Square Enix does produce some pretty cool figures and I've collected a few over the recent years even though I'm a 1:6 scale 12-inch figure kind of guy. Square Enix Play Arts Kai action figures are about 1:7th scale and they usually stand at around 11 inches tall which allows for some very nice detailing to be put in. The most recent Square Enix Play Arts Kai action figure I got was the DC Variant "Batman: Timeless - Sparta" Batman action figure which was reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE.
Square Enix has a new line and it's called “Rogues Gallery Series.” The line of figures will reimagine how Batman would look when combined with his most iconic foes so instead of getting a Batman and villain figure, now you can get two for the price of one. Square Enix has just released official photos and some details for the Two-Face Batman action figure. And this is one character / action figure that is both creepy and awesome at the same time.
Following in the footsteps of the traditional Two-Face character, the figure is half normal and half disfigured. The normal Batman half looks like a traditional Play Arts Kai Batman, while the other half looks like he has been dipped in acid and then mutilated. On the Two-Face side, the jaw, teeth, and eye are exposed, and you can see exposed muscle parts all over his body where the costume has been ripped or dissolved by the acid. Even his armor and cape are warped and mutilated. What a sight!
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The Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant Batman: Rogue Series Two-Face Batman action figure will be approximately 11.4 inches (29 cm) tall, and will come with an alternate head sculpt, multiple interchangeable hands, a Batarang, a grapnel gun, a figure base and other accessories.
In their own words:
The DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI line announces its latest collection: the Batman™: Rogues Gallery series! This mashup of Batman's classic silhouette with the beloved villains of his Rogues Gallery results in a never-before-seen design collaboration — East meets West, Good meets Evil. Our debut Variant Play Arts KAI for this line is Two-Face. The right half of his body resembles the classic Batman design, but the armor and suit are slightly melted and warped. On the left half, however, the color scheme and form are totally transformed, resulting in a Two-Face design applied to a Batman outline. A charred, scorched paint effect has been carefully reproduced, along with eyes made with transparent parts for a haunting expression, set in a visage of half-melted flesh. The figure includes an interchangeable grinning face and hand parts, so that Two-Face can be posed doing his signature coin toss. This figure's novel design hopes to give the best of both worlds, simultaneously heads and tails, for an unlikely but delightfully evil Two-Face action figure.
ETA: November 2016
The Batman / Joker mash-up will be the next figure in this series. I'm really curious as to how Square Enix will interpret the character.
Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant "Batman: Timeless" 1/7th scale Bushido Batman action figure posted on my toy blog HERE
Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant 1/7th scale Batman figure by Tetsuya Nomura revealed HERE
Preview pictures of Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant 1/7th scale Batman Timeless: Steampunk Batman posted HERE
The first Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant 1/7th scale Batman: Timeless Wild West Batman (pictures HERE)
Other Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman and Batman-related figures:
Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant "Batman: Timeless - Sparta" Batman action figure reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE
Action Figure Review of Square Enix Play Arts Kai "Batman: Arkham Knight" 1/7th scale Arkham Knight figure posted HERE and HERE
Square Enix Play Arts Kai "Batman: Arkham Origins" 1/7th scale Deathstroke 10-inch action figure posted HERE, HERE and HERE
Review of Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure (pictures HERE and HERE)