Tetsuya Nomura’s Batman Figurine Out This July



Square Enix’s Variant Play Arts Kai Batman figurine designed by Tetsuya Nomura will be available this July, the company has announced. The figurine is up for pre-order now at stores such as AmiAmi and Rakuten.


The Tetsuya Nomura Batman’s dimensions are approximately W317 x D176 x H306mm. The package includes the following parts:


  • Main figure
  • Base
  • Optional arm parts x2
  • Optional side arms x2
  • Optional thigh parts x2
  • Optional leg parts x6
  • Optional hand parts x2


Last year, Nomura revealed to Siliconera that the concept for his Batman figurine came from a cancelled videogame project at Square Enix that didn’t pan out. Nomura also suggested that the design for the Batman figurine predates the design of the Keyblade armour in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and actually influenced those designs.


“Actually, to be honest, the project that never got off the ground was done before Kingdom Hearts was conceived,” Nomura said to us. “It might be the opposite—the design from that early project influenced Kingdom Hearts and armor design in that series.”


FIG-KAI-9576_01 FIG-KAI-9576_02 FIG-KAI-9576_03  FIG-KAI-9576_05 FIG-KAI-9576_06 FIG-KAI-9576_07 FIG-KAI-9576_08 FIG-KAI-9576_09

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.