DC Multiverse Alfred Pennyworth figure review – Collect and Connect Killer Croc wave

It’s ironic that I’m finally getting to this guy after DC’s questionable decision to kill off Alfred Pennyworth, but nobody stays dead in comics these days. I saved Alfred for the final review of the Killer Croc wave because he’s a rare figure that definitely fits a much needed gap in my DC Classics collection. I’d been using the DC Direct version, but it has an annoying habit of not being able to stand.

Packaging:  It’s too bad Mattel didn’t use this cool multiple shade of blue packaging for their lines earlier as it looks great for the Multiverse series.

Alfred doesn’t need dramatic art, but I still think it’s a little goofy to use the exact same artwork four times on the package.

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Likeness: Alfred wears a traditional suit that I don’t think has been used before in this line. It looks good and has the appropriate level of detail. I like the head sculpt as it’s perfectly in keeping with classic Alfred from the comic books.

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It looks a lot better than my default Alfred from the DC Collectibles Hush line. Among that figure’s most annoying traits was its inability to stand on its own.

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Normally, I’d mention this in the accessories section, but this is a special case. In one of the coolest bonuses we’ve ever gotten from any DC line. Alfred comes with an Alan Napier head sculpt that’s a great likeness at this scale right down to the 60s style glasses.

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Just as impressive is the Michael Gough head sculpt from the pre-Nolan Batman films. Time to pre-order the Mezco Keaton Batman figure now.

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Additionally, he comes with the head for Alfred’s Silver Age villain alter ego, The Outsider, which was a very neat bonus. That’s the kind of extra we hadn’t gotten enough from recent Mattel figures and this was a nice way to cap this wave.

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Scale:  Alfred stands a little taller than most of the Multiverse figures, who were in turn, taller than the DC Classics figures. I don’t care that much about Alfred being taller since he’s much slimmer. He will fit in with no trouble with the DC Essentials figures as has been the case with most of these guys.

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Paint:  The paint isn’t perfect, but for the most part and at the most essential places, it’s fine.

Articulation: At best Alfred needs to do some stitching up when Batman comes in all battered up or be ready with some tea and sandwiches. My figure had a stiff right arm, but otherwise had better than expected articulation.

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That was a pleasant surprise as I wasn’t expecting Alfred to have the most functional articulation of the wave.

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Alfred Pennyworth has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • biceps
  • elbow
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee (double-jointed)
  • ankle

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Accessories:  I already covered the extra heads, but there’s more! Alfred comes with a serving tray and cup to help Master Bruce cool down after beating up his Rogues.

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Additionally, he’s got another Batman cowl to position on the tray as well.

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Finally, he comes with right arm for the Collect and Connect Killer Croc figure.

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Worth it?  I got Alfred for $20. Given all of the bonus features this is a tremendous value for $20.

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Rating:  10 out of 10

Alfred is a sneaky great figure and his height actually allows him to plug in easily with DC Multiverse figures from McFarlane Toys or DC Collectibles’ DC Essentials line.

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Where to get it?  I grabbed Alfred from Wal-Mart along with the rest of the wave. You can grab him now from Amazon or get the entire case from Entertainment Earth.

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