It has almost been two weeks since the Gotham vigilante returned with a new chiselled jawline. Director Matt Reeves' The Batman marks the start of a new era for the legacy-bound superhero, but we all know that the torch is only successfully handed over to its next bearer when the latter's action figures are in. So here are Robert Pattinson's Batman figurines, emo in their full hyper-realistic glory, ultra-detailed and indicative of his arrival as the Caped Crusader.
Hot Toys's take on this Dark Knight has, in true Bruce Wayne style, a flair for the dramatic. These masters of superhero action figures have made this new dispatch of 1/6 scale collectibles highly customisable—it comes with 30 points of articulation, 9 interchangeable gloved hands, three interchangeable jaw inserts and adjustable eyeballs for the newly developed Bruce Wayne head sculpt (which they have got down pat from nose bridge to the skin texture). You are pretty much equipped to create your own cinematic tableau with the generous amount of posing options available, but that is not all.
Accessories that come with the figure of vengeance include two Batarangs, two grappling hooks (one wired), four utility tools, a Riddler envelope with a card and a pair of handcuffs. The basic set (SGD406) comes with a designed figure display base, which has the movie’s logo, a character nameplate, and graphic cards, but if you upgrade to the Deluxe Version (SGD507), you’ll also get a movie-accurate wing suit, a sticky bomb gun with bullet, and an LED light-up diorama display base made up of a USB-operated light-up staircase and Bat Cave building decor.
Other than the Batman himself, Hot Toys has kindly recreated the iconic and fear-inducing Bat Signal (SGD217) for you to add to your book shelves, screen-accurate with its weathered look and adjustable so you can point the light in any direction you wish. Its LED light-up function is USB-operated, and you can get it alone or together with the Batman figure in a set (SGD697) that comes with the Deluxe version's exclusive additions.
FYI though, shipping commences in 2023.
The Hot Toys collectibles are now available to pre-order at Sideshow.