In today’s market, we have a plethora of option’s when it comes to action figures. Consumers have a variety of different price point options from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Along with higher price points we also have gotten better quality and detail. I personally do collect action figures. I tend to gravitate to the action figures with a bit more detail associated with them. With Hot Toys; you will definitely get a very life like figure, but you will also take a hit to your wallet easily spending $300-$1000. Unfortunately, I have responsibilities to keep…kids gotta eat you know. That being said you can always find a happy medium. Today I will offer a review for Batman: The Dark Knight SH Figuarts Action Figure.
I have had this figure on pre-order for almost 5 months since I saw this pop up on EntertainmentEarth.com (Great site that has all things geek/nerd to buy). I am a fan of all things Batman, but that being said I am a harsh critic of comics and merchandise that comes out with Batman’s likeness. The price is extremely manageable at $54.99 before tax. The figure stands almost 6 inches tall (5 9/10 inch). In the package you will receive an optional head, 5 sets of hands, 2 bat-a-rang’s, 1 grappling-gun, and 1 bomb-gun. There are an amazing 21 points of articulation on this figure. You also get a very large bendable cape that keeps the spirit and feel from the Christopher Nolan trilogy; when Batman glides from building to building. The detail on this figure is very impressive. You can see areas where SH Figuarts was attempting to represent the carbon fiber and body armor. Where the figure fell a bit short was the very large side holster for the grappling gun. Also, the “shoulder pads” on the figure came off very easily when moving the arms around. Lastly, when replacing the head and hands, I was worried a few times that I was going to break the little piece connecting the neck to the head and the hand to the arm; felt like I was gonna snap it off.
My final rating Batman: The Dark Knight SH Figuarts Action Figure is 9.1 out of 10.
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–The Dull Knight