Arkham Asylum version Here and the Arkham City Here, and, if you haven't seen the movie you can search for it online - Torrent or somewhere else. Go ahead, you can't proceedwith the review if you haven't seen it yet (Man, you really need to go out once in a while...). Also, to avoid confusion with the numerous Batmen running around i'll lovingly refer to him as "Baleman" from time to time.
|Pardon me, but your ball...joints are showing|
Bale-man's paint QCs also left a lot of disappointed sighs in its wake, mine's got an unnoticeable slather of glue on the right side of the torso and the right horn's got small globs of dried paint. The rest of the paint are fine on mine though i heard there are cases of paint chips on the nose tip. His eyes aren't painted well also if you look at it closely.
I also find the finishing to be too simple, some details aren't highlighted well enough because of the dark colors. Well, this isn't SQEX fault, he's not called The Dark Knight for nothing right? I only wish he's in the MGS scale so that the small details are really visible.
Speaking of scale, i've always thought Baleman will be bigger than the Arkham City Batman but apparently this is not the case. Their height's virtually identical. He's better proportioned though, understandably so since he's modeled after an actual human. Notice the thighs as well as the arms. I also noticed that they reused the shoes of the Arkham City Batman, sneaky eh SQEX?
Personally i think this is the best Batman figure from Play Arts Kai though i think it's not fair to compare a movie figure from a video game figure. I don't think this will sell as quick as Raiden but for sure Baleman will be sold out soon enough. Still on the fence on Bane though but with Heath Ledger and Anne Hathaway coming soon The Dark Knight Rises Trilogy Play Arts Kai Line is definitely worth looking into.
|Well, movie stars always have an edge...|
|Robin listen, when that T-600 shows up...|
|The sprawling spires of PAK boxes looming in the background...|