Rocksteady Studios made a name for themselves by creating a trilogy now regarded by many as the finest superhero games ever made. Beginning in 2009 with Batman: Arkham Asylum and concluding with 2015's Arkham Knight, the titles allowed gamers to wear the cape and cowl of Batman, fighting his way through gradually expanding environments against a gaggle of his most nefarious foes. The game stood out by seamlessly blending combat, stealth, and traversal mechanics into a game that also focused heavily on Batman's fundamental detecting prowess.
Hot Toys has long since made a name for themselves as a purveyor of fine collectibles. They've covered a number of major properties, including Marvel, Star Wars, and even older classics like Alien and Back to the Future. They've produced content based on DC's latest films, but have also created Batman figures based on the Arkham games in the past. Hot Toys may create some of the most stunningly realistic sixth-scale likenesses available, but they don't come cheap. They also take quite some time to manufacture and are often scarce after release.
Hot Toys' most recent reveal is the high-tech, armored Batman from Arkham Knight. The figure doesn't have a price point yet, but is probably in the ballpark of the Arkham City version, which was previously available at Sideshow Collectibles for $229.99. The figure features two interchangeable expressions (chill and rage-face), as well as a number of game-accurate gadgets, including Batarangs, a grapnel gun, a disruptor, an REC gun, and a freeze grenade. Most importantly, his cape is large enough so that he can be posed swooping down onto unsuspecting hoodlums!
Considering Hot Toys took a year and a half following the game's release to announce the figure, (and another half a year at least to release it,) it's likely that this will be a one-off collectible, similar to the lone Batman from the prior game. That said, Hot Toys has been known to surprise fans with late and unexpected reveals. It's possible that a Joker, Harley Quinn, or Arkham Knight figure in the game's style could be waiting in the wings, should demand for this figure prove high enough.
How do you feel this iteration stacks up against Hot Toys earlier attempts at the character? For those who haven't yet delved into high-priced collectibles, has this Batman convinced you it's time to take the plunge? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on all things Batman.
Source: Hot Toys