When you need to go stealth, you put on sneakers. The Limited Edition Batman Designer Collectible Toy by artist Tracy Tubera hunts crime from the shadows in the finest shoes that a billionaire can buy.
You can currently pre-order the Batman Designer Collectible Toy from our friends at Sideshow Collectibles. The piece will cost you $135 with a ship date between December 2020 and March 2021. You can check out more about the piece below.
Tracy Tubera Statement:
I have always loved the design and colors of SNEAKERS. The bright colors and intricate designs are the same reasons why I love COMIC BOOKS/SUPER HEROES. Also, there is always the story behind a certain Super Hero. Their SECRET ORIGIN. The amazing story of how a character got his/her powers. Or the incredible circumstances that caused a character to become a Super Hero. Most sneakers also have their own “Secret Origin”. The process that it took a designer to get to the final look of a sneaker. What inspired the look of a shoe. What influenced the use of certain materials or colors. So many things in common that I always felt needed to be explored.
These vinyl figures are what I call S.H.S. aka Super Heroes in Sneakers– two things that meant a lot to me growing up and still do to this day. Two completely different cultures mashed together to create a new visual of things most people wouldn’t normally see together. I always wondered what kicks my favorite Super Hero would wear. That’s why I would create these illustrations and now DESIGNER COLLECTIBLE TOYS!
“I am VENGEANCE. I am the NIGHT. I AM BATMAN!” BRUCE is the second of the DC TRINITY. A man of pure DETERMINATION and INTELLECT. Although he has no powers, BRUCE’s unending quest to stop all crime is what drives him every day. I always saw BRUCE as a NINJA with a CAPE. A Martial Arts master always ready for anything. So, I designed this art figure in a stance that shows his readiness to STRIKE. BRUCE needed Sneakers that could support his NINJA moves. So I gave him Sneakers that are LOW to the ground and LIGHT enough, so as to not slow him down. Sneakers that are meant for a HERO with the MENTALITY to never quit!
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About the Artist:
Tracy Tubera AKA the ÜBER ILLUSTRATOR SUPREME has a style that is a mix of graffiti, anime, and comic book art. His artwork has an acute attention to sharp, crisp line work with splashes of bright pop colors. He mixes pop culture imagery with his love for sneakers, Super Heroes, and humor to create imagery all his own.
About Sideshow Collectibles:
In 1994, Sideshow embarked on a mission of connecting people with their favorite characters and icons from the worlds of film, television, comic books and popular culture. Today, they are a specialty manufacturer and distributor of the most highly sought-after licensed and original collectible products, sustained by a passionate worldwide community that is committed to the lifestyle of collecting figural art.
In addition to designing and manufacturing their own products, Sideshow distributes unique offerings from notable pop culture and figural companies including Hot Toys, Tweeterhead, Prime 1, ThreeA, Mondo and many others.
Sideshow is regularly distinguished for achieving a level of authenticity seldom seen in the figure collectible arena. They have been highlighted in national trade and specialty toy publications, where their Sixth Scale collectible figures, statues and packaging have been regularly awarded ‘Best of the Year.’