The screen-accurate detail and variety of display options make the Batman Premium Bust by Prime 1 Studio a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of DC Comics’ iconic Caped Crusader.
Inspired by the Dark Knight’s appearance in the acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Knight” (released back in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC), Prime 1’s Batman Premium Bust delivers a spot-on obverse depiction of the titular hero as he appears on screen. It’s evident that the artists paid considerable attention to capturing the array of complex surface components and contours of Batman’s high-tech suit. The statue exhibits a seemingly painstaking degree of sculpted detail that’s accentuated and ultimately brought to life (to an uncanny level) by a painted veneer that bears the same level of precision. In particular, the armor has been faithfully recreated with the familiar multi-layer composite fabrication as seen in the game, along with the nicks and scoring of accrued battle damage, characteristics that gamers are sure to appreciate.
The variety of display options that Prime 1’s Batman Premium Bust offers are particularly noteworthy. The statue comes with three lifelike interchangeable head sculpts that give collectors the option of presenting Gotham’s steely-eyed defender masked with an angry snarl, with a combat-marred cowl, or fully unmasked revealing the visage of Bruce Wayne. The three portraits are also compatible with Prime 1’s 1:3-scale Batman statue, which adds a bit of cross-collectible compatibility to the mix of features. Overall, the piece stands nearly 10.5 inches tall from the hexagonal base to the tips of his cowl (and just under 9.5 inches tall with the unmasked head sculpt in place).
A welcome addition to the ever-expanding line-up of superhero collectibles, Prime 1 Studio’s Batman Premium Bust released earlier in August at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $229.99 USD.