Buffs of the 2008 film The Dark Knight and the Batman franchise as a whole have been looking forward to this release with bated breath. Now, finally, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have let forth this collaborative work featuring Bruce Wayne as Batman, the Batman Armory and Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler, best friend and father figure. The Armory, where the superhero stores his state-of-the-art gadgets and weaponry, is crucial to Batman’s ability to carry out his life’s calling. That makes three major pieces that make up this set, and true Batman and Dark Knight heads won’t want to miss out on it.
Apart from the usual meticulous detail characteristic of Sideshow and Hot Toy features, this set lights up and comes with fully functioning doors and shelves. Cast in 1/6 scale, this product comes with a true-to-screen Batman figure that showcases the patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), and brings with it four newly sculpted interchangeable expressions. He also comes with a painstakingly crafted fabric costume, replete with armor based on the costume design from the film, and with a wide array of finely sculpted weapons and accessories. Academy Award winner Sir Michael Caine also makes an appearance in 12-inch figurine form as Alfred Pennyworth, and stands out with a finely tailored fabric costume showing striking and nuanced design. We also have a set that includes just Batman and the Armory, viewable here, and a DC 1/6 Scale Series Batman if you’re just digging the 12-inch figure, which you can see here. But make sure you make your way down to click on the photo below to check out the most elaborate Dark Knight set offered so far from Sideshow and Hot Toys!
This deluxe, prized collectors’ set features two 12-inch figurines and the whole Armory in 1/6 scale detail.
Threezero presents this 12-inch, 1/6 scale figure for preorder in April 2015 in homage to the chilly ethos of Dead Space 3. Imagine lifelike battle sequences re-created on wintry terrain as Isaac Clarke loads up his ammo. He comes with interchangeable fists and open hands, in addition to another hand set that lets him hold his rifle and his gun at the same time. We dig the impressive attention to detail in the paint work of this figurine — when held under light, Isaac’s snowsuit actually gives off a light emerald glow, enhancing the special weathering paint effects as well as the texture of the metallic and fabric material. LEDs on his helmet and backpack and the mechanical nuances of his equipment make him look like he just jumped out of the video game. Take Isaac Clarke right off the screen and settle him into your collection this spring.
Survive the horror of Tau Volantis with the very best.
Medicom boasts that this is one of the best-looking Batman figurines on the market, and we’re inclined to agree. This Batman from the acclaimed Batman: Hush comic series by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee comes 12 inches tall and with an exquisitely tailored costume. Three sets of hands and an intricate head sculpt (an original design by Lee) showcase the craftsmanship put into the rendering. It’s even more remarkable when you realize that it’s a 3-D imagination of a 2-D character — no small feat! This could easily be one of the best Medicom figures yet.
Keep it on the Hush.
Thor extends an olive branch to the God of Mischief in a desperate attempt to save the nine realms in Thor: The Dark World. It’s an incredibly risky move. Thankfully you won’t have the fate of the universe hanging in the balance when you’re in the presence of Loki (we presume), so we think it’s safe to give this shady swindler a home among your other collectibles!
Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles make this 1/6 scale figurine, which comes with a new head sculpt based on Tom Hiddleston, as well as meticulously crafted costume and weaponry accessories. Loki is 12 inches tall and we’ve got him now. Don’t sleep on it!
Need a hand, God of Mischief?
We all know that royally ensconced heroes are the best kind of heroes. And it’s even better when they come in one of the biggest sizes we carry! This figurine is 12 inches tall, sculpted craftsmanship that’s ready to order now. The 1/6 scale movie masterpiece is made by Hot Toys, and is based on the 1970s manga series that features the nobly stoic Space Pirate Captain Harlock.
The good Captain comes with a Throne of Arcadia, weapons and feathered sidekick Mr. Bird. An incredible amount of detail has gone into realizing this character, paying respect to the original incarnation of artist and author Leiji Matsumoto.
(Captain Harlock without his Throne of Arcadia is also available — check it out here.)
Imperial and sensitive, Harlock is known for fighting for what he knows to be true in his heart.
“I don’t think it is quite fair to say DC is finally getting their act together,” replied Kevin Feige when Empire said so, and asked the Marvel Studios president/producer how he felt about Warner Bros. releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the very same day as Captain America 3.
“The Dark Knight movies were rather successful and genre-defining, they altered the genre in big ways. So I think there has always been competition that way. I mean Iron Man was the number one movie of 2008 until The Dark Knight came along, and I loved it. frankly. I love that the number 1 and the number 2 movies of that year, and it has happened a number of times since then, being comic-book movies, even if it wasn’t one we made. Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies? And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!”
He continued, “So I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends. If it is on the same weekend I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we’ve always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we’re working on for Cap 3 and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours doesn’t mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we’re not going to.” For those who don’t know, both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are currently scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. As for the other Marvel Studios adaptation that’s likely scheduled for release later that year, Feige was asked if Scott Derrickson directing Doctor Strange indicates a horror/supernatural-like direction. “I would say you can certainly look at the past work of the filmmakers we hire as a bit of an indication for the tone of the movie, but not necessary everything,” he said. “The Russos, who are well known for their sitcoms, there is nothing sitcom about The Winter Soldier! No, I wouldn’t say just because he has only done horror movies means that Doctor Strange is going to be a horror movie. It means he is a talented filmmaker who we think could add something unique and very fresh to the particular franchise. But there could be scary moments. There are scary moments in all our movies! There are some scary people that Strange has to deal with, I will say.
SNAKE EYES and TIMBER are the latest additions to Sideshow’s amazing line of GI JOE figures. Naturally, they’re some of the best figures out there and any fan of the franchise can agree that they’d make a fantastic addition to a display shelf. Take a look below:
With some amazing crafstmanship and articulation on both figures, this is a good choice if you’re looking to get into the higher-end collectibles. The Snake Eyes and Timber Sixth Scale Figure features:
Snake Eyes – Prometheus Body – Muscular Arm Version with 16 points of articulation
Timber – Fully Posable with 12 points of articulation
Two Snake Eyes Portraits – one with visor, one with goggles
Detailed costume includes a TAD Gear Messenger Bag, Commando Sweater, and other new fabric elements
XCR PDW Rifle
Grenade Launcher with multiple grenades
Assortment of switch-out hands
Pistol and Holster