McFarlane Toys unveils new 7″ scale figures for Batman, Superman, The Joker and Robin, modeled after their appearances in The Dark Knight Returns.
Four new collectible figures from Frank Miller’s iconic comic The Dark Knight Returns have been announced by McFarlane Toys.
Modeled after their appearances in The Dark Knight Returns, Batman, Superman, The Joker and Robin will be the latest additions to the DC Multiverse line of figures from McFarlane Toys. The 7″ scale figures come with 22 points of articulation in addition to a collectible card featuring figure photography on the front and a biography detailing the character’s history on the back. A character-specific accessory is also included with each figure. Batman has his grapple line, Superman a pair of open-grip hands, The Joker a knife and Carrie Kelly’s Robin her patented slingshot.
Snagging all four figures will reward collectors with a figure of the black horse Batman rides on toward the story’s final battle while rallying his troops. Although no specific details on the horse’s size were provided, McFarlane Toys promises the Build-A-Figure to be “MASSIVE.” Retailing for $24.99, all four figures are scheduled to release sometime this year, with pre-orders currently live.
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller in 1986, The Dark Knight Returns is a four-part miniseries widely regarded as one of the most influential Batman stories. Following an older Batman who emerges from retirement, the story sees the Caped Crusader tackle new criminals such as Mutants street gang and classic villains like The Joker and Two-Face. Catwoman, Green Arrow and Superman also make appearances, albeit under a grimmer light, with the young Carrie Kelly taking up the mantle of Robin.
Since its publication, The Dark Knight Returns has been adapted into a two-part animated film featuring voice work from Peter Weller as Batman and Ariel Winter as Robin. Miller has recently discussed his openness to Hollywood adapting his work into live-action, calling references to his work in the recent DC films from director Zack Snyder a “healthy relationship.”
Earlier this month McFarlane Toys also unveiled its new line of figures for The Batman, the upcoming film starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight. The DC Multiverse line will include figures for Pattinson’s Batman, Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman and Paul Dano’s The Riddler in addition to the Batcycle accessory. The three figures and Batcycle will release in January 2022.
The DC Multiverse line of figures, which include both The Batman and The Dark Knight Returns figures, was recently acquired by McFarlane Toys alongside the toymaker’s acquisition of DC Direct. The once in-house company will continue under McFarlane Toys, with statues from the lines of Batman: Black & White, Harley Quinn: Black, White & Red and the DC Designer Series set to be produced.
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Source: McFarlane Toys
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