I think there’s only one way to start of a post about a tall figure of GITS’s Batou. With the words “Hell Yeah!”
Batou is a really cool dude, and I am so happy to get to post about him here. ❤ So Batou, he’s got a white crew cut this go round, which pleases me, I wasn’t very fond of the ponytail he was sporting in Innocence. His artificial eyes are well painted and look very nice. His face is sculpted magnificently, more often then not on that rare occasion we get toys of older characters they never look like adults in the face. Batou however looks chiseled. You’ll never find a Kotetsu like that.
His jacket looks fantastic, the collar and zipper both look fantastic. His shirts got quite a few wrinkles on it too.
The belt is well painted and the sculpt on his pants is pretty damn nice. Also Banpresto is getting better, this is the third figure I’ve bought from them this year whose hand is on their hip, he is the only one of the three whose hand reaches said hip. So yay Banpresto! Also though boo Banpresto. Why are his fingernails white? That’s just awkward.
I love the sculpt of the cargo pockets they look mega awesome and very realistic. I also like the fact that his pants are wrinkled to all hell and back, not like those nicely ironed pants all the pretty boy figures are wearing. Batou as always is keeping it real.
Is there a way to make any outfit look cooler then adding combat boots to it? No I don’t think so either. Everything looks better with combat boots. True to military style Batou’s pant legs are tucked into his boots. Strangely enough his boots don’t have laces, the have straps. The sculpt looks great though so I’m not going to question it too much.
I’m pretty fond of his profile, it shows off thatstern side of him that we got to know in the movies (unlike the tv series and manga). His cheek bones are really defined and his ears are really awesome.
His jacket pockets look just as fantastic as the ones on his pants. And I loved the ribbed elbows on his sleeves. Makes for a very cool touch.
The paint on the bottom of his jacket is slightly erred. Breaks my heart just a little bit. His fist has pretty nice definition, Nice knuckles and all.
Yeah awesome pants, I love how, well to put it bluntly, how worn they look. Nothing about this figure looks like it’s right out of the wash and I kind of appreciate that a bit.
It’s really hard to see but if you look very closely just above the jacket’s collar there are two small holes. At first I thought they were injection marks, but after actually looking at them I realized they were Batou’s plug ins. How cool is that?
The back of his coat is just as detailed as the rest, I’m really very fond of this coat.
I really love his pants. Batou does not need skin tight ‘oh god please don’t bend over’ pants to look freaking awesome from any angle.
Overall I think Batou is really close to being one of the coolest guys on my shelf. I love this figure and he’ll look awesome with my Antonio Lopez.