Mattel has released several styles of toys to support The Dark Knight Rises, with a 4″ line of kid-oriented toys, a new cartoon-style Batman line and a continuation of the Movie Masters series, with more movie-style sculpts courtesy of the Four Horsemen. Now that the toys have been released, the real question is are they worth picking up?
In the last two weeks, Warner Bros has released over a dozen new posters and promo banners for The Dark Knight Rises, and they really run the gamut from bad to awesome. Just for fun, we’re ranking the posters in order from the worst to the best… check it out and let us know if you agree!
It’s time for another round of Mattel answers, and this week Mattel gives details on what we can expect from Club Infinite Earths in 2013, along with some details on the “lost” MOTU accessories, the end of Ghostbusters and more– read on for all the answers!
Man, 2012 turned out to be a pretty lousy year to be a Joe fan. With Renegades and the 30th Anniversary cut down in their prime to make way for Retaliation– only to have the new movie bring with it some half-boiled new toys (with a few exceptions), and now a 9-month delay on the movie announced last week. I don’t think anybody bought Paramount’s announcement that the movie pushback was just for 3D’s sake, and now there’s lots more buzz floating around what happened.
NECA unveiled an all-new Robocop variant coming soon to Toys R Us, and it’s an awesome blast from the past!
Once again, Mattel is offering pre-orders for their 2012 Comic Con exclusive toys on MattyCollector.com. Attendees of SDCC can place their orders now on the site and pick up their items in person at the show. Over the holiday weekend, the toy company also revealed their Dark Knight Rises exclusive in an… interesting video featuring Marketing Manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich and one heck of a cameo on his desk in the background.
Valiant was nice enough to share a lettered preview of X-O Manowar #2 – a little teaser for those of us who just can’t wait to see how Aric of Dacia’s story plays out in the relaunched universe. The four pages they’ve released show Aric leading a group of imprisoned Visigoths in a rebellion against their Vine captors and coming face-to-face with the titular alien armor. The art is outstanding and the preview sequence plays out like a tense action movie — further solidifying my feelings that the new Valiant is doing everything the right way and is set for greatness once again. Check out the hi-res images after the break and look for X-O Manowar on shelves June 6th.
Even while hyping their upcoming blockbuster titles, Square Enix announced a new game today — American MENSA Academy, which will see release on July 27th for PC, followed by XBLA & PSN as well as Android and iOS. While many details are still forthcoming and likely to surface during E3, the game is set to feature over 100 levels packed with questions from five different schools of thought derived from a collaboration between developer Barnstorm Games and MENSA members. As you are rewarded with Mensa IQ scores at the end of your sessions, American Mensa Academy will no doubt suck you in and encourage daily test runs while you try to better your knowledge and outdo your prior scores, much like Dr. Kawashima’s excellent 2006 title, Brain Age. Check out Square Enix’s official press release after the break
Available June 27th, Reverb Publishing is bringing Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad to XBLA and PSN for the reasonable cost of only $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft points). Running at 60 frames-per-second, supporting 1080p displays, and offering both full career and multiplayer modes with upgradeable vehicles, this is one arcade title that promises both slick visuals and plenty of content to back it up.