Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Darwyn Cooke Bendy Figure


Bendy's are back!

Bendy figures were very popular when I was a kid.
They were placed where whiny kids could see them at check lanes and were a spontaneous purchase.

These figures are made of "rubber" and have a wire skeleton inside them that help the figure hold the pose that you bend them into.

None of my bendy figures from my youth survied to present day though.
If you really played with a figure the wires would eventually pop out of the characters making them a weapon that you could use on your siblings.  So they got thrown away over time.

This figure is Batman based on the drawings of Darwyn Cooke.
This particular figure is from Darwyn's "The New Frontier" book.


 Batman looking as if Mr. Freeze has frozen him in ice!

I liked the way he is packaged in a vintage style to match the comic but this Batman demanded to be set free from his card prison.


This figure looks like he is bursting from the pages of the comic!


 For a bendy figure it has really nice detail.

 Batman speading fear!

He has a nice cape too.

I also don't worry about the wires coming out of this figure.
The older figure had disporportional arms and legs making them easier to bend but this figure does not.

You can bend him but he won't be spelling "YMCA" with his arms.



 I like the detail of his loose fitting costume.



A great figure for a great comic book Batman.

On the outskirts of Gotham....

6 comments:

chunky B said...

Yeah, those look a lot cooler than I thought they would at first, these are a must pick up!

Brian A said...

Great review! I love the building-top shots and the fluttering cape animation. I've missed bendies.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

He looks GREAT

Jamdin said...

Cool review and I love the animated gif.

Mike Gutierrez said...

I have been keeping my eyes peeled for this figure. I really want this. Where did you get yours?

Andrew said...

I designed the packaging for this; glad to hear my work was appreciated. :) Thank you.