Friday, January 29, 2016
Batman v Superman is imminent, so toys are starting to show up. Mattel has a few different options for characters from the movie, but I'm going to stick with the six inch multiverse versions, as they're the closest thing to the previous Movie Masters toys. We've known for a while that BvS will draw a certain amount of inspiration from The Dark Knight Returns, notably including Batman donning a suit of armor to confront Superman. I'm still not entirely sold on Batman's regular suit for the film, but I really like the armored version. It even includes the spikes on the bottom of the boots, as seen in the comic. Movie Batman is apparently pretty relaxed about the no gun rule, as this figure includes a gun of some sort. It's in the trailers, and I'm guessing it's some sort of kryptonite gun. I guess we'll see. The best part of the figure is the supremely grumpy frown on Batman's face. Remember for the Dark Knight Rises figures, where you could collect them all to build a Batsignal? Well for these figures, you can collect them all to built a grapnel gun. Which is kind of cool, but the second four figures haven't even been revealed. So I'll probably pass on trying to do that.