Mezco Reveals the One:12 Collective Batman Ascending Knight Figure
Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective’s Batman starts here. The One:12 Collective Batman is a trilogy: the concept being that they’re telling a story of Batman’s career within their One:12 universe. A beginning, a middle and an end (so to speak).
The figure goes on pre-order August 9 and you can head to their website to check out the concept drawings that lead to the figure below.
The goal of the figure was to make his appearance to be contemporary enough that it was not retro looking but still have that first debut feel. This is the Batman of 10 years ago, as he just begins his war on crime. The purpose of doing this is so their second Batman (which is Batman in his prime) could exist currently in the timeline.
The Batman-Ascending Knight is Bruce Wayne still working things out, finding what works and what doesn’t. Some of his tech and gear is still a bit unfinished and raw. He is on a slightly leaner body in this version but his outfit is bulky to show that he has not yet fine tuned the Bat Suit.
The final figure also has nods and hit beats from the first appearance look of Batman. The shape of his cowl, the short gloved look and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by how he appeared originally in the comics.