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Ra’s al Ghul Brings The Dark Knight Movie Masters Full Circle

Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul is the final figure in the Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters collection, and he’s the perfect character to complete the Batsignal… and Mattel’s movie series.

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Movie Masters Batman Gets A New Sidekick

Expect to compete with some twentysomething fangirls in addition to the Hot Wheels guys in the toy aisle– Joseph Gordon Levitt’s got his own action figure.

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On John Blake (Dark Knight Rises Spoilers)

One of the things everyone seems to agree on regarding The Dark Knight Rises is Joseph Gordon Levitt’s rookie cop John Blake.  Blake has the best arc in the movie– and possibly Nolan’s entire trilogy– and his conclusion offers the most fascinating part of the ending of this series.

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The Dark Knight Rises (Khalil’s Take)

The protector of Gotham has to rise from the ashes to overcome one of his most powerful foes (and the juggernaut known as the Avengers) this Summer. Can he do it alone or will this be a team effort?

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A Batman Comic Book Did Not Inspire The Aurora Theater Shooting

In light of the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO– which left over a dozen people dead and three dozen more injured or hospitalized– people are already looking for motives… and unfortunately that likely means the latest round of blaming a comic book for the actions of one mentally unstable person, which is the last thing anyone needs in this time of sadness.

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SDCC 2012- The Best Offsite Campaigns

Each year Comic Con grows and spreads to the streets, way past the walls of the Convention Center.  Some companies went all-in with some great interactive campaigns which kept fans engaged throughout the city.  Here’s a few of my favorites.

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Will the Dark Knight Rise to the Occasion?

 

A thirteen minute preview for the Dark Knight Rises showed up this week on YouTube. The featurette gives glimpses at new scenes from the movie and some information on the plot. Is this new look at the movie enough to raise the excitement for the final installment of the Batman trilogy? Continue reading “Will the Dark Knight Rise to the Occasion?” »

Ask Mattel 7/1/2012: K-Mart Exclusive Catwoman, DC All Stars Packaging & More

We may be gearing up for Comic Con next week, but that doesn’t slow down the latest round of answers from Mattel, and this week brings some interesting info as we get ready for the Valhallah of geek-dom… This round we find out what the box art will look like for the DC Universe All-Stars, some new features for the C-N-C Batsignal, a new DKR exclusive to be on the lookout for, and the chances we’ll see a Bravestarr reboot– read on for all the answers…

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Mezco Toyz Comic Con Exclusives Revealed

Mezco Toyz has relaunched their website, and with it revealed a whole slew of Summer exclusives which will make their debut at Comic Con in just a few weeks.  Get all the details on Mezco’s 2012 Con lineup…

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TRU’s Dark Knight Rises Two-Pack Is The Best Batman Movie Toy At Retail

Mattel’s Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters line gets a definite upgrade with a two-pack featuring new and greatly improved versions of Batman and Bane, and this set is totally worth checking out.

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Commissioner Gordon Is A “Smashing” Addition To Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises isn’t all about heroes and villains (and butlers)… there’s some real people in Gotham, too! And thanks to Wal-Mart, fans can now chase down the best cop GCPD has to offer, to join Batman’s team of allies.  Commissioner Gordon has returned to Movie Masters, and the new version is an absolute must-buy for Batman movie fans.

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Catwoman Sneaks Into Dark Knight Rises’ Movie Masters

The latest figure to join the Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters collection is Catwoman, and Batman’s enigmatic foil/ ladyfriend is another solid addition to the series.

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Ask Mattel 6/15/2012: DCU All Stars Update… and What’s Up With Castle Grayskull?

We’ve got an all new round of answers from the fine folks at Mattel today.  This time out, we get updates on when to expect DC Universe All-Stars to hit retail, and when we can finally discover the identity of the “secret” final DKR Movie Master. Oh, and Matty gives the reason for that pretty obvious Castle Grayskull box that’s been showing up in all their YouTube videos… Read on for all the answers!

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Mattel’s Movie Masters Carry On With Dark Knight Rises Wave One

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?

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Let’s Review All The New Dark Knight Rises Posters

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!

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