If the Bat wants to play, we'll play!
The NY Post has unveiled the first photos of DC Collectibles' upcoming figures based on Batman: Arkham Origins and statues based on the Infinite Crisis multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
Full details and images after the jump.
The most eye-catching of these photos is likely the Infinite Crisis statues, Nightmare Batman and Atomic Age Wonder Woman. While this isn't the first time we've seen merchandise for a vampiric Batman (Mattel is even producing one now), Nightmare Batman strikes me as looking a bit cooler thanks to his deformed hands and claw-like feet. Nightmare Batman makes for a visually striking (if not frightening) statue.
However, I'm more drawn to the Wonder Woman re-interpretation. Besides the really cool outfit, Wonder Woman wields a chainsaw spear which seems a fun trade-up from her previous medieval weaponry. I have to agree with the NY Post's Dan Greenfield in that somebody needs to make a film featuring that Wonder Woman immediately.
On the Batman: Arkham Origins front, this prequel to the immensely popular Rocksteady Batman games will see a figure for both Batman and Black Mask. Batman looks great in his heavily padded armor which seems to offer enough of a visual difference to warrant a pick-up even if you have the previous Arkham game series Batman figures. Frankly, I'm seriously wondering why Batman ditched this cooler looking outfit. Perhaps he was worried about looking too awesome?
Black Mask seems a good deal weaker. I don't see much jointing in the figure (he appears to even be missing knee joints?) and the glossy white suit looks odd. However, the head-sculpt seems really cool with detailing that almost gives it a voodoo vibe.
The Origins Batman and Black Mask will be in the standard scale and are expected to run you the standard US$25 apiece. Both are due out in October. The two statues are expected to be listed for US$125 each. Nightmare Batman is slated to release in September and will be followed by Atomic Age Wonder Woman in November.
Expect pre-order information to follow whenever BBTS notices that these items exist.
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