I remember watching the 1960s Batman TV show with my grandfather in our living room. We would have a blast watching these reruns. Now to celebrate this iconic TV program, Titan Books has released Batman – A Celebration of the Classic TV Series.
I wish I could go back in time and tell my 1980s self not to damage, throwaway or giveaway my various Kenner DC Super Powers action figures. I was at Walgreens this week and finally spotted the Walgreens exclusive Gentle Giant LTD release of the DC Super Powers Micro Figures. The 2″ PVC figures in Series 1 features Batman, Robin, Joker, The Flash and Lex Luthor. The packaging is reminiscent of the 1980s Kenner DC Super Powers line-up.
Pow! Bang! Hum the theme song! The 1960s classic Batman TV show was colorful, bright and cheesy. From Titan Books authors Rian Hughes and Y.Y. Flurch deliver a fun book and design feel of the 1960s Batman TV show.
Special Effects guru Julian Checkley is not just your ordinary Batman cosplayer, he makes working Bat-gadgets as well. Inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Origins, he designed the Bat-costume with working Bat weapons, like LCD video screen, smoke bombs, flashlight, communications unit and more.
Singapore based toy company Mighty Jaxx introduces a new vinyl figure toy line featuring DC Comics characters. The neat looking 4″ vinyl figures feature the split human and skeleton body created by artists Jason Freeny (Dissection), Ben Qwek (Illustration) and Adam Tan (Sculpt). The first 3 figures out of the gates are from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Have you been hiding under a rock or hibernating underground? Go and watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Critics and haters be damned! It’s a solid movie by director Zach Synder, though I did have some issues as a comic book fanboy, but I digress. What I’m here to talk about is Titan Books latest behind-the-scenes movie book, this is the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – The Art of the Film book series by author Peter E. Aperlo.
Whenever there is a new Batman flick, like James Bond, Batman always has cool new toys to use on the bad guys. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman has a new Batsuit, Batmobile and Batplane to get all the fanboys excited. Well, almost everything you need to know about all the Bat-vehicles and Bat-gadgets, and even Superman’s suit and Wonder Woman’s uniform and weapons are in this book by Titan Books, it’s the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Tech Manual.
If you’ve seen the movie, Batman is a mix of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and as director Zach Snyder explains: “My Batman is the late 40s, and war weary” (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Tech Manual, page 19). Zach and the design team not only focused on Batman’s overall Batsuit, but went into detail about the body armor, the tech inside the cowl/mask, the cape and the utility belt.
Over the years, one of the most popular custom LEGO builds is Batman’s secret lair, the Batcave. Now this LEGO custom Batcave is super amazing by Dan Glasure. This LEGO Batcave MOC features Wayne Manor house and the underground Batcave.
Mattel’s Barbie toy line is known for producing Barbie dolls, but hold up now. My face does a double-take. Say what? Barbie will also be doing Batman v Superman figures and these figures actually look decent. Mattel’s primo Barbie line, The Barbie Collection Black Label will be producing 3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collection – Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.
DC All Access gets an in-depth tour of the new Batmobile from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flick. All Access interviews production designer Patrick Tatopoulos about Batman’s new ride and design-style.
Batman fans of the 1960s TV show will now get a LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batcave 76052. The playset comes in 3 different sections along with the iconic Batmobile, Batcopter and Batcycle. You will also get 9 minifigures this set: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Batman, Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler and the Penguin.
Just dropping into stores for 2016, is the Funko Mystery Minis: Batman Arkham Games series of 3″ vinyl figures. The set includes various Batman vinyl figures – Arkham Asylum Batman, Arkham City Batman, Arkham Knight Batman, Joker, Red Hood, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Robin, Nightwing, and Arkham Knight.
Fans of Batman: The Animated Series will finally enjoy an ultimate version of the Batmobile from that series. DC had released a mainstream one-seater version of this Batmobile years ago, but this Batmobile from Batman: TAS will have all the bells and whistles.
One of the most popular video games of the year for 2015 is Batman: Arkham Knight and if you haven’t gotten around to playing the game just yet, why not read the official novelization by writer Marv Wolfman to get your Batman fix? Batman: Arkham Knight – the official novel follows the same story-line as the video game with some extra background information and spicy tidbits for DC/Batman comic book lore.
It’s been a year since the Joker has died and a relative calm has presided over Gotham City, but all that is about to change as the Scarecrow unleashes a new fear toxin in a diner, causing everybody to kill each other. The Scarecrow gives an ultimatum to the citizens of Gotham that he will unleash the fear toxin all over Gotham City in a few hours. Now it’s up to Batman and his team to stop Scarecrow’s plan, while all this is happening a new player gets involved. Like in the DC Universe and Jim Lee’s Batman run “Hush” story-line, this new protagonist, the Arkham Knight knows Batman and his allies inside and out. In this fight against Scarecrow, we find that Batman has been exposed to Joker’s “blood” and as he carries on the fight to save Gotham City and his friends, Batman will be tested mentally and physically.
If you’re on a LEGO budget like me, then I find myself liking this LEGO DC Comics The Batboat Harbor Pursuit 76034. Recently I wanted to get some type of LEGO Age of Ultron product, so I settled for The Hulk Buster Smash 76031, which to me had all the mini-figs I wanted. The Batboat is an okay build, but I like 3 minifigs in this set: Batman, Robin and Deathstroke.
I may use a laptop, my iPhone, my PC rig or Google Docs, but I’m still old school when it comes to writing ideas down, jotting notes or doodling by writing everything onto my personal notebook. Batman fans, take a look at this Moleskine Batman Limited Edition notebooks.
The 2015 Funko DC Comics Mystery Minis are here! The 2.5″ vinyl figures feature popular heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The set of 17 vinyls include commons, rares and the 2 super chase items: The White Lantern Batman and White Lantern.
Do you want to be the talk of the town with all your geeky comic book friends? If you have an Apple iPhone6 and a Batman fanatic, then you might want to pick-up this phone case. From the Tim Burton directed and starring Micheal Keaton 1989 Batman film, this is the Batmobile replica from Bandai Japan’s Crazy Case series.
Superheroes are usually pictured in heroic or action poses, well this series is comic book heroes meets National Geographic. Photographer Benoit Lapray continues his work of “The Quest for the Absolute” which showcases comic heroes in picturesque landscapes.
Artist Frank Kozik’s creation, the Labbit creature has found itself onto DC Comics Universe. In this DC Collection, there are six 2.5″ figures to collect which inlcude: Batman, Superman, Red Hood, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Bane. Each of these DC Labbits have super detailed paint jobs and one neat accessory unique to that DC character.
Total Heroes is another line-up of DC Universe 6″ action figures and you can find these figures at big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart. I bought a few of these Total Heroes like Batman and The Flash, since I liked how they look and it was ten bucks. Now these already sold out at Matty Collector, these are Total Heroes Ultra editions, meaning they come with more accessories like various interchangeable faces, hands and weapons. The Batman Beyond figure looks really cool and you can probably find them online somewhere at the $25-35 price range.