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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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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Meet the Stormtrooper Prop Master

stormtrooperpropdudeMeet Hollywood prop maker Andrew Ainsworth.  You might ask, “Who is he?”  Well, he’s the creator of the most iconic character helmets in film – the original Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.

 

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The New Batmobile

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

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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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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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HeroCross Batman & Superman Action Figures

herocross 00A new trend is cute big-head action figures like the Kids Logic Optimus Prime, and here’s two cool bobble-head-like figures from HeroCross – Batman and Superman.

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Justice League x Kia Sorento

kia justice leaguekia justice league 02Batman may drive a technological advance Batmobile, but what about his Justice League teammates?

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Man of Steel novel by Greg Cox

man of steel

Growing up I love the original Superman I, II and III (we’ll just say IV – The Quest for Peace never took place, like X-Men 3:  The Last Stand – let us erase the memory of bad superhero flicks) with Christopher Reeves.  Warner Bros. put out some amazing trailers for the Man of Steel and I couldn’t wait for the anticipated spectacular in 3D IMAX.  It should be good since it’s produced by Christopher Nolan who brought us 3 terrific Dark Knight films, Zach Snyder of 300 & Watchmen fame and screenplay from David S. Goyer (Blade films & The Dark Knight trilogy).  I’ll say this is good film that was inspiring to be great, let’s just say it’s better than Superman Returns and as friend mentioned it was like watching a Dragon Ball Z movie.  I’ve watched the movie, now I read the book “Man of Steel” by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox, who should be familiar to DC fans as he wrote the novelizations of Infinite Crisis, 52, Countdown and Final Crisis.

 

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Superhero Art Using Triangles

Image via Liam Brazier

Check out artist Liam Brazier’s unique art drawing style with these iconic superheroes.  He uses sharp lines and triangles.

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Viral Video Friday: LEGO Avengers vs Justice League

legosuperbricksThe battle has begun!  The two big comic giants – DC Comics and Marvel Comics – duel it out in this short, but sweet LEGO battle.

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Superhero Photography by Chow Kar Hoo

Superman in Hong Kong!
Photo by Chow Kar Hoo

Here’s a geeky question – what would it look like if superheroes appeared in Hong Kong?

Wonder Woman running in the night markets of Hong Kong!
Photo by Chow Kar Hoo

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Oops Superhero Moments by Kerry Callen

What if your favorite superhero characters did embarrassing things – here’s what it would look like:

Image via Kerry Callen

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Mimoco: USB Drives

I can’t wait till I bust one of these USB drives out during one of my many boring Powerpoint meetings.  It will add much-needed humor to a humor-less crowd.

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Ink Splatter Superhero Art

Artist/designer Arian Noveir has taken splatter art digitally and instead of abstract, he uses pop culture superhero icons.

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Sonic® Drive-In + DC Comics = Sonic® Tots Featuring Justice League

For a limited time only. These fluffy Superheroes are included with each Kids’ Meals and some locations offer them for $1 a piece. There are 10 in total.

Sonic® Kids’ meal

Image— Contributed by FrankC

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