It’s nice to see fellow members of the Justice League coming together to battle crime. Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series has been able to focus of some of the second-tiered members and give them the spotlight. This is true with the Action League figures as Red Tornado and Batman join forces in this two-pack set.
The Batman in this set is a straight repackaged figure from previous sets. Seeing this one or two times is plenty but it becomes quite annoying to see the same one over and over again. It’s even worse when this isn’t my favourite version of Batman as well. He is in his mid-walking pose that has a “take-no-prisoners” look. I’m not saying it’s bad; I just hate how it’s more difficult to make him stand. He wears his classic blue and gray costume with the black and yellow logo on his chest. But it’s definitely the expression on his face that helps convey his attitude with his stern expression. He comes with the standard four-points of articulation in the neck, shoulders and waist.
Red Tornado is a welcome sight. He has had many cosmetic changes over the years but they mostly stay within his original schematics. This version for the series is yet another yet simplistic looking version of his design. The main elements in identifying him are present with the directional arrow on his forehead pointing downward and the “T” on his chest, though it is much larger than usual. I guess it really depends on which version of Red Tornado’s costume this is compared to from all the others. More than anything he does look like a robot, mostly due this is facial expression or lack of it. The primary colours of red, blue and yellow are prevalent in his costume making him easily identifiable. What makes Reddy different is his lack of legs. That’s because he is in his action pose of creating a tornado-like effect used when flying. He also has four-points of articulation, though moving the waist seems like a moot point.
Red Tornado and Batman is a decent two-pack set for these 2.5-inch figures. My son loves the Red Tornado figure because he’s really easy to hold in his hands. I also understand utilizing what is available when packaging these sets. Batman is the popular figure so it’s natural to see him constantly. Still, I wish that this particular version wasn’t the go-to figure. I think something with a more dynamic pose is warranted especially in a line entitled the Action League. If not then choose another character in his place.
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Amount Paid (US$): 6.99
Type of Toy: Action Figure
Age Range of Child: Kids to Teens