Batman - the Dark Knight Returns (Batman) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:35010
Name:Batman - the Dark Knight Returns
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Date Added:December 12, 2011
Base Figure:see recipe
Height:6.70 inches
He's old, looks like a man-brick, the comic he's in spawned the '90s antihero. We all know him, most love (boo!), some hate (yay!). It's the one, the only, the Dark Knight, who has Returned!
Ol' Grandpa Bats was made from three figures, lots of sanding, minor sculpting, lots o' gray paint (4 colors total, base and three dry brushes), some black, matte and gloss sealants. And the best part? No joint rub.
He was a Secret Santa gift, I hope the recipient likes him as much as I do. Even though I despise the TDKR comic book.

For more pics and a complete step by step process (cutting a hole in his back, using stickers, making gauntlet scalops) check the WIP section of our forum and my site at kapitanpolska dot wodpress dot com.

XMC Stealth Beast - torso and undies, shoulder joints, upper arms and elbows
ML12 Bishop - lower arms and hands, legs complete with balljoints
DCD TDKR Batman - head, cape, belt, batarang

User Comments
ayelid -
Thursday, August 9, 2012
There's always something impressive about seeing someone do a good job on something that they admit they don't like.
snobtic -
Saturday, January 21, 2012
This figure is so fantastic in every way, man I wish this was on sale l.o.l

deadpool79 -
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Really cool
Shinigami -
Friday, December 23, 2011
As always, many thanks for the comments! And having LC under one of my customs? Never thought this would happen.
loosecollector -
Monday, December 19, 2011
You captured the "look" to the last letter bro!
pulpyfiction -
Monday, December 19, 2011
Now why wasn't this released like this?!!! This is a great dk bats! Great work with the parts, and the paints are great, the symbol is spot on!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, December 16, 2011
I was really impressed with your custom workstation progress and the final product does not disappoint, but blows my mind. great artistic style and beyond belief.
The Watcher -
Thursday, December 15, 2011
lol For not liking him, you did a great job!
rascal -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Awesome work! He looks PERFECT!
dbocustoms -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
awesome!great interpretaion,looks like he hopped out of the comics,third pic is perfect,awesome man
Darththomas -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Nice work man!!, love the proportions and the paints are perfect!!
Champion City Toys -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Great work!

This is a perfect likeness to the comic book rendition!
Monkeyman411 -
Monday, December 12, 2011
Fantastic...great work
zevon48 -
Monday, December 12, 2011
just love it!!!
fitzjedi -
Monday, December 12, 2011
BAD-A$$! -Fitz
CAb00se -
Monday, December 12, 2011
friggin awesome!
customapprentice -
Monday, December 12, 2011
Hey,nice looking bats! Pretty cool! I made a DK Batman using the ML Bishop base figure too,I think yours is a better likeness but check mine out if you get a chance.
The Real Question -
Monday, December 12, 2011
I gotta admit I never liked thay look but this figure made me hate that look less.
ringomendoza -
Monday, December 12, 2011
whoa, this one looks mean!nice use of parts and great job overall!!
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