Toys: Both Batman and Bane versions of Kaiyodo’s Revoltech The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler are expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2013. They’re not to scale with regular Revoltech figures, but the Batman version comes with a tiny version of the Caped Crusader to pilot it. [BBTS]
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‘The Dark Knight’ Joker And ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Catwoman Get Colorful In New Play Arts Kai Figure Images
Two of Square Enix’s most anticipated Play Arts Kai figures have finally arrive online in full color. Following prototype displays at the Tokyo Games Show in September (and a few low resolution images appearing online), SE has unveiled proper looks at its 8” The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman and The Dark Knight Joker PAK toys. Like previous Arkham Asylum and Arkham City toy versions of the characters, these figures will cost collectors around $60-70 a pop on preorder sites and fans will have to wait until around July to pop them on their display space of choice. Both toys come with a number of suitable accessories, including weapons and swappable hands. Although one doesn’t exist, it’s safe to presume PAK Catwoman also has the innate action feature of being way better at driving a Batpod than PAK Batman.
Take a closer look at these new Catwoman and Joker figures on ComicsAlliance!
Logic and Symbolism in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
By Chris Sims
It probably won’t surprise anyone to learn that I liked The Dark Knight Rises quite a bit. I was, after all, part of the team here at ComicsAlliance that wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 words about how much I loved Nolan’s last Batman film, and I walked out of this one feeling satisfied with both the direction and the execution of the final chapter of his trilogy. It’s solid, enjoyable, and interprets themes that are a core part of the Batman mythology in a way that we’ve never seen before on film. That said, I do think that it’s probably the most flawed of Nolan’s three Batman movies.
By Graeme McMillan
Yes, yes, Avengers: You’ve had your day, being much-beloved and breaking box office records and everything. But this summer superhero movie showdown is only getting started, as Warner Bros. is patiently reminding everyone with two new television spots and a host of still images showcasing Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
By Andy Khouri
Following yesterday’s release of the first theatrical poster for The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has transmitted a new series of teasers for the much anticipated film directed by Christopher Nolan. The new posters depict each of the principals — Batman, Catwoman and Bane — in portraits set against the falling debris and sleet. Unlike the poster released yesterday (which was not happily received by some ComicsAlliance readers), these new images are in keeping with the color scheme and other motifs established in the initial posters and trailers.
By Chris Sims
As you may already be aware, there’s a movie about Batman called The Dark Knight Rises coming out this summer, and as is the case with any big-budget super-hero flick, that means we’re going to get some product tie-ins. Who can forget how Dominos Pizza reflected the complex themes of morality and sacrifice in 2008’s The Dark Knight by offering a pizza with double the pepperoni?! I assure you, my arteries will never forget.
This time around, it’s Mountain Dew, and not only is there a new flavor that’s allegedly inspired by Batman, there’s also a website and, more importantly, an in-store display that looks like the Saddest Batman Ever.