The rumors are flying about the Batman
license. Word has it that Hasbro is giving it up after this year,
and that DC Direct will finally get their chance, at least for a short
Therefore, Mission Masters 3 is perhaps
Hasbro's last gasp. They seem to be going all out, producing quite a
few new figures - if you count repaints as new figures. There is
only one villain so far - the Virus Attack Mr. Freeze.
I picked this one up at Walmarts, for six
bucks. They should eventually show up at Target and Meijers as well,
but I don't know if Toys R Us has ordered them.
Packaging - **
The Mission Masters stuff has been some of the duller card art in the
Batman line in quite awhile. Nothing particularly exciting here, but
at least you get pictures of the rest of the assortment on the back.
Sculpt - ***1/2
This is beautiful work on the head sculpt. It's an excellent
rendition of the animated Freeze, and the head is extremely large for the
line. This is actually quite an advantage for the customizers out
there - it screams to be transplanted to a 9" body. It's a
little large, but not bad, and would probably look great on a FC Type 2
Also, the red, fleshy extensions coming
down from his head into the lower compartment look terrific!
Value - **1/2
At six bucks, these figures are a decent value. Mr. Freeze is a
fairly complex figure, and comes with a couple missiles as well.
Paint - ***
Nice work on the paint ops, particularly around the goggles. Hasbro
usually does well with their paint operations though.
Articulation - **
Accessories - *1/2
Each of the spider legs has a ball joint. Unfortunately, there's
only one. On top of that, the plastic used in the legs is extremely
soft. This figure will stand on it's own for about an hour before he
fades. I have no idea what Hasbro was thinking when they used such
The only real accessories here are the two small missiles, and they are
the el cheapo style. These fit into two barrels, but 'fire' by just
pressing them out from behind. Weak.
However, both the helmet is removable, and
the head comes out from the leg assembly. These two touches are