Reviewshoot : Royal Selangor Hand Finished Batman Collection Pewter - Limited Edition Batman Statue
Batman was first introduced to DC Comics in the year 1939, as a character in the Detective Comics #27. He rose to stardom very quickly, giving him his own comic book series that was published the following year entitled Batman, where more characters from the Batman Universe were introduced, including his archenemy Joker. Over the years and till today, many more comic book titles of Batman have been released and among the most popular ones are Year One, The Long Halloween, A Death in the Family, The Killing Joke, and The Dark Knight Returns. Batman's popularity as a DC superhero is unmatched.
Born Bruce Wayne, he was the son of Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane, who both came from the extremely wealthy families of Thomas and Kane respectively. After the murder of his parents, Bruce was the only heir to the wealth that was left behind by his parents, and he was eventually known to the people of Gotham City as the billionaire playboy, who eventually becomes the CEO of Wayne Enterprise, a multi-billion dollar company started and owned by his family.
He was a little boy when his parents were tragically shot dead in front of him in the streets of Gotham, leaving him with only his butler, Alfred Pennyworth as his caretaker. Alfred would continue to care for Bruce with absolute loyalty and compassion, and later became a very important part of Bruce's life and a loyal assistant to Batman. Bruce's trauma from his parents' shooting was what moulded him into becoming Batman, and throughout his years of adulthood, Bruce trained under numerous teachers and mentors, achieving physical and mental capabilities beyond comprehension of the average man.
In his initial year as the cape crusader, Batman was declared as a criminal vigilante whose actions were deemed unlawful after a series of conflicts with the Red Hood Gang, and within Wayne Enterprise, involving The Riddler. Teaming up with Lucius Fox and police officer Jim Gordon, Batman defeats the Riddler, restoring order to Gotham city. Following the event, Batman and Lucius worked together to rebuild Wayne Enterprise, and Jim Gordon was made the new Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD).
Throughout his years as the protector of Gotham City, Batman remained in good terms with the GCPD and was summoned by Jim Gordon using a giant spotlight called the Bat-Signal, whenever things got out of hand or became too inconvenient for the police to handle. The crimes of Gotham City continued to grow with the birth of new crime bosses such as Two-Face, Penguin, and many others, but none would have an impact on the Bat as much as The Joker.
Batman is one of the founding members of the Justice League, together with Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The team came together for the first time when they fought alongside each other against Darkseid, during the invasion of the Parademons. After the defeat of Darkseid, sending him back to his homeland, Batman called upon the other superheroes to form a team that would be called the Justice League.
The Royal Selangor's Limited Edition Batman Figurine was launched at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. It's a limited edition figurine, as only 3000 numbered units were produced and are available worldwide. Each Royal Selangor item is hand cast by pouring molten pewter into steel moulds quickly and efficiently. The pewter used by Royal Selangor is of the highest grade available in the world! After the cooling process, each pewter piece is polished and soldered onto other appendages such as spouts, bases, or and handles, and every step of it is done by hand.
The exquisite details shown on the caped crusader is courtesy of Malaysian sculptors Alan Quah and Mufizal Mokhtar who are artists highly respected by the international comics and collectibles communities, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment.
The figurine depicts a dramatically windswept cape that amplifies the Dark Knight's dominance, a detailed body armor that encompasses his body with the ever iconic Bat Symbol emblazoned across his chest.
Every last detail of the Bat is astonishingly accurate, including the fabric construction of his Kevlar armor, his utility belt, and the gargoyle vantage point that he stands on.
The statue stands at 8.3 inches high with a width of 6.5 by 9.2 inches, and it weighs three and a half pounds. The pewter alloy is made from 92% to 97% tin, and while other metal surfaces dull over a period of time, pewter does not tarnish or corrode easily. Instead it develops a pleasing subdued tone unique to the metal over time and with use.
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