Listen, I know how to save the DC Comics cinematic universe from itself. When you’re dropping over $300 million on a single movie and barely seeing the returns that you’re expecting, you know something is rotten in the state of Bat-Denmark. Instead, and here me out here, why not just increase the budget of the Warner Bros. Animation department?
When it comes to animated exploits, DC and WB are leagues ahead of their competition over at Marvel. They’ve got the talent, the hottest properties and the cajones to create passion projects that no other studio would touch. Think Justice League: Gods and Monsters taking a darker turn in the DC animated universe, the sheer brutality of The Dark Knight Returns or All Star Superman’s massive scale of hope.
Hell, think Batman Ninja. Not only has Warner Bros. Animation drafted in some amazing Japanese talent for their next feature, they’ve enlisted some of the best that the land of the rising sun has to offer. Batman, stuck in another era and battling the Joker using nothing but his shinobi training! That is utterly crazy stuff and I dig what I’ve seen so far.
I especially dig the Batman present in that upcoming film, who ditches the sleek gadgets of a regular batsuit for a more practical layering of ninja gear and samurai armour. So damn Prime 1 for making an utterly sexy replica of that Batman, at a price that I can’t afford because I’ve run out of excuses with which to lure Al to a seedy motel bathtub full of ice.
Check it out below:
In case you were wondering, yes it’s bloody massive. Prime 1 say that the statue measures in at a height of 90.6cm and is 58.7cm wide. In American, that’s 35.7 inches high. Which is like seven ducks I think. Imperial measuring units are weird. The deluxe version will of course be even bigger, clocking in at 96cm in height thanks to its Japanese art stand extra.
It will of course set you back a staggering $999 for the regular version and $1299 for the Deluxe caped Gaijin. I don’t even want to imagine how much the shipping would cost to get one of these down here, as regular US of A prices for delivery within that nation alone are north of $600 for this piece of art.
Last Updated: February 19, 2018