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Batman defeats the icy grip of Freeze with Hot Toys’ new XE Suit

Ripped from the Mr. Freeze-themed expansion for Batman: Arkham Origins comes Hot Toys’ latest, the Dark Knight in his cold-smashing XE Suit.

Cold, Cold Heart

This release might seem a little odd, since Batman: Arkham Origins came out so long ago. And on top of that it’s also criminally underrated, so to see a pretty big time Hot Toys release based on it… well it does seem a little strange. But that’s not to say it’s unwelcome.

If you don’t remember, the expansion pack that this figure is based on starred the tragic villain known as Mr. Freeze. A brilliant scientist in the realm of cryogenics, Victor Fries was transformed in to a cold-blooded foe of the Dark Knight when an experiment to keep his dying wife alive went horribly wrong. And in “Cold, Cold Heart”, he returns to a reeling Gotham to exact his vengeance.

To battle him, Batman dons his XE Suit. A cold-proof set of combat armor, the XE is bigger and bulkier than the Bat’s usual duds. And of course it looks freaking awesome. Maybe that’s why Hot Toys picked it as its next big release?

Based on the extended story “Cold, Cold Heart” from Batman: Arkham Origins, the Batman (XE Suit) 1/6 Scale Figure by Hot Toys features a new highly detailed, masked Batman head. The muscular body has over 30 points of articulation with enhanced movement, and is clad in a weathered, silver-gray Batman XE Suit with a utility belt, plus a cape with a wired hem for posing. The Batman (XE Suit) 1/6 Scale Figure comes with a variety of signature weapons including a Cryodrill with alternate display modes, a rope gun, and Batarangs. The themed figure stand includes such diorama accessories as an ice crystal, a stair rail, and a staircase to recreate scenes from the game.

The exclusive Batman (XE Suit) (Special Edition) 1/6 Scale Figure also comes with a Cryptographic Sequencer as a bonus item for collectors.

Sideshow Toys press release

The Batman XE Suit and its Special Edition are both still up for pre-order via Sideshow Toys, and are expected to ship out some time between February and March. Both the standard (Collector Edition) and Exclusive editions are priced identically, at $375 USD.

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