While waiting for the lovely, rebooted Play Arts Kai Ms.Croft and the Kazama-Mishima couple i decided to (lowers voice in shame...) present this very late review of the Play Arts Kai Robin from Arkham City. I'm quite surprised that little Timmy here is pretty hard to find locally while the more popular, albeit lesser (quality-wise) version of Bruce is still running rampant at the local gaming store.
The only logical conclusions i can draw are, 1-one, most collectors are sticking it out with their Arkham Asylum Batmen over the AC Bats and, 2-two, see number 1-one. LOL. Seriously, there are more Batmen options than Robin so i guess that's that. It took me a while to locate him also and it went down to the last 2 pieces i can find about a month ago.
|And i owe you a review for being such a pain in the @$$ to find...|
In-game Robin's packing some interesting gadgets: his shurikens, snap flashes and smoke pellets but unfortunately only his Bo Staff made it to the Play Arts Kai version (boo!). He's got a pair of alternate hands also but that's about it. His hood isn't removable and if you did remove it there's just a bald head under there laced with glue and some black paint. If i could i would try to do a custom hair-piece (Chris O'Donnel style) for him but that's beyond my skills.
As seen on the last four pics, the only redeeming quality of Robin is his sculpt which is far from spectacular but certainly well-made. In fact, his overall paint applications is better than Batman's and Catwoman's. His sculpt proportions are also consistent - check out Batman's upper legs and you'll know what i mean. There's not much going on in his costume design but i'm really not expecting much since that's what Robin is known for since time immemorial. No wonder Dick decided to ditch this costume for a super cool Nightwing one. At least Tim is spared of the shame of donning a diaper, stockings and a pair of elf shoes.
His height is consistent with his game counterpart, about as tall as the AC Batman but bigger than the Arkham Asylum Bats. His proportioned legs though make him look taller. Should you get Tim? Well, he's meant to go together with Batman so even if i'm not really a fan of Robin i still got him for completion. I guess that's the mindset of most you anyway that's why the Play Arts Kai Robin is pretty hard to come by right now. I just hope Nightwing is already planned for a future release, his costume alone is a welcome change.
|Boyz in the hood...|
|A small payback for all those "Robin slap" memes|