Holy action figure, Batman!
Fisher-Price has recently unveiled the latest addition to their Imaginext toy line and it’s a pretty big deal, literally. Inspired by Commissioner Gordon's Bat-Mech from Scott Snyder's “Superheavy” story arc, the company has announced plans for the BatBot XTreme.
This giant mechsuit stands at two-feet fall, dwarfing the Imaginext Batman figure meant to pilot it. It comes fully equipped with movable wings, punching fists, and launching projectiles.
“I never expected anything like this. When you do an arc like 'Superheavy,' it's pretty purely personal. I remember telling Dan DiDio, 'This is the one where we might jump the shark with fans, or like ten sharks.' But the story mattered to [artist] Greg Capullo and to me. If 'Endgame' was about what Batman has meant to me in times of depression and dark days, then Superheavy was meant to be about what we hope Batman means to the real world. Like, why do we care about a character who affects nothing regrading the problems we face in real day to day life, from the entrenched huge issues to the small personal ones? The fact that the readers supported it enough to warrant a toy? It might be my favorite toy ever, along with our ‘Zero Year’ figure. When they make toys out of the deeply personal ones because the readership was there... there's no better feeling. So thank you to everyone who picked up the book. You're Gotham,” Snyder said.
The BatBot Xtreme preorder began on February 18, with a release planned for later in 2017.