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I just can't do it.

If I buy this i will have to buy the Bat Pod. And if I buy the Bat Pod I I'll have to buy that giant Tumbler. If I buy the Tumbler I will have to convert an entire room in my house to a replica Batcave. Buying this figure will cost me thousands of dollars and a divorce.

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Posted by Robokeith on 29 December, 2010 - 22:13

"If you’re a big Batman fan, forget buying 20 different action-figures. Instead you should just buy one Hot Toys Batman and be done with it."

I totally agree with you over 100%. This piece outshines them all including the Revoltech version. I think it deserves the Hugo Award for best SF collectible presentation of the year. I would love to see what Hot Toys would come out with other DC figures like Green Lantern, Superman and Hawkman.

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Posted by Diakron on 30 December, 2010 - 01:16
Almost perfect

I totally love the design of this batsuit ; it's almost like Sam Fisher's Splinter Cell sneaking suit, and this figure does justice to this design. The headsculpt, face texture and paint app are simply amazing for a toy ; the mouth & chin look very natural.

The only nitpick would be the neck ; the neck is just a tad too long imo.

Great review. Enjoyed it !

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Posted by knoted on 30 December, 2010 - 10:03
oil problem

you said.......... "pre- order it immediately or it will sell out while you sit on the fence."

I am not agree with you, and this batman figure is the perfect example about that.

First, this Batman is a great figure and it is the best Dark Knight Batman figure until now,... but had or has a big problem. The abdominal area has residue of oil. And after saw you images, definetly you have the same problem. In some cases wasnt a big deal but in other cases ruined the figure totally

you can see the sideshow topic of this problem here:

So I think if you dont want to lose your money, is better if you see first the review of other collectors and if all is ok with the figure, you can proceed to buy it! because you could get a surprise!

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Posted by GERCROW on 30 December, 2010 - 11:13

The oil was the straw that broke the camel's back, and why I sold mine. After a few months I found another figure and it had the same exact problem, but much much worse. I liked TDK but not enough to keep this figure.

Also, there are two other common problems with this figure that really need to be mentioned, or tears will flow:

The sticky grenade gun: This thing will break in a heartbeat. It is super fragile and it seems like moving the parts around only makes it more stiff and fragile. Be careful!

The rubber suit: On my first figure a combination of using the stand and a deep wide-leg pose over the course of three months, caused the rubber suit to rip at the crotch.

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Posted by The Big R on 30 December, 2010 - 12:27

No high-end toy is perfect gentlemen. There's bound to be flaws here and there but not severe enough to cry timber on a totem bound to fall on soil. Based on the results I've seen from that link, a portion of the owners who bought The Bat-Dude weren't bothered by the oil residue. They just simply cleaned it out. Besides, if there's one or a dozen Bat-Dudes that's got the major warning signs of a lemon, just e-mail the Hot Toys customer service & they'll fix the problem. I don't see why they wouldn't take yes for an answer.

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Posted by Diakron on 30 December, 2010 - 14:08

That oil is a sign that the suit may degrade over time. I've had it on a few bagged Marmit vinyls and the oil, if not cleaned up, gets tacky, and then dry, ruining the figure.

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Posted by The Big R on 31 December, 2010 - 12:58

And I can only speak to MINE as well... which had the issues mentioned.

No one expects you to speak about things that didn't affect you- why get defensive Atom?

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Posted by The Big R on 31 December, 2010 - 12:54
No way

I don't think anything I posted was an insult to you, but more commenting on the toy's issues.

Why is it a problem for someone to disagree?

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Posted by The Big R on 31 December, 2010 - 15:11
That Price Tag

It looks fantastic but I just can't get around that price tag. It just cost so much and I'm out of extra cash as it is.

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Posted by evaunit01 on 1 January, 2011 - 03:21
the hook

it needs a grappling hook.

very tempting toy to get if you can get past the sticker shock.

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Posted by Viper8 on 1 February, 2011 - 22:23