Not too long ago, we wrote about the Denuo Novo company producing a Batman ’89 cowl. Unfortunately, that one was listed for $950. However, if you’re looking to stretch your dollars, there’s an alternative coming soon from Pure Arts.
The studio has listed a 1:1 scale cowl replica based on scans of the original prop from the landmark Tim Burton film. This one will only run you $799 and comes with more bang for the buck. Where Pure Arts excels over the Denuo Novo cowl is all in the presentation. That replica sits atop a plain black base, no extras included. On the other hand, Pure Arts includes a base that matches the 1989 movie’s aesthetic, and they’re throwing in a batarang!
The batarang appears to be a sold piece and does not fold up like the recently released NECA replica, but something is better than nuffin’. The Batman emblem is also removable and stays attached to the cowl via a magnet.
Now, you may be wondering why this cowl is less expensive than the other one. The Pure Arts version is not wearable. I feel that this prop is being made from a much more rigid material, possibly polystone. The competing model is made from fiberglass.
Using 3D scans of the original prop from the 1989 Tim Burton film and owned by PureArts, our Batman 1:1 Cowl Replica is carefully crafted for a realistic recreation of Batman’s Cowl. With a miniature Gotham City mayoral house statue and removable emblem, this first collectible in our Batman line has it all!
Here’s what you’re getting in the box:
- Movie accurate sculpt of Batman’s Cowl based on 3D scans of original movie prop
- Material: Poly-hybrid mixed media for accurate prop textures and feel
- Miniature Gotham City mayoral house statue base
- Removeable magnetic Batman™ emblem
- PureArts.com Exclusive Edition includes Batarang replica with display base.
The cowl measures 22″ tall and weighs 12 lbs. It’s not clear if that includes the base or not. If this is made of polystone resin, then it will probably be that heavy.
[Source: Pure Arts]