Friday, June 29, 2012

Mezco Reveals Batman Summer Exclusives


New York- As the world prepares for San Diego Comic Con (July 12th-15th) Mezco Toyz adds to the excitement by revealing their 2012 Summer Exclusive lineup:


Catwoman Key Ring 2" Mez-itz -Catwoman joins the Mez-Itz DC lineup. 
This feline fatale was voted #11 on the list of Best Villains ever, yet she still holds the key to the heart of Batman…or does she?Catwoman stands 2inches tall and features 5 points of articulation and a sturdy metal clasp.This is a non-numbered limited edition item.Edition size TBD.
Dark Knight Mez-itz Mega Scale Batman-
Perhaps the greatest summer exclusive in the universe, Mezco proudly presents the Mega Scale Dark Knight Batman Mez-Itz. This 300% Batman Mez-Itz is based on Batman’s look  from the award wining blockbuster trio of films from Christopher Nolan. He measures 20 inches from the tip of his ears to the soles of his boots.He features a real cloth black cape. Just like the standard Mez-Itz, he features 5 points of articulation and 1000 points of fun.Mez-Itz Mega Scale Batman is securely packed in a sturdy full color box.This is a non-numbered limited edition item. Edition size TBD.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Viral: Bruce Wayne Replies to Lucius!


Courtesy of DewGothamCity.com!

GREYHOUND ANNOUNCES “GO GREYHOUND TO GOTHAM CITY” CONTEST


GREYHOUND ANNOUNCES “GO GREYHOUND TO GOTHAM CITY” CONTEST

Winner will receive a trip for two to New York to live like Bruce Wayne! DALLAS (June 25, 2012) — Greyhound today announced it is giving one lucky person and their guest the chance to “Go Greyhound to Gotham City.” The contest is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises — the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, hitting theaters July 20. From June 22 to Aug. 3, Dark Knight enthusiasts can enter to win a trip for two to New York and live like Bruce Wayne, the billionaire industrialist and philanthropist whose secret identity is Batman. 

“Elevating the typical travel experience is what Greyhound proudly offers every day, so we’re pleased to offer Batman fans a chance to live like a billionaire in partnership with Warner Bros. Studios,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Although there will only be one winner, everyone can travel in style and enjoy great service when they ride our new fleet of buses, which offer express routes between major cities and luxurious amenities — such as Wi-Fi, leather seats and extra legroom — typically found on more expensive travel options.” 

The winner and one guest will receive roundtrip airfare for two to New York City, limousine service on a custom Greyhound VIP coach between the airport and hotel, a three-night hotel stay at a four-star or higher hotel, a sunset champagne helicopter tour over Manhattan and dinner at the three Michelin-starred Jean-Georges restaurant. 

The grand prize winner will be selected by random drawing and notified by telephone and mail by Sept. 7. To enter the “Go Greyhound to Gotham City” contest and to review restrictions, official rules and details, please visit www.greyhound.com/thedarkknightrises in the United States. Canadian residents can enter and view official rules at www.greyhound.ca/thedarkknightrises.  

To promote the sweepstakes, Greyhound is launching a major campaign featuring key art elements from The Dark Knight Rises, using online advertising, a promotional website, in-terminal materials and signage, and social media. Most notably, the company has installed the film’s title treatment on the windows of more than 500 of its new buses across the country, as well as fully wrapped 14 buses that showcase the film’s main characters, Batman and Bane, in a stand-off. The wrapped buses can be seen in some of Greyhound’s biggest markets including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta. 

About GreyhoundGreyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. In 2010, it introduced Greyhound Express, which provides direct service between major cities on new buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, comfortable leather seats and extra legroom. Since its inception, Express has rapidly expanded to serve more than 70 markets in North America. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. Follow Greyhound on Twitter for the latest news and travel deals at http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus and “Like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus.  

About “The Dark Knight Rises”Opening in theatres and IMAX on July 20, 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises” stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman.  Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.  Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers, and Jordan Goldberg co-producing.  “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.  Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Film by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight Rises,” to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.www.thedarkknightrises.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mountain Dew Dark Knight Rises Fan Contest!

 
https://www.facebook.com/mountaindew?v=wall#!/mountaindew/app_95936962634
 
Contest Instructions
Through July 4th, Mountain Dew® is looking for the most devoted DEW and “The Dark Knight Rises” super fan – and it’s not just any prize up for grabs. The fan that proves he or she deserves the “Most Devoted” title will score two tickets to the premiere screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in New York City on July 16. Video entries will be judged according to creativity, enthusiasm, demonstration of Mountain Dew passion and demonstration of “The Dark Knight Rises” passion. Five will be crowned winners to snag DEW and “The Dark Knight Rises” gear, but only one will win the tickets. Must be legal US resident 18 years or older (19 in AL or NE). One person in Grand Prize Winner’s party (winner or his/her guest) MUST be 21 or older before the prize will be awarded. Subject to complete Official Rules. Ends 7/4/12. See rules for complete details.
 
Grand Prize
Two tickets to “The Dark Knight Rises” film premiere screening in New York City on July 16, 2012 and exclusive Mountain Dew® “The Dark Knight Rises” gear.
 
2nd Prize
Exclusive Mountain Dew® “The Dark Knight Rises” gear including: • T-shirt (1) • Bane Poster (1) • Belt Buckle (1) • Standee 2-Pack (1) • G-Shock Watch (1) • iPad Skin (1) • T-shirt 3-Pack (1) • Hoodie (1) • 12-pack of Mtn Dew Dark Berry • 6-pack of Mtn Dew in limited-edition thermochromic cans
 
Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (EDT)
Contest Ends
July 04, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wait'll They Get A Load of This Cake!


Batman fanatic Chris Evans had this phenominal Joker cake for his 21st birthday.  WOW!  Hey TLC, get the Cake Boss on something like this!  Sheesh!

The Fire Rises Site is Live!

Go check it out!  http://www.TheFireRises.com

TriForce Announces San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive


TriForce Announces San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive

TriForce proudly presents the officially licensed Batman: Arkham City – Pink Catwoman Riddler Trophy Full Scale Replica, masterfully sculpted and painted by the artisans at TriForce. This San Diego Comic Con exclusive will be available for pre-order at the show. As we know not all of the trophies laid down by the Riddler throughout Arkham City can be collected by the Dark Knight. Some of them were reserved specially for Catwoman and booby trapped to electrocute Batman if he tried to help out his feline ‘friend’. The Pink Catwoman Riddler Trophy Full Scale Replica is hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality. Intricately crafted and cast in polystone, it measures 19" in height, weighs in at 8 pounds, and features working LED effects! Own this authentic piece of videogame history for $400 as part of a Limited Edition of 100 pieces available for pre-order only at the TriForce booth 2846 at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The piece will ship by 4th quarter 2012. We plan to retain a percentage of units for sale thru our online newsletter for those unable to attend San Diego Comic Con. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be required upon placing your pre-order.

Please Note This Image Is Not Final And Is Still Pending Licensor Approval

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Mountain Dew Found on Shelves!

This two-liter was found on Sunday.  Its just a wrap-around top, but its a start!

Product Spotlight: Dc Comics Heroics





Legions of Gotham regularly spotlights the coolest in new Batman and Dc Comics product.  Today we're featuring the Heroics mini-capsule figures produced by Treehouse Kids.  We first eyed these at Wal-Mart in the action figure aisle for only $1 each.  They all come in colored plastic ball capsules and are packed at random.  There is a set of eight characters (Batman #1, Batman #2, Superman #1, Superman #2, Joker, The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern) and two chase figures (Yellow Flash and Black and White Superman).


The fine folks at Treehouse Kids sent over a few samples of their product and I've gotta say, I love 'em!  The price is right at $1..the sculpts are fantastic for the scale and they look great on a shelf!  These are a fantastic collectible for any fan.  Watch for news on more Batman related product from these guys here very soon!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Superman vs The Elite Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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Superman vs The Elite Blu-Ray / DVD Review



Synopsis: The Elite, a team of super-powered antiheroes, is renowned for killing their enemies. Despite the acclaim and approval the Elite enjoy, Superman knows they are in the wrong, creating more harm than good by their methods. Tensions between them finally culminate in a mass showdown on Jupiter’s moons, when Superman is forced to prove that violence is never a positive.

Review: Superman vs. the Elite opens with this great Sex Pistols-esque Punk rock-retro Superman montage.  Its sets a great tone right off the bat.   I think that I benefit a lot from the Dc Universe films in that I haven't read a lot of the story arcs that they're based on and that makes them far more enjoyable for me personally.  I have no idea what is coming and I like it that way.

The focus in this film is the age-old comic book fan debate on whether heroes like Superman and Batman should keep capturing the same criminals, knowing full well they’ll break out of prison and kill again.  Superman, the ultimate boyscout that he is, refuses to kill.   Enter a motley crew of "superheroes" that are willing to get the job done!  This film explores some fantastic themes..the acting is great, the animation is great and the overall story is fantastic.  This one is an A+ to any fan of Superman, Dc Comics or just comic book themed characters in general!  This one is not for kids, beware the foul language and PG-13 rating!

Interest Range: Animation, Dc Comics

Win a copy of a new Bill Finger Batman Book!


Book giveaway! Sum up the legacy of Bill Finger (uncredited co-creator of Batman) in six words and my favorite three entries will win a signed book. (Submit entries only in the comments section at this link, not here!) Please forward to any Batman fans you know: 

http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2012/06/bill-boy-wonder-book-giveawaywin-in-six.html.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Win a copy of the Dark Knight Manual!


We've partnered with Insight Editions to hold a giveaway for their fantastic new book, The Dark Knight Manual!  You can read our early review of this title HERE

You have a chance to win one of two books we're going to giveaway!    All you need to do to enter is email us your favorite Nolanverse bat-villain.  Send your entry to legionsofgotham.org @ gmail.com (remove the spaces) for your chance to win! 


You can find out more and purchase this book at the Insight Editions  www.insighteditions.com
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The newest Dark Knight Rises TV Spot - now on Youtube

First Review of the Dark Knight Rises Dark Berry Mountain Dew!


We got this fantastic advanced press pack from Mountain Dew yesterday and we wanted to share it with fans, as well as our thoughts on the soda.   We haven't had a Batman soda promotion....ever.  I want fans and collectors to ponder that for a moment.  Never a can..never a bottle..this is a first for us collectors and fans.  And what better than Mountain Dew, the official soda of nerds everywhere!  The soda in a word...delicious.  Dark Berry Is the best Dew yet!  The thermo color change can is amazing..it cold activates and turns the symbol green (see our before and after pics below).   This is definately going to be something fans and collectors alike will be enjoying!  Watch for it in stores shortly!



New Teen Titans Go! Cartoon Image

Coming to Cartoon Network next year!  Follow the show http://www.facebook.com/TeenTitansGoCartoon

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Behind the Toys: Unused Mattel DCUC Bane Prototype

Early in the game there were big dreams about how to release comic book style Batman figures from the Four Horsemen and the gang at Mattel.  There were a lot of discussions with sites like ours about what direction to take.  Here is an exclusive peek at how Bane may have been released in a perfect world, base and all.  You can find more prototypes and unreleased toys at our Behind the Toys section.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Early Review Of The Dark Knight Manual Book


This one is due out July 24th from Insight Editions Books.  Legions of Gotham has your first look at this great new interactive book. 

About the Book: In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies.

Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology.

Featuring removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman’s cowl, and every detail of his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, The Dark Knight Manual reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham’s greatest protector.

Our Take: Brandon Snider and Insight Editions have brought Batman fans a fantastic new hardcover interactive title in The Dark Knight Manual.  The book focuses on the three Nolan-verse Batman films with tons of character and weaponry information.  What makes this book really stand out and pop for fans is page after page of interactive features, like sticky "notes to self" from Batman on Waynetech logo stationary, various files, diagrams and even a huge fold-out map of Gotham City (see below).

I have dozens of Batman guides and hardcovers in my collection, but this one stands out as the funnest yet, and with some cool information on the Dark Knight Rises "The Bat" flying vehicle, Bane and Catwoman, this one is a great way to get amped up for the new film this July!  We definately recommend this one to Batman fans.   The book also includes a great CD-rom in the back (see pic below) that offers some wallpaper and screen savers based on the Nolan-verse films.

We will be interviewing the author of this one, Brandon T. Snider, so if you'd like to submit your questions for him, email us at legionsofgotham.org @ gmail.com (remove the spaces).

  
About the Author: Brandon T. Snider is a New York-based writer and actor who has penned books featuring Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern, in addition to fiction for The Official Smallville Magazine and humor for The Huffington Post. Brandon has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Chappelle's Show, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as in commercials, stage productions, and short films.

You can purchase this book online at Amazon.com.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Huge Collection of Dark Knight Rises Fan-Made Posters!


"Know the Artist" has posted an enormous collection of fan-made posters for the Dark Knight Rises.  Check it out!

LoG Presents: Bat Toon Comic Strip #2


We posted the first Bat-Toon strip earlier this year.  Now, we present Bat Toon #2.  Enjoy!
 

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