuing his lifelong dream of being a writer, he'll often be watching movies, such as Batman, Spider-Man, and the occasional comedy.
What would you do if your parents were gunned down in front of you? How would you honor their memory? In the case of Bruce Wayne, son of billionaire parents Thomas and Martha Wayne, he embraced his fears, trained his body, and became the crime-fighting vigilante known as Batman. He stands vigil over Gotham City, protecting the innocent and executing justice upon the wicked.
I've received a resin statue of his New 52 incarnation. So, without further ado, I present my: DC Icons Batman New 52 Resin Statue: A Hands On Review.
When I first saw this statue, it was at my local comic book store. I immediately knew I loved and had to have it. But it was a few years until I could actually buy it for myself. Last week, I did, and I do not regret it.
The statue is roughly one foot in height. Starting from the top, I notice how well placed the ears of his cowl are. They're longer, too, which I prefer to the shorter ears of the new movie Batman. The texture of the resin changes from his cowl to his exposed mouth, the flesh being slightly rougher. Below that, we find the beginnings of his cape, which is made of cloth. This is one of my favorite things about this statue: You can pose the cape however you wish, to make him appear as though he's standing upon a rooftop with the hem blowing around his feet, or as though he's running with the cape streaming behind him. Below that is his chest plate. The bat-symbol is clearly tactile, the bat appearing more sharp-angled and fearsome. The rest of his armor is pretty standard, the stomach covering just a bit more roughly textured than the rest of him. His utility belt is rather Spartan, the buckle being one of it's only defining features.
His legs are rather standard looking at the top, but the shin guards and boots feel far more shiny and glossy than the rest of him. The ankle guards in his boots feel downright robotic. This is the same on his arms, where his gauntlets appear shinier. The spikes coming out of them are very bladelike, and his right hand is holding a Batarang. This is my only annoyance with this statue. He's holding it down at his side, which I suppose could mean he's preparing to raise his arm and throw it. But it still feels rather lazy and I wish it were up higher. All in all, though, the statue is excellent and I am very glad to have it in my collection.
Order the DC ICONS BATMAN NEW 52 RESIN STATUE here from Entertainment Earth.