Is it a surprise to anyone that there are so many Batman collectibles hitting stores at the moment? No..because Batman has always been a little whore as far as merchandising goes. Whooooooore (say it like a 1950's southern woman. it's fun!) Oddly, this year, Spider-Man beat him with oddball products like a Spidey head that opens up to be a science lab, Spidey air hockey and numerous Spidey camping sets, but we'll have a "whose the biggest ho" contest another day! For now, Kotobukiya gets the spotlight...
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The Dark Knight is back! Kotobukiya is proud to present a new ARTFX Statue based on the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises. The third part of a trilogy by Christopher Nolan, this summer’s “DKR” pits Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne against both Bane and Catwoman. To celebrate that release you can get the newest incarnation of the big screen hero for your shelf with BATMAN -THE DARK KNIGHT RISES-!
Featuring a beautifully detailed sculpt recreating Batman’s specific appearance in the new film, this new version of the character faithfully recreates the hero’s intricate armored bat-suit with cape and cowl. Standing ready for action, the world’s greatest detective oversees Gotham City from the top of a rocky landscape. Staring down his enemies with his trademark scowl, Batman holds his flowing cape in front of him with his left hand while his right wields one of his wonderful toys; with interchangeable parts you can display him with either a grapple gun or his EMP rifle. Sculpted by MIC, Batman The Dark Knight Rises towers over 15 inches tall (1/6th scale) on a rocky display base that includes a hidden light-up bat symbol.
Click HERE to pre-order Kotobukiya's Dark Knight Rises ARTFX Statue! Release date is currently around December, 2012.