BIOGRAPHY — A murderous gangster, Oswald Cobblepot grew up fascinated with birds, in part because his widowed mother ran an exotic bird shop. Nicknamed "The Penguin" by his cruel classmates, the villain would ultimately take his revenge on the citizens of Gotham City, earning him the attention of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin. He is both devious and ruthless, usually flying from the scene of his crimes.
STATISTICS — FIRST APPEARANCE: Detective Comics #58 (December 1941) / REAL NAME: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot / OCCUPATION: Restaurateur, Racketeer, Stock Trader / BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City / SPECIAL ABILITIES: Criminal mastermind, an arsenal of deadly umbrella weapons.
Cobblepot (hah, what a horrible name!) stands about 5.75 inches tall. After collecting 6-inchers for so long, Penguin here looks very short, I can’t believe I used to collect 5-inch figures and liked them, almost an inch shorter than this figure, now I can’t stand to look at them. :P The face is shaded improperly, the darker and lighter skin-tones are waaay too far apart on the spectrum, the pale skin looks like it has orange-juice in the wrinkles, not good. The face-sculpt itself is pretty cool, nice and ugly, though I would have liked a little more influence from the old animated Batman series. The sculpt of the entire figure is awesome actually, wrinkles, buttons, cuffs, monocles, bow-tie, everything is great, it’s just the odd paint-scheme that sets it back. Orange shirt with...[See More]
This us a superbly sculpted figure of the Penguin, dressed in his classic attire. The style he is sculpted in reminds me of Brian Bolland's crisp artwork on the Batman books. The paint job on this is also very nice, in spite of Penguin's clashing wardrobe, this does not come off as too neonish. Penguin also has some nice accents including graduating skin tones and a gold rimmed monocle. This figure is pretty well articulated (in the standard DCUC vein) for a character who looks like someone who is not very active or prone to physical exertion. This figure fits in very nicely to the current DC Universe line and is absolutely a must-have for die-hard or even casual Batman fans. Penguin comes with an opened umbrella with some kind of vague gun-like attachment (removeable) clipped on...[See More]
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