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The Future Is Now – Hot Toys Unveil Batman Beyond Inspired Futura Knight Action Figure
Article by Steve J. Ray I don’t know of many companies that are more aptly named than Hot Toys. The Sideshow owned brand have created some some truly spectacular figures in the past, and their latest offering is no exception. The Futura Knight, Batman Beyond figure is incredible.
Their sales pitch on the piece gives us the whole picture.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to revisit the insanely popular Batman: Arkham series by presenting to “Bats” fans a Hot Toys’ own re-imagination of the 2039 style Batman Beyond skin from the Batman: Arkham Knight game – the Hot Toys exclusive 1/6th scale Batman (Futura Knight Version) collectible figure!
Inspired by the stylish Batman Beyond skin in the video game, the 1/6th scale Batman (Futura Knight Version) features a newly painted head sculpt with red eyes and two interchangeable black colored neutral and fierce expression lower faces, a masterly tailored multi-layer and multi-texture Batsuit with glossy red-colored electroplated Batman logo on the chest armor as well as glossy black and red colored armor plating throughout the body, a new Batman Beyond style Batarang, variety of Batman gadgets including grapnel gun, disruptor, REC gun, freeze grenade and many more!
This Hot Toys Exclusive Batman (Futura Knight Version) collectible figure is a rare piece only available in selected markets! Don’t miss your chance to add this Caped Crusader to your collection.
What’s In The Box
The level of detail and artistry evident in the creation of this figure is next level It comes with two heads and a multitude of weapons and peripherals*. The posability of the figure is also second to none. It is inspired by the design of the Batman Beyond skin seen in the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Features will include:
One (1) Batman head with red-colored eyes and the patented Interchangeable Faces Technique (IFT) and two (2) interchangeable black colored lower part of faces capturing Batman’s facial expressions (neutral and fierce)
Approximately 33cm tall (Approximately 35cm tall measuring to tips of cowl)
Specialized muscular body with over 30 points of articulation
Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of gripping hands
– One (1) pair of hands for holding Batarang
– One (1) pair of weapons or accessories holding hands
– One (1) open right hand
Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
One (1) highly detailed and meticulously tailored multi-layer and multi-textured Batsuit with a red colored electroplated Batman logo on the chest armor as well as glossy black and red colored armor plating throughout the body
One (1) black leather-like cape
One (1) red color utility belt
One (1) pair of black gauntlets with red colored accents
One (1) pair of black boots with red colored accents
Weapons and Gadgets:
Two (2) Batarangs
One (1) Batman Beyond style Batarang
One (1) grapnel gun with interchangeable Batclaw and interchangeable part to become a remote electrical charge gun
One (1) explosive gel pack
One (1) disruptor gun
One (1) freeze grenade
One (1) line launcher
One (1) voice synthesizer
The Future Is Now
This amazing figure is due to ship worldwide between Apr 2018 – Jun 2018. I’m sure that it will be a huge hit with retailers, and collectors everyhwere. Artists/Sculptors Yeon-sun, Jeon (Head Sculpt) and JC. Hong (Head Paint & Art Direction) have truly created a work of art.
*The figure shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final product may differ in appearance.
(This article was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on October 27th 2017)
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