Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes

Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes

Batman has been a lot of absurd things to Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai toy line — cowboy, steampunk internet fever dream, unholy draconic Final Fantasy abomination and yes, sometimes just plain old Batman. This latest figure is a little less plain and a little more joyously crazy: Samurai Batman is finally a thing once more.

Bushido Batman is the latest 28cm tall figure in Square-Enix's "Timeless" collection which re-imagines Batman in various time periods. Like, you know, the H.R. Giger-inspired Samurai Age, a totally real thing.

Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes

Obviously, this one is a call back to the old days of feudal Japan — which has been a popular source of East-meets-West mashups in toys lately — with Batman getting some absurdly spiky samurai armour to replace his usual supersuit. As well as being a figure with enough sharp edges to take someone's eye out, Bushido Bats comes with two swords (and sheaths to put them in), a grappling hook, and multiple hands with which to pose him stabbing the ever-loving crap out of people.

Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes

Aside from the hilariously angular cape, this is a surprisingly restrained entry in Play Arts Kai's usually increasingly-absurd alt-takes on pop culture characters. Honestly, it works for it, straddling the right line between goofy and too over-the-top that it makes for a cool looking figure.

Bushido Batman Won't Use Guns But Is Fine With Stabbing Dudes

Less cool is the price: turns out there's both a Batman tax and a Samurai tax. Bushido Batman will be out in June in Japan, where it will cost a whopping 19,800 yen... around $US175 ($247). Considering these are usually about $US100 ($141), that's where the ridiculousness comes in.


Comments

    Seems a fair price for that level of detail. Looks like a very flexible figure and each shot of it almost looks like something that was drawn for a comic cover or a poster.
    The top image is a little funny though when you realise his arm isn't long enough to draw that very long sword from his back.

    I imagine he'd hit with the back of the blade.

    Or take a page from the book of Leonardo and only use it to cut open robots and machines

    Deathstroke: Batman.... The f***
    Batman: Mad?
    Deathstroke: No... just lost my pride in you is all.

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