I've just replaced my Batman DVDs with Blu ray versions, wanted to see if there was any difference in picture quality, not got round to watching them just yet though.Tim Burton's 1989 Batman is going to be shown as part of the annual Digital Film Festival at Cineplex, the major commercial theater chain in Canada, beginning on February 1st. I'm quite tempted to attend. Seats are only $6 CAD. Would be fun to meet up with some fine folks from RS and take in the show, but alas, 'tis little more than a pipe dream.
Because they suck.I wonder why Sideshow removed the teaser image. :hmm:
Did you buy the Batman Anthology Box Set? Or did you simply stick with the Burton originals?I've just replaced my Batman DVDs with Blu ray versions, wanted to see if there was any difference in picture quality, not got round to watching them just yet though.
I bought the set, although I prefer Michael Keaton as Batman, I still rather liked the Val Kilmer film too, Tommy Lee Jones made the film for me. Not particularly fond of George Clooney's film but that was more down to Arnie's role & usually I'm a fan of his films.Did you buy the Batman Anthology Box Set? Or did you simply stick with the Burton originals?
It's the likeness that's disappointed me..., I mean if NECA can produce a £70.00 plastic toy figure & nail it then I see no reason why Sideshow can't do the same, especially at that price. Can't justify paying $400.00 for something that isn't accurate, that's just me though.Thanks for the pics, deathstar. Piece looks good overall, though I have a couple of quibbles: first, SS didn't quite nail Keaton's likeness; second - and I hate to bring this up, lol - the crotch area is underwhelming. I don't remember Keaton being that small in the movie.
I think you could've nailed it for me there..., it does look a bit odd to have a well sculpted mid section & not carry that on to his legs too.I am a bit underwhelmed by it also. Something doesn't look right imo.. I think the likeness to Keaton works ok, it's really just a chin and mouth, but looks ok to me.. It's the legs on this model.. they kind of look stumpy and not ripped enough (meaning muscular), the belt seems to ride too high. From the belt up looks good, the boots look good, it's just the bit(s) in between that don't sit right.. They could be pyjama pants he's wearing, or a bottom half of a wetsuit (but not so much). I couldn't justify the cost on this one.. even though it kinda looks cool.. just doesn't cut the mustard for me.
I'd like to hear what mad batman fans have to say about it.
It definitely sucks, although I've decided to stop buying the bigger statues now..., I had planned on making an exception for this statue BUT I just look at it & think NO now.Potentially one of the most awesome collectibles in recent memory, and Sideshow completely dropped the ball. What a crushing disappointment.
I was expecting it to be around the $400.00 mark as that's where premium format statues seem to be at now (unfortunately) but I was also expecting to be 'wowed' by this statue..., that didn't happen though so there's no way I can justify spending $400.00 on a disappointment.It's not worth the $400. With a $40 non-refundable deposit, there is no way I'm ordering this thing.
Good question. Even at half the price, it would still be pretty expensive. I might, depending on my financial situation at the time. Would you?^
Cant see that happening.. they have much $ invested in that now..
At a guess though, I reckon in 6 months there is a strong possibility of a half-price sale on it though..
Would you buy if it was half the price?
I made a point of watching Batman & Batman Returns today, I think the main problem regarding detailing with any statue is if you watch either of the films..., they are both really dark so you never really see Batman's outfit properly. I did catch glimpses & could ascertain that the legs weren't are that detailed at all in the first film but they seemed more so in the second film..., jut as in the first film he has proper defined abs but in the second film they are less so.Maybe they will make a Batman Returns PF Batman and atone for this monstrosity.