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Mezco's One: 12 Collective are doing something a little different with their Batman - Ascending Knight 1:12 scale (6-inch) action figure. They're looking back to the past, to the original Batman of the comics from the 40s, when his ears were longer, his cowl was shaped differently, his gadgets were a little rougher and unrefined. He, in fact, was a knight ascendant and not the super-buff superhero you see today.
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.
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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)
COSTUME: 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
ACCESSORIES: 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.
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