Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Batman Forever Merchandise Review – Batboat and Batsub Mini Playset from Bluebird

This week we're looking at two mini playsets from Bluebird - the Batboat and Batsub which come with a selection of mini Batman, Robin, Riddler and Two-Face figures. Although they are called Mini Playsets they are really just mini vehicles and mini figures. There's not much that makes this a set. When I hear mini playset I tend to think of Mighty Max or Star Trek: Innerspace. Something that opens, shuts and keeps figures inside.

Anyway there's not much to say about these. If you're into mini figures they are quite fun but if you aren't, they are easy to skip. They sort of work in conjunction with the Batman and Riddler head mini playsets that I've previously reviewed.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Magazine Article: Vanity Fair April 1995 issue

Been a while since I posted any magazine content, here's a quick one from Vanity Fair. Nothing much of interest in the written content but the photography by Herb Ritts (who did the promo shots of, I think, all the Burton/Schumacher movies) is stellar. Note the shot of Batman - a fantastic pose - in which you can see that his armpits are actually spandex!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cards: Metal Fleer Batman Forever cards 91-95

We're so nearly there guys, just one more set of cards to go. Some pretty ropey ones here. 'Defenders' is probably the best of the lot. It reminds me a lot of the statue that Applause did (which reminds me I still need to get my hands on that).

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Triple Strike Robin figure from Kenner

This week we're looking at Triple Strike Robin, probably the most interesting and unique of the Kenner Robin figures due to it's blue, black and gold colour scheme. The accessory also has a unusual design and concept - featuring rubber missiles that are pulled back rather than using any kind of spring system. It's not so great in practice but I appreciate Kenner thinking outside the box on this one. I wished they'd done a couple more paint variants like this.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Batman Forever Merchandise Review – 1:32 Metal Die Cast Batmobile from Jada

This week we're looking at one of two Batman Forever batmobiles released by Jada Toys in 2017. It was part of a series called Hollywood Rides that covered many of the movie Batmobiles (though notably NOT the little loved Batman & Robin one). It's a nice little model but really if you're interested you should probably consider the more expensive 1:24 scale one which includes a little Batman statue and a cockpit that opens to reveal the interior. This one - the 1:32 scale - is just a little too basic for most tastes.