Friday, July 26, 2019

Magazine article: Imagi-Movies Vol 3 No 1 - Part 2

More Bat interviews from Imagi-Movies bumper issue including why Billy Dee Williams was dropped from the Harvey Dent role and whether Chris O'Donnell would ever upgrade to Nightwing. We'll we got the costume in the next film...

Magazine article: Imagi-Movies Vol 3 No 1 - Part 1

Imagi-Movies talks to Joel Schumacher and Akiva Goldsman about the new movie with a particular focus on how less murderous Batman is compared to previous films. Uh oh, Joel also reminds the interviewer that they are "comic books" not "tragic books." Oh Joel.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Cards: Metal Fleer Batman Forever cards 61-65

Back to the Metal Fleer cards. Not a bad selection here - characters aren't droopy or weirdly drawn. The Two-Face/Riddler card in particular looks kind of awesome. Shame they didn't try to make a whole set of cards like that.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hot Toys Chris O'Donnell Robin unveiled at SDCC 2019

I anticipated with the 25th anniversary next year that some toy companies would look to tap into the nostalgia and release some figures. I had predicted it would be NECA or MacFarlane but I was really surprised to see this morning that Hot Toys unveiled a Chris O'Donnell Robin figure at San Diego Comic Con. As expected with Hot Toys the detail is fantastic and the figure looks excellent. Going to need to start saving now. Expect it to be released next year.

No word on if they'll be doing any other figures but I'd be surprised if we don't at least get a Batman too.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Miscellaneous Content: the Blinko logo

While looking at a scan of some old production documents for Batman Forever I came across this logo in the bottom corner of one of the pages. It was tiny and when I blew it up it was pretty pixellated.

Now "Blinko" was the codename that was used while Batman Forever was in production. The name Batman Forever didn't come along until (I think) the later drafts of the screenplay (it was possibly Akiva Goldsman's choice but I can't verify that). The Batchler's first draft was simply titled Batman III.

Anyway, I was fascinated with this logo. I love how the question mark is neatly incorporated into the text to hint at the Riddler's inclusion. It's a nice little piece of Batman Forever history that's been basically lost and I wanted to preserve it for future fans.

I don't own any production documents for the movie (just the press kit) so I couldn't rescan it but I set about using my limited photoshop knowledge to recreate it. So here it is at a higher resolution.

And here's my final version that softens the edges and gives a bit of texture to the picture.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Bruce Wayne figure by Kenner

And now here's the one I've been waiting to show for ages. My video review of the Bruce Wayne figure by Kenner. Hope you enjoy it. Will be getting through more figures in the line soon.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Video Advertisements: Toys

I'll be getting around to reviewing some of these in the near future. In the meantime, here's a selection of adverts for the Batman Forever toy line.

Batman Forever Action Figures

Batman Armor Set

Toys R Us