Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around

Batman ready to join Kotobukiya's New 52 Justice League

10:00 PM on 11.15.2012 // Scarecroodle

Mo' Batman figures, mo' problems

Kotobukiya's 1/10-scale ArtFX+ New 52 Batman is now available for pre-order. Batman will be joining Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Aquaman.

Back when Superman was announced, many people automatically assumed that the next character would be Batman and were subsequently surprised when he was preempted by three other announcements. Having seen Batman, I understand that Kotobukiya was probably just point its best foot forward because this statue strikes me as being unremarkable if not bad. For starters, the costume doesn't look bulky enough. I'm not terribly familiar with the new design, but the padding at shoulders almost implies that there's a layer like that under the whole costume meaning that the character shouldn't look so slender. In addition, the shoulders themselves almost look they're set a little too low. I should also mention that Batman appears to be taller than the other characters despite Superman supposedly being an inch or two taller in the comics.

The whole glossy metallic look doesn't seem to flatter Batman as much as it does the other characters. So far he certainly seems to be the weakest figure in this series although I doubt Kotobukiya will do worse with the remaining two characters (Wonder Woman and Cyborg). At any rate, Batman is still essential for completing your line-up. For those who just want a Batman, however, there are many better options currently available and we're likely to see better New 52-styled ones as well. Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ New 52 Batman has the same ¥4,200 or US$40 list price (depending on your chosen retailer) as the other statues and is slated for an April release.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Big Bad Toy Store ]

Photo Gallery: (5 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys

Scarecroodle, Associate Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
What is a Scarecroodle? ~It's a catchier and more memorable name than Scarecrow, which is generally taken anyway. Scarecrow, being a fear-related villain with a catchy costume, is probably one ... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.


Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -