View Full Version : Sovereign 20th anniversary Keaton Batman

11-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Not really a "new" project, but an overhaul of an on-going project that started as just another list but never ended.


This is my newest (and hopefully last) version of the 1989 Keaton Batman. This one has a full rubber suit, where as the previous versions had a Lycra base suit. I've added an interchangable head system with two heads; a Keaton portrait I did a while back (had that posted here seperately at one time) and the masked head with a new cowl insert head made from a casting of the portrait so that they match. The heads, neck, belt and logo are resin. The entire costume is cast in rubber. The cape is vinyl.
I wanted a new version that looked like it belonged with the Hot Toys Batman figures and was a bit more consistent with how those are made. I think this guy does the trick. I've always charged Freaks memebers $125.00 for the original Keaton Batman figures. I had thought I would charge more for these, as they seemed more complex and time consuming. But without all of trimming of rubber parts, sewing the base suit and the pain-in-the-ass process of gluing all that to the Lycra, they actually take a bit less time. So, I'm sticking with the original $125.00.
I'm not starting a list for these. The list started over a year ago and has never ended, so if you want to order one just let me know.


11-29-2008, 09:16 PM
love it shawn! and congrats on the big 20 my friend! i can remember when i 1st stumbled onto your site and ordered my 1st batman from you. its great to see you on here showcasing all this incredible work. good job my friend. and a huge thanks!

11-30-2008, 01:27 AM
I forgot to mention a couple points......

He will also come with an extra painted neck so the unmasked head can be used to make a Wayne figure.

Apart from the guys that have paid already, I will not be taking orders for this until mid to late January 09.

11-30-2008, 10:30 AM
WOW shawn this is the best keaton batman ive ever seen INCREDABLE great job.

Are you going to post when you start takeing orders for this one ?
Id really love to have this one in my collection.


11-30-2008, 12:02 PM
Sure will, Billy. Should be mid January. Stay tuned!

12-01-2008, 01:56 AM
whats the range of posability? any chance of a Returns suit?

12-10-2008, 11:57 PM
Didn't realize how bad the sculpt looked in those last pics! :monkey1 This is a painted "standard neck" version.


12-11-2008, 06:22 PM
looks great
what are the joker heads in the background, could u show those please? they look awesome!

12-11-2008, 11:52 PM
looks great
what are the joker heads in the background, could u show those please? they look awesome!

Those Joker heads are a project I've been tinkering with for a couple months. Eventually, it's going to be a sort of "Swiss Army knife" of Joker heads :lol It's a three-piece sculpt: face, neck and cranium. The whole thing comes apart, so you can change the faces to create any paint scheme you might want. I've also done two facial expressions; one relaxed and one angry. I'll probably do a laughing face eventually, too. He'll have three wigs cast in rubber: his standard hair, "jail cell" scene hair and a third that will be dark brown and pulled into a ponytail high on the back of his head (honor guard option). I may do a nurse wig, with the hat sculpted onto it. A sinlge head sculpt that amounts to a multi-part model kit! :lol Probably overly elaborate, but I was curious to see how it would all work out. I like to try and offer weird stuff no one else has tried to do.

12-12-2008, 12:29 AM
NICE work man! And that Joker sculpt is TOPS! You've cracked it bro. That may be my hands down FAVORITE custom TDK Joker sculpt. You really nailed that portrait. :rock

12-24-2008, 05:44 PM
:lsvader ...............................:emperor

Lee in MI
12-25-2008, 10:55 AM
Happy Holidays....any updates on the existing orders? I was hoping for a great Christmas present but I guess the New Year (maybe) will work:banana

12-25-2008, 05:13 PM
This is awesome, please add me to the list and pm any necassary details.

12-26-2008, 11:15 AM
PM Sent on Keaton.....

01-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Hello?............................................ ...................

01-09-2009, 05:30 PM
:lsvader.......................................... ...:emperor

01-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Sorry to be away, guys. Been working hard, and this board is way too addictive. Only way to get anything done is to stay away:lol It's hard, bit I've been bypassing the forums and only checking PMs. There's a Batman update in the "Ouststanding Orders" thread in the customs section.