‘American Psycho’ Cuts Into The Collectibles Action

Before Christian Bale became The Dark Knight, he played another memorable over-the-top role–and now that “psycho” persona can join your action figure collection.

Bale’s turn as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho has now become a 1/6-scale figure from Iconiq Studios, as reported by news.toyark.com, and pre-orders are now live for the collectible. Check out the photos on this page to get an idea of the uncanny resemblance to the actor.

The figure–which stands just under 12 inches tall and boasts 34 points of articulation–is priced at $269.99 and is scheduled for release between first and second quarters of 2022.

This lifelike Patrick Bateman figure comes with two detailed head sculpts (one “mask of sanity” and one blood-soaked “uncontrolled madness” sculpt), a tailored suit, an overcoat, a raincoat, four pairs of hands, a bloody figure base, two business cards, a blood-smeared axe (always handy), a knife and a nail gun (just in case).

American Psycho–directed by Mary Harron from a screenplay she wrote with Guinevere Turner–was based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel. The movie–with an all-star cast of Bale, Willem Defoe and Jared Leto–is set in the 1980s and follows Bateman, a self-proclaimed “American psycho”, who morphs from a yuppie investment banker into a serial killer.

The 2000 film–which received generally positive reviews–had a bloody good time at the box office, raking in $34.3 million on a $7-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest in genre collectibles and action figures.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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