Batman's crusade against crime is about to get big — seriously big! Fisher-Price has unveiled the latest addition to its DC Super Friends-branded Imaginext line at the New York Toy Fair, and it's probably a safe bet that thousands of fans young and.... let's say not so young" will be clamoring to add the Batbot Xtreeme to their toy collection.
The 28-inch tall rob-suit is inspired by the high-tech battle-suit seen in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's “Superheavy” story arc. Gotham City's new jaeger-style protector comes with deployable batwings, shoulder-mounted projectile launchers, auxiliary punching fists and a "Batman voice changer," enabling anyone to sound like the Dark Knight.
The set also comes with its own small Batman figure and vehicle, both of which help show the Batbot's "xtreeme" scale. There's even a bat-pole for figures to slide down, and jail cell for imprisoning dangerous super villains.
All of this is a bit of a departure from the super-suit featured in the original "Superheavy" story arc — that version was only about 8 feet tall and was used by a whole different character to became the Batman that Gotham City needed after Bruce Wayne was presumed dead.
This ultimate crime-fighting accessory will be officially launched during New York Toy Fair at the Javits Centre, New York City, on Saturday, February 18. Eager toy buyers will also be able to pre-order the Batbot on Amazon.com on that date.