National Entertainment Collectibles Association To Offer NES-Based “Batman” Figurine In October
Last year, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) was quite busy creating figurines and action figures based on some of our favorite 80s characters. We reported back in May of last year about the figurine inspired by the LJN version of Jason Voorhees from “Friday The 13th”, and last October, they worked on a figurine based on the NES version of “RoboCop“. This week, it was announced that the latest in NES style figurines was in the works, this time based on the 1989 Sunsoft title “Batman”, of course based on the superhero and motion picture of the same name, of the same year.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton, and the 1989 NES video game, NECA will be creating a brand new “Batman” based figurine to it’s lineup. This will actually be the 6th figure in their lineup. According to NECA, Batman will stand at 7 inches tall, with over 25 points of articulation for whatever iconic pose you could ever imagine. In addition, you will also get a removable cape, Batarang and Spear Gun accessories. To give it the best look of the 8-bit era, stylized paint deco will reproduce the video games original cel-shaded look. Not to mention, that the figure itself will come packaged in a special window box style with an opening flap, which was designed to look and feel just like the classic 1989 video game packaging, complete with some minor aging to boot.
The new Batman figure will be available sometime in October, however according to NECA, this will be a one-time only run, meaning that once they are gone, they will not be reproduced. Currently, there is no word on what the cost of this future collectable will be, but it’s assumed to be around the same ballpark as other figures previously released.