Something came in the mail for me today! What do you think it is?? Why, it was a toy of course, Kids... a Mattel ShadowTek Hawkman, to be exact :D
I scored a few of these last week on eBay, Hawkman arriving first today. These action figure from The Batman animated television show appealed to my playful side with their exaggerated, but simplified style. This one is from 2007, and though I'd never seen the show, I love the way they made these- particularly the Batman figure which first caught my eye. The show ran for five seasons from 2004-2008 on Kids WB, actor Robert Patrick performing the voice for Hawkman. The show didn' follow the continuity of Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series from 90's, or the comics, instead telling the story of a young Bruce Wayne starting his crime fighting career.
Hawkman's wings each snap together onto a slotted peg on his back, which only confounded me for a minute, afterwhich they stayed securely in place. Upon further inspection, I must say they look a lot like chocolate angel wings due to their brown, waxy appearance :D I'm unsure if grey would've been a better color, as I've seen that look somewhat flat on other Hawkman figures... perhaps a sharper sculpt?
This is a great toy! The chest emblem, winged mask, and red mace are so cool! It's hilarious and FUN, like a toy should be :D I had a ball taking pictures of this guy!