Most Batman representations these days have him in a much darker shade of blue. There's a part of me that appreciates the fact that Sideshow is going with a different shade than most figures use these days, but the other part of me would really prefer a more "definitive" looking Batman.
When they first unveiled this like at the 2012 SDCC, Batman was wearing a much more preferable shade of blue, so I'm not sure why they decided on this light blue look.
|Batman Prototype from SDCC 2012|
Now I'm on the fence with this whole line because without a Batman that I can feel happy about dropping 200 bucks on, I might pass on it completely.
Colors aside, the figure itself looks absolutely awesome. It looks like part Jim Lee and part Simon Bisley.
I wouldn't be surprised if this figure sees an eventual re-release with the darker colors, but then again I'm not holding my breath, either.
He's available for pre-order now on Sideshow's site for $199.99 with a release date of August 2014.