At the end of last year I bought some really cool 1:6 scale
Batman came in a nice windowpane box with collapsed display stand, one extra set of hands, and four different batarangs:
As I said, DC Direct produced another, Classic styled version of this guy in blue, and a Justice version based on the Alex Ross design was released quite recently as well. Both the suit and boots zip up in back, though I didn't feel the need to strip him down. Batman's belt fastens with a peg in back- the last storage compartment on the belt has the hole for this adjoining peg, and was unfortunately not glued to the end well enough to endure the stress of being fastened & unfastened. I remedied this with some epoxy after clumsily popping it loose almost immediately.
The zippered boots are vinyl with "waffle-stomper" soles- very tailored looking! Made from the same material as his boots, Batman's huge, scalloped cape looks leathery & badass! DC Direct produced twenty-three of these 1:6 scale dolls between June 2005 & August 2008, and while simple compared to a Medicom or Hot Toys 1:6 doll, I think they are just beautiful! They are definitely the most extravagant toys I have, and I just love them. After getting my first 1:6 DC Direct doll last October, I knew I would end up getting another!
I've been a huge Batman for as long as I can remember- seems to me this is the case with most all action figure/toy collectors I've known. The mythic, noir essence of the character is irresistible to people of all ages. My first Batman action figure was an 8" Mego, and I also had a larger Mego Magnetic Batman & Robin as a child- while both very cool, nothing as detailed as this DC Direct existed back then... we truly live in the most exciting times to be collecting toys.
Witnessing his parents' murder forever changed young Bruce Wayne. Vowing to avenge their deaths, he spent years honing mind & body to peak performance. Armed with wits, fighting skills, and fantastic gadget, he protects the people of Gotham City from evildoers as the Batman.
*DC Direct's 1:6 Scale collection at JoeAcevedo.Com!