Although The Blot has been covering and collecting Kidrobot for over 8 years now, I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never owned or reviewed one of Frank Kozik’s adorable Labbits. That all changes today thanks to our good friends at Entertainment Earth who have generously provided these awesome Batman and The Joker DC Comics 7” Labbit vinyl figures to review!!! Please check out the pictures and review below and let me know what you think!
To be completely honest with you, I went into this review with very low expectations. While I’m normally a sucker for any designer art toy that features DC Comics characters, there were two things going against these Labbits: 1) I wasn’t overly impressed with Kidrobot’s Marvel Comics line and 2) The past few years KR’s overall QC has been really bad. That being said, I was seriously blown away by these figures from the moment I opened their boxes!
The one thing Kidrobot has always done well was packaging artwork and these two full colored boxes rock. I especially love how much of The Joker’s personality they put into the box art of both figures. Plus both boxes feature spray paint graffiti style graphics, which tie in perfectly with Kidrobot’s long history of street art themed art toys. The boxes do a great job appealing to fans of both DC Comics and Kidrobot. This is how you meld the world of designer art toys and comic books!
While the packaging is cool, it’s the figures we all really care about right? Let me just say, the Batman Labbit is fantastic! The figure’s paint application is seriously perfect, without a smidge or misplaced line anyway. Both of these DC Comics Labbits are some of the best painted figures I’ve seen from Kidrobot in forever. They went all out on Batman’s super detailed face, and personally I’m glad Kidrobot mad sure to includ Batman’s signature utility belt and a number of his bat-themed tools (including the Batagrang). What really surprised me is that the Batman Labbit came with a removable fabric cape! From the pictures I’d see I always assumed the cape was painted on. But here you get a really nice cape that attaches under the figure’s chin via Velcro.
Fans of The Joker will also love this retro styled Labbit! The Joker Labbit sports his traditional purple pinstripe suit and even has a bow on its back (just like DC’s old school Super Powers designs). And of course it’s not the Joker without his signature green hair. Surprisingly, The Joker’s overall paint details aren’t as complicated as Batman’s, but man is the Joker’s face sooo killer! Just look at that menacing grin and deep black eyes! Both 7” long figures also include a character specific accessory, a Joker playing card for Batman and a squirting flower for The Joker.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of Batman or a die-hard Labbit collector, these DC Comics x Kidrobot Batman and The Joker 7” Labbits are not to be missed! Both mid-sized figures turned out perfect and you won’t be disappointed spending your hard earned money on these figures with their exceptional paint detailing. They will definitely make a great addition to any collector’s toy collection!