I’ve been having a great time taking pictures of the exclusive Sideshow Collectibles Batman from last year (check out @AFPRon on Instagram) – it’s easily my favorite Batman figure I’ve owned (and I have a lot of them). While the sixth scale Batman is still available in the non-exclusive version, if your tastes run toward the black and gray, Sideshow has put up a preview of a “Gotham Knight” variant of Batman.
In addition to the palette change to black and gray, the Gotham Knight version of Bats has some other changes from the original. It comes with three portraits with interchangeable facial expressions – the newest having extra long bat ears, reminiscent of Kelley Jones’s rendition of the Dark Knight. Mix and match ears to grimaces to your heart’s content. The bat symbol on his chest is also different from the original, and the buckle on his utility belt matches the pouches (on the earlier Batman the buckle was a darker metallic.
I think I’m set with the blue and gray, but if you haven’t yet jumped on this line, you couldn’t go wrong with either. The Gotham Knight Batman will go up for pre-order tomorrow, for $199.99. Sideshow is also giving away a Gotham Knight Batman – so check out the preview to enter.
Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure joins Sideshow DC Comics collection
“I am the night – I am Batman!”
Joining our celebrated DC Comics collection, Sideshow is proud to introduce the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure.
Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice! Bruce Wayne springs into action as his famed alter ego – Batman!
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, our hero is disguised in a grey and black tailored Batsuit and cape. Inspired by a number of timeless comic book appearances, the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure invites collectors to further define their favorite look for the Caped Crusader with three cowl and mask options, and three interchangeable facial expressions, which are also compatible with Sideshow’s Batman Sixth Scale Figure.
Equipped with hi-tech ‘Bat’-gadgets, utility belt and grapple hook gun, the Dark Knight is always one step ahead of his foes… and for times of true crisis he keeps a powerful gift from his closest friend nearby in the form of a green Kryptonite ring (shown below).
The Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure is the perfect addition to your DC sixth scale collection, and the ultimate must-have for fans of the hero, the legend… the Batman!
Joe Allard (Design)
Walter O’Neal (Design)
Nathan Mansfield (Sculpt)
Michael Norman (Sculpt)
Andy Bergholtz (Sculpt)
Tim Niver (Sculpt)
Adrienne Smith (Sculpt)
Mike Najera (Paint)
Bernardo Esquivel (Paint)
Kevin Ellis (Costume)
Ester Skandunas (Costume)
Sideshow Design & Development Team
The Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $199.99, with optional payment plans available. Pre-orders begin this Thursday, February 26th.