Sunday, October 12, 2008

Batman new vs old

Now that we have at least two suits by Hot Toys (not to mention one by Medicom and another by Takara - comparisons of the three suits here) - the original and the new - let's do a comparison.
Bruce Wayne: "I need a new suit."
Lucius Fox: "Yeah, three buttons is a little '90s, Mr Wayne."
Bruce Wayne: "I'm not talking fashion, Mr Fox, so much as function."
[hands him a diagram]
Lucius Fox: "You want to be able to turn your head."
Bruce Wayne: "Sure would make backing out of the driveway easier."
Bat Cowls - still not comfortable with the chin. Also the new neck looks small and scrawny.

Side view of the cowls and improved neck articulation for the new bat suit

Old bat suit vs new bat suit
Bruce Wayne: "How will it hold up against dogs?"
Lucius Fox: "We talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas? Should do fine against cats."  
The bat belt/utility belt has some subtle differences too - no holder for the batarangs

No bat-phone cum palmtop computer because that is now integrated into his cowl

His new pants

And his new gauntlets
Lucius: "Perhaps you should read the instructions first." (After Bruce Wayne accidentally fires off a projectile from his new gauntlet)

Really dig the new suit and Hot Toys has really done a DeCent job once again :)

Hot Toys makes an even better batsuit - the Hot Toys DX02 Batman from "The Dark Knight" (pictures HERE)

Comparison pictures of this TDK Batman and the latest DX02 TDK Batman HERE


Eiji said...

your review is awesome man..i will visit your blog much regularly now :D batman is my favourite superhero

alex teo said...

thanks eiji :) a warm welcome. You can click to be a follower if you like CHEERS