gohastings.com had a 25% off sale, and these two figures were marked down before that: DC Direct's Stel and Man of Bats!
Stel some time ago, and had seen the DC Direct version floating around, so how is he? Before comparing the two, the DCD Stel smelled just awful out of the package--some figures just do, true; but I don't notice it that often. This time, noticeable. It's a nice looking sculpt with good paint, but he does seem to have a bit of a pinhead. He's an alien robot, true; it's not like he needs to have a head in there, but it's a little off. The chest emblem strikes me as a little plain as well.
Batman, Inc. #7 is the only one that springs to mind. But he's a sharp looking figure! The sculpting is great: the feathers in the headdress, the armbands, the fringe. Good paint too, and sixteen points of articulation: neck, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and boot-tops. Like Stel, Man of Bats' neck is a balljoint, but not as much range: I thought the headdress might hold it up, but I don't think that did it. He comes with a plain black base and a tomahawk with a distinctive bat-shaped top.
Amazon, the rest of the DC Direct Batman Incorporated runs from under twenty for the Knight, up to about seventy bucks for Damian as Robin! If you see a DC Direct figure coming in Previews or online, pre-order it from your local comic shop or favorite online retailer; since I think they're being made more to order and retailers may not be getting as many extras.
I like Man-of-Bats more than Stel, but Stel could be a substitute if you missed the DCUC/Green Lantern Collect-and-Connect. I'm sure we'll see more from them over the course of the year...