NECA’s 1989 video-game Batman rides the 8-bit nostalgia wave

So what’s so special about how Batman looked in 1989? Well, besides the obvious fact that anything in 8-bit is infinitely more rad than whatever’s out there in the 21st century, this Batman was made especially to recall Michael Keaton’s performance in the iconic movie. It’s the sixth figure in NECA’s 8-bit video game character series, and we think it’s about time! Give the gift of nostalgia these holidays, wrapped in a seven-inch-tall package with 25 points of articulation.

He comes with a removable cape, a Batarang and a Spear Gun. Side-scroll away with a deco paint job that looks just like the original game’s cell-shaded aesthetic. A window box replicates the ’80s gaming feel and allows you to display Batman in a great-looking way. Nab him now.

Batman might look like he just stepped out of the '80s, but the caped hero's legacy is timeless.

Batman might look like he just stepped out of the ’80s, but the caped hero’s legacy is timeless.

Time-warp back to 8-bit gaming with NECA’s new 7-inch Batman

When was the last time you saw Batman in 8-bit? Soon you’ll be able to relive your vintage gaming memories with this NECA re-imagination based on the 1989 Sunsoft production Batman: The Video Game. It’s NECA’s first 7-inch figurine and the sixth in a series featuring retro 8-bit personages from Robocop to Freddy Krueger.

Combining Michael Keaton’s character in the Tim Burton movie and the video-game protagonist, this new Batman features 25 articulation points, spear gun and a fabric cape. A nostalgic window box completes this October release that will remind you of side-scrolling days gone by. Pre-order yours now to be among the first to take it all in.

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Spear gun? Check. Retro-inspired paint job? Check. Ability to strike out bad guys with Chiropteran menace? Check, check, check.

1989 Michael Keaton Batman 18 inch Figure

Based on the iconic 1989 film that defined Batman for the modern generation.

NECA is honored to present this 18″ tall poseable figure featuring Michael Keaton’s likeness, utility belt, batarang, grapple-gun, interchangeable hands, and loads more. Featuring over 20 points of articulation, incredible detail, and a real fabric cape.

This is a must have for Batman fans and collectors.

1989 Michael Keaton Batman 18 inch Figure

BATMAN – 1989 VERSION

Whether Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) was your first Batman or just one in the long and awesome timeline of Dark Knights, there’s no doubt that his take on the character helped to redefine what the world thought of bringing comics to the big screen. This fantastic new Sideshow figure brings the hero to your display shelf and shows off the incredible work that the designers and artists can do. Naturally, there are also a ton of amazing features and accessories to sweeten the deal.


The Batman (1989 Version) 12 inch Figure features:

* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Michael Keaton as Batman in the Batman (1989) movie
* Approximately 30 cm tall
* Newly developed Batman body with 30 points of articulation
* Newly developed head sculpt with three (3) interchangeable faces capturing the classic Batman facial expressions
* Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) patented by Hot Toys Limited
* Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) right palm for holding grapple gun
* One (1) right palm for holding remote radio
* One (1) left open palm
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
* One (1) Bat-suit with cape and Batman logo on chest
* One (1) utility belt
* One (1) pair of black boots
* One (1) extendable gauntlet
* One (1) batarang
* One (1) remote radio
* Light-up figure stand with Batman nameplate, movie logo and the DX series title
* One (1) grapple gun
* One (1) gauntlet
* Three (3) smoke capsules
* One (1) timer bomb
* Two (2) Ninja wheels

1989 BATMAN AND JOKER BY SIDESHOW

Sideshow’s DC Comics Collectibles line is on its way. The comic-book-style Joker was the first, but now we’re moving on to two long overdue figures, Batman and The Joker from the 1989 BATMAN film. Feast your eyes on these guys and check out the huuuuuuuuuge list of features and accessories offered by each one!


This movie-accurate Batman Collectible Figure is highly detailed, featuring the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), sophisticated costume, weapons and accessories.

The Batman (1989 Version) 12 inch Figure features:

* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Michael Keaton as Batman in the Batman (1989) movie
* Approximately 30 cm tall
* Newly developed Batman body with 30 points of articulation
* Newly developed head sculpt with three (3) interchangeable faces capturing the classic Batman facial expressions
* Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) patented by Hot Toys Limited
* Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) right palm for holding grapple gun
* One (1) right palm for holding remote radio
* One (1) left open palm
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
* One (1) Bat-suit with cape and Batman logo on chest
* One (1) utility belt
* One (1) pair of black boots
* One (1) extendable gauntlet
* One (1) batarang
* One (1) remote radio
* Light-up figure stand with Batman nameplate, movie logo and the DX series title
* One (1) grapple gun
* One (1) gauntlet
* Three (3) smoke capsules
* One (1) timer bomb
* Two (2) Ninja wheels

Presented in 1:6th scale and featuring the likeness of renowned actor Jack Nicholson, The Joker Collectible Figure is truly movie-accurate, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpt with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), sophisticated costume and accessories.

The Joker (1989 Version) 12 inch Figure features:

* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Jack Nicholson as The Joker from the 1989 Batman movie
* Approximately 30 cm tall
* TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation
* Detailed hair sculpture
* Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) patented by Hot Toys Limited
* Highly detailed make-up, expression and wrinkles
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
* Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
* One (1) pair of open palms
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) right palm for holding pistol
* One (1) right palm for holding remote radio
* One (1) right palm for holding magic stick
* One (1) left palm for holding walkie talkie
* One (1) purple hat
* One (1) purple tuxedo
* One (1) purple overcoat with turquoise scarf and poison orchid
* One (1) orange shirt
* One (1) turquoise vest
* One (1) turquoise tie with dotted pattern
* One (1) pair of white gloves
* One (1) pair of purple and turquoise checker pants with suspenders
* One (1) pair of purple shoes
* One (1) long pistol
* One (1) short pistoOne (1) remote radio
* One (1) magic stick
* One (1) walkie talkie
* One (1) speaker
* One (1) chattering teeth
* One (1) mask
* One (1) Joker card
* Four (4) piles of US money
* Light-up figure stand with Joker nameplate, the movie logo and DX series title