Friday, October 15, 2021

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Batmobile vehicle by Kenner

Okay this week we're looking at the Kenner's Batmobile for Batman Forever - an essential purchase if ever there was. 

It's nice, chunky and attempts light up inner part that was featured in the film. I wish it was a little brighter and bluer but I'm glad Kenner tried. Weirdly they didn't do the same thing for Batman & Robin's Batmobile. I could nitpick the wobbly fins too but I'm not going to. 

Friday, October 1, 2021

External link: Toy Armada with Aaron Archer

This week I thought it would be a good idea to highlight this great podcast called The Toy Armada. The show is hosted by "Protoman" and features Aaron Archer as its co-host.

Aaron was a toy designer at Kenner and Hasbro for many years starting in 1995 and has some great insights and behind the scenes stories. This episode he covers his work on Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Give it a listen and subscribe for more episodes.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Batwing, Batboat, Batmobile models from Revell

This week we're looking at the three models made by Revell for the Batman Forever vehicles. I picked these up a few years ago and for some crazy reason I threw out the boxes. Even worse I didn't pack them up properly when moving so they do have a little bit of damage. 

These are worth owning if you are a fan of these vehicles and good at building/painting models (note: it's not my forte). I've seen people on YouTube customise them with lights and even installing a gas burner for an exhaust if you're feeling brave.

Monday, September 20, 2021

External link: Batman Forever trailer in 4K

Mindd Kidzag (who earlier in the year supplied the awesome scanned shooting script and schedule) has done it again! He's purchased a copy of the Batman Forever trailer and got Denis-Carl Robidoux to scan it at 4K resolution. 

Both the DVD and Blu-ray of course had the trailer on them but only in standard definition. It's wonderful to see the trailer in such clarity. Two bits that particularly stick out are the shot of Batman saying "Going down" and the shot of Val Kilmer standing up to the giant bat - both of which were deleted from the film.

Check it out below on the largest screen you can!

Friday, September 17, 2021

News: Chase Meridian to be featured in Detective Comics

Not often I get to jump on some Batman Forever news but I stumbled on the Twitter post this morning that seems to suggest that the character of Dr Chase Meridian is coming to Detective Comics in issue 1047 that goes on sale on 4th January 2022.

This will coincide with the start of 'Shadows of the Bat' - a 12 week event series that follows on from 'Fear State' which saw Batman quit Gotham! I'll be totally honest I'm way behind on reading Batman comics. I'm still trying to get through Tom King's run.

I'll try and catch up and cover the issue(s) nearer the time.

In the meantime, here is Simone Di Meo's original tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SimoneDiMeo_/status/1438229747322998788