Time flies, and perhaps more rapidly so for bat-winged heroes like the protector of Gotham City himself. For Batman’s 75th (!) anniversary come four (!!) special-edition paint deco (!!!) figurines in one neat package.
Here, the Dark Knight is presented in 6-inch format in four of his incarnations, based on the designs of Bob Kane (first appearance), Jim Lee (New Frontier), Darwyn Cooke (Hush) and the Batman: Arkham Origins hit video game. A must-have for anyone obsessed with the valiant bravery and idiosyncratic charm of Batman in all of his forms.
Happy 75th, birthday boy!
Classic Jim Lee designs take this repainted Hush figures to the next level. Packaged as a trio, Harley Quinn, the Joker and Batman himself are here as 6-inch figures featuring amazing detailing and articulation. The Bat might be outnumbered, but he doesn’t look outmatched, huge and imposing against the Joker’s narrow frame and Harley’s petite build, all of which are represented perfectly while still being balanced enough to be displayed and posed however you like. This pack is a pre-order, so order now and these guys’ll ship out to you in September!
I’ve always been a huge Batman fangirl AND a lover of action figures, so it’s looking like June’s going to be an awesome month for me and the like-minded, with 2 new 13” figures and a repainted box set heading to our shelves at the online store
First up, we’ve got the DC Direct 13-inch Deluxe Classic Batman Figure (seen above!). Though darkness is the rule for most modern-day incarnations of the Dark Knight (barring The Brave and the Bold), it’s great to see this throwback to a time when the bat symbol had a yellow background and the cowl had angry eyebrows.
This incredible 13” Two-Face figure from Hot Toys and DC Direct is another stunner and it brings my favourite Batman villain to life with complete loyalty to Aaron Eckhart’s masterful portrayal of Harvey Dent in last summer’s The Dark Knight.
The Legends of the Dark Knight box set isn’t entirely new: the figures are repainted versions of existing figures, using a more sinister palette than the previous toys. Not exactly a swell deal for those who prefer to mod their own figures, but definitely something that’ll appeal to collectors.