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NECA Continues 8-Bit Video Game Line With Batman Action Figure

by Matt Bertz on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM

With the likes of the Predator, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Vorhees populating its 8-bit video game toy line, NECA needed to balance out the superhero-villain ratio. Enter 8-bit Batman.

The Caped Crusader suffered through scores of bad games until Rocksteady came to his rescue with Arkham Asylum, but that didn't stop NECA from celebrating one of his early efforts. In 1989, Sunsoft released a video game Batman alongside the launch of Tim Burton's film, pictured here:

The new seven-inch action figure may be purple and blue to emulate the game, but the face is clearly based off Michael Keaton, who starred as the Dark Knight for two films.

Look for more information about 8-bit Batman at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. 

[Source: Arcade Sushi]