Mezco have opened pre-orders for their One:12 Collective 6" Ascending Batman figure. This new version of the Dark Knight is released in the first quarter of 2018. He will come with the usual soft goods tailored clothing and a wealth of interchangeable parts and accessories. These include the Grappling Gun and various hooks, Batarangs, Wrist Crossbow and a Bat-Brick (heavy duty Batarang). Bat's will also get the usual high quality display base and as part of this comes an adjustable post for standing or "landing" poses.
The figure itself will have a Batman head and an unmasked Bruce Wayne Version. There are then 7 hand options to swap in and out to deal with the various accessories and the poses you may want to put Batman into. He will command the usual $80 price tag (US) and once UK orders go up, expect to be paying between £70 and £80
Mezco describe this figure as part of a trilogy, detailing Batman on a journey - the Ascending Batman is the beginning with a first appearance feel. We look forward to seeing the Middle and the End.
Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective’s Batman starts here. Batman—Ascending Knight is part of a trilogy: A beginning, a middle and an end. The Ascending Knight is Batman in his first year; designed to be contemporary but still have a first appearance feel. This is the Batman of 10 years ago, as he just began his war on crime.
At the start of his crime-fighting career Bruce Wayne is still working things out, finding what works and what doesn't. Some of his tech and gear is still a bit unfinished and raw. His Bat Suit is bulky, showing that he has not yet fine-tuned it.
Of course the design pays homage to Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics. The shape of his cowl, the shorter gloves and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by his original debut in the comics.
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN—ASCENDING KNIGHT FEATURES:
One (1) detailed Batman head portrait One (1) detailed Bruce Wayne head portrait A One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation Hand-painted, authentic detailing Over 16cm tall Seven (7) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of fists (L & R) One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R) One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R) One (1) grappling-hook holding hand (R)
Cowled Head Spandex outfit with body armor detail Leather-like cape 3D chest insignia Spiked wrist cuffs and SAP gloves Utility belt with grapple gun holster Highly detailed tactical boots
One (1) grappling gun One (1) closed grappling hook for grappling gun One (1) open grappling hook for grappling gun One (1) open grappling hook with attached rope Six (6) Batarangs One (1) heavy assault Batarang (Bat-brick) One (1) tranq-dart wrist crossbow One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Batman—Ascending Knight figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.