While the Hot Toys team is generally withdrawn when it comes to responding to fan feedback, they definitely take it into account when warranted. Case and point the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Batman figure, which some fans lambasted on social media when Hot Toys released images of its Movie Masterpiece Series sixth-scale prototype.
Comments like “looks….strange, like it’s a guy cosplaying as Batman” by Facebook user Gabe Rivera, and “The head sculpt and Costume look great, but you guys made him fat! He is WAY more sculpted and defined in the film. He kinda looks like a middle aged man who bought a $50 Batman costume. Please fix it, Hot Toys” by Cody Kersey, to the more sensible and constructive feedback that the “Face sculpt looks OK but the body needs to be more toned and muscular” by JB Gimena.
“He kinda looks like a middle aged man who bought a $50 Batman costume. Please fix it, Hot Toys!”
Concerned fans can now rest easy. Hot Toys has listened and Batman is no longer Fatman. Hot Toys has announced they’ve been working to refine the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sixth-scale Batman and an updated photo shows an all-new muscular body and newly tailored Batsuit, capturing Ben Affleck’s as the caped crusader more accurately.