Batman is going to make your other toys bleed

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Blimey guv, are we making Batman or Fatman over 'ere?

The most exciting for me whenever Batman rolls around on to the big screen, is seeing the visual evolution of a illionaire who spends his nights resolving his survivor’s guilt by beating several shades of crime out of criminals and crippling them for life. And over the years, the Batman costumes have been fantastic. The 1989 costume is still my personal favourite, while the 1992 Batsuit was a wonderful combination of art deco and machine inspirations.

And mock the nipples all you want, but the Val Kilmer Panther suit from Batman Forever is absolutely magnificent. I’m also fairly certain that nothing embarrassing whatsoever happened in 1997, before Christian Bale wore high-end spelunking gear in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. And this year, we have Batfleck.

More precisely, we have Ben Affleck ruthless vigilante, wearing a costume ripped straight from the comic book pages. The Batman V Superman batsuit is gorgeous, a throwback to an older era but modern enough for today. And of course that one will be getting the action figure treatment:

The  Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specifically features:

  • An authentic and detailed likeness of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • One (1) Batman head with three (3) interchangeable eyepieces and three (3) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions
  • Approximately 32 cm tall
  • Newly developed muscular body with over 30 points of articulation which can naturally portray Batman’s muscular body in the film
  • Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair for weapon holding palms
  • One (1) right palm for holding Batarang
  • One (1) right palm for holding branding iron

Costume:

  • One (1) specially tailored Batsuit
  • One (1) black leather-like cape
  • One (1) utility belt
  • One (1) pair of black forearm gauntlets
  • One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:

  • One (1) grapple gun with interchangeable tips
  • One (1) grenade gun
  • Four (4) Batarangs

Accessories:

  • One (1) Batman symbol branding iron
  • Specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand with Batman nameplate and the movie logo

Exclusive Accessory:

  • One (1) Sniper rifle

Thing is, this action figure isn’t winning me over. I don’t know if its because it looks like Batfleck is wearing his Bat-pajamas or that he looks a bit pudgy when compared to a certain Man of Steel, but I’m not exactly bowled over by the proportions of this figure. Still, some of you may like what you see. Hopefully enough to fork over $234.99 for when the figure releases sometime in June.

Last Updated: January 7, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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