Square Enix has debuted the first official photos of its Variant Marvel Play Arts Kai Captain America, seen last month in prototype form at Comic-Con International. As with other figures in the series, the design is a bit of a departure from what we’re used to seeing in comics or on screen, with a lot of body armor. Cap’s signature shield also receives a makeover; notice the grooves, raised stars and the addition of what looks like bolts.
No details were released with the photos, but we can likely expect more soon.
Square Enix’s Variant Play Arts Kai line has produced some terrific-looking action figures —we only recently spotlighted Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Stormtrooper releases – but this Wild West Batman may be my favorite to date.
Part of the Batman Timeless series teased at New York Comic Con that will include Spartan Batman, Medieval Batman and Steampunk Batman, it’s like a glorious return to DC Comics’ Elseworlds titles. Standing more than 10 inches tall, Wild West Batman is ridiculously detailed —ornate, even — with a tattered cape, chaps, boots, a grapnel gun (with holster), tomahawk and, best of all, a cowboy hat with its own little Bat-ears.
Arriving in July, it’s available for preorder for $120 from Square Enix and retailers likeEntertainment Earth and Amazon.