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While we’ve certainly seen our fair share of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice parodies, none will likely warm nostalgic hearts quite like “Batman v Superman 1966,” a shot-for-shot remake of the trailer that uses footage from the classic Batman, Adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman TV series.
If you’ve been having a bit of trouble with a certain super-powered alien with a red cape, this life-size Armored Batman statue may be just what you need. Think of it as a scarecrow for Kryptonians.
Officially unveiled by Hot Toys on the heels of its 1/6th-scale Armored Batman action figure, this Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice statue stands 6 feet 4 inches tall (more than 7 feet on its base), and features a head with light-up eyes, a fabric cape and, naturally, movie-accurate details (right down to the facial stubble). The base also lights up.
If you’re saving up to buy just one higher-priced Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible, it’s likely going to be this: Hot Toys’ Armored Batman 1/6th-scale figure. That’s not meant as a slight toward any of the other releases, it’s just … come on, this Armored Batman looks pretty spectacular.
After teasing us last month with shots from the floor of Toy Soul 2015, Hot Toys has released the first official images of the figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Artist Mix Collectible Set.
Standing 13 centimeters tall, the Batman and Superman figures combine the look of the two heroes from the upcoming Warner Bros. film with the distinctive style of Japanese character designer Touma: While boasting oversize heads, arms and hands, they also sport highly detailed costumes.
There’s already been a small avalanche of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible figures, but it’s pretty safe to say Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Batman has all the others beat when it comes to muscles, mopiness and sheer cape volume.
While some collectors have criticized a few of the other Dark Knight figures as being too bulky, this one is unlikely to draw such complaints: Bruce Wayne is ripped and straining in the confines of his costume. But the Play Arts Kai version doesn’t seem so much grim as slightly sad … or maybe just reflective. He’s had an eventful life.
Part of me wants to believe Mattel’s new Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots set is deliciously subversive commentary about the manufactured premise of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Y’know, two heroes forced into a mechanical fight for the audience’s enjoyment. But then the other part takes over and I think, “Cool! Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots!”
With the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice now just a little more than two months away, there will be little rest for collectors — or their wallets. Joining the rapidly growing list of movie merchandise this morning are these Armored Batman and Superman ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya.
Sold separately, either of these 1/10th-scale statues would look nice on any shelf, but displayed together, they create a diorama of the film’s title stars brawling.
Funko, which last year launched Marvel Collector Corps, has now teamed with DC Comics for a similar subscription box service.
Announced this morning, Legion of Collectors will debut in March, offering exclusive DC collectibles, apparel and accessories. The first box will, of course, feature items from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, including an exclusive Armored Batman Pop! vinyl figure (the movie opens March 25).
More than six months after debuting the first two Pop! vinyl figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line, Funko has called in Wonder Woman and Aquaman (plus a couple of others, but they’re the ones we really care about, right?).
Sure, we already saw a leaked “Aqua” version of the Sea King, but here is now in his full-color, tattooed, 3.75-inch glory, alongside a sword-wielding Wonder Woman, Knightmare Batman and Superman Soldier. Plus, the previously revealed Batman and Superman, of course.
If dialogue like “Tell me … do you bleed?” is too grim for your tastes, just imagine it being uttered by this cute pint-sized Armored Batman figure from Hot Toys’ upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lineup.
Previously glimpsed in photos from Toy Soul 2015, the Armored Batman and Superman Cosbaby Collectible Set will enable you to reenact the Bat-Signal scene from the trailer (a tiny Bat-Signal is included!), only maybe with a dramatically less-grave voice. Maybe something closer to baby talk.
In addition to their previously announced line of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” T-shirts, Merchoid has unveiled several official new pieces of merchandise for the film, including a line of baseball caps and bags. This time around, the merchandise features Wonder Woman and LexCorp as well as Batman and Superman.
The new merchandise features both the logos of each respective character as well as full figure shots of the characters in action. Several of the designs are printed with a sublimated “allover” technique, which allows the design to cover the entire shirt. The designs are available in both mens’ and womens’ cuts.
A month after we got a first look at the Dark Knight and Man of Steel MAFEX figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Medicom has unveiled Wonder Woman and Armored Batman.
Naturally, these two figures also stand about 6.3 inches tall, and feature 20 points of articulation. Wonder Woman comes with lasso, sword and shield, while Armored Batman boasts a fabric cape and grapnel gun.
Toy Soul 2015 is proving to be a treat for collectors, even if they aren’t in Hong Kong. Following the first look at 1/6th-scale figures from Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Hot Toys has premiered the prototypes for its line of Captain America: Civil War collectibles.
No sooner did Hot Toys announce its new Deadpool 1/6th-scale action figure, based on the upcoming film, than the first images of the collectible surfaced from Toy Soul 2015, which just kicked off in Hong Kong.
Although no additional information accompanies the images, they do allow fans to scrutinize the details and at least some of the accessories — a pistol, belt, sword and scabbard for starters — and dream a little. And maybe salivate.
LEGO has unveiled three new playsets for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that feature the Batwing and a potential a spoiler or two for the Warner Bros. film.
Debuting this morning on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, the sets are: