Mattel Reveals ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Batman And Deathstroke Action Figures
Not to be outdone by DC Collectibles’ ongoing Batman: Arkham Origins/Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate video game tie-in action figure reveals, Mattel’s unloaded two new promotional images of its 6″ B:AO Batman and Deathstroke toys. The timing is solid considering last week’s steady stream of E3 reveals, including new gameplay footage and screen shots of Batman confronting an army of goons hired by Black Mask to wipe him from the streets of Gotham. Serving as Batman’s most capable rival in terms of combat, Deathstroke‘s been a major player in game promos, which is probably why Mattel’s honed in on the increasingly action figure-ified villain for its retail line.The Batman figure seems not to include any overt accessories, although Mattel may stick him with at least a Batarang. Deathstroke, on the other hand, is armed to the teeth with a pistol, rifle, staff, sword and scabbard.
No word on when these figures will reach retail, but odds are good they’ll drop around the same time as the Arkham Origins games on October 25. After all, DC Collectibles will begin selling its shinier and scalier version of Batman, and Black Mask in September, followed by the Joker and Bane in October.