Todd McFarlane reveals new Batman action figure with never-before-seen costume

(Image credit: McFarlane Toys / DC)

McFarlane Toys has unveiled a new Batman action figure designed, created and produced by namesake Todd McFarlane. 

The 'DC Multiverse Batman' action figure features a new never-before-seen version of Batman's costume. 

(Image credit: McFarlane Toys / DC)
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"It features a Black Cape and Cowl, comes with two swords, a base, and includes a collectible art card with Todd McFarlane's Batman artwork on front and character biography on the back," reads a description of the figure. "The incredibly detailed 7-inch scale figure is designed with McFarlane Toys' signature 'Ultra Articulation' with up to 22 moving parts for a full range of posing and play."

The figure will retail for $19.99 and go on sale January 2021. Exclusive to Walmart in the US and available for pre-order in mid-October at Walmart.com, the figure will also be available via "select international specialty retailers. 

Before he rose to his highest level of fame penciling Amazing Spider-Man, his own Spider-Man title and then his creator-owned Image creation Spawn, McFarlane began getting fan attention in the 80's penciling 'Batman: Year Two' stories for Detective Comics and his well-known cover to Batman #423.  And according to McFarlane, he still has a place in his heart for the Dark Knight.  

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"Batman has always been my favorite character - excluding Spawn," says McFarlane in the figure's announcement, which we guess means Spider-Man is no higher than #3. 

"I've always liked the fact that Batman has no superpowers. When it comes down to it, he's just a dude in a costume trying to combat evil. Conceivably, if Batman were in a huge battle in space, without any of his gadgets and tech, he could potentially die, unlike Superman. I've always had an affinity for Batman, and it's an honor to design a brand new version of a Batman figure for all fans and collectors."

The new Batman figure kicks off McFarlane Toys' new collector program the 'McFarlane Gold Label Collection Series' featuring other iconic pop-culture and entertainment brands. Figures in the collection will be "highly limited" and showcased in limited- edition packaging with a foil logo. 

The company promises more information about the Collector Series soon.

Speaking of Batman creators, check out our countdown of the creators who helped define the Caped Crusader (opens in new tab)

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