A review of the 1/6 scale Knightmare Batman from BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DOJ by Hot Toys

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Some of the very best things to come out of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE are the collectibles.  Hot Toys made sure to make every version of Batman that appears in the film and one of the best is during the dream sequence, Knightmare Batman.  His Hot Toys code is MMS372 and he is a 1/6 scale figure.  He is seen during the dream sequence when the world is in a post-apocalyptic state after the arrival of Darkseid.

PACKAGING:

The packaging is similar to the other figures from this line with the V-like artwork and the character’s emblem front and center.  The coloring of the box is beige like the sandy scenes that he appears in.  When you remove the top cover, you see his profile shot with his intense face and the credits to the artists.

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LIKENESS:

The likeness on this is very, very good. Here you have a variant Batman that shows off exactly what Batman would do if he was in this situation in the comics. His torso is the same as the MMS342 but with some added weathering and green shadowing to match the figure here. It looks like cammo stripes and that he has repaired his armor previously.  He is wearing tactical pants with kneepads and a little more bagginess that you might expect however, they wouldn’t look right if they were any tighter.  They’re an olive, army green with cargo packets right down to the boots.  The boots are “Batman” boots but, again, with a weathering that has pulled away from the steel toe tips.  I love this little touch because clean boots wouldn’t sell the look that this figure is trying put out there.


He keeps the basic functions of his suit and the long trench coat he wears acts as the missing cape. The feel of the coat is very nice but the coloring and wear is not exactly movie accurate.  The big complaint is that it looks too clean and whats missing is the weathering that The Dark Knight has during these scenes.  The bottom of the coat has fraying and discoloring that you would expect on the entire coat.  There is also metal wiring at the bottom for posing and making the coat not just drape to the ground.

As for the hands, he comes with:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of relaxed hands
– Two (2) weapon holding right hands
They are worn to match the rest of his clothing. The metal-coated knuckles are exposed and he has the green-ragged straps wrapped up to about the middle of his forearm. The straps look seamless no matter the way you have the the hands turned. All of the different hands make sense for the included accessories except for the hand with the fingers making a pinching action. I used it with a spare Batarang i had but if he would’ve had the more movie accurate versions included, it would look awesome.


The mask looks like Ben Affleck is under the cowl and comes with several faceplates to change the figures expression: one with the mouth closed, one slightly opened, and one in an angry expression.  As for his eyes, they are a bit on the intense side and work on a system similar to the old PERS system.  They can move with the help of a tool that is included and can even be swapped out from the MMS342 figure from the series.  The ability to change the eyes is definitely a positive thing but the fact that those eyes aren’t included with the figure was a disappointment.  This is something that Hot Toys typically packages with the figures but it almost persuades you to pick up the other figure.  Not having that figure, I wonder is the MMS342 figure missing a set of eyes as well?

ACCESSORIES:

Hot Toys made sure to include a nice amount of accessories with the guy here because there was plenty of source material for the artists to work with.  Let’s start with the utility belt and holster: It has the weathering and more of a military look that the stealthy Batman character that most people are use to.  It looks excellent and I’m glad that the holster has the femur strap to stop movement.  As for the weapons included, there is a SCAR-L rifle with some of it taped up and wrapped to look salvaged together.  It is on point with the details and I love the added Joker card by the stock. The stock also folds out or in like the real rifle can be. Plus, there is a strap to sling over the shoulder.  One thing you have to be aware of is the strap needs to be wrapped when it isn’t over his shoulder.  The clip can be removed and you can even see the top bullet.  There is also a Colt MK IV Series 80 pistol with a white grip that also has a removable clip.  Both are incredibly well done.  The other included accessories are a set of binoculars with the dusty weathering and cracked lens, dirty goggles, and a bandanna that can tied around his mouth or worn around his neck.  This also has the metal sewn into the seam for better positioning.


The base is a specialized BvS plate with the movie logo on the bottom. It has a rougher texture than the standard bases and the logo is able to be flipped up for displaying. There is also a curved “hook” type piece that holds the figure in place. The figure sort of rests on it and is completely adjustable. I really like these types of stands for the figures with a normal weight. It just seems less restricting and makes posing much more fun.

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ARTICULATION:

There is going to be a little contradiction in this section because the figure can be posed well but he is not super flexible so don’t expect to put him in a crouching shot.  The legs are on the tighter side and do stay in whatever position you set him up in.  The arms can also be moved to a 90° angle at the elbow but the coat restricts the movements.   I was still able to accomplish the shots i was after but there might have been a few thing I would adjust if the flexibility was there.
To turn his head, you have to lift the head completely off and turn it to where you’d like it and reattach it to the knack peg. Don’t misconstrue what I’m saying, you are able to turn the head while attached but I wouldn’t recommend it. You also don’t want to turn the head enough to put it into an awkward position or you could damage the cowl.

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BOTTOM LINE:

This really is an incredible figure.  The artists perfectly captured Batman in this moment of the film. From the cowl to the clothing and right down to the accessories, this guy is excellently detailed.  The small issue about the eyes not being included is a disappointment but I would try to get the MMS342 or the eyes alone from a seller if I can. One of the other things I would like to have seen included or as a purchase option is the fake kryptonite in the box. A small LexCorp box with a battery powered light would’ve been perfect. This is arguably the best Batman figure to date and I highly recommend getting one if you have the opportunity.

A review of the 1/6 scale Knightmare Batman from BATMAN V SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE by Hot Toys
  • Packaging
  • Likeness
  • Accessories
  • Articulation
4.4

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure special features include:

Authentic and detailed likeness of Knightmare Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
One (1) Batman head with three (3) interchangeable lower jaws capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions
Approximately 32 cm tall
Muscular body with over 30 points of articulation, which can naturally portray Batman’s muscular body in the film
Highly-detailed desert weathering effects
Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of relaxed hands
– Two (2) weapon holding right hands
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
One (1) specially tailored Batsuit
One (1) light-brown colored long coat
One (1) brown colored scarf
One (1) brown colored scarf for covering lower face
One (1) utility belt
One (1) thigh holster
One (1) pair of black forearm gauntlets with green arm wraps
One (1) pair of dark green pants with knee pads
One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:
One (1) machine gun with strap and The Joker’s card
One (1) pistol

Accessories:
One (1) pair of goggles
One (1) pair of binoculars
Specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand with Knightmare Batman nameplate and movie logo

PRODUCT DETAILS

License: DC Comics
Scale: Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer: Hot Toys
Collection: Hot Toys Batman
Product Size: 12.59″ H (319.79mm)*
Box Size: 6.00″ H (152.4mm) x 10.00″ W (254mm) x 16.00″ L (406.4mm)*
Dimensional Weight: 5 lbs*
Int’l Dim. Weight: 6 lbs*
Size and weight are approximate values.*
Product Sku: 902770
UPC: 4897011181462

Artists:
Head sculpted by So Young, Lee
Head Painted by JC. Hong
Head art directed by Kyoung-geun, Kim
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: ™ & © WBEI. (s16)

Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

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.