Tuesday, December 17, 2013

66 Batman Heroclix

 1966 Batman seems to be everywhere this year!
It is nice for guys who grew up with Adam West and Burt Ward to finally have some collectables in their likeness.

Not only do we get Batman and Robin but a few villains this year too.
Mattel even gave us a few villains! Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman but There are a even more as Heroclix figures.

Now I don't play Heroclix the game but I am collecting these figures.
The bad thing is that they come in "blind" packaging like the one below.

The good news is they are under $3 and nicely detailed.

To the Batcave!

The biff's and Pow's are a nice bonus to the figures.

For as small as they are the have pretty good detail.

Mad Hatter has rays coming out of his hat.

Since I took these pictures I have also found the Ertha Kitt Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and Shame.
 (I didn't remember Shame at all!)

I know there are more villains out there as well so I guess I will play the Heroclix collecting game.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dc Buildable

A quick post on something I found today.
A DC buildable figure.

This came in a coin operated vending machine at my local comic book store.

Four quarters.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mezco Batman and Robin with the Batmobile

So far this is the only toy in the new "Batman: Classic TV Series" I have seen in a store!

It is put out by Mezco and the box says it is a Mez-it toy.
I have never seen one of these toys in the real world before I saw this one.

I have seen the figure on line before but I thought that they were bigger than they are.

The Batmobile is nice and has nice details for the style of toy that it is.

I love the Armor Bat symbol on the side of the Batmobile.

(The color isn't coming off on the stickers it is the lights in my dining room making it look that way.)

The dash has nice details on the stickers inside.

The figures really surprised me. They had more articulation than I thought they would have and they had nice details on them.

I think this is a pretty good Adam West looking figure.

Burt Ward isn't as close but it works.
The heads swivel and have a good range of motion as well as the arms and legs.
Their capes are fabric and can rotate around their necks too.

"Hang on Old Chum!"

It was a nice unexpected toy.

Here it sits in my collection, which will all be rearranged when I get my hands on the other classic TV toys due out soon.

"Stay tuned citizens!"

I will let you know when I get them.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Darwyn Cooke Bendy Figure

Bendy's are back!

Bendy figures were very popular when I was a kid.
They were placed where whiny kids could see them at check lanes and were a spontaneous purchase.

These figures are made of "rubber" and have a wire skeleton inside them that help the figure hold the pose that you bend them into.

None of my bendy figures from my youth survied to present day though.
If you really played with a figure the wires would eventually pop out of the characters making them a weapon that you could use on your siblings.  So they got thrown away over time.

This figure is Batman based on the drawings of Darwyn Cooke.
This particular figure is from Darwyn's "The New Frontier" book.

 Batman looking as if Mr. Freeze has frozen him in ice!

I liked the way he is packaged in a vintage style to match the comic but this Batman demanded to be set free from his card prison.

This figure looks like he is bursting from the pages of the comic!

 For a bendy figure it has really nice detail.

 Batman speading fear!

He has a nice cape too.

I also don't worry about the wires coming out of this figure.
The older figure had disporportional arms and legs making them easier to bend but this figure does not.

You can bend him but he won't be spelling "YMCA" with his arms.

 I like the detail of his loose fitting costume.

A great figure for a great comic book Batman.

On the outskirts of Gotham....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hot Toys 1/6 scale 1989 Movie Batmobile

This past week, UPS delivered something that I've been waiting for for quite some time.  I preordered this item with Sideshow Toys way back in February 2012.  The BOX finally showed up, and it was massive!

This is Hot Toys 1/6 scale 1989 Batman movie Batmobile.  The 1989 Batmobile is my favorite version of Batman's ride, just edging out the 1966 TV Batmobile.  So, when Hot Toys announced they were doing my favorite car in sixth-scale, I jumped on it and didn't look back.

The car was very well-packed and included a plastic "shield" to simulate the point in the film when Batman leaves the car and instructs it to protect itself with shields.  This is just a foam-padded vacuum formed piece of plastic but it does it's job and looks decent doing it.  Mine will live in the car's cardboard box in the garage, though.  

This car is HUGE.  It's actually large enough to sit TWO 12" action figures.  Pictures don't really do a good job of conveying just how big this car is.  Speaking of pictures, you'll have to excuse the semi-grainy cell phone pictures.  I had planned on shooting this with my SLR but it's just so big and unwieldily that I just decided to use all the cell phone pics I took just for fun.  I'll probably do a nice photoshoot with this car within the week to show off all the little features and what-not.  For now, this is just a "taste."

The process of unpacking.  My jaw about dropped when I opened the box. This thing is beautiful.

The car's underside even has nice detail.

Here's a couple of pics of the Hot Toys 12" Keaton Batman with the car.  He was pretty excited.

The front and rear tail lights light up nice and bright.  There is also a light in the jet engine to simulate the effect of fire.  Very cool!

The dash even has lights!

Here are a few comparison shots for scale. In this first pic, the Hot Toys Batmobile is shown with the Hot Wheels 1/18 scale diecast metal 1989 Batmobile.

This next shot shows the Hot Toys car with a quarter on the canopy.

This is the Mattel Batman Unlimited 6" Penguin checking out Batman's car and trying to figure out how to turn it into an "H-Bomb on wheels."

And finally, here is the Super Friends Batman figure just hanging out by the back tire.

This is where the new GIANT Batmobile will reside... in the corner of the studio with some other Bat-items from my Batman collection.  I'd love to have this under a glass case or something but it should be easy enough to dust regularly.

I'm so glad I took the "plunge" on this version of the 1989 Batmobile.  This is something that I will enjoy immensely every day I come down to the studio to work.