Tag Archives: DC Comics

SpinMaster & DC’s Plans for The Batman Merch!

16 Jan

batmobileComing to toy stores are plenty of The Batman merchandise even this cape crusader may well want to rig up as vehicular drones. RC car enthusiasts can check out the Turbo Boost model over the regular release. Both have different features to make blazing in the night and scaring cats easy.

Spinmaster and DC partnered up to craft this line of wave one merchandise. It’s safe to say the release of The Riddler is waiting in the wings after the film’s hits cinemas March 4th. Be warned though, the following contains an image of the re-imagined Penguin and he doesn’t look too happy.

Batmobile 4-inch Scale, MSRP $36.99, Ages 4+.

The movie look-a-like Batmobile comes loaded with features including LED engine lights, headlights, and an undercarriage residual glow that truly makes it come to life! Level up your missions with life-like engine sounds. It even includes a 4-inch Batman figure!

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Conquer Terrains with Batman’s ATV!

11 Aug

Batman, All-terrain Batmobile RC | Spin MasterAvailable to Purchase on Amazon USA

Want to be Bat-man? Not everyone can, but for those who want to ride the Batmobile, there are two options: pretend that they are where ever the vehicle pops up at conventions or pick up the remote control version of the toy, and fire up the augmented reality application (available on Android and iOS) to drive it around the neighbourhood! You’re more-or-less Robin with this “game.” Here, you can drive around all kinds of terrain and do battle with virtual foes within the app by activating weapons or other tools at your disposal.

The game features integration with the brand-new All-Terrain RC Batmobile from D.C. and Spin Master!

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On Zack Snyder’s Justice League

26 Mar

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Fans of Zack Snyder‘s DC Universe are not likely to see his set of films completed. He told Vanity Fair his vision and all we can do is sigh and start the #restorethesnyderverse movement. After years of campaigning, reshoots and post-production madness, a new cut of Justice League still has fans divided. The good: the story makes much more sense and the heroes–namely Cyborg (Ray Fisher)–have a role to play. The bad: the setup for the finale won’t see fruition when considering all the politics involved to get this expanded takes finessed for all to view.

This version sets up the coming of Darkseid proper and does not shy away from showing us how bad he can be. They look more like creations from Michael Bay’s imagination, and I doubt there’s a cinematic villain who can rival Ming the Merciless’ fashion sense from Flash Gordon! 

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When Batman Lacks the Soul of the Dragon…

27 Jan

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available to view on Amazon Prime

Home Video Release
Jan 26, 2021

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!

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On Where DC’s Stargirl Sparkles

23 May

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

DC’s Stargirl has the golly gee feel of classic Americana, and I can’t wait to see the mecha S.T.R.I.P.E. in action! In this latest live action superhero treatment, high school student Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) has a lot to learn about her past. Her biological dad went missing and she’s the next in line to carry his badge of honour. Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) is part of this mystery, and when he becomes her stepdad some time later, that can either lead to problems or he has a secret agenda.

Technically, the story is set in the modern day in Blue Valley, Kansas. It’s as laid back as it can be, more reminiscent of the bygone era when we had radios belting out the tunes than smartphones.

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