Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Mattel Batman Power Attack Swamp Raider Killer Croc 6.5-inch/16.5cm action figure

This Swamp Raider Killer Croc is the only other action figure from Mattel's Batman Power Attack line that I got, other than the Power Attack Ice Blast Mr Freeze action figure which I reviewed earlier HERE.

Killer Croc, or Waylon Jones, is a criminal and nemesis of Batman. He was born with a medical condition called "Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis" as well as regressive atavism, which caused him to grow progressively more like a crocodile, hence his name.

In recent years, Killer Croc has been portrayed as being much more reptilian than in past incarnations. In Batman the Animated Series which was first aired on the Fox Network from 1992 to 1995, Killer Croc was more of a human with alligator-like skin and razor-sharp teeth and claws (see my post HERE). He had no tail and walked pretty much upright like a man, albeit a very large man. In this Batman Power Attack depiction, Killer Croc is now very much more reptile than man.

Mattel Batman Power Attack Swamp Raider Killer Croc action figure comes carded and his tail is separated in the pack but can be easily inserted once the toy is taken out of its packaging. Killer Croc uses toxic waste to create a mutated army of creatures until Batman shows up to stop him. Besides Killer Croc, the other Swamp Mission figures are Swamp Strike Batman, Toxic Takedown Batman and Mutant Assault Batman.

Here's the Mattel Batman Power Attack Swamp Raider Killer Croc 6.5-inch / 16.5cm action figure out of his plastic prison with tail attached. I like this Killer Croc toy more than the one from "The Batman" which I didn't get because the toy Mattel produced and released didn't do the character justice. In "The Batman" TV series which aired from 2004 - 2008, Killer Croc is pretty much reptilian in nature (like this one) and is capable of thinking clever ideas in order to obtain money.

This particular incarnation of Killer Croc has him enhanced with armor on his lower jaw, neck, back and armor spikes on his shoulders as well as back. He looks way more menacing then the one from "The Batman" toy line which is what I liked about this particular Killer Croc action figure.

As a side mention, I thought the Lizard in the new Amazing Spider-Man film that was shown recently looked less like The Lizard from the comics and more like Killer Croc in his earlier incarnation. It seems that a character from DC Comics will almost certainly have an equivalent in the Marvel Comics universe. So Killer Croc of DC has his match in The Lizard from Marvel.

Look at the size of this monster that is Mattel Batman Power Attack Swamp Raider Killer Croc action figure. He looks menacing even from the back with his armor and spikes plus powerful tail.

More turnaround views of Killer Croc from every angle / side to show off this fun toy :)

In the case of toys, size does matter and I like them chunky, bulky and huge when they are supposed to be. Killer Croc certainly gets the right treatment here and will make a fine foe for Batman to do battle with.

Check out the huge claw-like hands of Killer Croc

Close-up shots / pictures of Mattel Batman Power Attack Swamp Raider Killer Croc 6.5-inch / 16.5cm action figure with his iron jaws and armored neck, shoulders and part of his back

NEXT: MOnsters Inc. and I don't mean the Disney kind ;p


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

i loved this one- he was designed with a lot in the looks department- a lot of fans were disappointed in this line, but I thought some of it was really fun

alex teo said...

I liked the villains in this line best :) and Killer Croc is a blast!