Bane (the Dark Knight Rises) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:55307
Name:Bane (the Dark Knight Rises)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman - Movie Style
Date Added:November 3, 2013
Base Figure:Target Exclusive 5-pack Bane
Height:3.75 inches
This is my repaint of the 3.75" TDKR Bane, or, as I like to call him, "Dang it Mattel, Part 1"

See, with Mattel's upcoming line of Burton-era Batman movie films being in the 3.75" scale, I decided to go back and replace all my Nolan-era Movie Masters figures with the 3.75" line so my Burton figures can go alongside the Nolan ones. The problem with my plan is that the 3.75" Nolan line... it's garbage. Even ignoring the abysmal articulation for a minute, only the Batman and Catwoman figures are even marginally acceptable as released. The rest either need completely new paint jobs (like Bane here) or are so unbearably awful (Scarecrow) that I'm better off building from scratch than using the Mattel release.

That said, Bane was kind of the best of a bad lot. He's actually got a decent sculpt, but it's so underutilized because of the lack of paint that I basically just repainted the entire figure.

User Comments
129gohan -
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
wow that looks really good
JeddTheJedi -
Monday, November 4, 2013
An effective repaint, though perhaps you could clean up around the neckline with a marker pen for that detail.
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