Hot Toys | The Dark Knight | Batman

I'm a huge fan of Batman. I am by no means an expert, but the character resonated with me even when I was 3 years old and watching the Superfriends. I fondly remember saving his pages for last in my coloring books. I even remember watching the campy TV program at my grandparents' house. He was THE character I grew up with, even if I didn't know about his dark origins. He was just so cool. It was the Hot Toys Batman figures that really got me involved in the 1/6 scale figures. I think it's fairly obvious I hold this figure as one of my prized figures. Continue Reading

Custom: The Dark Knight Trilogy | Lucius Fox

Behind every great here is a great... tech provider. At least in the case of Batman. Bruce Wayne was very selective in his allies and Lucius Fox was essentially his left-hand man with Alfred being the right. Fox provided Batman with all the tech and weaponry in his vigilante crusade to rid Gotham of crime and corruption. Although he was essential in the comics, the character was never exposed on the big screen until Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Continue Reading

DC Direct | New 52 | Wonder Woman

When DC decided to do a soft reboot of their universe it was met with a lot of skepticism and frustration. For me, I was thrilled. The DC catalog has been around for ages and there really was no good way for a person to start collecting or get into the stories that had been around since World War II. It was a great way for me to get into the DC characters as I had always been a fan of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Continue Reading

Hot Toys | The Dark Knight Rises | Bane

Every so often a villain comes around that is so formidable they fundamentally shake the foundation of the Earth. For Batman, that was Bane, a ruthless mercenary who, in the comic book world, was the first to break the Bat. Hot Toys quickly announced their intentions to make figures based on the movie The Dark Knight Rises and for me, Bane was a highly anticipated figure. Continue Reading

Medicom | MAFEX | Batman

I have a love/hate relationship with Medicom. They used to be a company I really liked because they produced some really nice things. A long time ago. These days, I'm not impressed. At all. They seem to rely on their name recognition instead of continuing to produce high quality items which is quite unusual for a Japanese company that has been around for a very long time. So when I got interested in their MAFEX line, I was hoping that they had turned the corner. Continue Reading