Here is the Firestorm action figure that came out in late 2009 from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold line. The figure represents the Jason Rusch/Ronnie Raymond fusion from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold television series. With the flaming hair, the figure is just over 5 inches tall. He’s just a little taller than the Super Powers figure, but shorter than the DC Direct and DC Universe Classics figures.
The figure was only available in a deluxe package and was apparently somewhat hard to find. The official name of the package is, Batman: The Brave and the Bold Rocket Blast with Firestorm Figure.
The rocket blast included features a flaming projectile. Like other Batman: The Brave and the Bold equipment, the rocket blast is modular and can be used with other figures. Also, the rocket blast itself is supposed to be the robot Gold from the Metal Men. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Metal Men, so this was kind of cool to realize.
It’s interesting to me that the action figure’s costume has some noticeable variations from the Firestorm that appeared in the TV series. Perhaps this is because the figure came out several months before the television episode aired. It’s worth noting the action figure’s costume has much in common with the Jamal Igle-designed costume for the Jason Rusch Firestorm. Whereas the TV version reflects much more of the traditional costume for the Ronnie Raymond Firestorm. If you look at the side-by-side shot below, you’ll notice several differences:
- The belt and briefs are completely different.
- The boots and glove sleeves are different.
- The electrons in the chest emblem are different (red circles on the TV version, white circles on the action figure)
- The headgear of the action figure features a white accent line just below the flaming hair. This accent line matches the white accents on the gloves and boots.
Overall this is a decent figure. I like the fun styling of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It’s unfortunate that it was only available in the deluxe pack and somewhat scarce in stores. I’d recommend eBay or Amazon if you are interested in buying this figure. Hopefully they’ll re-release the figure by itself on a card. Who knows, perhaps they’ll even change the costume to reflect the TV series.
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