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  1. Hiryu
    Hiryu June 3, 2017 at 1:59 am |
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Affordable Batman Collectible for the Quality, October 12, 2012
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    Hiryu

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    This review is from: Square Enix Batman Arkham Asylum: Play Arts Kai: Armored Batman Action Figure (Toy)
    It’s been a while since I’ve collected anything Batman. Ever since I played Batman: Arkham City last year, I wanted a great action figure to bring back memories of the game. As far as this one is concerned, I wasn’t disappointed.

    Remember those times when you were a kid, and you saw a toy in the store and would stare at it for almost an hour, cherishing the moment while imprinting every detail into your imagination. Well, I felt the same with this action figure, yet, I’m holding it as a giddy, full-grown man finding satisfaction with the fact that I could afford my new toy without the regret of spending $50 on an action figure.

    For me, spending money on a collectible over $20 is a bit steep for a toy since it has no practical value. I always knew Japanese toys were a bit more detailed with superb craftsmanship, especially ones geared for adult collectors. I bought the 25th Anniversary Edition of Optimus Prime (named Leo Convoy in Japan) a few years ago from Tanaka and realized that the Hasbro (U.S.) version of the Transformers batch was inferior in quality and material. And, of course, the price was doubled, but well worth it.

    Before I bought this armored version of the caped crusader, I went to toy stores to check out other Batman figures, especially after the latest film, The Dark Knight Rises, where even department stores are loaded with anything Batman. There where figures from the film, as well as ones from the video game. The closest one that was worth the price was one made by Play Arts (Square Enix), which is the same one that made this armored Batman.

    Since then, I knew I had to get their newest Kai version. The first edition was already going for over $70 at stores, and more online. So, for under $50 when I bought this armored version, I couldn’t pass up a deal.

    When I got it through the mail, I opened the box like I was unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Batman was bigger than I expected.

    He was fully loaded with posable articulation. What you see on the online pics is what you get when you have him in your hands. He has a rubber cape that has a texture fabric feel to them. It may seem odd to have a cape split in two, connected by ball joints, but the designer knew that his cape is less a hindrance, but more a part of his predatory persona of striking fear. The cape comes alive when spread apart like actual bat wings, giving him a sense of grandeur, or just plain coolness of what it means to be The Dark Knight. The shiny armor paint was a welcome perk compared to the fish-net mesh design from first edition I saw in the store. This one had a slick bionic plating, akin to Iron Man. He comes with 2 additional replacement hands to clench his fists or hold his weaponry. His accessories consist of a large batarang that looks like a knife Rambo or Crocodile Dundee would carry and a grappling hook gun that adds to his arsenal. I would be asking too much if the hook actually functioned with a string attached.

    The sculpt of the figure looks more like an actual statue. I always like detailed action figures that you can move in different poses, in case you wanted to show another angle, instead of the static trait of a sculpture. Plus, they are considerably cheaper. The designer went for the wicked version of Batman from the anime-inspired Gotham Knights DVD, but still has the look of the game model from Arkham City.

    I’m proud to have this collectible. I like to make use of something I buy, so I wouldn’t mind passing this toy to a teenage son in my future, making it a family heirloom of sorts. A great buy for any collector.

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  2. darthbat3056
    darthbat3056 June 3, 2017 at 2:41 am |
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Armored to Be Awesome!!!!, January 1, 2013
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    darthbat3056 (California, USA) –

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    This review is from: Square Enix Batman Arkham Asylum: Play Arts Kai: Armored Batman Action Figure (Toy)
    What, another Batman figure? I’ve already got a bunch of other ones! What makes this one so different from other Batman figures? As I mentioned in another Batman figure review, we’ve gotten several Batman figures made that’ve been made in the past decades that ranged from terrible to sheer-awesomeness. This figure breaks the scale of sheer-awesomeness. When I received this figure in the mail and was opening the box, I felt like I was once again an excited little boy opening a present that he’s been anticipating for quite a long while on Christmas or on his birthday. To my surprise, I was blown over-the-top when I held the figure for the first time outside of the box. I don’t normally collect large scale figures; mostly I collect 6-8 inch figures. However, this one is an exception. I’ll tell you all there is to know about this astounding, wonderfully crafted figure, and here we go:

    -Sculpt is just dead-on! It looks exactly like how Batman was depicted wearing the armored suit in the Arkham Asylum video game. There’s just no complaints that I have with the sculpt, nor any words to describe how excellent the sculpt is. Just simply state “I’m speechless!”

    -Paintwork is flawless! There were no paint errors I could find on the figure; everything was painted perfectly, especially with all the shadings that brings out the details of the sculpt; I was just in awe about how amazing this figure was painted! Way to go Play Arts Kai!

    -Articulation: FANTASTIC! This figure can be posed in any dynamic way, even the cape itself is poseable! You might find some of the joints on this figure tight, but just be real careful in moving the joints.

    -The figure comes with two open alternate hands, the bat claw, and last but not least, the batarang! Be really cautious when switching out the hands, but actually, I just realized that this figure comes with little instructions in the box that tell you to take cautions in handling this figure, so you’ll be fine.

    -One thing I want to point out about this figure is that some parts of the figure are real delicate and if you’re not careful enough, they are prone to breakage. If you do happen to experience some problems with the figure’s joints if you decide to get this, use superglue to make the joints stay in place while retaining full mobility. Trust me, if you know how to do this properly, you’ll be A-okay.

    Overall, I’m beyond impressed with this figure! There is just a lot of things that you can do with this figure in terms of dynamic posing and having fun with it. I’ve had a blast posing and playing around with this figure and I got to say, this is THE VERY BEST Batman figure that I have ever owned in my collection and I’m very happy that I made the decision to get this figure; I have not been disappointed with it at all, not even with the price that I payed for this. It’s an EPIC figure, and I highly recommend this to all hardcore and casual Batman fans out there. Batman is armored to be awesome and will make a mind-blowing standout from all your other figures in your collection! Thank you for reading this review and I hoped it helped you to make the decision to get this outstanding figure.

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  3. RL
    RL June 3, 2017 at 3:10 am |
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best looking Batman figure you will find… but terrible quality., March 13, 2013
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    RL

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    Received it quickly from Amazon and was really impressed with the details and the way the figure looks… it is gorgeous. But once I opened it, one of the arms came right off. I was able to pop it back in but if you try to pose it and move it ever so slightly it falls right off again. Requested a return from Amazon, and received a replacement the very next day (Great service Amazon!). Knowing how fragile this figure is, I was very careful in opening the packaging. Once open I checked the arms to make sure everything was ok. Unfortunately one arm fell off again (the other one) and this time it was impossible to reattach. I also own several of the other Batman AA and AC figures and so far Joker has one arm that comes out easily but not too bad. Catwoman and Harley Quinn are great with all the limbs still in place. And Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider collector’s edition have no problems. I wish Square Enix can do a better job with their QC… as they are really beautiful… but the consistency is nowhere near where it needs to be, especially for collector’s items at this price range.
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