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Staff Review:

Arkham Asylum is one of the more recognizable elements of the Batman mythos. Relatively modern, showing up in 1974, but usually designed after some very gothic or victorian "hospitals," it is where the worst of the victims of the Batman get put to be... I guess tortured? Cause it doesn't seem like anyone that goes there for any sort of medical care. I mean, honestly, the whole of Gotham seems to be one very long string of civil rights and medical violations, so I'm curious how this place functions. I called dibs on reviewing 70912 Arkham Asylum as soon as the initial pictures were revealed last year. I owned multiple copies of the first one, which reduced the sanatarium down to a series of customized sheds. A new version was released in 2012 in the Super Heroes line, which I was never impressed enough with to actually purchase. It dropped the shed...(read more)

User Comments:

  • MisterFubar writes:
    Pros: Size, it's huge if you are used to system scale sets.

    Cons: Nothing unless you were expecting something to scale with other sets.

    Comments: The amount of detail on the truck is amazing and the mechanism for dumping the container is simple but realistic and works very well. The minifigs have long disappeared into my general population but the truck still holds a spot on the shelf. It's a great looking set.

  • MrCRskater writes:
    Pros: Appearance, functions, and playability are all great

    Cons: Sick of stic-- wait, this set only has printed parts! Nevermind. . .

    Comments: This is a great set, even for $50. The build doesn't have even a hint of monotony, 3/4 figs are exclusive, the finished model looks awesome, play features are all excellent. The way the liftarms automatically open the top hatch is especially nifty. Plus, it makes a great parts pack full of hinges, tiles, and all that dark green.

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