A few years ago, in the Batman comic books, after the caped crusader was presumed dead, Jim Gordon helped protect Gotham using a giant Batman mechanised suit. That “Superheavy” story arc is what inspired this obscenely giant BatBot Xtreme toy that will make you wish you were five years old again.
Fisher-Price’s new BatBot Xtreme is part of the company’s Imaginext brand, which is essentially a line of miniature action figures designed to be safe and accessible for younger kids.
But standing 71cm tall, this towering mech is almost as big as the average toddler, so we’re not entirely sure how they’re going to be able to carry it to a playdate or show-and-tell at school without some sort of BatCrane accessory.
In addition to a voice changer and blasters that fire tiny foam disks at Batman’s foes, the BatBot Xtreme also features a set of pop-up wings that reveal an extra pair of extending fists that kids can use as a sort of Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots toy to smash things up; a popular pastime amongst five-year-old kids. BatBot Xtreme’s chest also opens to reveal a playset with multiple levels, and the BatCycle comes shooting out of its foot should the Dark Knight need to beat a hasty retreat that’s just not possible while he’s piloting a giant city-smashing mech.
Australian availability has not yet been announced.