Article by Adam Poncharoensub
Nearly 5 years ago, Rocksteady released the final installment to their epic trilogy of Batman: Arkham games. Like all the others in this excellent series, we were treated to tons of DLC goodies, including several Batsuits to fit our Bat-aesthestics (Life is just a competition to see how many Bat-prefixes we can use, right?). For the most part, they offer no functional special features, only to serve as eye candy. By far, one of the coolest Batsuits that Rocksteady interpreted was the Batman Beyond Batsuit. Rocksteady turned it into a more realistic, high-tech tactical armor with an incredible amount of detail.
Wanna see a live-action version of it? While we’re likely a long way away from a live-action movie, you can hold it in your hands to marvel at the detail. It’s a bit of obscure, but Hot Toys just unveiled their Batman: Arkham Batman Beyond Batsuit figure and it’s glorious.
Did I mention how highly detailed the suit was? Well, Hot Toys, makers of magnificiently-crafted toys and statues, has somehow managed to pack more details into their interpretation of the Batsuit. It’s certainly a beast of a figure.
Take a look:
There’s just so much to dissect and unpack from these photos alone. It’s a pretty insane piece. I mean, look at that cape! As is usually the case, the cape is usually the most impressive part of some of these figures. And I feel like, that is the case with this figure as well. Accurate to Rocksteady’s interpretation of the wings, they appear out of his back and are totally poseable based on the wires. Did I yet mention that this thing was a beast? In addition to the cape, there are so many accessories.
Take a look at the details below:
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Batman Beyond Sixth Scale Collectible Figure features:
- An authentic and detailed likeness of Batman wearing the Batman Beyond Batsuit in the Batman: Arkham Knight video game
- One (1) Batman head with patented Interchangeable Faces Technique (IFT) and two (2) interchangeable black-colored lower part of faces capturing Batman’s facial expressions (masked and neutral)
- Approximately 33cm tall (Approximately 35cm tall measuring to tips of cowl)
- Specialized muscular body with over 30 points of articulations
- Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
– Pair of fists
– Pair of relaxed hands
– Hands for holding Batarang
– Hands for holding weapons or accessories
– Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- Wonderfully crafted multi-layer and multi-texture Batsuit with a metallic red-colored Batman logo on the chest armor as well as metallic grey colored armor plating and battle damage throughout the body
- Black-colored batcape (with bendable wire)
- Utility belt
- Pair of black gauntlets
- Pair of black boots
Weapons and Gadgets:
- Two (2) Batarangs
- Batman Beyond style Batarang
- Grapnel gun with interchangeable Batclaw and interchangeable part to become a remote electrical charge gun
- Explosive gel
- Disruptor gun
- Freeze grenade
- Line launcher
- Specially designed dynamic figure stand with game logo
ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
- Product Size
- Height: 13.77″ (349.76 mm) | *
- Box Size
- Height: 6.00″ (152.4 mm) | Width: 10.00″ (254 mm) | Depth: 16.00″ (406.4 mm) | *
- Dimensional Weight
- 5.00 lbs (2.27 kg) [Intl. 6.00 lbs (2.72 kg)] *
* Size and weight are approximate values.
Of course, something this crazy isn’t going to come cheap. However, it’s actually not as expensive as you’d think. The figure is available for pre-order at $281 and is expected to be shipped in the last quarter of 2020, October to December.
The Batman: Arkham Knight Batman Beyond batsuit figure is a phenomenal addition to any collection. It’s available for pre-order here.