Remember when Mattel started adding figures from Injustice to their Batman and DC Unlimited lines (the “successors” to DC Universe Classics)? As the figures arrived on shelves, I remember thinking how awful the costume designs were. Having never played the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, maybe my opinion was uninformed. And now, these upcoming Batman and Joker figures from Bandai in their S.H. Figuarts line, I’m loving the Injustice looks.
Maybe it’s just the execution that counts. The Mattel figures looked horrible and stiff – these look gorgeous and look like they’ll move even better. Granted, the Batman design is for an alternate Injustice costume. And Mattel’s price was under $20, while these are listed at nearly $60 – more than the price I usually see for Figuarts. Still, when the pre-orders show up, I’ll be hard-pressed to resist. These are slated to arrive in December.
S.H.Figuarts Batman (INJUSTICE Ver.)
MSRP: $57.99 Dec. 2014
What better way to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary than with an ambitiously awesome Batman action figure from Japan’s premium collectors label: Tamashii Nations? Sculpted in meticulous detail and featuring an unparalleled range of movement, the Dark Knight/Batman as he appears in the popular “Injustice: Gods Among Us” game joins the Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts advanced action figure line-up with a full array of accessories and an original design face mask part! Deluxe action figure set also includes interchangeable hand parts (two types), batarang x2, bat grenade, and grapple gun. Ideal for posing with S.H.Figuarts Joker (INJUSTICE Ver.) to recreate the ultimate arch-nemesis battle scene.
S.H.Figuarts Joker (INJUSTICE Ver.)
MSRP: $57.99 Dec. 2014
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier, Tamashii Nations brings on the insane. The Joker, “The Clown Prince of Crime,” joins the S.H.Figuarts advanced action series as he appears in “Injustice: Gods Among Us” featuring wicked proportion and detail, as well as ridiculous articulation. Deluxe figure set includes a special, original design gas mask along with an insane array of accessories: interchangeable head part, interchangeable hand parts (3 sets), knife accessory, crowbar accessory, gun accessory, chattering teeth x2, and Joker card. Ideal for posing with S.H.Figuarts Batman (INJUSTICE Ver.) to recreate the ultimate arch-rival battle scene.