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We all love Batman: The Animated Series. Kotobukiya has been putting out some stellar B:TAS statues in their ARTFX+ line lately, and it looks like they’re at it again. This November, they will release their “Opening Sequence” Batman ARTFX+, a striking Batman in his iconic pose from the end of the series’ title sequence, with a diorama base capturing other design elements from the sequence. Have a look at the info from Koto, plus some more pictures, below. And let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking this one up—I know I will!
Batman: The Animated Series was created in the wake of the success of Tim Burton’s Batman films in the 90s. The series enjoyed widespread acclaim thanks to the dynamic animation by Bruce Timm, its Noir inspired aesthetics, and its darker tone that appealed to adult audiences. Now, in honor of the 80th anniversary of Batman, the animated version of the timeless hero is coming back to the ARTFX+ series for the first time in three years.
The statue’s design is based on the iconic title sequence of the series, when the Dark Knight appears on a rooftop in Gotham City with a bold flash of lightning.
The vignette style base resembles the skyline of Gotham City, with a sculpted Bat Signal shining against the nighttime scenery and three dimensional electricity effect parts that give the statue an atmospheric appearance.