Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hot Toys DX02 Batman The Dark Knight Review II

continued from previous post...

This is going to be a short entry as I want to put Hong Kong Batman in an entry all by himself in the next post. When I first opened the DX02 Batman box and took out the top tray, I thought there were three 1:6 Batman headsculpts. Well, there're really only two cowls/masks but there are three (3) interchangeable unique faces capturing Christian Bale Batman's classic facial expressions.

This is the Batman headsculpt featuring Hot Toys Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and Translucent Iris and one of the interchangeable faces, actually just the exposed mouth region.

And here's the other interchangeable face or mouth

And here's how they were packed. This was the first Batman headsculpt with the neck post packed separately. The neck post has no peg because it is magnetic and so is the Batman head - really cool concept. No hassle and no fuss.

This "Sonar Vision" Batman headsculpt with another alternative interchangeable face has already been covered in the previous post. This neck post has a bulb at the end that lights up when the switch is flipped.

The last interchangeable face came with a mock Batman headsculpt and because of the way it was packed gave me the impression that this was another head

This funny looking contraption which Hot Toys call the control stick is what you will need to rotate the eyes and switch the mouths / faces

It's much easier to show you the instruction manual than explain how it works in detail. Somehow the graphics come across much clearer. It also comes with Japanese instructions as well.

Besides the three mouths and two heads, there are five additional gloved hands for a total of seven hands for various poses

Next: Batman goes to Hong Kong to do some fishing

Review I - The Package
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

Comparison pictures
of the two 1:6 scale Hot Toys TDK Batman and why this one is the BEST!


desmond said...

The new neck post works pretty well I guess..

The Rebel said...

Cool magnet concept that is....saves us the trouble of snapping in, snapping out!

Dex said...

Hi alex! I'll be getting my dx pretty soon. But just wanna check, any defects discovered so far? Eg. Oil secreting from the belly

alex teo said...

Hi Dex, the batsuit leaks oil at the abdomen region where the diamond shaped abdominal armor is located, specifically the bottom half of the "diamond". You can clean it off but after a while, it shows up again. I've only had it since Sunday so I don't know when the oil will stop leaking or if it does :< will just have to wait and see.

Dex said...

Ahhh... I was really hoping for this batch to be perfect. Im gonna try facial oil blotters lol. Bah.. breathtaking figure nevertheless!

alex teo said...

Hey Dex, from what i read on the forums, apparently the oil leak is related to the pressure of the utility belt pressing on the abdomen. At least the oil doesn't cause any damage to the figure except that we'll need to clean it daily which also isn't a bad thing >_< CHEERS!

Anonymous said...

hi in the photos the eyes look very out of balance is it just the photo or in person also it looks like that???