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Fun for my 6-year-old, but not that durable
on January 5, 2012
UPDATE: Robin doesn't come with a cape. My almost 3-year-old (who is playing with it now) makes the comparison between Batman's cape and Robin's no-cape all the time and he seems disappointed or at least intrigued by it. We managed to cut a piece of cloth from a camera lens wipe (similar material), and he just loves it now. So much so, that we got an extra set of Batman and Robin (and added another cape).
2nd UPDATE: If you happen to need replacement parts (Batman, Robin, etc.), Mattel actually has some parts available on their site.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I gave this 4 stars because my 6-year-old still loves it. Part of me wonders if it's because of all the hyped-up commercials he saw about it during the holiday season. I think it's really a 3-star toy.
There's very little assembly required, which is nice. Batteries are included and installed. But most of the movable pieces aren't that durable. Doors, retractable walls and projectiles work sometimes and get stuck other times. It doesn't seem to bother my son, who only occasionally asked for help with a door or projectile.
My son's biggest disappointment was the fact that the Joker wasn't included. They show him in the commercials, but it's clear on the box (and the online description) that he's not included. I would recommend tracking one down as a companion gift to avoid any problems.
Overall, a decent toy with some cool features and accessories, but a few flaws that some kids might not mind too much.