Tis the Season of the Bat, and to prepare for Christmas, there’s three favourites for fans of Spin Master Batman line of toys to consider for Christmas!
Perhaps the only character that won’t see a lot of changes in the cinematic front is Batman. It’s easy to cast any actor to play Bruce Wayne aka The Bats (as The Joker likes to call him), but will the wait be worth it? While some fans wait, the rest of us just wants to join him in his adventures! Thankfully, the release of toys from Spin Master’s Batman Toy line has been good and this hero has nothing to fear, as the holiday season nears.
For your playing needs (and ours), we present this list as Christmas is right around the corner! Disclaimer: We are an Amazon Associates member, and sales made through this link help support this site.
Get ready for next-level Batman missions with this massive 4-in-1 transforming playset. Standing at an impressive two-and-a-half-feet tall, this interactive playset has everything to fight crime alongside the Caped Crusader, including a Batwing, Batmobile, Batcycle and Batcomputer. With lights and sounds, plus an exclusive 4” Batman figure, this epic playset is a must for any Batman fan. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Technically, Halloween and Christmas go hand in hand for spiritual activity. In Merry Little Batman, he’s ready for the next holiday instead of this one.
Nobody should be surprised that news for what’s going to happen after Halloween is getting announced sooner than later! Merry Little Batman will be made available to stream on Prime Video beginning December 8 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
This animated family action comedy destined to join the rogue’s gallery of classic holiday movies. When young Damian Wayne finds himself alone in Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve, he must transform into “Little Batman” in order to defend his home and Gotham City from the crooks and supervillains intent on destroying the holidays.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Merry Little Batman features the voices of Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell, and David Hornsby, and is directed by Mike Roth (Regular Show) from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Teen Titans Go!) and Jase Ricci (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham). Roth also serves as executive producer, alongside Sam Register (Looney Tunes cartoons).
Voice records and writing concluded prior to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
Whether people want to support the next film from DC Entertainment or not, The Flash toys may well be something kids want–especially when there’s a Batwing involved!
Spin Master Toys is getting far ahead of the game with the release of The Flash toys ahead of its release on June 16th.
Whether these super hero movies do well depends on how much merchandise is out there these days. With Shazam: Fury of the Gods, all we have so far are product from Funko! Pops and McFarlene Toys. Having additional product from the said movie to play with is a good thing and to not have enough can hurt overall impressions. I’m surprised there is no dragon, since I’d really want to own that!
But for The Flash, I still feel it’s all about the caped crusader. Batman will be the hero more so than the Scarlet Speedster. I’m glad this toy company knows that and in their first wave of product release, have the latter item available:
Matt Reeves‘ The Batman is a very different beast when compared to other past takes. It doesn’t outdo Nolan’s excellent trilogy and that’ll be a debate amongst diehard fans. He’s no longer that character from long ago where it’s about comic book style aesthetics or terrible one-liners. While I can profess a huge love for Burton’s gothic take, this version is moody, nihilistic and grungy. It’s also neo noir in its cinematographic design.
Robert Pattinson is great as the next iteration, but his appearance may have some wondering if he’s channelling Kurt Cobain. He hasn’t completely shed his moody Twilight persona, but I can buy into the new type of gravitas infecting the reclusive Bruce Wayne; the origins get rewritten. His father was a mayoral candidate for Gotham City and his mom…. Well, is troubled. Nearly everyone knows how their death affected the young boy who would become the bat, but in this case, the discovery of why they were murdered sets him down a slightly different path.
The 70s is alive and well in Batman: Soul of the Dragon. This animated film is an original tale and thankfully, it doesn’t take any notes from the campy and beloved 60s television show. Instead, its influence is straight out of many James Bond and Bruce Lee films. This aspect is enjoyable to see. Even rarer to see is Wayne not as the feared hero with a cape. He’s got the skills but not the experience in this outing!