Gotham City is suffering from a crime wave. Batman has been missing for years. The Joker is vegetative, and Harvey Dent has undergone “successful” plastic surgery. Bruce Wayne must stir out of retirement to face the oncoming storm from old villains and old allies.
Holy crap, did Sideshow Collectibles make a massive Batman statue. Look at that thing! The statue stands at 31.5″ high by 22″ wide and 21.5″ deep. Bats is a big boy, weighing in at 22lbs. Considering other statues we’ve covered in the past, this one is a bit of a bargain. The Premium Format Dark Knight is only $675. He’ll be shipping out sometime between June and August 2022.
The polyresin Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Premium Format Figure is fully sculpted and features detailed textures and paint applications that bring this famous design to life in three dimensions. Batman’s costume shows signs of weathering and distress, covered in slashes and blood splatters resulting from his brutal fighting style. His immense cape curls behind him as he descends to the city below, and his raised right hand has Batarang claws between his knuckles. Bruce Wayne’s aging face is hidden beneath his short-eared cowl, with a bloody nose and a determined scowl. Bright highlights of blue and white are reflected throughout key areas of this Batman statue to give the illusion of a blinding flash, adding depth and realism to the Dark Knight’s triumphant reappearance.
Personally, I would have preferred a clean version of Batman, rather than the bloodied and beat-up one. But, at least the artists kept his intimidating bulky frame from The Dark Knight Returns. How’d anyone NOT know that thick Bruce Wayne was Batman? The guy was a solid slab of beef!
What do you think of this massive Dark Knight statue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Source: Sideshow Collectibles]
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