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Kotobukiya’s harkening back to one of the most beloved versions of the Caped Crusader with the latest installment in its ArtFX+ line of statues — a “Batman: The Animated Series” 1/10-scale figurine.
Standing 7.5 inches tall, Kotobukiya’s “Batman: The Animated Series” statue comes with loads of customizable accessories, including three sets of eyes (normal, squinting, and weak) and three interchangeable facial expressions (open mouth, scowl, and clenched teeth), in addition to three versions of Batman’s right hand that include a thumbs up, a batarang and a grappling gun.
Last week, fans said goodbye (for now) to Batman artist Greg Capullo who after completing nearly 50-issues of the Dark Knight’s flagship series walked away as a key part of the most productive, longest-running DC Comics’ New 52 creative team.
But one internet artist in particular gave Capullo a particularly animated goodbye over the past several weeks. As part of his Instagram feed, illustrator Rick Celis created an homage to each of Capullo’s 47 Batman covers in the style of Bruce Timm and company’s classic Batman: The Animated Series cartoon.
The mash-up not only revisited the designs and illustrations of Scott Snyder’s partner in crime. It also reveled in an insane level of detail to connect the New 52 and animated takes on Batman’s world. From Mark Hamill’s Joker putting on the freaky “Death of the Family” skin mask to the jawline of Timm’s Commissioner Gordon showing up for the “Superheavy” era to an all-star animated Justice League, Celis nailed the little details of the entire project. Check out the artist’s full gallery of cover homages after the jump.
DC Collectibles is expanding its popular line of Batman animated toys with action figures inspired by Batman Beyond, Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.
Unveiled by USA Today ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, there’s a lot here that will undoubtedly please collectors, from the Batman Beyond three-pack ($50), featuring Batman, Ace and Bruce Wayne, to the “Tales of the Dark Knight” set ($70), with Batman, Carrie Kelley and the Mutant Leader.
In what’s shaping up to be a red-letter week for Batman toy collectors, DC Collectibles has followed the official debut of LEGO’s elaborate Batcave playset with an unveiling of its own: the Batman: The Animated Series Deluxe Batmobile.
We’ve already seen a 6-inch scale BTAS Batmobile, so what makes this one “deluxe”?
Despite the place Batman: The Animated Series holds in the hearts of a generation of fans, I can’t recall seeing much cosplay inspired by the Dark Knight’s costume from the cartoon classic. Catwoman and Harley Quinn, sure. But Batman? Maybe the grittiness of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy or the campiness of the 1960s TV series hold more appeal. Or perhaps it’s simply that the cowl is tough to get just right.
If it’s the latter, then Tiger Stone FX may have the solution with this handmade Batman: The Animated Series cowl, complete with signature curved “ears” and white eyes (also known as craft foam).
Just a week after unveiling prints inspired by the episodes “Vendetta” and “Almost Got ‘Im,” Mondo is offering two more striking tributes to Batman: The Animated Series from Phantom City Creative.
The first is an ode to the 1992 episode “Nothing to Fear,” which of course introduced the Scarecrow, while the second pays homage to “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?,” which marked the first appearance of The Riddler.
Continuing its tribute to Batman: The Animated Series, Mondo will release to more prints by Phantom City Creative inspired by classic episodes of the beloved 1990s cartoon.
The first is for the 1992 episode “Vendetta,” which introduced Killer Croc, while the second is based on “Almost Got ‘Im,” in which some of Batman’s rogues recount the times they almost killed the Dark Knight.
Although they may be cutting it a little close, the folks at DC Collectibles are bringing some of Gotham’s most notorious to your door for Halloween with pumpkin-carving patterns inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.
If you’ve not already created your jack-o’-lanterns, here’s your chance to go rogue with The Riddler, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and the Creeper. (You can download the PDFs by clicking the photos on the DC Comics website.)
Not waiting until Batman Day, Mondo has announced it will release a Batman: The Animated Series vinyl box set, featuring the musical scores from 16 episodes.
As IGN details, Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative created new artwork for each of the episodes, represented on eight vinyl covers, including “Two-Face,” “On Leather Wings,” “Beware the Gray Ghost,” “Mudslide,” “Joker’s Favor,” “The Man Who Killed Batman” and “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”
YouTube singer Mr. Dooves of Triforcefilms has taken his love of Saturday morning cartoons to a new level, performing dozens of amazing covers of hit cartoon theme songs in a capella, from Danny Elfman’s “Batman: The Animated Series” to the 90’s “Spider-Man: The Animated Series.” Remarkably, he’s also a solo act, taking on a handful of different parts in order to authentically nail the sound of the original song.
In addition to cartoon themes like “Teen Titans” and “Justice League,” Mr. Dooves has tackled various video game themes, including the “Final Fantasy” series, “Call of Duty” and “Super Mario 64.” Check out a few of his covers below and over a hundred more on his YouTube channel.
Phantom City Creative continues its series of Mondo posters inspired by Batman: The Animated Series with “Mudslide” and “The Man Who Killed Batman.”
The first is based on the Season 2 episode that marked the second and final appearance of Clayface, who apparently meets his end in the ocean (don’t worry, returned in The New Adventures of Batman). The second poster, meanwhile, is inspired by the well-remembered Season 1 episode that explores just what the Dark Knight means to Gotham.
After bringing that retro-style 12-inch Deadpool 12 to Comic-Con International last month, Gentle Giant is back to unveil two more jumbo figures — one from its Batman: The Animated Series line, the other from DC Super Powers.
Based on the 5-inch action figure introduced in 1993 by Kenner, the 1/6th-scale Catwoman stands 11 inches tall, and comes complete with a retro-inspired backer card, resealable package, and a feline companions. Although no release date has been announced, Catwoman will find a place on shelves next to Robin and The Joker from the BTAS jumbo line.
Inspired by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s joking proclamation that “I am Batman,” ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! brought together audio of the presidential candidate and footage from Batman: The Animated Series to see what he would be like as the Caped Crusader.
E.V. Kwun (aka Geektrooper) pays tribute to Batman: The Animated Series with these hand-painted high-tops featuring the Dark Knight and Killer Croc.
The attention to detail is pretty amazing, with Batman standing against the Gotham skyline and Killer Croc at home in the city’s sewers. The tongues of the shoes also reference the logo of the beloved cartoon, with each of the characters shown in silhouette against a red circle.
Ahead of Saturday’s kickoff of Toy Fair 2015, DC Collectibles has unveiled a lineup that includes the debut of the DC Comics Icons action-figure line, based on the work of artist Ivan Reis, and the first 6-inch-scale Batmobile inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.
Accompanying the Batmobile is the fifth wave of figures from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures — Nightwing, Bane, Mad Hatter and Scarecrow — plus a two-pack from Mask of the Phantasm (MTV News has the full details on the figures). The Batmobile features sliding door access and room for two 6-inch figures.