For fans of Gotham Citys cowled Caped Crusader, the Sideshow Collectibles Batman Premium Format Figure is nothing short of a must-have. From the first critical, up-close look at this immense and exquisitely appointed statue it’s clear that it was conceived to be the archetype of superhero collectibles, and the true culmination of the Dark Knights creative evolution over the last seventy-five years.
Perched stoically atop the base (fashioned to look like a stone rooftop with menacing gargoyles), Sideshows quarter scale Batman Premium Format Figure stands over two feet tall. The colossal size has enabled Sideshows artists to imbue the statue and its trappings with a truly remarkable level of fidelity.
Batmans costume is particularly impressive. The fabric body suit features a detailed polygonal pattern that adds realistic texture while also accentuating the characters underlying musculature. Also impressive is the figure’s removable, yellow utility belt. As one of Batman’s most important and familiar accessories, it’s evident that Sideshow’s creative team put special care in fashioning the belt’s individual pockets, fasteners, and Bat-buckle.
Although their presentation is largely fixed, the polystone cast boots, gauntlets, and cape of the Batman Premium Format Figure are also exceptionally crafted. The standard edition of the figure ships with two head sculpts with varying expressions and which face alternate directions. In addition, the Sideshow Exclusive version also includes an additional right hand grasping a Batarang that can the swapped out to vary the display.
With its grand proportions, jaw-dropping detail, and comic book authentic styling, the roughly $400 USD Sideshow Collectibles Batman Premium Format Figure is a remarkable showpiece. It stands as the quintessential collectible depiction of the legendary DC Comics superhero that no fan should be without.