Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hot Toys announces Batman Arkham City 1/6 scale Collectibles Coming Soon - Really?

Hoy Toys latest announcement:
After seeing many collectibles from our Movie Masterpiece Series, we are proud to present the Batman Arkham City license from the Videogame Series now!

Glad to share with the Batman fans on the behind-the-scenes prototype making of the 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure from this video game! Please stay tuned with our update!

Click on the pictures for a bigger and better view :)

Arkham City features a large ensemble cast of characters from the history of Batman comics. Returning characters from Arkham Asylum include Batman (Kevin Conroy), the Joker (Mark Hamill)—in what Hamill claimed would be his final time voicing the character—Warden-turned-Mayor Quincy Sharp (Tom Kane), police Commissioner James Gordon (voiced by David Kaye, who replaces Kane), and Jack Ryder (James Horan). Returning villains include the Riddler (Wally Wingert), Victor Zsasz (Danny Jacobs), Bane, and Poison Ivy (Tasia Valenza). Joker's sidekick Harley Quinn also returns, voiced by Tara Strong, who replaces Arleen Sorkin. Playable characters introduced for Arkham City include Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman (Grey DeLisle).

Other characters marking their debut in the series include the manipulative warden of Arkham City Hugo Strange (Corey Burton), Two-Face (Troy Baker), and the Penguin (Nolan North). Maurice LaMarche voices both Mr. Freeze and Calendar Man, while Stana Katic lends her voice as Talia al Ghul. Alfred Pennyworth (Martin Jarvis) joins the cast, supporting Batman by radio alongside Barbara Gordon (Kimberly Brooks). Other characters include the undead zombie Solomon Grundy (Fred Tatasciore), the shapeshifter Clayface (Rick D. Wasserman), the leader of the League of Assassins Rā's al Ghūl (Dee Bradley Baker), the mind-controlling Mad Hatter (Peter MacNicol), and the assassin Deadshot (Chris Cox), who has infiltrated Arkham City to kill a "high-profile character". The villain Hush (Kevin Conroy), the mysterious Azrael (Khary Payton), and reporter Vicki Vale (Kari Wahlgren) are also featured. Black Mask (also voiced by North), Killer Croc, and Freeze's wife Nora Fries make cameo appearances in the game.

And here's a picture of how Batman looks like in the game. Hot Toys can be trusted to deliver the goods. We'll definitely see 1/6 scale Batman Arkham City 12-inch figure for sure but will there be more?

Will they ever finish with one particular license before they jump on to the next? OR will they release one item from the license (maybe two) and then leave collectors hanging as they go on collecting new licenses. So many licenses, so little products actually seen...


aron said...

i be more interested in solomon grundy. they can reuse parts of the hulk for that if they are going to make one.

Ben.M said...

I understand they are a business and all and they are trying to milk batman for all its worth before the final Nolan film comes out. I guess they don't understand that most of their fans are, well fans and its not like our interest in batman will fade any time soon.

Super excited for this cause I loved the games, but I do agree this probably could have waited and surprised us on a later date.

Anonymous said...

This is an absolute must for me was praying for hot toys to make this figure just hope they come out with the Joker as well.
Many Thanks Joneefubar.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I must have this !