The Hot Toys dolls are amazingly real looking, but also amazingly expensive. The Batman armory set with Batman and Alfred sells for between $350 and $700!
|The Batman: Dark Knight armory set. Lots of spare hands and weaponry.|
The body was even cheaper than that. I think it came to $15 with the shipping. Ken bought the body for me for my birthday. I just never got around to showing it to you. I think it's worth seeing, because the body is a really great articulated body, and was really cheap too! I was a bit afraid it would be too cheap and would fall apart on me, (Or at least on Michael!), but it turned out to be pretty good quality.
|Michael is enjoying it.|
The body came with spare hands...
a couple of different neck knobs...
|Sorry about the Blu Tac on the little one. It's the on he's been using.|
That's in case Michael wants to impress the chicks with his muscular thighs.
Here is is with a jointed Ken doll, so you can compare their flexibility.
|And the skin tones. These bodies are much less pink than regular Kens.|
|Here are some more pictures to show you what this body can do.|
|He can tell fishing stories...|
|He knows karate, jujitsu, and seven other Japanese words...|
|He can throw his back out. Just like me!|
|Ok, what else?|
|The arms look too long here, but it's just the camera angle.|
|Hear no evil...|
|Ok, maybe a little...|
|See no evil...|
|Speak no evil...|
|This move causes a little weirdness in his mid section...|
|Which is ok if he's clothed.|
Here are some close ups of the jointing.
|Here's a look at the body's neck knob.|
I couldn't use Michael's head on the bigger one since his head already had a neck of it's own.To use the shorter one I had to remove the very inner ring from the inside of his neck.
|Maybe he could wear an ascot...|
|Yeah, I wonder why it looks like that...|
|Hey! How about this one?|
|Way too young for him. Maybe the Happy Family Grampa shirt will fit him.|
|While these pants looked ok from the front, there are real problems going on back here. He has wider hips than Ken too, apparently.|
He is limited to this outfit until I find him something better, and no shoes.
I'd love to get him a suit, but the real one would put me back up over $100, and I don't sew well enough to make him one. I put the idea to my sister the ex-seamstress, but she said Michael Caine would have to cough up a lot of money for her to sew him a suit.
The body is super poseable, and holds a pose well except for his toes always wanting to curl up. The various hands are nice too. I do worry that the little posts attaching the hands and feet to the body might break with a lot of use. For such a cheap, (as in 'low priced') body it seems pretty sturdy. It came a long way and they only put it in a plastic bag for shipping! But it didn't break, which may have just been luck. It's always a little risky buying the cheap stuff that ships all the way from Hong Kong or China. I'm also not sure how they can sell what seems to be the exact head and body from the Hot Toys line for such a cheap price. I'm not sure I chose the right body for this head. Maybe there is another one. Since this was my first experience buying this stuff I may have just gotten the wrong body. There are people out there who are experts know exactly what to buy. I'm not one of them...yet. Have you seen these Hot Toys sculpts?!