Friday, June 1, 2012

Hot Toys Dark Knight Rises Bat-Pod Available for Pre-Order!

The first of Hot Toy's much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises 1/6th scale product is up for pre-order right now, and what do you know - it's the iconic Bat-Pod! Batman's sleek, skinny, huge-wheeled motorcycle which he rides like he's making love to it! In fact, I think that's how it got the name "Bat-pod", because it crushes Batman's pods while he's riding it!

Early promo images also revealed that Catwoman is going to get to make love to it too, so it could prove to be an important vehicle in the film.

I think that if you're worried that your collection is turning into a row of dolls, then this is a great way to inject some action into it. And it's also a cheaper alternative to the massive Bat plane or tumbler. Our friends at Sideshow are listing this one for $274.99 which is cheaper than I would have guessed. You can pre-order it here: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series The Bat-pod Sixth Scale (The Dark Knight Rises)

Join me after the jump for a few more action (and in-action) images and thoughts!

Here it is unfettered by Batman. Strikes me that I've never actually had a clear look at this vehicle before. That control mechanism looks kind of wacky...

And this should give you a better sense of the scale. It's actually pretty massive. 

And this is a great way to display him. Providing of course that your shelves are two feet deep.

I'm nearly as intrigued about this line as I am with The Avengers. I already own a Hot Toys Batman Begins Batman/Bruce Wayne, and will probably pick up a Hathaway Catwoman if it's decent (which I'm sure it will be). Kind of pissed now that I never got a Heath Ledger Joker. 

Also sorely tempted by the 1989 versions which are now in stock. Here's over-the-top Jack Nicholson Joker (did you know that contractually he was paid for Batman '89, took a cut of the box office AND merchandise, AND got a cut of Batman Returns and Batman Forever even though he wasn't in them? I wonder if he gets a cut of this?) Hot Toys DX Series Joker Collectible Figure (1989 Version)

And here's the Michael Keaton Batman: Hot Toys DX Series Batman Collectible Figure (1989 Version) which I've also seen on shelf in a few stores.

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