D.C. Direct’s 1:6 scale Batman Beyond is really my first serious toy- these things were $100.00 new, and I scored him for $39.99 (price included shipping) on E-Bay. I probably wouldn’t have considered it otherwise, but for that price I couldn’t resist. Nearly everything I read about this toy was negative- the artistic license employed in the face sculpt was universally hated it seems. And while he is somewhat ugly, I find this toy appealing somehow- his lithe, angled body and emotionless visage look quietly dangerous and well… creepy. I like the revamped batsuit that features a red chest emblem on an otherwise all black outfit, evoking a vampiric feel to the character. There isn’t much to this figure- the batwing glider that attaches to his suit via two slots sewn into the back of his outfit, two extra sets of hands, his utility belt, and his stand are the featured accessories in the package. His suit has a zipper down the back, but I couldn’t seem to get it down, and if the utility belt is removable I don’t know how to unfasten it. The batwings were tough to get in the slots, as Batman’s suit fits pretty tightly to his body, but they stay in. Batman’s knees are pointy and almost alien-looking on the sides- which is characteristic of the overall angularity of this toy’s styling. “God, look at that thing!” my brother declared upon seeing him for the first time. A strange thing to behold, this one is indeed!