Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Merchandise Preview:
Hot Toys MMS 293
Batman Returns Batman 1/6th Scale Figure
Hot Toys MMS 294
Batman & Bruce Wayne 1/6th Scale Figure Set

After what seemed like an eternity, Hot Toys has FINALLY made good on their promise of 1/6th scale Batman Returns figures! Up first is MMS 293- Batman as seen in Batman Returns!

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Also available is MMS 294, which features the Batman we just looked at PLUS a Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne figure, extra stand, and torn cowl accessory piece (allowing you to recreate the final moments of the film! While I think the Keaton head could be better, keep in mind this is a prototype and may change before production.

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You can preorder both at Sideshow Collectibles' site right now. And if you use the links below, you'll be supporting this site when you do!

To order the single Batman figure (MMS 293), head here: DC Comics Batman DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure

To order the Batman & Bruce Wayne Set (MMS ), head here: DC Comics Batman and Bruce Wayne DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure Set

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vintage Newspaper Clipping:
Variety The Entertainment Newspaper
"Batman Swoops To Conquer"
June 28 Through July 4, 1989

Batman's box office performance back in the summer of '89 is the stuff of legends... We hadn't seen a blockbuster of this caliber since Star Wars, and we'll likely never see one that matches it again. Today's posting of various articles from a vintage edition of the entertainment newspaper Variety sheds a little more light and just how awesome Batman's presence was back in June of 1989...

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Also included in this edition- "Batman: The Comic Connection"... A nice little article highlighting Batman's comic origins.

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And we finish things off with this 3 page ad from Warner touting the film's success. They had every right to brag.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Vintage Magazine Article:
June 1992

Tim Burton doesn't hide his feelings about Batman '89 in this brief but informative interview from the June 1992 issue of Details Magazine. Describing the first film as being made by a "conglomerate", it is obvious Burton felt Batman Returns would do a better job of delivering his personal take on Batman. Also included here- A great quote on how the should-have-won-the-Oscar actor Michael Keaton approaches his roles! Enjoy!

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