Monday, February 29, 2016

New In-Depth Batman Book - Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle

Click HERE To Buy it on Amazon
Click HERE to Buy an Autographed Copy!

Batman fans are raving:  "A college course on Batman!"  "Truly Amazing Detail"
(both taken from Amazon reviews)

This book is the ultimate reference guide to the Dark Knight.  Batman has been studied from 1939 to present in comics, cartoons and movies to bring you the most in-depth Batman reference book ever written.  

About the Book: For the first time, the entire scope and history of the Bat arsenal, from the famous cowl, the awesome Batmobile, the catacomb-like Batcave to the tank-like Tumbler is documented in this encyclopedic chronicle by Matt MacNabb. It is really Batman's equipment and the unique gizmos he employs to keep Gotham safe that not only defines him but transforms him into a superhero. After all, he's one of the very few superheroes who's as human as the rest of us. Survey the many iterations of the Batman legend since its debut in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939: the original ferocious and bitter avenger, the campy crusader of the '60s TV series, the dark brooding antihero of the graphic novels and the recent Chris Nolan Dark Knight films. What's the one thing that remains consistent about this most mysterious of superheroes through the decades? His gear, his arsenal. When the Bat signal hits the night sky all the world knows who's been called. If you really want to get to know Batman, and his 75-year legend, you must know his material.

You think you know Batman? You don't know the tenth of it.

Matt MacNabb unravels the how and why of each significant piece of the Batman toolbox, along with intimate behind the scenes stories and knowledgeable commentary by the people who designed them. To really know Batman, you must know this army of dedicated, talented artists, writers and technicians who are the ones who have really brought the Caped Crusader to life over the decades. They are Batman's secret pit crew, swapping the Bat tires and equipping the Bat utility belt. Most of them grew up as super fans of the comics and the books and the TV shows and the movies the same way everyone else did, but they got the lucky break to contribute to the legend.

This book includes: * Entire history of the Batman legend, in all media * In-depth interviews with the people behind the Bat cosmos * Expert analysis of the Bat legend by the author and other Bat-gurus * Exhaustive, intimate catalog of Batman's incredible crime-fighting tools * Comparison of the various Bat incarnations, from comic book to film and beyond * The Bat foes from the Joker to Bane expert analysis and commentary

Batman & Superman Do Battle In New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Clip!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman and Superman Battle

This new clip from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows Superman getting a leg up on Batman while they do battle.  This one debuted after the Oscars on the Jimmy Kimmel show on ABC.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Giveaway! Win a FREE Batman Shirt! is hosting a free Batman Giveaway. Enter to win the Batman Starry Knight t-shirt. The shirt features a Van Gogh style abstract painting of the Dark Knight standing atop Gotham with the Bat signal in the background.

To enter the giveaway  just log in and select the size t-shirt you would like if you win. You can also enter by tweeting a message, leaving a comment, or visiting their Facebook page.

The giveaway runs to the end of the month and is open worldwide. The winner will be selected at random after the contest ends.

For the entry form and full details visit the Giveaway blog page. They host regular giveaways on their blog. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Toy Fair: The One:12 Collective Dawn Of Justice Batmobile

Mezco was showing their amazing The One:12 Collective Dawn Of Justice Batmobile at the NY Toy Fair this weekend.  More details as they are released.  Pics courtesy of TNI.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Toy Fair '16 Preview: DC Collectibles The New Batman Adventures 'Girls Night Out' Figure Set

This set features the New Batman Adventures style sculpts of Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Livewire, Supergirl and Poison Ivy.  The set debuts this fall for a cost of $80

Toy Fair '16 Preview: DC Collectibles Producing Batman Beyond Action Figures!

DC Collectibles Batman Beyond Action Figures
Thats right Bat-Fans, DC Collectibles is expanding into Batman Beyond with a bang!  This first 3-pack, featuring Batman, Ace and Aged Bruce Wayne is due out next fall with a tag of $50. 

Toy Fair '16 Preview: DST Batman:The Animated Series Phantasm Statue & Joker PVC Figure!

Diamond Select Toys has been knocking it out of the park with their amazing Batman: the Animated Series busts, statues and banks already and these new offerings are just another shining example of why this is the era of perfect nostalgia for collectors!

Batman The Animated Series Movie Phantasm 6” Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Phantasm strikes! From the first-ever feature-length film based on Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, it’s the first-ever resin bust of the Phantasm! First seen in 1993, the mysterious assassin known as The Phantasm stalked Gotham’s crime bosses until Batman interfered, and now this 6-inch bust can sit on your shelf, atop an art-deco pedestal. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

Bust     SRP: $59.99

Batman The Animated Series Gallery Joker 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is no joke – the Joker is the second figure in the Batman: The Animated Series Gallery line! Joining the previously offered Batman, as well as the classic cartoon’s numerous Femme Fatales, this 9-inch scale PVC figure of The Joker depicts him wearing his famous wide-brimmed hat, with one foot on a ringmaster’s pedestal, and is sculpted with a high level of detail with exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, he is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell!
 PVC Figure       SRP: $45.00

Toy Fair '16 Preview: Harley Quinn Getting Her Own Action Figure Line!

DC Collectibles is knocking it out of the park this year with their Batman: TAS figures.  Now, they're devoting an entire action figure line to the clown princess of crime herself, Harley Quinn.  The figures were designed by Amanda Conner and are due out this October!  Wave one includes “Retro Rocket Harley,” “Super Hero Harley,” “Classic Harley” and “Holiday Harley.”


Toy Fair '16 Preview: Gotham Minimates Series 3

Gotham Minimates Series 3 Rise of the Villains Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time for some bad guys, as this all-new Minimates box set brings you three villains (and one hero) from the latest season of the hit Fox TV show, Gotham! Former mayor and cultist Theo Galavan, his assassin sister Tabitha (a.k.a. The Tigress), and Tabitha’s partner-in-crime Barbara Kean face off with new Gotham City police chief Nathaniel Barnes! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum!

Box set             SRP: $24.99

Toy Fair '16 Preview: DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Bullock, Clayface, Firefly & More!

DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Clayface

For the first time ever collectors and fans can own Bullock from Batman: TAS this coming fall, courtesy of DC Collectibles!  That and a ton of other iconic characters..check out the whole line-up!  The oversized Clayface will retail for $40 and the Christmas Joker w/ tree is $45, the rest will be the usual cost. 

DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Bullock and Talia Figures
Batman: The Animated Series Bullock and Talia Figures
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Christmas With the Joker Figure
Batman: The Animated Series Christmas with the Joker Figure
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Ventriloquist and Scarface Figure - The New Batman Adventures Joker Figure
Batman: The Animated Series Ventriloquist w/ Scarface - The New Batman Adventures Joker Figure
The New Batman Adventures Harley Quinn - Firefly - Anti-Fire Suit Batman Figures


Toy Fair '16: Dc Collectibles Batman v Superman Movie Action Figures!

Not looking to be left out of the game, DC Collectibles is trumping Mattel once again by releasing their own amazing sculpts in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice toyline.  This preview of Toy Fair 2016 offerings gives us the first look!

Watch The Final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer!


The initial fight sequence with Batman may be one of the greatest things ever put on film.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Just Announced: Justice League vs. Teen Titans To Premiere At WonderCon!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WonderCon will offer fans the first opportunity witness the animated clash between veteran super heroes and their youthful counterparts when "Justice League vs. Teen Titans," the latest DC Universe Original Movie, has its World Premiere at WonderCon during the March 25-27 weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The announcement is now live on the WonderCon website.

"Justice League vs. Teen Titans" welcomes the Teen Titans to the ever-expanding canon of classic DC Comics characters within the DC Universe Original Movies. When Damian’s over-aggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian’s attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans’ troubles as Raven’s satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his inter-dimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven’s assistance – and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue – or defeat – the Justice League, and intern Trigon for all eternity.

The voice cast for Justice League vs. Teen Titans includes several actors reprising their recent Justice League roles – Jason O’Mara (Complications, Terra Nova) as Batman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as Flash. Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood) also returns as Nightwing, as does Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian. Making their Teen Titans voiceover debuts are Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, Wicked City) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy and Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes) as Starfire. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) takes the villainous center stage as Trigon.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Justice League vs. Teen Titans is directed by Sam Liu from a screenplay by Bryan Q. Miller and Alan Burnett based on a story by Miller. James Tucker is Supervising Producer. Burnett is also co-Producer. Sam Register is Executive Producer.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on March 29, 2016 via Digital HD, and April 12, 2016 on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Mattel's Batman v Superman Batman Barbie & Packaging Revealed!

Batman v Superman Batman Barbie Collector Doll Black Label
 This offering from Batman v Superman is from the higher-end Barbie Collector Black Label Collection, which means the price will be closer to the $90-$100 mark.  

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