Mighty Jaxx XXRAY DC Comics Vinyl Line-up

mightyjaxxSingapore 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.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – The Art of the Film

batmanvsupermanartofthefilmHave 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.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Tech Manual

batmantechmanualcoverWhenever 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.

bvs003If 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.

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Jada Toys Build A Batmobile

batmobilebatmanvsupermanFrom the Jada Toys Metals Die Cast line-up comes the Batman v Superman Batmobile Model Kits.  Yes, a model, you will need to build something, but model kit is already pre-painted and pretty much assembled, but you will have to screw the tires and a few pieces together.  What’s cool it’s a nice finished Batmoblie die-cast build and features an opening cockpit that you can put two small figures in it.

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Arrow: Vengeance

arrowvengeanceI admit, I’m a huge Arrow fan, since it’s CW TV network debut 4 seasons ago.  I’ve watched every episode so far with pure enjoyment and also gone back to buy classic Green Arrow comics and toys, so yeah, I’m a Green Arrow fanboy.  Fans of the show will know when watching Arrow on TV, there are lots of characters and world building and sometimes certain characters don’t get enough back story, so Titan Books recently released a brand-new paperback novel “Arrow: Vengeance” which focuses on the villains point of view.

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The Barbie Collection: Batman v Superman Black Label

thebarbiecollectiondcdawnofjusticeMattel’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.

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Dawn of Justice Batmobile

batmanvsupermanbatmobileDC 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.

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Jada Toys: Metals Die Cast Armored Batman (M11)

batmanvsupermanarmorbatmanFrom upcoming DC blockbuster Batman V Superman flick, here’s Jada Toys super cute big head figure, this is the Jada Toys: Metals Die Cast Armored Batman (M11).  The figure is wholly diecast standing 6″ tall with included battery for the light-up LED eyes and detachable Bat-armor.

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LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batcave 76052

classicbatcavecoveroneBatman 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.

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Funko Mystery Minis Blind Box: Batman Arkham Games

mysteryminibatmanarkhamJust 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.

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DC Collectibles, Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile

basbatmobileFans 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.

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Batman: Arkham Knight – The Novel

arkhamknightOne 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.

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Animator turned Comic Book Artist: Mingjue Helen Chen

artofninjangewieI remember being a big fan when Cassandra Cain took over as the role of Batgirl and I bought every issue at the comic book store, but of course during the eventual run, it got weird and basically a bad storyline cancelled the series.  Now my Batgirl interest has peaked with curiosity with new an new artist Mingjue Helen Chen coming into the DC fold.  The Academy of Art graduate whose worked on projects like Wreck-It Ralp and Big Hero 6 is now bringing her own unique digital anime-cartoon style to Gotham Academy #7 and Batgirl Annual #3.

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LEGO The Batboat Harbor Pursuit 76034

legobatboatIf 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.

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The New Kick-Ass Black Canary

BlackCanaryNewArtistNot the usual mainstream comic book art look, but illustrator Annie Wu takes the iconic DC Comics character Black Canary in new directions with writer Brenden Fletcher.  Artist Annie Wu looks to add some kung-fu punch and rock’n’roll style to this all new Black Canary series with #1 available now.

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The New Batmobile

batmanvsupermanbatmobileWarner Bros. reveals the new Batmobile for the upcoming Batman v Superman movie.

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Son of Batman Inker Mick Gray @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

mickgrayOnce again it’s Big Wow! Comicfest and our Ramen crew talks to their favorite inker Mick Gray.  Mick teases us about his latest work on Son of Batman and the character of Damian Wayne.  And more importantly, he discusses the Hero Initiative.

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The Cosplaying Couple – Joker & Harley @ Big Wow!

cosplaycouplejokerharleyquinnWe first met this cosplaying couple 3 years ago at Big Wow! Comicfest.  Anthony Misiano aka Harley’s Joker and Alyssa King aka Joker’s Harley are back at Big Wow! Comicfest in San Jose, CA.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with the fun cosplaying partners and gets some relationship advice.

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Interview with Comic Book Artist Adam Hughes

adamhugescoverartWhen it comes to drawing the female anatomy, nobody does it better than Adam Hughes.  He’s a comic book artist and creator, but also known to draw many iconic DC and Marvel covers of female superheroes and villains.  Here’s our interview with Adam Hughes at Big Wow! Comicfest 2015.

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Moleskine Batman Limited Edition Collection

moleskinbatmannotebooksI 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.

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2015 Funko DC Comics Mystery Minis

dccomcisfunkomysteryminissetThe 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.

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Arrow: Heroes & Villains

greenarrowcoverEven though I grew up as a Marvel fanboy, I did buy my fair share of DC Comics, but I was never a fan of the Green Arrow.  That all changed when I watched the first episode of Arrow; now I’m addicted to all things Green Arrow.  I’ve actually made trips to comic book stores and bought many of Mike Grell’s legendary Green Arrow run and picked up the underrated trade paperback Green Arrow: Year One by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock.  Already knee-deep into Arrow’s 3rd Season, this Titan Book’s Arrow: Heroes & Villains release comes in at the right time.

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Custom Lego Friends MiniFigures

legofriendscoverWhen LEGO Friends appeared in retail shelves 2012, it weathered the controversy and has become a successful product line for LEGO.  Lots of fans and third-party companies have been making custom LEGO minifigures, but not many have done customization of the LEGO Friends mini-dolls.  Now, hopefully that’s about to change.  LEGO fan JustJon works on customizing Friends mini-dolls.

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Tim Burton’s Batmobile iPhone case from Bandai Japan

batmobilecoverDo 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.

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Kidrobot x DC Comics = Frank Kozik’s Labbits

dcblisterlabbitsArtist 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.

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