A sneaky new Batman collectible by Unruly Industries is here to scratch two collecting itches with one package; toys and sneakers! From the imagination of urban-pop artist Tracy Tubera, and a team of talented designers, comes a vision of the Dark Knight ready to put a fashionable foot to the butt of crime.
They’re sneakers… For sneaking
Here’s the artist’s statement, courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles:
I have always loved the design and colors of SNEAKERS. The bright colors and intricate designs are the same reasons why I love COMIC BOOKS/SUPER HEROES. Also, there is always the story behind a certain Super Hero. Their SECRET ORIGIN. The amazing story of how a character got his/her powers. Or the incredible circumstances that caused a character to become a Super Hero. Most sneakers also have their own “Secret Origin”. The process that it took a designer to get to the final look of a sneaker. What inspired the look of a shoe. What influenced the use of certain materials or colors. So many things in common that I always felt needed to be explored.
These vinyl figures are what I call S.H.S. aka Super Heroes in Sneakers– two things that meant a lot to me growing up and still do to this day. Two completely different cultures mashed together to create a new visual of things most people wouldn’t normally see together. I always wondered what kicks my favorite Super Hero would wear. That’s why I would create these illustrations and now DESIGNER COLLECTIBLE TOYS!
“I am VENGEANCE. I am the NIGHT. I AM BATMAN!” BRUCE is the second of the DC TRINITY. A man of pure DETERMINATION and INTELLECT. Although he has no powers, BRUCE’s unending quest to stop all crime is what drives him every day. I always saw BRUCE as a NINJA with a CAPE. A Martial Arts master always ready for anything. So, I designed this art figure in a stance that shows his readiness to STRIKE. BRUCE needed Sneakers that could support his NINJA moves. So I gave him Sneakers that are LOW to the ground and LIGHT enough, so as to not slow him down. Sneakers that are meant for a HERO with the MENTALITY to never quit!
The shoes make the (bat)man
Toys are meant to be played with, and shoes are mean to be worn. If you know a collector who gets fainting spells at the thought of breaking an action figure out of the blister pack, or insists their vintage Sprewell Spinners are “just for looking at”, then this sneaky new Batman collectible by Unruly Industries might be the piece to help them get over that. Unruly Industries and Sideshow Collectibles have produced some inspired offerings in the past, and this sneaky good toy is bound to be a favorite.
Here’re some more details:
ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
- Product Size
- Height: 6″ (152.4 mm) | Width: 9.5″ (241.3 mm) | Depth: 8″ (203.2 mm) | Weight: 1 lbs (0.45 kg) *
- Box Size
- Height: 8.75″ (222.25 mm) | Width: 10.50″ (266.7 mm) | Depth: 13.50″ (342.9 mm) | *
- 3.10 lbs (1.41 kg) *
Images and Press Release courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles