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breakersrevenge
07-20-2008, 03:08 AM
These pics was posted on the ToysWorld forum.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/2683497775_84e886baf7_o.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/2683498557_31d3568d48_o.jpg

It's your call!!!

More pics here >
http://s234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/

No fighting please or the Joker will not be pleased!!

NewGoblin23
07-20-2008, 03:15 AM
Are we comparing the ones released for Batman Begins? If so I think that Hot Toys one is the newer figure but I may be wrong.

Anyways I pick Takara

Riko
07-20-2008, 03:38 AM
couldn't it be possible you think to switch the head, neck and cape of the takara and put it on the hot toys?

can someone post a headless hot toys? :)

the Doctor
07-20-2008, 03:49 AM
hot toys one looks the best!

8th wonder
07-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Hot Toys by far.

C-Phan
07-20-2008, 04:03 AM
Hot Toys by knock out !

creecher
07-20-2008, 04:08 AM
If I had to put one of them in a film, it would be Takara.

Nitro
07-20-2008, 04:15 AM
Hot Toys by a mile...

I'm not impressed with either Takara's or Medicoms torso. Looks like something you'd see if Mattel or Hasbro had the license and looks very toylike (unnatural). The only negative I see with the Hot Toys Batman is the neck. While is face is the most detailed under the cowl...Takara looks like they got the shape right in this one. Still gotta go with Hot Toys, followed by Takara, followed by Medicom...

fett1
07-20-2008, 04:17 AM
IMO.they are all great, but i would have to state that the Takara was the pinical Batman until HT re released the BB and the new TDK versions. These HT versions now take the lead in the Batman 1/6 fig arena/..............The Takara one still has the best possability and portrays the best in any Pics that I have seen on the net though, but the chris bale sculpt on the New HT versions is the best Bale likeness................:rock:rock:rock

Rock83
07-20-2008, 05:57 AM
If I had to put one of them in a film, it would be Takara.

I agree to that,Takara is overall the best figure,but HT is the most movie accurate.

a-dev
07-20-2008, 09:35 AM
Someone else has probably said it long before but does anyone think Takara looks more like Val Kilmer as Batman?

Riko
07-20-2008, 09:40 AM
couldn't it be possible you think to switch the head, neck and cape of the takara and put it on the hot toys?

can someone post a headless hot toys? :)

??...:rolleyes:

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 09:41 AM
Medicom looks like a 12 year old in a Halloween costume.

carbo-fation
07-20-2008, 09:44 AM
HT is movie accurate in terms of costume but Takara is the better overall figure esp in terms of likeness.

Shai
07-20-2008, 09:46 AM
Again takara FTW.....Medicom one looks cheap.Is it me or the Hot toys one looks to have his legs too short compare to his torso....theres something wrong there....

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 09:47 AM
HT is movie accurate in terms of costume but Takara is the better overall figure esp in terms of likeness.

I tend to agree here. I know the cool new thing is to love the HT version, which is kick ass!!!, but I stiil prefer the Tak for some reason.

I still might get the HT version. Not sure yet :dunno

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 09:47 AM
Again takara FTW.....Medicom one looks cheap.

:lecture :lecture :lecture

great1
07-20-2008, 09:50 AM
So... anyone want to buy a Takara?

Moonloop
07-20-2008, 09:55 AM
I don't know how you people prefer the Tak over HT. The HT one is the film accurate and besides that it looks 100 times better in all ways than the Takara Batman.

Bardoon
07-20-2008, 09:57 AM
Even though I love the new Hot Toys version, I still like the Takara one.

I don't really have a decision between which is better (HT or Takara) but I love both of them and I'm glad to see Hot Toys redeem themselves after their first lackluster BB figure.

darren1228
07-20-2008, 10:09 AM
I don't know how you people prefer the Tak over HT. The HT one is the film accurate and besides that it looks 100 times better in all ways than the Takara Batman.

Takara version for me too. I have the HT one on preorder but I prefer the Takara one because it just looks better proportionally. I don't care about film accuracy at all.

mohawk1975
07-20-2008, 10:39 AM
Medicom - the poorest of the three -

HT Excellent and probably the most movie accurate.

But if you're asking which one looks the best then the Takara.

Luchador138
07-20-2008, 11:33 AM
Look at the head sculpt on the HT one and you'll see which one is the best, the Takara Batman has horrible eyes in that pic while the HT one looks like someone wearing the cowl.

mr.fan
07-20-2008, 11:35 AM
I don't know how you people prefer the Tak over HT. The HT one is the film accurate and besides that it looks 100 times better in all ways than the Takara Batman.

I completely agree, I don't see where the takara guys are coming from...

drunk_leprechaun
07-20-2008, 11:46 AM
Even though I love the new Hot Toys version, I still like the Takara one.

I don't really have a decision between which is better (HT or Takara) but I love both of them and I'm glad to see Hot Toys redeem themselves after their first lackluster BB figure.

we'll be calling the new tdk line ht figures "lackluster" 2 years down the road, when and if HT makes a line from a third movie:lol

EVILFACE
07-20-2008, 12:06 PM
Is that also the new Medicom one or the old? Didn't realize Takbats was so tall. Having owned him, he was a great figure, just a bit too skinny, didn't car for the oversized tennis shoes and the hands would not stay attached. But I sold him for $40 more than I paid, so no complaints there!!

HT all the way.

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 12:09 PM
Lets all agree on one thing.

That Medicom one SUX ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BadMoon
07-20-2008, 12:13 PM
Lets all agree on one thing.

That Medicom one SUX ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't be so sure. I am having trouble seeing him down there. :monkey3

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Its that little dot of suckyness next to the Hot Toys Batmans right boot.

Wanderer
07-20-2008, 12:21 PM
Yeah maybe the Hot Toys version of suit 1 is more accurate than Takaras' however i'm more than happy with my Tak Bats and will be proudly displaying him with the Tumbler. I'll only get the Hot Toys TDK suit for the Batpod so i'm really not fussed.

.........and yeah, lets just class Medicoms as a non starter

BadMoon
07-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Its that little dot of suckyness next to the Hot Toys Batmans right boot.

Oh now that you pointed it out I think I see it. Is that a Batman figure? It looked like a little person with a funny hat. :lol

The Craw
07-20-2008, 12:26 PM
ive never liked the takara version. it looks nothing like bale as batman. the head is ugly. and why is there a midget in a batsuit in that picture? i dont get why they are surrounding that magnificent HT figure with crap.:dunno

Wor-Gar
07-20-2008, 12:34 PM
My two cents, having owned none of them:

I think the HT looks more like a real man in a suit...but the Takara is a great figure, with crisp lines and a great overall shape, although he also looks somewhat exaggerated. Also, the Takara head (cowl) looks almost like a cross between old suit and new suit Batman. The HT cowl looks like the movie version, especially since it's movie flaw was the immobile neck.


These pics was posted on the ToysWorld forum.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/2683497775_84e886baf7_o.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/2683498557_31d3568d48_o.jpg

It's your call!!!

More pics here >
http://s234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/

No fighting please or the Joker will not be pleased!!

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 12:37 PM
My two cents, having owned none of them

:lol :lol :lol :lol

Thats funny WG.

pjam
07-20-2008, 12:46 PM
HT is now the superior version. Best body (Bale was 220 when he starting filming Begins and Buster Reeves, the Stunt Guy was a ripped stud, even bigger than Bale).

HT weapons, belt, detailing is also superior. The Tak Bats WAS the better figure between it and the HT V1, but now, with the superior Bale sculpt and the redesigned Cowl there is really no comparison as far as Film accuracy.

The Tak Bats is an amazing figure though, it has its own sleekness to it but the shoes are off and the Cape is kind of crappy.

Ny only nits with the HT V2 is that that the cowl neck may be too long and when the head is tilted down, the cowl base lays too close over the symbol. Also the brow lines are a little too sharp and the browline angles are still a bit severe, other than that it totally rocks.

Medicom figure does not merit comment.

creecher
07-20-2008, 12:51 PM
I completely agree, I don't see where the takara guys are coming from...

Tak's Bats looks like a muscular athlete, HT Bat's looks like a beer belly Bats. It may be that HT is screen accurate, but as they are trying for so much realism, in the films, they shoulda gone for Batman, not Fatman. Look at HT neck, it's wider than his head. If you can't see what we see, your HT blinkers are getting in the way.

King Darkness
07-20-2008, 12:51 PM
Medicom figure does not merit comment.

:lol :lol :lol :lol

I'll field this one Paul.


Medicom version SUX ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2008, 12:54 PM
It's funny that so many dislike the Tak Bats cape because that's my favorite part of that figure. It may be thin but that allows it too hang more naturally and it's the perfect length. I never did like the thick, oversized cape that the HT Bats has.

I hope that isn't the way the new HT Bats cape is. Anybody know for sure if they changed the cape design for the new one?

SOLIDSNAKE
07-20-2008, 12:55 PM
1- takara
2- hot toys
3- medicom

Wor-Gar
07-20-2008, 12:55 PM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee146/breakersrevenge168/BATMAN%20-%20MEDICOM%20vs%20HOTTOYS%20vs%20TAKARA/2683498557_31d3568d48_o.jpg

The only other thing is that HT has a ******, and the Tak has what should be there.

The Craw
07-20-2008, 12:56 PM
you can't see what we see, your HT blinkers are getting in the way.i only care about likeness and the takara looks nothing like film batman. there's no detail in the mask up in the eye area. plus the mouth hole isnt big enough or the right shape and the boots look like he's ready to be the 5th member of kiss(though they seem alright in this picture). overrated.

pjam
07-20-2008, 12:56 PM
It's funny that so many dislike the Tak Bats cape because that's my favorite part of that figure. It may be thin but that allows it too hang more naturally and it's the perfect length. I never did like the thick, oversized cape that the HT Bats has.

I hope that isn't the way the new HT Bats cape is. Anybody know for sure if they changed the cape design for the new one?

Yes, they did. Not nearly as big as HT V1.
The actual cape is a flocked parachute type material. HT got that flocked look right in V1, now it is also a superior cape.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2008, 01:02 PM
Yes, they did. Not nearly as big as HT V1.
The actual cape is a flocked parachute type material. HT got that flocked look right in V1, now it is also a superior cape.

Cool. I was hoping they'd improve that cape a bit.

pjam
07-20-2008, 01:08 PM
:lol :lol :lol :lol

I'll field this one Paul.


Medicom version SUX ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

Somehow, I knew you'd respond to that. :lol

Les Walker
07-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Hot Toys wins this round.

pjam
07-20-2008, 01:39 PM
Cool. I was hoping they'd improve that cape a bit.

Here ya go Coco...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/1DK_Batman_12inches.jpg

http://us.f6.yahoofs.com/hkblog/hwgTYkGDARVDuIUrsg--_4/blog/20080719121448572.jpg.jpg?ib_____Dvq.Zk3hO
http://us.f6.yahoofs.com/hkblog/hwgTYkGDARVDuIUrsg--_4/blog/20080719121430765.jpg.jpg?ib_____DCbJIv8zL

Bigfoot-X
07-20-2008, 01:52 PM
I just noticed something odd with the new Hot Toys figure.

Check out his knees. You can see that they're not aligned with the "knee pad" of the suit. You can see the joint sticking out at the side in a few of those photos.

I don't see that with the TAKARA figure. I guess that's where the "poseable" part comes into play here.

What they should have done is placed the V1 and V2 side by side in these pics and show how much Hot Toys have improved.

My old rankings were:

1. TAKARA
2. Nothing else compared at that time :p

My new rankings are:

1. Hot Toys V2
2. TAKARA

As much as I love my TAKARA Bats and paid a small fortune for it, I will admit that Hot Toys has blown the TAKARA away with the V2.

Extremely movie accurate and I have it on pre-order. PLUS I'll be keeping my TAKARA version as too ;)

Wor-Gar
07-20-2008, 01:55 PM
http://us.f6.yahoofs.com/hkblog/hwgTYkGDARVDuIUrsg--_4/blog/20080719121448572.jpg.jpg?ib_____Dvq.Zk3hO

Love this shot. If he looks like that on my shelf, then I'll be more than happy with the original suit Batman.

pjam
07-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Yeah, no question it's badass.

New Body, excellent articulation, new suit design, new cowl sculpt, great Bale sculpt, they made the cape shorter, more acccessories, three sets of hands and the gauntlets aren't glossy black anymore... they look much better with the improved body suit now.

Very Cool figure. :blackbat

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2008, 04:21 PM
Here ya go Coco...


Thanks pjam. Looks like they stayed with the thick material but at least it's not as long. I can definitely live with that.

Amanaman
07-20-2008, 04:31 PM
I love Medicom and all, but why are they wasting their resources on this? I'd much rather have another MGS4 character. At least they got the crotch right.

mr.fan
07-20-2008, 04:53 PM
My guess is that the people saying they prefer the takara bats over hts is that they ARE already owners of the takara bats and don't want to justify spending an extra $150 on ht's new bats, therefore they convince themselves tk bats is better :)
lol j/k, but honestly, ht's rapes the ^^^^ out of takara's bats.

darren1228
07-20-2008, 05:20 PM
My guess is that the people saying they prefer the takara bats over hts is that they ARE already owners of the takara bats and don't want to justify spending an extra $150 on ht's new bats, therefore they convince themselves tk bats is better :)
lol j/k, but honestly, ht's rapes the ^^^^ out of takara's bats.

I don't get it why can't people accept that both these figures are exceptional and some people prefer one while others prefer the other. No way that HT's rapes the ^^^^ out of Takara Bats. Takara's looks like an exaggerated comic version of the Begins Batman but no way in hell does that mean it sucks. For people who don't need Batman looking film accurate this is a good choice. And this isn't about not wanting to justify an extra $150 on the HT version cause I have the HT version preordered as well. I could say that you are trying to justify the $150+ you spent on your HT Batman. Some people like skinny girls and some like healthy looking girls and its the same with Batman figures :D

icruise
07-20-2008, 05:32 PM
I prefer the Hot Toys version, but I'm not sure why people are being so dismissive of the Medicom version. Yeah, it's the worst of the three, but is it THAT bad? I would also like to state that I don't see Bale in the Takara sculpt at all.

Alice
07-20-2008, 05:54 PM
I personally like the new HT version the best even though I own the Tak. Only thing that bothers me is the neck seems a tad long, and the way the base of the cowl is rounded and not movie accurate. I guess that wouldn't be too hard to fix, but I also don't have $200 to blow in the fig at the moment.
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creecher
07-20-2008, 10:50 PM
No fighting please or the Joker will not be pleased!!

Asking a bit much there breaker. :lol

Taks looks the part. HT looks like a fat old ^art. Medicom may be small, but still has more packages in his delivery sack, though Hot Toys wins in an opinion poll.

Sorry guys no mention of movie accuracy whatsoever in the title of this thread. Just one vs the other. So Hot Toys wins, but it appears that there are still inaccuracies in the Hot Toys camp. So it looks like close enough is good enough. Only a collector is going to really know the finer differences anyway. To the average Joe, the overall look would put Taks on top of the ladder. So on display, on a shelf, I would have to say Taks wins. It's just a better looking doll.

The Craw
07-20-2008, 10:52 PM
takara is fugly. nuff said. bale should find out who's inside that takara costume and kick his ass for stealing his identity.

ps. he can use the takara moonboots to do the ass kicking.

creecher
07-20-2008, 10:53 PM
You place the whole look on the part sticking out of the costume. That's your choice.

creecher
07-20-2008, 11:18 PM
My guess is that the people saying they prefer the takara bats over hts is that they ARE already owners of the takara bats and don't want to justify spending an extra $150 on ht's new bats, therefore they convince themselves tk bats is better :)
lol j/k, but honestly, ht's rapes the ^^^^ out of takara's bats.
This whole argument went on when Batman Begins first came out. I bought the Hot Toys one. Movie accuracy. When Takara reissued theirs. I bought one. I happen to like it much more and regret buying the Begins one to tell you the truth. I regret the things I said to people, who bought the first Takara, who tried to tell me how good it was.

HT latest Begins Bats is an improvement, no worries about that, but who can say it is better than the Tak till they have it in hand, and have had a Tak Bat to compare it with. No one really. Not yet, but soon.

trex
07-22-2008, 01:12 PM
Hi,
newbie here. I've owned all three from Batman Begins and it was no contest. The Takara Batman was the best (don't know about the new HT redo).

HT's BB version looked chunky and had articulation problem especially in the neck area. When you moved the head, the cowl base moved too so there ended up being a sizeable gap.

Medicom's version was too small compared to TK & HT BB. It also lacked good articulation/poseability vs. TK's. The best thing with RAH was the belt. It looked nicer than the other two.

TK BB had the best articulation/poseability and facial sculpt. The biggest disappointment were the boots which look cheap and are clunky (i've been trying to find alternate ones forever). Another concern (but is what gives TK the win in articulation/poseability) is the rubber suit. It can rip if you're not careful and picks up dust easily (besides being less accurate than HT's suit).
Otherwise TK's version was the best with an extra head (very good CB likeness), extra hands and a pre-batsuit harness set.

Anyway, just my .02!

BTW, I ended up selling the HT & RAH BB b/c the Takara version, with it's flaws, still won hands down.

icruise
07-22-2008, 01:19 PM
Well, I think everyone agrees that Takara was the winner last time. With the new figures, HT seems to have the edge.

pjam
07-22-2008, 01:25 PM
The Tak Bats is a beautiful Figure with a great sculpt and the ONLY version with training harness although the head mask (balaclava) is inaccurate.

I bought the HT Bats, then sold it to get a Tak. When I saw the new HT BB, I sold the Tak. That pretty much sums it up for me.

galactiboy
07-22-2008, 01:29 PM
Make mine Hot Toys... although I kinda wish his suit was less matte. Kinda like how the others have a bit of a sheen to them. But still, overall HT V2

spoongirl
07-22-2008, 01:43 PM
Make mine Hot Toys... although I kinda wish his suit was less matte. Kinda like how the others have a bit of a sheen to them. But still, overall HT V2

If the BB suit is rubber/latex like it appears then you should be able to use a little of latex polish. This is the stuff people use on their latex clothing to shine it up ;) Stay away from anything with oil in it though, since that will destroy it.

Wanderer
07-22-2008, 01:58 PM
The Tak Bats is a beautiful Figure with a great sculpt and the ONLY version with training harness although the head mask (balaclava) is inaccurate.

I bought the HT Bats, then sold it to get a Tak. When I saw the new HT BB, I sold the Tak. That pretty much sums it up for me.

...what? that you're indecisive?!:lol

I do like the new hot toys re-do but frankly i cant justify getting another version of the same figure. I'll gladly settle with Takara

Shai
07-22-2008, 02:03 PM
Come to think of it, I prefer the Hot Toys one..:monkey1

Memnoch
07-22-2008, 02:05 PM
Come to think of it, I prefer the Hot Toys one..:monkey1

The Almighty Shai has spoken. Bow before his word. Get the HT .. or DIE!! :D

Shai
07-22-2008, 02:05 PM
The Almighty Shai has spoken. Bow before his word. Get the HT .. or DIE!! :D

:rock:rock:rock

pjam
07-22-2008, 02:12 PM
...what? that you're indecisive?!:lol

It's called Trading Up. :lol

Oh, and the profit made from flipping those 2 figs will pay for my HT BB.

How's that for indecisive? :lol

EdwardNashton1
05-27-2009, 12:40 PM
Are we comparing the ones released for Batman Begins? If so I think that Hot Toys one is the newer figure but I may be wrong.

Anyways I pick Takara


If I had to put one of them in a film, it would be Takara.


Takara version for me too. I have the HT one on preorder but I prefer the Takara one because it just looks better proportionally. I don't care about film accuracy at all.

Gentlemen, I agree with you all :cool:

FDBMath
05-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Owning both the Tak Bats and the HT v2, there is no contest in my opinion. The HT Bats is currently displayed on one of my shelves, the Tak Bats is in its box, packed away (as I contemplate selling it off).

Don't get me wrong, the Tak Bats was the best when it came out and is a fine figure. The current HT figure is just a much better figure overall.

But, as they say, to each their own. Oh, and a nice resurrection of an old thread from before most people on this site had the HT one in hand.

Wanderer
05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
If I had to put one of them in a film, it would be Takara.

:lecture:lecture:lecture:lecture

rw23
05-27-2009, 02:17 PM
Gentlemen, I agree with you all :cool:


:slap We get it, you like the Takara Bats...

Voorhees27
05-27-2009, 02:26 PM
People would still prefer the Takara over the V2 HT's bats? :confused: Really?

Don't get me wrong my Takara was my favorite figure at one time but imo its not even close to what HT's released.

I would assume the ones that prefer Takara have never seen the V2 HT's in person? Sorry its a no brainer.

Riko
05-27-2009, 03:44 PM
People would still prefer the Takara over the V2 HT's bats? :confused: Really?

Don't get me wrong my Takara was my favorite figure at one time but imo its not even close to what HT's released.

I would assume the ones that prefer Takara have never seen the V2 HT's in person? Sorry its a no brainer.


I especially sold my takara for the Hot Toys one.
It took me a while tough :) I had to be convinced by some good in hand pictures. They got me over and I must say, the Hot toys is better, I did some mod on it, and now it looks even better.
I shortened the neck part, pinned down the triangles and give it the takara cape and now it is the best Begins figure out there. :)

pictures in my signature

Voorhees27
05-27-2009, 04:08 PM

I especially sold my takara for the Hot Toys one.
It took me a while tough :) I had to be convinced by some good in hand pictures. They got me over and I must say, the Hot toys is better, I did some mod on it, and now it looks even better.
I shortened the neck part, pinned down the triangles and give it the takara cape and now it is the best Begins figure out there. :)

pictures in my signature

Thats cool, I just don't have the balls to make the cape mod. I do LOVE the way it looks with Takara cape though, it does make it better.

Dally
05-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Gentlemen, I agree with you all :cool:

I don't understand why you're bumping this thread. How on earth is that Takara toy superior to the Hot Toy's masterpiece?

vodoun
05-27-2009, 04:19 PM
I've always wanted a bubble bath Batman. Wonder if the heat would make the Takara rubber more pliable. It's horribly firm as is.

Cap'n Cook
05-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Nothing like a good old necropost.

FYI, HT BB V2 rules all.

MANDO
05-27-2009, 05:52 PM
The funny thing here is that this thread stopped getting replys in late July of last year, which was right around the time that HT released their BB Batman v2. I don't own either figure but that alone is enough for me.