Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne / Batman goes to Hong Kong SAR with his new batsuit which now has a backpack containing his glider cape and his Sticky Bomb Gun (who comes up with a name like that?), an air-powered charge-firing rifle which allows Batman to fire timed explosive charges from considerable distances and can be folded into two halves into a box-like shape to fit in the back of his utility belt.
When Hot Toys first released the new Batman costume from "The Dark Knight" (full review HERE) in 2008, it was what 1:6 collectors and movie buffs had been craving for and it managed to satisfy somewhat BUT there were a couple of minor issues which Medicom jumped on and released their version of the new batsuit much later in 2009 with a supposedly more superior costume. I'm glad I didn't cave in and bought that as this latest 1:6 incarnation of the Batman costume by Hot Toys is the BEST by far!
What Bruce Wayne brought along for his Hong Kong trip: backpack, utility belt (you can see the silver magnets set against the bronze belt) and Sticky Bomb Gun disassembled in two parts. When Hot Toys release this DX (Deluxe) version of The Dark Knight, they really didn't hold back. The 1:6 scale Sticky Bomb Gun can be assembled and connected with a few twists and turns, then dismantled and stored on Batman's utility belt - very COOL
Here's Hot Toys DX Batman all geared up and ready for his assault on Lau's building
More close-ups of the exceptional 1:6 Batsuit by Hot Toys. The Batsuit is made of hardened kevlar plates on a titanium-dipped fiber and is broken into multiple pieces of armor over a more flexible bodysuit for greater mobility.
The cowl of the Batsuit, which in previous film incarnations has been attached to the shoulder and neck, is now a separate component inspired by the design of motorcycle helmets, allowing the wearer to freely swivel and move his neck without moving the rest of his upper torso. Now why didn't anyone think of that earlier?
In this Batsuit, the iconic blades on the sides of Batman's gauntlets are now retractable and are capable of firing outwards as projectiles.
The 'memory cloth' cape has the ability to fold into a backpack, demonstrated during the base jump in Hong Kong.
More close-up views of the 1:6 backpack, or is that "Bat-pack"?
What can I say? Really outstanding job by Hot Toys EXCEPT for one minor hiccup so far that some readers have shared with me and that is the LEAKING Batsuit. Yup, 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 again. I've only had it since Sunday so I don't know when the oil will stop leaking or if it does :(
Review I - The Package
Review II - Different DX Batman heads
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!