[Batman (Christian Bale) has just fought off Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and a group of Batman wannabes]In comparing Hot Toys version 1.0 Batman from "The Dark Knight (2008)" movie with their latest 1:6 offering i.e. DX Batman (which I'd covered in the previous FIVE posts because one post is just not enough to show off all the pictures of this EXCEPTIONAL 1:6 scale ULTIMATE Batman collectible figure), the first version Batman figure seems to be wearing hockey pads. Don't believe me, let the pictures speak for themselves.
Batman: Don't let me find you out here again.
Brian: We're trying to help you!
Batman: I don't need help.
Dr Jonathan Crane: Not in my diagnosis!
Brian: What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me?
[Batman lowers himself into the Batmobile]
Batman: I'm not wearing hockey pads!
By the way, do click on the pictures to get a larger and better view of the differences between the two. Hot Toys MMS (Movie Masterpiece Series) "The Dark Knight" Batman is on the left and DX Batman is on the right.
The first version is just too BULKY due to the steroids he'd taken. Actually it was all because of the original version Hot Toys TrueType body with the HUGE shoulders and chest under the Batsuit causing it to bulge so much. This has been corrected by using the latest TrueType figure with Narrow Shoulders.
Also there has been vast improvements in the construction of the Batsuit armor itself, with nice definitions, greater details as well as better paintwork than the old version.
And here's how they face off: obese Batman vs lean mean fighting machine Batman. That's why this latest version of the Dark Knight in his newest Batsuit is the BEST!
Comparison shots of the cowl or mask, depending on how you call it
In the chest region, it's like Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova, just to draw an analogy
Mid-section. The older version had a tendency to have a beer belly when posing and you have to straighten and adjust the batsuit to ensure no beer gut.
Finally, even the legs of the DX Batman are more detailed
And here's a picture of some of the various Batman costumes that have appeared in the Batman films
While the DX Batman is the BEST 1:6 scale Batman so far, my only gripe is that Hot Toys should have gotten it right the first time and save us all some money, instead of making us splash on two Batman The Dark Knight figures, not to mention the Batman Begins figure as well. For those latecomers who just happen to catch this latest version, then I say, "GREAT choice and good decision :) You definitely won't regret it!"
Just a re-cap
Review I - The Package
Review II - Different DX Batman heads
Review III - Bats in Hong Kong SAR
Review IV - More Hong Kong Batman
Review V - Sonar Vision Batman
To see the earlier version, click on this link.
Check out the awesome 1:6 Batpod HERE