If you ask us, there are already way too many fidget spinners. But if were going to play with one, it would have to be PressTube’s awesome custom build – an oversize brass triple spinner made by melting and molding bullet casings, then quenching them with liquid nitrogen.
Fools’ Paradise has an ongoing series of comic book character action figures that come with a kiddie ride version of their vehicles. Their latest batch features Bane with his stolen camo Tumbler Batmobile and a glow-in-the-dark Joker in his parody Batsuit.
Wisecrack convincingly argues that the Nolan brothers bit off way more than they could chew for the Dark Knight trilogy’s finale. Despite being nearly 3 hours long, the movie didn’t have enough time to be both a remake of A Tale of Two Cities and a conclusion to the trilogy.
Cracked points out why the live action Batman TV series and films look the way they do and are so distinct. They are products of their times, a reflection of America’s past three decades. Though we refuse to believe that Joel Schumacher’s 2-film run was the ’90s fault.
It’s no coincidence that Christopher Nolan hosted Heat‘s 20th anniversary retrospective – he’s a huge fan of fellow director Michael Mann. Glass Distortion compared scenes from Heat and Mann’s other films with ones from The Dark Knight to show Mann’s influence on Nolan.
Quantum Mechanix’s gleaming 1:1 scale metal reproduction of Bats’ versatile throwing toy, based on the one seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. Cast from zinc alloy and includes a magnetic display stand. Measures 8.5″ x 3.25″.
Bats and Supes might have been mortal enemies the last time they met up, but they can’t stay mad at each other forever. Stage an official reconciliation in your bathtub with these goofy rubber duckies modeled after DC’s two biggest superheroes. Also sold individually.
Hot Toys ends the year with a bang by announcing this incredibly faithful sixth-scale action figure of the Dark Knight as he appears in the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. The 13″ tall figure comes with two faces, four pairs of hands and a ton of weapons and equipment.
Sideshow Collectibles nailed it with this badass 23″ tall sculpt of Batman’s muscular nemesis, standing proudly atop a crushed Batsignal beneath his size 20 lace-up, and injects green super-steroids into his bloodstream. We love the angry alternative head baring his chompers.
The latest trailer for the solo adventure of Will Arnett’s blocky Batman emphasizes Bruce Wayne’s emotional conflict: he’s lonely, but he’s also afraid of losing his loved ones again. What he doesn’t realize is that he already has family. Even the Joker wants his attention.
Costume maker Julian Checkley was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most functional gadgets on a costume. He didn’t make the Arkham Origins-inspired Batsuit, but he did make the gadgets, which include a Bat-tracker, a grapnel gun, and a flashbang.
1960’s Batman stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar voice a new, feature-length animated movie. It’s kind of refreshing to have see their quirky, lighthearted take on the characters after the truly depressing Bats we’ve been dealing with on the big screen lately.
Burger Fiction looks at 50 years of The Clown Prince of Crime in live action and animation. From Cesar Romero’s screwball 1960s thief, to his bat-sh*t crazy and murderous variants by Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, Mark Hamill, and the never to be outdone Heath Ledger.