So – I got the Hot Toys The Dark Knight Batman Armory with Batman 1/6 scale collectible, and it is just the best! I’ve always wanted to do something like this in the Batcave
, but haven’t gotten around to it. It’s always easier when I have a perfect model to work off of! The Batman figure is intricately detailed, and the weapons, gadgets, and Dark Knight Armory display are top-notch. And now, I’ve got the Hot Toys Armory in the Batcave!
I think The Dark Knight is truly my favorite movie. The one thing I dislike about the movie was that his “Batcave” wasn’t a cave at all! It was like some high-tech industrial underground bunker! Yes, it was still cool, but it wasn’t a Batcave. What was cool was when his suit and gadgets start rising from the floor of this place, displayed in a functional cage. Yeah, I’ll take that. Seeing this on the Sideshow Collectibles website, I knew I had to have it.
Pretty sure having this gives me super powers.
When the package arrived, it came in a HUGE box. After opening the box, I was honestly overwhelmed by the amount of stuff included in this collectible! I mean look at the below description from the Hot Toys website — that’s a lot of stuff! It actually took a really really long time to get every piece out and inserted into the armory as it all came packaged in a separate piece of molded foam. Everything was packaged and protected really well.
After setting everything in its place, the biggest decision is really whether to display Batman in his full awesomeness, or have the suit displayed in the Dark Knight Armory with all the other weapons and gadgets? BIG DECISION. I actually prefer Batman outside of the armory looking like a badass. The PERS system gives the figure eyes that can be adjusted (and are shiny, like eyes) along with even the detail of blackening around the eyes make Batman really an amazing figure to display. The head also magnetically attaches to the neck piece for easy adjustment, and the figure comes with four different mouth poses. Mouth poses for cryin’ out loud!
This is incredible detail.
The costume itself, like the Hot Toys The Dark Knight Rises Batman figure
, is so well detailed it’s hard to separate from the real thing. Everything from the undersuit to the semi-opaque chest armor is fantastic. It comes with several different hand positions (which I hardly ever switch out), as well as a few different belts that are part of the armory. I never switch out anything, really … it looks great as-is!
But back to the Dark Knight Armory: there is SO much stuff in this thing! Seriously I actually have no idea what a lot of it is. There are a few long dart-like arrows or something. I think they’re for the grapple gun (based on proximity to them) but not sure. Either way, they’re sweet. The armory also includes two grapple gun holsters with the guns already mounted to them, plus another holster and grapple gun that are separate. The guns themselves have great detail and functionality, including replaceable cartridges and a sliding barrel.
There are some other miscellaneous items that I don’t fully comprehend, from a set of nunchucks to what almost looks like an underwater breathing device. A weird hook with a line, some sort of drill thing, and round and rounds of what looks like ammunition for the different armaments abound.
The only misstep I found with the Dark Knight Armory is that the three lights at the top are powered by three (yes 3) AA batteries, and the batteries go dead pretty quickly — even when the lights aren’t on
! If you just leave the armory in the mode where they can be turned on or off via the remote, the batteries die within a couple weeks. Then the next time you go to turn it on, it’s dead! The fix for this issue? Rechargeable batteries!
Other than that, this Hot Toys offering is great. It’s one of my favorite collectibles with some of the coolest parts / accessories, and I’m sure I’ll have it for quite awhile. Unless, of course, I actually finish with the full-size version …
Here are my shots of the Dark Knight Armory in the Batcave (and shots of the Batman, of course):
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- PRODUCT CODE: MMS234
- PRODUCT NAME: BATMAN ARMORY (WITH BATMAN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE)
- HEIGHT: APPROXIMATELY 37CM TALL
- POINTS OF ARTICULATION: 32
- SPECIAL FEATURES: FEATURING A BATMAN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE WITH PATENTED PARALLEL EYEBALL ROLLING SYSTEM (PERS) AND NEWLY SCULPTED INTERCHANGEABLE EXPRESSIONS & LARGE COLLECTION OF WEAPONS & ACCESSORIES
- HEAD SCULPTED BY: JONG HYUK, PARK
- HEAD PAINTED BY: JC. HONG
- HEAD ART DIRECTED BY: KOJUN
The 1/6th scale Batman Armory (with Batman Collectible Figure) Collectible specially features:
– Authentically detailed 1/6th scale Batman Armory in The Dark Knight
– Approximately 37 cm tall
– Movable Dark Knight Armory doors
– Movable Dark Knight Armory shelves
– Light-up function on Dark Knight Armory ceiling with remote control
– One (1) Batman head with patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and four (4) newly sculpted interchangeable lower part of faces capturing his classic facial expressions
– One (1) complex Batman body featuring fabric material covered with armor
– One (1) Batsuit collar
– One (1) black cape
– One (1) pair of black boots
– Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) left open palm
– One (1) right palm for holding Batarang
– One (1) surudoi saw
– One (1) nunchuck
– One (1) cutter
– Two (2) smoke bombs
– Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
– Three (3) grappling guns
– Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
– Four (4) mini mines
– Six (6) ninja spikes
– Eight (8) Batarangs
– One (1) set of wire
– One (1) antidote injector
– One (1) drill
– One (1) set of drill bits
– One (1) big hook
– Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
– Three (3) utility belts
– Three (3) gun holders
– Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
– Four (4) hooks
– Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
– Fourteen (14) mini canisters
– Fifteen (15) pouches
– Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
– Armory stand with the movie logo
Release date: Q2-Q3, 2014
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