In the Batman universe, Robin, the Boy Wonder, certainly has to qualify as iconic a character as anything. His colorful costume, colorful language (Holy banana peels!) and colorful body language all contributed to the fun. Adding this rendition to my Batman collection has been a real pleasure.
Moebius Models chose to mold this kit in bright yellow plastic, which may seem a bit odd to some. After all, the only really yellow part of Robin’s costume is his cape. However, I think they were acknowledging a simple truth here – yellow is the one of the hardest colors to paint, as it normally doesn’t cover very well. All in all, I think they made a logical choice. In any case I didn’t find it a hardship when it got to painting.
One of the things I really like about the Moebius range of Batman figures is the care that’s been taken to make them relatively easy to paint. As in the kits before, this kit has been thought out in some detail, and if you’re not comfortable painting figures, you’ll find that most colors can be painted as separate subassemblies. Having done a few figures in my time, I elected to assemble the kit completely minus only the head and cape.