NYCC ’17 Exclusives: Imaginext Reveals Batbot Xtreme

by James Ferguson

New York Comic Con is still a month away, but the press releases are starting to come in. Imaginext is appearing at NYCC for the first time this year and bringing a special show exclusive for the little Batman fan in all of us. The limited-edition version of the DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme will be available for $250 at the Imaginext booth #326.

The Batbot Xtreme is directly based on 2015’s “Superheavy” arc in Batman #40-#46 from DC Comics, where Commissioner Gordon puts on a special mechanical bat-suit after Bruce Wayne is presumed dead and can’t defend Gotham as Batman.

This release also coincides with the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the partnership between Imaginext and DC Super Friends. The limited-edition is painted in premium metallic. The packaging features lights and sounds built into the experience to serve as a backdrop for your Batman collection. As with the standard version, this one stands over 2-feet fall and features huge bat wings, controllable punching fists, projectile launchers, a Batman voice changer, a multi-level playset, and of course, a Batman figure and vehicle.

If you want to get your hands on one of these NYCC exclusives, you’ll have to act fast. Only 300 are being made. You can enter the NYCC Exclusive Lottery beginning on September 14th. 225 of the limited edition Batbots will be available for purchase this way and they’ll be shipped to you, courtesy of Imaginext. 10 more will be available every day of the convention on a first come, first serve basis at the Imaginext booth. Finally, one Batbot will be raffled off each day of the convention to attendees who share a social post form the Imaginext booth #326.

My kids love the Imaginext toys and this is a pretty tempting exclusive. I’ve seen the original Batbot Xtreme at the store and it’s a next level playset. Yes, I’m a little jealous of my kids’ toys.

If you can’t make it to New York Comic Con this year, you can still pick up the original Batbot Xtreme through Amazon for $109.99.