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Review of Domo Batman Pop! vinyl figure

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Overall Average Rating: 2.5 out of 4

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Domo Batman Pop! vinyl figure by Funko

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Introduction

What figure company do you think has the most licenses out there right now? I don't know for sure, but I'd say Funko has to be close if they're not the one. With tons of figures in every license from Game of Thrones to Walking Dead, they are cranking out the product.

They've been doing Domo product for a long time. They've been doing their share of DC comic book figures as well. But it wasn't until recently that I realized they had taken the two and mushed them together, creating Domo style versions of Batman, Superman, and several others.

Being the Batman sucker that I am, I had to pick up the Dark Knight version. There's also one done in the blue and gray, but it's the black and gray that I couldn't resist. They run around $8 - $10, depending on the retailer.

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Domo Batman Pop! vinyl figure by Funko

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Packaging - ***1/2
Pretty simple stuff, but they do it right. The window is nice and big, and everything is collector friendly. There's also some basic character personalization, and there's some photos of other DC characters done Domo style on the back.

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Sculpting - ***1/2
This guy is really cute - REALLY cute. They've created a great looking, eye catching amalgamation of the two, recognizable no matter which is your favorite.

These aren't too large - BatDomo is about 4" tall at the top of the head. He stands great on his own, and there's some reasonable detailing.

He could use a slightly sharper edge definition in a few places, and the hollow design of vinyl toys does give him a bit of that 'chew toy' feel, but overall I'm really digging the design.

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Paint - *1/2
Unfortunately, this guy sports about the worst paint job I've seen in ages. While this is clearly a low price vinyl toy, the paint issues are still excessive.

There's slop, especially around the teeth and eyes. Very few edges anywhere are clean, and there's a slight gloppiness to some of the colors.

The biggest issues are with the predominate color of black. There's an inconsistency to the coverage, both in color and finish. Worse, there's a spotty appearance that's painfully obvious in person. I've included a photo of the top of the head, but that pattern is over most of the black areas.

For ten bucks, I still expect decent paint work, whether it's a 4" Star Wars figure or a 6" bobble head, or even a 3" PVC. You can't do as many paint operations with a lower cost figure, but the ones you do still have to look reasonable.

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Articulation - Bupkis
You might think that an arm or wrist would have a cut joint - they don't. I'm not taking anything away from the Overall score because of this - think of it as informational only.

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Accessories - Bupkis
As with the previous category, this one is informational only. I thought that perhaps the batarang was removable, but it's not. There's no extras here, which is standard for the Funko figures.

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Fun Factor - **1/2
Without any articulation or accessories, there's only so much fun you can have. But for fans of either license, they make nifty display toys.

Value - **
If the paint quality were average, I'd have gone another half star here, maybe even a full star more. At $9, these are a decent price, but you still have to get reasonable quality for that cost.

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Things to Watch Out For -
Nothing. You can try picking out the best paint job on the shelf, but I couldn't see all the problems with mine until it was out of the package and in decent light.

Overall - **1/2
I love Funko's willingness to pick up just about any new license out there - I wish more companies were able to take that sort of risk. The price point is also great, because these are the kinds of figures that look best as a massive group, rather than as one here and one there.

That being said, they still need to ensure they're getting the best paint quality they can. This was definitely not it, and I was particularly disappointed with the splotchy, spotty appearance of the black.

Score Recap (out of ****):
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - *1/2
Articulation - Bupkis
Accessories - Bupkis
Fun Factor - **1/2
Value - **
Overall - **1/2

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Where to Buy 
Your best bet is to watch your local retailers - I found this guy at Barns and Nobel down the street.

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