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Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Edwin Millheim

NECA Batman Arkham Knight Batarang Replica Review

NECA Batman Arkham Knight Batarang Replica Review Edwin Millheim
Score

Summary: NECA scores high with this incredible must have prop!

5

Batman Prop Baby!


The Batman Arkham Knight Batarang Replica is a Gamestop exclusive from NECA that is an incredible looking prop with plenty of interesting actions. Not just a static prop mind you, but a really cool replica that any Batman fan will want to get their hands on.

This is also a licensed prop right from the latest and final chapter in the Batman Arkham series of games, Batman Arkham Knight and our review can be found here. This beautiful looking prop is made of ABS plastic and was created from the actual digital files used in the making of the game, Batman Arkham Knight which is quite impressive and also has the blessing of DC Comics, the custodians of the character.

In terms of design and accuracy, this is authentic and as detailed as any collector would want and really makes you channel your inner “Be the Batman”. It can be folded and has a spring loaded action where it flips open with a press of a cool recessed button that blends into the design of the prop. I’m sure even Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) and his gadget man Lucius Fox would be impressed at the versatility of this item. So when open, it measure 13 inches across and is ready for action!

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Furthermore, the Batarang comes with two interchangeable face-plates, a regular one and one that has a very cool LED feature that simulates the lighting effect of the remote control Batarang from the game. Changing out the face plate is simple enough, though word of caution… there is some form of grease between the front and back plate that is already attached to this product which is shipped this way. So don’t get this all over you or on your nifty new prop.

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So while holding this prop may make you feel like Batman and it’s sturdy enough but I would not tempt fate (not Doctor Fate) by throwing it because after all it is a prop. Also, the edges while not actually sharp, do end in some points that with enough force could cause injury if someone uses the prop in an irresponsible manner. So yes, it’s tempting to be Batman but this prop should be displayed in all its glory and then shown to your friends and family for its coolness factor.

As a display piece, while it does not come with any kind of stand, once the face plate is changed out, it does stand up pretty well in the open position for an awesome addition to any ones proud display of film and game props.

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Cosplayers will also find this to be a pretty sweet addition to any of their Bat characters they are emulating for cosplay gatherings like San Diego Comic-con or Supanova. With that said, we should definitely give kudos to NECA who always create spectacular products and once again seem to have really hit the home run in everything to do with the Batman Arkham Knight Batarang Replica.

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The Final Thought

From the design to the weighty feel in your hand and the authentic looking spring loaded action of the prop plus the LED lighting, it’s like the Dark Knight himself left one of his gadgets untended and somehow it has made its way into your eager hands. The Batman Arkham Knight Batarang Replica from NECA is a must have item for any collector, fan of Batman or cosplayer.

Recommended!

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Product Details

Title: Batman Arkham Knight Prop Replica Batarang
Product: Gaming Replica
Company: NECA
Distributor: Gamestop
Price: $29.99USD
Release date: June 2015

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About the Author

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Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Released Ebook on Amazon 'Unknown Eagles Special Operations" in 2014. Edwin has worked on articles ranging from, previews, reviews and interviews, for various media over the years including magazine and internet, and pod casts, video media shows. Currently the United States Editor For www.impulsegamer.com Over the years Edwin with his often co writers Wife Donna Millheim and Daughter Shael Millheim have written well over 400 articles and reviews and various role playing game books and game supplements. Edwin Millheim is also an actor and stage combat stunt fighter, and has been acting in shows and productions since 1989. Edwin has an over 22-year background in Whitelotus kungfu, a mix of northern and southern Shaolin. Bringing those skills to film and live action stunt shows was a natural thing. Over the years, he has been Cast Coordinator for interactive shows, as well as stunt and fight and action coordinator for various film projects (Sanctuary film from NiceWonderFilms) (BFF Zombie from LifePlay Productions) (Hunter X from Jab Haus)and live action stunt shows. Edwin has had many featured parts as a stunt fighter/actor, and has choreographed hundreds of hours worth of scenes over the years.



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