Thursday, August 13, 2015

Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant 1/7th Batman Timeless: Steampunk Batman

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Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.[1][2] Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. It may, therefore, be described as neo-Victorian.

Through generations, there has always been a force of justice that agents of crime, chaos, and evil have contended with. Every incarnation of Batman that existed throughout time stood as a beacon of hope and a reflection of the age it is a part of. Inspired by the fantastic sci-fi subgenre of steampunk, the Variant Play Arts KAI welcomes a new Batman to the fold.

Batman Timeless is the Play Arts Variant line of redesigned Batman figures. Each one is based on either a specific designers vision, or an interpretation of how a Batman would have appeared in a historical setting. The latest entry in the line is the Play Arts Variant Steampunk Batman, a 19th century Victorian-era styled Batman. Multiple gears and cogs can be seen through a transparent piece in the chest armor, and burnished bronze metallic color is used throughout. This figure has a dignified, almost classical aura, emphasized by a five-layer structure of the cape which hearkens back to designs by da Vinci. The redesigned 19th century themed Batman includes a crossbow styled grapnel gun, a few interchangeable hands and a figure stand.

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Related posts:
February 26, 2015 – Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant – 1/7th scale Batman: Timeless Wild West (pictures HERE)
November 24, 2014 – Square Enix Play Arts Kai 1/7th scale Arkham Origins Batman vs Deathstroke 10-inch action figure posted on my toy blog HERE
August 18, 2014 – Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure review posted HERE and HERE

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