There’s been a flurry of activity recently with the toy industry kicking off the year with more announcements coming every day. Its easy in this instance to overlook some of the quieter announcements and so we’re going to be previewing a variety of figures hitting the market later this year and would love to hear your thoughts as we work our way through them.

Ninja Batman S.H.Figuarts from Bandai Tamashii Nations

Those of you with eagle eyes may remember seeing two figures on display from Bandai back at New York Comic Con from the upcoming Batman anime. Now, at the time , there were many in the community who were sceptical as the figures just appeared out of the blue without any grounding or context. Well, the next thing we found in our laps was an incredible trailer for the new Anime which made the figures suddenly look all that more appealing.

If you missed it in the hubbub then you can catch it below!

Recently we’ve had the full compliment of product images revealed from Bandai and they show what could be a fantastic addition to the S.H.Figuarts line with Batman being a character who takes very nicely to the Samurai aesthetic and looks more suited to it then then Marvel characters over in the Meisho line such as Spider-man and Iron Man who don’t quite take to the look with as much grace.


The stock images give off a really great vibe especially coming off the back of the trailer which should hopefully deliver more characters in this feudal Japan vein  as Grodd and Catwoman are just two of the characters glimpsed. As with all S.H.Figuarts , the figure comes with a variety of themed accessories which in this case look to be a Katana and sheath and some small blades which will likely be slotted onto the figure much the same way with the Meisho Movie Realisation Boba Fett figure. All of these things considered it definitely looks like this is a figure to watch and I have high hopes that it will deliver.

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Batman is available for pre-order now and will be released in July this year so expect much more coverage and an in-hand review the closer we get to the release date.

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