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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

A Look At Accessories For NECA's 18" Michael Keaton Batman Figure

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:55 PM

NECA 1/4 Scale Michael Keaton Batman Figure Video Review & Images

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Has anyone picked this guy up?

I saw him the other day by God, I found myself very tempted. I'm tired of waiting for Mattel to give me a Keaton Batman for my collection. I think in a perfect world I'd go with the Hot Toys one, but getting one of those figures just isn't very realistic for me.

Is this a good buy?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:03 AM

I got him!! I'm really impressed!! The likeness is amazing. He's kinda hard to stand up but I found a stand for him that works perfectly. The accessories are even movie accurate. The belt clip that holds the grappling gun was difficult to get on to the belt. In fact, it broke while I was putting it on but was able to glue it back. To me this is a perfect batman for us fans who can't afford the hot toys one.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:52 PM

Looking at youtube reviews. I'm pretty much sold on the likeness and the fact that he's a couple of hundred dollars (!) less than Hot Toys. The added features of the Hot Toys-the extra faces, moving eyes, couple of extra weapons-are very cool. But hundreds of dollars MORE cool? That's hard to justify. My only worry is that he's TOO tall. I don't have anything that big yet...

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:54 PM

Double.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

I took the plunge on this after selling off $100 worth or 6" figures. Besides the cost, another thing that made me go with Neca instead of Hot Toys was the fact that it appears you can't really get that classic cape pose as well with the Hot Toys because of the rubber suit hindering arm movement. I almost didn't bite because the figure in the store appeared to have a small chip of paint on the tip of the nose but when I got him out, it was just a speck of dirt. But yeah, very nice figure. Now I'll have to buy the 18" Joker, 18" Vicki Vale, and 18" Bob the Goon (sarcasm). No, not a chance I'll get anything else THIS big. If I'm going to have just one fig this size, it might as well be Keaton Batman.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:39 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on 12 January 2014 - 11:52 PM, said:

Looking at youtube reviews. I'm pretty much sold on the likeness and the fact that he's a couple of hundred dollars (!) less than Hot Toys. The added features of the Hot Toys-the extra faces, moving eyes, couple of extra weapons-are very cool. But hundreds of dollars MORE cool? That's hard to justify. My only worry is that he's TOO tall. I don't have anything that big yet...


The rubber bodies are one of the major complaints for 1/6 figures. I had a Medicom Metal Gear Solid 4 Raiden years ago. It was very hard to pose and there wasn't much painted detail on it. I sold it years later.

As for the 1/4 Batman figure, I saw images online and it is impressive! Since you already have gotten it and don't plan to get any other NECA toys in that scale, you've made the right choice considering that NECA couldn't get the license to do the Batman Return and the Nicolson's likeness.

However, if you are someone who resell figures, the Hot Toys version would be the version to get as all HT figures go up in price though there is a possibility that HT would do a better one years from now since the Batman movie line is one of their hottest property.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:21 AM

View PostDoom Saber, on 16 January 2014 - 10:39 PM, said:

As for the 1/4 Batman figure, I saw images online and it is impressive! Since you already have gotten it and don't plan to get any other NECA toys in that scale, you've made the right choice considering that NECA couldn't get the license to do the Batman Return and the Nicolson's likeness.


There's no way I'd have room for any more 18" stuff so that OK.

The only thing I'd consider would be an 18" Reeve Superman but they'd have to have a better likeness than they did on the Cavil Supes.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

View Postyojoebro82, on 12 January 2014 - 11:52 PM, said:

Looking at youtube reviews. I'm pretty much sold on the likeness and the fact that he's a couple of hundred dollars (!) less than Hot Toys. The added features of the Hot Toys-the extra faces, moving eyes, couple of extra weapons-are very cool. But hundreds of dollars MORE cool? That's hard to justify. My only worry is that he's TOO tall. I don't have anything that big yet...


Hots Toys still wins, despite price tag, considering that a big batman, specifically a movie version, is worthless without his arch nemesis...if NECA does somehow get the 'go' to do a Nicholson Joker, then it will be no contest

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 17 January 2014 - 09:19 AM, said:

Hots Toys still wins, despite price tag, considering that a big batman, specifically a movie version, is worthless without his arch nemesis...


Keaton Bats is iconic and can stand on his own either way. I don't think you can really go wrong with either one but for me personally, getting a Hot Toys Batman and then a Hot Toys Joker (and spending anywhere from $800 to $1,000 in the process) is NOT realistic anyway.

If/when Mattel does the 6" versions, I'll happily worry about building a movie rouges gallery then.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

LOL, now there's a Sideshow one. How many high-end Michael Keatons do we need?

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on 17 January 2014 - 09:26 AM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 17 January 2014 - 09:19 AM, said:

Hots Toys still wins, despite price tag, considering that a big batman, specifically a movie version, is worthless without his arch nemesis...


Keaton Bats is iconic and can stand on his own either way. I don't think you can really go wrong with either one but for me personally, getting a Hot Toys Batman and then a Hot Toys Joker (and spending anywhere from $800 to $1,000 in the process) is NOT realistic anyway.

If/when Mattel does the 6" versions, I'll happily worry about building a movie rouges gallery then.



The problem with the Hot Toys line is that it is their cash cow, moreso than their Iron Man figures. That said, hey do an updated Joker and Batman from the Nolan Universe every year. A Bale Batman with Alfred figure was announced last week.

On top of that, there are the bootleg figures of the Joker that is made every once in a while, and even those do well. The last Joker figure had Kato, a popular 1/6 tailor, tailored his clothes. Even after that figure was released, Kato released an unofficial run of Joker suits to go with that particular figure. So imagine a hardcore 1/6 person buying the Kato joke for $400? dollars and then dropping $1000 dollars for a suit made by a tailor who designed a similar suit that is included for that same toy, Crazy!

I guess my point is that with the Hot Toys line, there is always going to be a better version.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I just got the Keaton Batman. He's incredibly awesome. I reviewed him here if anyone wants more pictures and in-depth thoughts: 1/4 Scale 1989 Batman review

He's only the second quarter scale figure I own (I have an old McFarlane Ash from movie maniacs) and I'd consider grabbing the Adam West version now, too. A friend of mine has the Hot Toys figure and there are things I like better about it and things I like better about this one. The Hot Toys figure has the benefit of the full suit, swappable faces, more accessories, and the moving eyes. This guy has a more dyanamic cape and the ability to be a bit more mobile and crisper, cleaner details on the suit. Plus he's cheaper and larger.

I wish I could have both myself!

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

I really like this figure. NECA was even able to make the batarang collapsible. You can fold the batarang just like how it was designed in the film. It doesn't have a spring so pop out like the movie though. Still NECA beat Hot Toys by including this feature. The tri claw grapple was also not included in the Hot Toys release as well.

I find the 1/4 figures to be hard to stand. Same case with the Adam West Batman. I figured it's because both figures lack good ankle joints. The trick for Keaton Bats it to spread the legs a little wider.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

The fiance is not AS excited about this one as I am...... #hang@ I guess the 6"ers are less conspicuous. I have so many of those that most anything new blends right in.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

daily deal on Entertainmentearth.com...Batman 1:4 scale figure 35% off
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

Balls. Would have been nice to get him at that price. He's sold out now though.

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