It's been more than five years since Christopher Nolan's second entry in The Dark Knight trilogy seared its definitive take on Batman into a serious amount of cinematic souls, but even after covering its fair share of merchandising ground across all three TDK films, Hot Toys had yet to enter its version of the Batcave. That changes in 2014 as three new 1/6 scale configurations of the movie version of the Batman Armory are set to debut. There'll be a Batman Armory with a 1/6 scale Batman figure, an Armory with a 1/6 scale Alfred Pennyworth figure, and an Armory with 1/6 scale figures of both Alfred and Bruce Wayne. The coolest thing about these sets, however, is that they ALL come with the pieces needed to construct a 1/6 scale Batman or any combination of Batsuit/Bruce/Alfred parts. I think every toy fan is ready to see The Dark Pennyworth Rise from the comfort of their own shelf.

The armory itself is meant to function as a precise replica of what's seen in The Dark Knight and later The Dark Knight Rises movies. There's a lean and mean Batsuit hanging in a cage lined with spare utility belts, nonlethal weapons and grappling hooks atop collapsable drawers brimming with batarangs, pellets and other gadgetry. All of this can be illuminated with overhanging LED bulbs via an included remote control, to boot.

What they heck, these Batman Armory sets have enough common accessories to merit a proper rundown courtesy of Hot Toys:

The 1/6th scale Batman Armory (with Batman Collectible Figure) Collectible specially 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

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

- 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

- 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 Batman figure that comes with each of the three Armory sets, along with the Alfred (as modeled after actor Sir Michael Caine) and Bruce (as modeled after actor Christian Bale) figures, all feature Hot Toys' Parallel Eyeball Rolling System that produces a range of facial expressions without the need for swappable faceplates or heads.

All three armories are projected to arrive between the second and third quarters of 2014, with the Batman Armory with Batman going for about $385, the Batman Armory with Alfred fetching around $525 and the Batman Armory with Alfred and Bruce hitting $625. Considering how much individual HT figures can go for, it seems like these sets are going to give Batfans their... pennies' worth.

You can see all of the upcoming The Dark Knight Batman Armory sets from Hot Toys below.


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