Hot toys and Sideshow come together once again for the recently-arrived 1:6 scalre Sonar Batman from The Dark Knight. It was a pivotal scene in the film, when Batman activated the sonar equipment installed by Lucius Fox and in doing so brought to the screen the glowing white-eyed look so iconic to Batman in the comics. Fan service? Perhaps, but it worked and worked well so it’s no surprise that it’s been commemorated in this figure.
Standing about 12 inches tall and featuring 32 points of articulation, the figure also comes with a ton of accessories and switchable parts. Grappling gun, batarangs, alternate hands and…well, it gets better as you can read in the description: “One head features the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), which allows the life-like eyeballs to be moved in any direction, much like human eyes! The alternate head features the sonar vision devise, with button cell batteries allowing the eyes to light up!”. That’s right, movable eyes and light-up ones. Does it get better? Maybe with the LED-lit stand to bathe your figure in white light on the display shelf. It’s an amazing piece for any collector.
And while we’re sure you probably already own it, how about some links to The Dark Knight on DVD and Blu-Ray, in case you’ve been remiss in picking it up…
The Dark Knight (+ BD Live) [Blu-ray]
For Bat-fans seeking something a little different and more comic-oriented, a lesser-known character is joining a familiar line-up. Check outDuela Dent, decked out with steampunk flair Rumoured to be Joker’s daughter, but bearing the Dent surname after Harvey (and his wife, Gilda), she’s a crazed villainess who actually claims to be the child of a myriad of Batman’s rogues. Not that identity crises are anything new to the DC Universe, right? Shipping in February 2011, Duela joins the DC Direct Ame-Comi collection of PVC figures. And looks great doing it.