Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure

You can pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles

Square Enix has released official preview images of their Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure, after having first teased collectors at the New York Comic-Con 2014 (NYCC 2014). The Batman Timeless series of Play Arts Kai figures re-imagines Batman throughout the past, present and future, in assorted redesigned costumes.

As with most of Play Arts Kai action figures, they have their own personal spin on the character’s appearance (calling them variants) and Armored Batman is no different. They have put quite a bit of details into their Armored Batman figure. Every single part of his outfit looks to be armored, except certain parts of the outfit where you can see that he’s wearing a suit underneath the Batman armor. The detailing looks really authentic and heavy. Even the bat cowl is armored. There are blades on his gauntlets which seems to be taking a leaf from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Batman design. Not really sure how Batman can be stealthy and move fast in this chunky outfit. Another name which would have been appropriate would be Iron Batman!

The paintwork looks good with different shades of dark blue, black, silver and gold / yellow. The bat emblem stands out on his chest and the cape looks armored too. I wonder how he can even glide / fly in that unless Batman has jet-powered boots. Armored Batman stands 11 inches tall and will come with two fisted hands, two gripping hands, two open hands, a batarang, stun and smoke grenades, grapnel guns, stun stick and a figure stand.

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At this point in time it’s unclear what articulation he’ll have although I’m guessing it’ll be standard Play Arts Kai articulation so that he can be put in a wide variety of poses.

You can pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles

Related post:
August 18, 2014 – Review of Square Enix Play Arts Kai "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure posted HERE and HERE
August 14, 2014 – Check out Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant Hawkman Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE


Unknown said...

Hmmm, I don't know about this one. That armor makes him look like a feathered bird. Even his boots look like chicken feet.

alex teo said...

I don't like this either :( much prefer their Arkham Origins Batman figure where they got it very much spot on.