Apparently some die-hard comic fans gave DC Comics hell about the image of the prototype released because it was not faithful to the Marv Wolfman designed costume from Nightwing's first appearance back in the early 80's. I didn't really notice, not being quite as fantatical about such things.
Recently DC Comics explained that the photo was actually of an incomplete prototype - one that was rushed so that they could have an image to include for publication deadline in the ordering catalogs. They have since released an updated image.
Comparing the two different images I have to say those Nightwing purists were right, the first version was sucky. Even for a goofy outfit like the first Nightwing costume.
Here's the updated image for what the figure will look like:
Compare that to the first look:
Looking back you can see how the paint job on the chest was half-assed. All things considered, the updated figure looks much better.
Oh, and I did end up ordering this figure. I couldn't resist.