Monday, December 28, 2020

Toys: Kenner Action Figure line poster

If you bought the Batman Forever figures back in the day you'll have had one of these posters folded up inside the packaging. I managed to snag one on eBay recently but because it was so folded there were huge score marks all over it. I've done my best with photoshop to piece it back together.

Here is a link to a much larger version at 600 dpi.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Riddler vinyl figure from Funko Pop

This week I'm finally getting around to reviewing Funko's excellent Riddler figure that was released earlier in 2020. This was part of a range of Burton and Schumacher Bat movie villains that included Joker in his traditional suit, Joker dressed in artist attire, Penguin, Catwoman, Two Face, Mr Freeze and Poison Ivy. 

This is a really great figure which nicely captures Jim Carrey's likeness. I can't fault it and any self respecting Batman Forever fan should get one for their collection (along with the Forever Batman and Two Face. 

I'll be reviewing the Two Face figure in a fortnight.

Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Magazine Article: Automobilia no 4 Batman Forever Batmobile

Here's the magazine that came with the Eaglemoss Automobilia Batman Forever Batmobile - a diecast figure that was sold through newsagents and the web. If you haven't already check out my review of the figure here

Some very cool cutaways that I think have been specially created for this magazine.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Miscellaneous Content: Batmobile Super Soaker

This is something that I nearly bought from a collector but didn't. He was offering a bunch of stuff and I had to draw the line somewhere. I figured if I did get it it would just sit in a box in the attic. It's probably one of the most unusual products they made as a tie in to the film.

It's the Batmobile Super Soaker. Despite it's name it's not a water pistol. The idea is you pump it fill of water and it jets water out the exhaust and propels it along the pavement for a few metres. Sounds fun and a novel idea but maybe something that wouldn't be interesting after the first 5 minutes. If anyone bought this please leave a comment. Let me know if I missed out on something awesome.

The fact that it has a "trouble shooting section" on the back of packaging leads me to believe it might be a bit temperamental.

Miscellaneous Content: Batman Forever Batsignal Blueprints

Random find from an auction website. Here are the blueprints for the batsignal used in Batman Forever.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Deluxe Laser Disc Batman figure from Kenner

This week we're looking at one of the rarest Batman Forever figures - the Deluxe Laser Disc Batman figure from Kenner. It’s a tricky one to track down on eBay because it tends to bring up the copies of the defunct video format - laser disc (remember those?).

Anyway, this is a pretty fun figure with a light up feature and a fairly useless backpack. I think if you want an easier to find light up figure go for the Power Beacon Batman rather than this one.

Friday, December 4, 2020