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- 07/20/13--11:00: Warner Bros. and TT Games Unveil The Lego Movie Video Game
- 07/20/13--11:17: BATMAN Fan? BBC TV TOPGEAR Features the Ford F-150 Bat-Truck!
- 07/20/13--11:36: VIDEO - BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS - Game News COPPERHEAD TRAILER!
- 07/20/13--12:07: Gothitropolis Ravens Update: The Screaming Eagle!
- 07/20/13--13:00: SDCC: A Whole Buncha Star Wars Updates
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Thanks to flickr member brr-icy, we have new in-hand images of the AOT-001 and AOW-002 upgrade parts for Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. AOT-001 is a new, more G1 styled head with user-selectable red or blue visor parts, while AOW-002 is a double barrel cannon. Keep Reading to check out the photos and more details.
After a unexpected last minute surprise Metallica show in a sweet little, yet completely packed venue, our 2013 San Diego Comic-Concontinues with a visit to the NECA booth. follow this link to see their latest 1/4 scale and 7-inch scale action figures!
Okay, this is NOT Mattel’s DC figures! I got it this time, I promise! So, from their Panel, we’ve got some news! -The 50th Batman Black & White statue is going to come out. And wow! I never would have thought it could last that long! Is there somebody out there who’s got each one? [...]
The next booth we visited had some great stuff that we couldn't photograph, such as the Aliens Minimates set, the 7-inch Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) figure based on her Thor: The Dark World appearance, and '66 Batman and Robin mini busts. Despite not being able to share these cool items with you, there were still plenty other new items at the Diamond Select Toys booth that we could! Follow the link above to have a look for yourself.
As you see, proof that I can learn is that I can now differentiate between DC Collectibles and DC Universe! First up… Okay, clarification – the Doomsday offered to all DCU subscribers is Doomsday in his containment suit, which is a toy we have never seen before! ”unleashed” Doomsday is his classic look. Also notable [...]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games announce that The Lego Movie Videogame will be available next year, alongside The Lego Movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, and a toy collection of The Lego Movie building sets. In a scenario drawn from the film, The Lego Movie Videogame puts Lego kids into the role [...]
Here's a fun set of photos that was recently posted over at the BBC TOPGEAR website. This is a TV show on British UK Television that does reviews on new vehicles coming out. They also do a great job at sharing their love of Automobila. Here's a great example:
Check out this totally customized Ford F-150 Truck they came across that was inspired by George Barris' 1966 BATMAN TV Batmobile!! For a second or two you might think it's mostly just a special paint job, but wait a minute, check out those TAIL FINS on the back! Way cool! Yes, I would totally drive this ;)
Hey, for more information about this truck and the TV series then just please CLICK HERE!
OK, this is just a quick post to share this awesome cosplay photo that appeared on the DC Comics website. But I gotta say that I think that guy who is playing BATMAN (Adam West version, of course) is my friend Scott. I gotta ask him later, I'm about 66% sure it's him, ha! Either way it's a great costume and the ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER suit is extremely cool as well!
Anyways, this photo was taken at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) which is going on this weekend. Yes, like right now... I'm SO bummed out I couldn't go this year, arrggh!
Hey, if any Bat-Blog Fans out there got to go and took some great "Batman-related" pics, then please PLEASE share them with us!!
Here's some fresh news concerning the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Video Game that is set to come out on October 25th, 2013.
They just released a new TRAILER featuring the wicked Super-Villain, COPPERHEAD! Check it out!
Can you do two things - like see spots and take a stand - all at the same time? Well, this pair of Steiff rarities is doing just that! Here we have two examples of one of the rarest dogs Steiff produced in the 1950's, the standing Dally Dalmatian. These pups were produced exclusively for the high end toy retailer FAO Schwarz in the United States. Let's see what makes these dotted doggies so special from the historical and design perspectives.
It's easy to crack a smile when it comes to this precious Steiff design. These Dallies are 11 cm tall, standing on all fours, and unjointed. They are made from white mohair that has been meticulously hand airbrushed with black spots. If you look closely at the picture here on the left, you will see that the spots are basically in the identical places on each dog... now that's precision! Dallys' ears are made of mohair, while their open, smiling mouths are lined in peach colored velvet. Each dog face is detailed with brown and black pupil style eyes and a simple black hand embroidered mouth. Each also wears a red leather collar. Standing Dally was produced in 11, 22, and 28 cm; the 11 cm size was made in 1953 only, while the 22 and 28 cm sizes were made in 1955 only.
Steiff enthusiasts will most certainly recognize standing Dally's design as quite similar to the company's standard line sitting Dally Dalmatian. Sitting Dally, who is pictured here on the left, was produced in 10, 17, and 28 cm from 1953 through 1969 overall. Like standing Dally, sitting Dally also came with a red leather collar; however, sitting Dally had a swivel head while standing Dally was unjointed. Steiff also produced Dally as a 17 cm hand puppet from 1955 through 1956. It is not unusual that FAO Schwarz offered slightly modified versions of popular standard line Steiff dogs in their line. For example, in 1965 and 1966, FAO Schwarz had a 15 cm open mouthed mohair beagle in their catalog. FAO's beagle pattern was based on Steiff's standing Biggie beagle, which was produced in 10, 17, and 25 cm from 1958 through 1961.
It is very interesting to note that both a sitting and standing version of Dally are featured on the cover of Gunther Pfeiffer's 1947-1999 Steiff Sortiment reference book (pictured here on the left.)
In addition to standing Dally, FAO Schwarz also worked with Steiff to create several other really adorable mohair Dalmatian themed products to their stores. One was a 23 cm sitting Dally; she was also based on the standard line Steiff Dally but her lines were a little more graceful and a little less puppy-like than the regular Dally. She was produced in 1953 only. Another was a very playful Dally Family, which consisted of the 23 cm exclusive Dally and several 10 cm standard line sitting Dally puppies, all resting on a cotton cushion in a wicker dog bed. This set was also only produced in 1953. Perhaps the most "regal" special Dally was FAO's Royal Dally, a 14 cm, closed mouth sitting Dalmatian wearing a crown and cape. He was available in 1963 only. The final special Dally was a lying down version; he had an open mouth and was curled up on his side in a realistic, resting position. He was produced in 28 and 43 cm in 1956 only. All of these items are extremely rare; most likely due to their limited production and distribution. As a result, they are very seldom seen and tend to generate great collector's interest when they do indeed come up on the secondary market.
Steiffgal hopes this discussion on FAO Schwarz exclusive Dally Dalmatians has been more fun than a visit to your favorite toy store!
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The new episode of BEWARE THE BATMAN is titled, "Secrets", and it aired this Saturday, July 20th, 2013, at 10:00am ET (9:00 Central). I meant to post this last night but I fell asleep and then didn't get a chance to do so until later today, arggh! I apologize for this news getting out late. I've been so stressed out lately and only getting about 3 hours of sleep each night for awhile, ugh! Next week I will have this material out early, I promise.
But check it out, here was the BASIC PLOT:
Batman is hot on the heels of an extremely clever and dangerous thief named Magpie (GREY DELISLE), who not only sports razor sharp talons laced with poison and an invulnerability to pain, but she also steals the memories of her victims. But Batman is not the only one on her trail. Lieutenant James Gordon (KURTWOOD SMITH) is after her as well...and the two will ultimately go head-to-head to catch that thief.
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AMERICA! GO AMERICA! AMERRRRRIIIICAAAAAAA! America is August 4th, right? Well, we’re still about $9K off from unlocking it, but the last of the Ravens figures – the secret one – has been revealed to be a Screaming Bald Eagle! In red, white, and blue colors! And yes, the Horsemen are thinking of giving him [...]
Well, I mentioned these earlier, but now I’ve got images! Look for them after the break. Starting off with the Black set, here are official production photos of Han Solo and Slave Leia. They look pretty for 6″ figures, and Leia’s articulation is painfully visible – but she does have double-jointed knees! You can [...]
In case you’re wondering why items are sold out after 30-minutes like the Webarella Monster High doll … here’s the world’s largest sleepover … 2 AM Friday night/Saturday early morning – the line has already STARTED to get IN – when the doors open at 9ish … 7 HOURS later … so it’s no wonder [...]
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For the second year in a row, Mattel has teased the return of MUSCLE to store shelves. Please read on after the break. Now, MUSCLE was originally a Japanese import, sort of – they brought over about half of the little rubber Kinnikuman toy line (kinkeshi), but without the plot or characters (though “Muscleman” [...]
HK-TF board member oscarfung has posted a number of images showing the upcoming release of the Kreon Defensor Micro-Changer Combiner, showing the combined form and all four included mini-figures in robot and vehicle forms along with the blindbagged Groove, as well as showing Defensor built from all five figures. Check out all the images below! Keep Reading