DC Comics World’s Finest: The Collection Review Fall 2020 – Gotham Night Life
World’s Finest: The Collection is a quarterly geeky DC Comics mystery box full of officially licensed DC collectibles and gear. Each quarterly box will have a specific theme and deliver exclusive items – including a brand new World’s Finest: The Collection vinyl figure.
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About World’s Finest: The Collection
The Subscription Box: World’s Finest: The Collection
The Cost: $48.99 + $7 shipping per quarter
The Products: 8-10 exclusive items including apparel accessories, homewares, and a unique vinyl figure.
Ships to: The US for $7, Internationally for $25-$30
World’s Finest: The Collection – Gotham Night Life Review
It comes with an information card that details the items in your box. Everything you see in this box was made exclusively for World’s Finest: The Collection.
Nightwing Track Jacket
I’ll admit that I am not familiar with Nightwing, but in reading about him, his story is very interesting. The track jacket is black with a light blue logo on the front and nothing on the back. It has matching blue bands around the neck, wrists, and waist. The bands are not elastic. At first, I thought it didn’t have pockets, but they were just further back than I thought. They are at the seam at the sides of the jacket and a little awkward in my opinion. Moving in the jacket is very noisy. Although it is a character I know little about, I thought the jacket looked bad-ass. It looks like something you’d wear riding a motorcycle, but take that with a grain of salt because I know as much about motorcycles as I do about Nightwing. It is worth noting that I forgot to tell them my size (M) and I was sent an XL. So this particular jacket is big on me. So don’t judge it by the fit in the photo. Do, however, judge it by my daughter insisting on jumping into the photo.
Robin (Damian Wayne) Vinyl Figure
I am learning a lot about DC characters with this subscription. Did you know Damian Wayne is the fifth character to assume the role of Robin and that he is the genetically engineered son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul and thus the grandson of Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul? Yeah. Me too. This vinyl figure of Robin in a ready stance is amazing. It measures roughly 3 inches tall and 4 inches wide. So it’s a nice size piece for collecting.
Batman Fold Up Backpack
The black logo with a yellow stroke looks close to the Batman: Dead End logo, but it’s slightly different. (If anyone can comment with the correct logo, I’m sure others would appreciate it.) There is a drawstring at the top on the inside. The yellow strap the buckles on the outside can be adjusted a bit. Of course, as the name suggests, it folds up neatly and snaps closed. I think this would make a good carry-on bag, just walking around the city, or for the kids when you ship them up to grandma’s. Big enough to carry a rolled up light jacket, some snacks, and small items. There’s no padding or separate compartments. Like all the items in the World’s Finest: The Collection, I like the idea of someone asking me where I got this cool pack.
The Joker Neck Gaiter
If the photos aren’t evidence enough, I wasn’t sure exactly how to wear this polyester gaiter. It wasn’t staying up great, but I now realize I should have been wearing it a little higher around my ears. I also wasn’t sure how I should wear the Joker’s face. I felt like I should try to match his nose up to mine, but I liked it more with his full face showing. I think this will be a big hit for a lot of fans, especially to show some personality through our masks. However, personally, I think if I’m going to wear a neck gaiter, I’m going to wear one that doesn’t need to be situated a certain way to look correct.
The Joker Wall Clock
I’m not familiar with the history of The Joker logo. So I don’t know if this comes from a certain era. The circle around the logo is filled with Ha’s and He’s. I believe the rectangle background is supposed to be a bundle of dynamite. The item is 5″x 8″ and takes a single AA battery.
The Joker and Harley Quinn Show Glass Set
Here’s some double trouble. These tall shot glasses feature The Joker on one and Harley Quinn on the other. They come safely packaged in a box that says “Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane.” These make a great His and Her set. I think my shot-taking days are behind me, but a lot of subscribers are going to love these. I’ll keep my eyes out for The Joker beer koozies.
Bat Family Enamel Pin Set
Pins are a cool, small, and cost-effective way to make everyone happy. They are a great way to show a little personality without showing it off too much. This set includes the same Batman logo as on the backpack (except red), the same Robin logo from the figure, and a classic Batman logo. I thought it was awesome to get a whole set of pins, rather than just one. I think they’ll look great on the backpack.
Batman Safe Touch Keychain
Like the neck gaiter, this is another DC Comic themed safety item. The keychain is three inches long and has a little weight to it. It has a point for pushing buttons and touch screens, a hook for opening doors, and a bottle opener. It looks a lot like a strange key. While very useful, I’m not one to carry more on my keychain than necessary. However, I am interested in how effective the hook is. It looks a little shallow. Maybe it’s something Batman would carry on his BatBelt these days.
Verdict: This is my first review for World’s Finest: The Collection and I must say I am really impressed. This is something that really lends itself to a quarterly subscription. You don’t receive items as often, but when you do they are plentiful, varied, and quality. I’m the kind of guy that values function over fashion. Most of these items are both. I have to admit that I am not deeply knowledgable when it comes to comics, but I do enjoy them and the world they’ve created. DC Comics has a deep history that makes everything seem classic. I really liked each item, but would have to choose the backpack as my favorite. The jacket is absolutely fantastic, but, even if it were my size, I’m not sure how often I would wear it. I thought the weakest item was the clock. It’s not bad. I’m just trying to picture where someone would use it. Maybe a cubicle? Overall, again, I was very impressed.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $55.99 ($48.99 + $7 shipping), you are paying approximately $7 for each of these 8 items. That’s honestly nuts. These are Officially Licensed items … made only for this subscription. Imagine buying any of these items in a store, if you could. In fact, I just looked at eBay and I don’t have to tell you that the scoundrels there are not selling any items for $7. So, if you think you’d enjoy a majority of these items, you want DC items that many people don’t have, and you like the surprise of receiving a big box delivered to your door every three months, this would be a good subscription for you.
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