One fo the best Batman action figures on the market is the Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman from Square Enix, but I’m having a hard time justifying the $US99 purchase. Slap on a coat of shiny paint and limit it to 1000 figures sold during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and I may reconsider.
What’s cool about this version of Batman? For one, he’s got flexible material covering his chest, giving him a wide range of motion without showing off his joints.
Then there’s his articulated cape. There’s nothing worse than a Batman figure with a wide range of motion whose cape is just limply hanging from his shoulders.
Why buy the shiny version over the normal version? Nothing justifies a relatively large toy investment than convention exclusivity. With 500 available at this show later this month and 500 available for preorder at the Square Enix online store, it’s pretty much a Batman collector’s duty to pick this up.
I won’t be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, but my agents will be there, waiting and watching. Perhaps spending.