The 90s are back for Hot Toys fans, thanks to the company’s new Batman Forever figures. Check them out in a Sideshow unboxing before they ship.
That Robin suit is… something
The year was 1995 and the summer had just begun with a bang. A new Batman film was hitting theaters, and in the days before ‘cinematic universes’ that was an even bigger deal that it is today. Add to that, that the flick was the followup to Batman Returns and stared Riddler and Two-Face as the villains, and you’ve got some hype on your hands.
It might be fashionable to look back and make fun of it now, but Batman Forever was a beast at the box office. The movie pulled in enough to make it one of the biggest hits ever (at that time), and cemented director Joel Schumacher as helmer of the soon to be disastrous sequel just a few years later.
It was also the sole appearance of actor Val Kilmer as Batman. And it’s his version of the not-so Dark Knight that’ll be making its way to collectors soon thanks to Hot Toys. The figure is set to ship out before the end of January 2023, right alongside Chris O’Donnell’s version of Robin.
As usual with Hot Toys releases, retailing partner Sideshow Toys has put together a little set of unboxings for fans to enjoy.
Hit ‘play’ on the players below to do just that.
Inspired by Batman Forever, the Batman (Sonar Suit) 1/6 Scale Figure by Hot Toys features a new, screen-accurate, hand-painted helmeted headsculpt with Hot Toys’ innovative “rolling eyeballs” function. Batman is dressed in a skillfully tailored Sonar Batsuit with utility belt and cape, and comes with detailed recreations of his gadgets and weapons including a Sonic Batarang, a Batarang launcher, an underwater thruster, a Bat clamp launcher, and a pair of Bat Sonar lenses. The Batman (Sonar Suit) 1/6 Scale Figure also comes with a specially painted figure base featuring the film’s logo.Sideshow Toys press release
Based on Robin’s appearance in Batman Forever, the Robin 1/6 Scale Figure by Hot Toys has a newly developed, movie-accurate, hand-painted masked headsculpt. Dressed in a shimmering metallic red and green suit with a lined and wired cape, the figure also comes with a variety of interchangeable gloved hands and a specially painted figure base.Sideshow Toys press release
As mentioned, both figures are looking to a December/January shipping window, but as usual both are still up for pre-order as well. So if you don’t have them locked up yet, and would like to do so, click here for Batman, and here for Robin.