From Square Enix. Square Enix’s dream team of designers, sculptors and engineers has each poured their heart and soul into creating the original designs of the Variant Play Arts KAI figures. Through generations, there has always been a force of justice that agents of crime, chaos and evil have contended with. Every incarnation of Batman that existed throughout time stood as a beacon of hope and a reflection of the age it is a part of.
Inspired by the fantastic sci-fi subgenre of steampunk, the Variant Play Arts KAI “Timeless” series welcomes a new Batman to the fold. His Batsuit, with many design aspects inspired by turn of the century steam powered technology, offers a design that transcends time and space. Fine sculpting and paintwork, as well as careful consideration of the materials used, elevate the unique texture of steam-powered technology’s functional beauty.
For example, multiple gears and cogs can be seen through a transparent piece in the chest armor and burnished bronze metallic color is used throughout. This figure has a dignified, almost classical aura, emphasized by a five-layer structure of the cape which hearkens back to designs by da Vinci. The technical machinery would not be out of place in an 1890s Batcave and the gaslamp atmosphere evoked by the design is a perfect match for the Dark Knight. Figure also includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.