November 28, 2015
Fools Paradise is now taking pre-orders for their latest figure featuring a creatively quirky take on the Caped Crusader. Rather than merely an homage to the superhero, ‘I Won’t Be a Hero, Tim’ offers a humorous and offbeat critique on what many saw as the culprit behind the demise of the early Batman films—director Tim Burton. The PVC + Vinyl piece features the weary hero at the mercy of the director who is busy transforming the character according to his own perhaps questionable vision with a tattoo gun. As a fun wrinkle, the set includes an alternate Beetle-juice inspired head. First shown in proto form at this year’s Thailand Toy Expo, the set is available for pre-order for $269 (+ $20 for global shipping) from Fools Paradise’s web shop through December 7th, 2015.
While Fools Paradise often draws on the popularity of iconic characters–most notably from Star Wars–perhaps to a fault, they often create memorable pieces that go beyond the me-too novelty of unlicensed clones. Sure, some of the work is perhaps a bit too loose with the use of the characters, but others such as this Batman piece are quite memorable.