Hot Toys’ THE DARK KNIGHT Batman Armory with Bruce Wayne and Alfred 1/6 Scale Figure Set Review

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After waiting for months since its announcement, I have finally received THE DARK KNIGHT Armory from Hot Toys.  It’s from their Movie Masterpiece Collection and everything is 1/6 scale.  There are two different versions of the armory that you can get: the one that includes the Alfred & Batman or one that includes Bruce Wayne, Alfred, and Batman.  The set I’m reviewing has all three figures.  Also, there are a ton of weapons, accessories, the actual armory, and even a remote control that works the lighting in the set.  So let’s dive right in:

The Batman
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The Batman that is included is very similar to the Hot Toys DX-12 that was previously released, but the mouth sculpts are a bit different.  It comes with four interchangeable expressions that make posing the Batman figure a lot more versatile in different poses.  The Batman head also has the Hot Toys patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) so you can make the searing stares that only The Dark Knight can make.  The suit itself is made out of a smooth rubber and mesh combination, but the cape feels like a heavy velvet that is a bit big but when it’s in the figure, it makes The Caped Crusader earn his name.

The six pieces of gloved hands are a pair of fists, relaxed palms, one left open palm and a right palm for holding a batarang.  They’re completely interchangeable and the batarang hand can also hold the grappler!

 

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I was happy to find out that the Batman figure is complete and I can use it with The Joker 2.0 figure that I already own. (Joker not included)

It’s also meant to be hung in the back of the armory for displaying or for creating photos to mimic scenes from the film.

He comes with a utility belt that you can add pouches and compartments or just keep it clean.  There are several of the “sticky bomb” guns with full motion, batarangs, grappling gun, nunchucks, and so much more.  There are so many pieces that they line the back wall and fill six sliding drawers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth

The Bruce Wayne figure comes in a three-piece suit, white shirt and a red tie.  The sculpt is new and made in the likeness of Christian Bale.  The similarity looks incredible and makes it worth picking the version of the armory with him included.  The head is removable and fits on the Batman body and it includes a collar to make it look more natural.

The Alfred Pennyworth figure is in the likeness of the amazing Michael Caine.  Every crease and wrinkle gives the wise butler depth.  He comes in a black suit with a long black coat that he wears in most of THE DARK KNIGHT film.

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The Armory
The armory itself is loaded with extras.  Like I mentioned earlier, it includes a load of weapons, but also spots for every single weapon to be hung or displayed in some way.  The doors for the front and the back are mesh and include metal wire hooks for hanging things of your choosing.  The back doors also open to make it easier to hang the bat suit.  There are clear inserts that slide into the bottom to support the hanging suit with the help of these cones that go into the legs of the suit.  The coolest feature of the armory is the working lights that include a remote with THE DARK KNIGHT logo on it.  This set is arguably the absolute best value that Hot Toys has ever released.  I highly recommend that you do not miss out on this as it is tailored for any collector.  Complete, it looks awesome in the display case I have and it’s possibly the best piece in my collection so far. Anything to add? Have a question? Feel free to comment below!

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Order your DC Comics Batman Armory with Bruce Wayne and Alfred Sixth Scale Figure Set from Sideshow Collectibles
This version includes all three figures and the complete Armory. The cost is $624.99 USD before the taxes and shipping charges.

Order your DC Comics Batman Armory with Alfred Pennyworth Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles
This version includes everything the complete set has except for the 1/6 scale Bruce Wayne Figure. It costs $524.99 USD before the taxes and shipping charges.

Order your DC Comics Batman Armory with Batman Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles
This version only has the Batman figure but includes all of the accessories pertaining to the costume vault. It costs $384.99 USD before the taxes and shipping charges.

What’s in the Box?
The 1/6th scale Batman Armory Collectible features:

  • Authentically detailed 1/6th scale Batman Armory in The Dark Knight
  • Approximately 37 cm tall
  • Movable armory doors
  • Movable armory shelves
  • Light-up function on armory ceiling with remote control

The 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure features:

  • One (1) Batman head with patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and four (4) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing his classic facial expressions
  • One (1) complex Batman body featuring fabric material covered with armor

Costume:

  • One (1) Batsuit collar
  • One (1) black cape
  • One (1) pair of black boots

Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:

  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) left open palm
  • One (1) right palm for holding batarang

Weapons:

  • One (1) surudoi saw
  • One (1) nunchuck
  • One (1) cutter
  • Two (2) smoke bombs
  • Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
  • Three (3) grappling guns
  • Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
  • Four (4) mini mines
  • Six (6) ninja spikes
  • Eight (8) Batarangs

Accessories:

  • One (1) set of wire
  • One (1) antidote injector
  • One (1) drill
  • One (1) set of drill bits
  • One (1) big hook
  • Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
  • Three (3) utility belts
  • Three (3) gun holders
  • Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
  • Four (4) hooks
  • Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
  • Fourteen (14) mini canisters
  • Fifteen (15) pouches
  • Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
  • Armory stand with the movie logo

The 1/6th scale Bruce Wayne Collectible Figure features:

  • Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight
  • Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations

Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:

  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of holding palms
  • One (1) right palm for holding batarang
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) light blue shirt
  • One (1) dark red tie
  • One (1) black pinstripe vest
  • One (1) black pinstripe blazer
  • One (1) pair of black pinstripe pants
  • One (1) pair of black shoes

Accessories:

  • Figure stand with Bruce Wayne nameplate and the movie logo

The 1/6th scale Alfred Pennyworth Collectible Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight
  • Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations

Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:

  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of holding palms
  • One (1) right palm for holding batarang
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) white shirt
  • One (1) red tie
  • One (1) black vest
  • One (1) black blazer
  • One (1) black coat
  • One (1) pair of black pants
  • One (1) pair of black shoes

Accessories:

  • Figure stand with Alfred Pennyworth nameplate and the movie logo

Batteries not included, 2A batteries (a total of 3 pieces) are required
Battery not included for remote control, button cells are required

Product Details

  • License: DC Comics
  • Scale: Sixth Scale Figure Set
  • Manufacturer: Hot Toys
  • Product Size: 14.5″ H (368.3mm)
  • Dimensional Weight: TBD
  • Int’l Dim. Weight: TBD
  • Product Sku: 902171
  • UPC: 4897011175751

Artists:
Bruce Wayne figure:

  • Head Sculpted by Kojun
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
  • Costume Designed by Hai Lim

Alfred Pennyworth figure:

  • Head Sculpted by Im Jung Hyuk & Yu Mi Kim
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by Yulli
  • Costume Designed by Hai Lim

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About the author

MEDIA JOURNALIST & STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema. He collects many things from movies to Steelbooks to 1/6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. Anything that is even slightly related to these things are always on his radar and most definitely a comic book nerd. He is also, of course, a Batman junkie and will chat it up about pretty much anything.