Thursday, February 2, 2023

Batman & Robin Merchandise Review - Talon Strike Robin figure from Kenner

There's a lot of fun Robin figures in Kenner's movie line and this is definitely near the top. For once the Boy Wonder gets a huge backpack in the form of some bird/bat wings.

With his twirling axe and huge wings it's more than a little reminiscent of Hawkman. In fact I had to dig out my JLA Hawkman figure and check it wasn't a retool (it's not).

I also really like the detailing on the suit too. There's loads of Robin symbols on the hips and gloves. A lot of Batman & Robin figures suffer from having limited paint work but I think this is one of the few that works. The orange and metallic blue are really quite striking.

It actually reminded me a lot of the Night Fighter Robocop figure.

Definitely try and track this down.