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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 03:18 PM

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Another day, another Superhero review. This time Bfahome takes a look at the one and only Batman. Does he have what it takes to defeat the Joker and make his way into your shopping cart? Read on to find out!

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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 03:45 PM

The one thing I don't get about the Batman set is exactly which Batman he's supposed to be. I mean, is he supposed to be the comic-book one, or the Dark Knight in blue, or what?Good review, by the way.
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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 03:47 PM

Know what I would have done? Throw a batarang and tie 'em up. 'Cuz I'm Batman. And that's what I do.Back on topic, this set looks...interesting, but I'm not much of a blue user, and nothing really sticks out to me.But he is Batman.
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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 04:20 PM

Yeah, I like the Batman set a lot. So far, it's probably my favorite, but I don't have anything against the other super heroes. I think if I do get any of these sets, it'll be Batman that I get first.
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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 07:15 PM

Certainly the "meh" superhero. No creative builds, really, no new/rare colors, just a couple of notable parts. I'm afraid Joker is the only one of this line I'm at all interested in, unless they go on clearance eventually.
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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 07:37 PM

The one thing I don't get about the Batman set is exactly which Batman he's supposed to be. I mean, is he supposed to be the comic-book one, or the Dark Knight in blue, or what?Good review, by the way.

Why does he have to be based on any pre-existing incarnation of Batman? Certainly that's not a requirement other Batman action figures consistently swear by.Now, I think this guy is one of the better Super Heroes sets by virtue of his simplicity. He doesn't have any parts with a metal-plating texture like Green Lantern or with obvious pistons like Joker. He could very easily be viewed as just an angular, stylized depiction of Batman, even if his product description like Green Lantern's and Joker's explains that he's outfitted in "power armor".Green Lantern comes at a close second to this guy in my book, followed by Joker, who despite the good intentions of his set design feels more like an awkward robot with Joker's face and color scheme than like the Clown Prince of Crime himself.The parts in this set are also pretty good. Naturally it has the friction joints typical of the Super Heroes sets, and I need to get my hands on some of those sometime, but additionally he has some great blue pieces. Since Hero Factory has offered relatively little in blue since the introduction of the new character and creature building system, it greatly increases the versatility of the blue parts already available now that there are more of them like the Ben 10 tails and 2.0 torso shells.

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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 08:07 PM

The one thing I don't get about the Batman set is exactly which Batman he's supposed to be. I mean, is he supposed to be the comic-book one, or the Dark Knight in blue, or what?Good review, by the way.

He's not too far form that way Batman looked in the mid 90's comics, around the time he got his back broken.

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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 10:07 PM

The one thing I don't get about the Batman set is exactly which Batman he's supposed to be. I mean, is he supposed to be the comic-book one, or the Dark Knight in blue, or what?Good review, by the way.

Why does he have to be based on any pre-existing incarnation of Batman? Certainly that's not a requirement other Batman action figures consistently swear by.

Well, no, I just find it odd how the minifigs are supposed to portray versions of him while this is just sort of thrown together. Not that it makes the set worse or anything.

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Posted Jan 29 2012 - 11:27 PM

The set of Batman is most certainly based on this:Posted ImageNo, but in all seriousness, I think that the set is based off of this Batman:Posted Image
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 01:43 AM

I do not know if continuing with these constractions is of any point.I mean, really, none have a unique appeal and they're all...bland. I remember Spidermonkey, I hated the set. Ben 10 didn't feel right, I doubt this will barring Joker.I think Bfahome's torturing himself with these reviews. :P
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 02:05 AM

In stark contrast to Ben 10, these are built with the already established and loved HF 2.0 build sysetm. As such, none can really be considered bad, and that's definitely a step up.Though the fact that they're all humans does certainly feel weird, considering the pieces aesthetic styles. Iron Man (to be released in the summer) is the only one that looks proper.-Mesonak
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 08:04 AM

Although this set would have been far better in dark blue, it´s still my favourite of the DC Universe Super Heroes for being the most solid and consistent, also what his colour scheme is concerned. I am still not too fond of that gunmetal cladding piece behind his neck. However, I have already got over the fact that his wings are no wings at all, as they do not look that bad. Still, I don´t think I am going to buy him or any of the Super Heroes sets. Thanks again for the review, Bfa! :)~Gata. ;)

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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 08:37 AM

This set is most certainly awesome the Batman rocks and if you are a fan of blue and gunmetal pieces then this is a set you should buy.
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 10:37 AM

Nah, I don't think he can beat Joker and make it into my shopping cart. Thanks for the review though.
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 05:22 PM

Nice rubbery head, I don't like his wings, but his body is great, his limbs too.
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 08:32 PM

I think Bfahome's torturing himself with these reviews. :P

They were definitely more difficult to write than the others. It's easy to review a good set or a bad set because you have things that you can talk about, good or bad. But when a set just hovers around average, it becomes hard to find something to say that isn't just repetition.

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Posted Jan 31 2012 - 02:41 PM

I can not find these in stores neer me of coarse the last time I went to the store was 3 weeks ago. :pakarinu: :rau: :pakari: :pahrak: :komau: :kakama: :haunu: :hau:
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Posted Jan 31 2012 - 03:05 PM

I do like this set a lot! It needs some improvement-a lot of improvement-but it still looks like a good set. Though I personally prefer the Green Lantern. Is that the regular shade of blue, or is it a new color? I was hoping for a lighter blue.
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Posted Jan 31 2012 - 03:22 PM

I wonder how cool LEGO BATMAN would look if you split his double bladed sword and instead make him carry 2 swords? :rau: :pakarinu: :pahrak: :komau: :pakari: :kaukaunu: :kakama: :huna: :haunu: :hau:
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Posted Feb 01 2012 - 12:36 PM

I do like this set a lot! It needs some improvement-a lot of improvement-but it still looks like a good set. Though I personally prefer the Green Lantern.Is that the regular shade of blue, or is it a new color? I was hoping for a lighter blue.

It's regular Bright Blue (the same as Gahlok's primary color).

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Posted Feb 02 2012 - 09:28 AM

I kind of wish that this set looked more like the Batman from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. But still, I think this set looks cool. I like that it has back armor. That really helps it look better.
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Posted Feb 02 2012 - 09:41 AM

I kind of wish that this set looked more like the Batman from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. But still, I think this set looks cool. I like that it has back armor. That really helps it look better.

If they are going to make another set it should be the dBatman in black.

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Posted Feb 02 2012 - 08:40 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.
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Posted Feb 02 2012 - 08:44 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.

I think the LEGO BATMAN set looks awesome what can you not like about him. :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari:

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Posted Feb 03 2012 - 01:12 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.

I think the LEGO BATMAN set looks awesome what can you not like about him. :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari:

There's plenty of things to dislike about him. He's heavily stylized compared to typical depictions of Batman (a necessity, IMO), his head piece and chest piece aren't extremely versatile for characters other than Batman, and of course he has an inflated price due to being a part of a licensed theme. He's definitely my favorite of the DC Super Heroes constraction sets, and I think his design is gorgeous, but he's not without flaws.

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Posted Feb 03 2012 - 01:18 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.

I think the LEGO BATMAN set looks awesome what can you not like about him. :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari:

There's plenty of things to dislike about him. He's heavily stylized compared to typical depictions of Batman (a necessity, IMO), his head piece and chest piece aren't extremely versatile for characters other than Batman, and of course he has an inflated price due to being a part of a licensed theme. He's definitely my favorite of the DC Super Heroes constraction sets, and I think his design is gorgeous, but he's not without flaws.

Flaws such as............. :pakarinu: :pakarinu:

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Posted Feb 03 2012 - 05:17 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.

I think the LEGO BATMAN set looks awesome what can you not like about him. :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari:

There's plenty of things to dislike about him. He's heavily stylized compared to typical depictions of Batman (a necessity, IMO), his head piece and chest piece aren't extremely versatile for characters other than Batman, and of course he has an inflated price due to being a part of a licensed theme. He's definitely my favorite of the DC Super Heroes constraction sets, and I think his design is gorgeous, but he's not without flaws.

Flaws such as............. :pakarinu: :pakarinu:

...Such as the ones I mentioned in the post you just quoted. It's a good set IMO as well, but there's no need to pretend that there are no aspects for which a person could reasonably dislike it.

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Posted Feb 03 2012 - 05:20 PM

I must say, lego is certainly teasing us with this. On one hand these arent the best of sets, but on the other there are parts in (and) colors you cant find anywhere else. So its pass up nicely colored peices, or buy a mediocre set you may or may not build for a high price.

I think the LEGO BATMAN set looks awesome what can you not like about him. :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari: :pakari:

There's plenty of things to dislike about him. He's heavily stylized compared to typical depictions of Batman (a necessity, IMO), his head piece and chest piece aren't extremely versatile for characters other than Batman, and of course he has an inflated price due to being a part of a licensed theme. He's definitely my favorite of the DC Super Heroes constraction sets, and I think his design is gorgeous, but he's not without flaws.

Flaws such as............. :pakarinu: :pakarinu:

...Such as the ones I mentioned in the post you just quoted. It's a good set IMO as well, but there's no need to pretend that there are no aspects for which a person could reasonably dislike it.

I would still buy it.

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Posted Feb 04 2012 - 01:01 AM

I got Batman as a late Birthday gift tonight ne's not bad but the cape/ wings area joke. I replaced then with Hahli Mahri's wings. and I chaned out the gunmettal armor for silver and slimed him down a bit. I'd say he's a good set if you have the parts to make him in to something that you will like and area fan of Batman. I don't think he's good for parts, not with Pick a Brick's update.
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Posted Feb 06 2012 - 04:58 PM

I got Batman as a late Birthday gift tonight ne's not bad but the cape/ wings area joke. I replaced then with Hahli Mahri's wings. and I chaned out the gunmettal armor for silver and slimed him down a bit. I'd say he's a good set if you have the parts to make him in to something that you will like and area fan of Batman. I don't think he's good for parts, not with Pick a Brick's update.

Does he look good with mahri hahli's winks?

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Posted Feb 08 2012 - 10:35 AM

Batman has to be my favorite hero, and this set seems to do him justice (ha ha) for the most part. However, light blue doesn't suit him at all; the least they could do would be to make it darker. Replacing some with more gunmetal would be even better. Still, overall a decent set."But as long as I'm here, I get to bust heads!"
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Posted Mar 08 2012 - 03:50 PM

I saw lego Bat Man in the store yesterday and I want him a lot now.
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