Okay, okay, let's get this out of the way; it's a $50 set with just three figures, one of which is available in a $10 set and one of which is creatable out of common elements. That being said, the Joker is awesome, and more henchmen are always appreciated (although two or three would have been appreciated more). And don't you just love the BANG! gun!?
It starts out great and just kind of... deteriorates. You're building this and you think 'oh, wow, this is AWESOME!' and then by the end it's the 'well crap, that sucks, but this, this, and this are still cool.' The first 'this' is the rope ladder; yes, it's cool. Unfortunately, it's not actually locked into place, and there's no storage place for it.
I think it's that huge window that really kills it.
The opening guns. I LOVE these. This is the second 'this.' It's just so cool to flip these things out.
The tail. By pulling that little trans-green cone, you release...
SMILEY BOMBS! Yes, there are two. The final 'this.'
A bigger pic.
HOLY GUANO, BATMAN! This is my absolute favorite build in a LONG time. A VERY long time. Everything about the Batwing is just incredible. I love it.
The stand. Much sturdier than the B-Wing stand, works very well. I APPROVE!
Basic flight position.
The cockpit. Least detailed of the lot, although it does have that nice compartment to store the standard accessories in (uzi, tommygun, batcuffs, three standard batarangs, two flip-flop batarangs).
That feature is just so cool, yet so simple. I can't get over it. Flip the wings up, extend guns, swoosh, retract guns, flips wings down, repeat. It's an addiction.
The big wedge in the back, when pushed down, reveals the missile launcher.
... and when pushed down further, actually LAUNCHES the missile. Shot myself in the face with it once trying to figure out how I was supposed to launch the missile. Oops.
FINAL VERDICT: 8.9/10
I LOVE THIS SET. I LOVE IT. The Batwing is just INCREDIBLY COOL. This is the best of the line so far, with NO CONTEST. Sleek, elegant, awesome construction, awesome playability, sturdy, great pieces, all of it! Buy this NOW! Preferably, pick up the Batmobile to go with it; those two sets will really give a solid base to your Batman collection.
This set is so cool I forgot my sign-off.
~ Bloody Jay
Edited by Bloody Jay, 11 March 2006 - 05:00 AM.