Saturday, February 18, 2017

Toy Fair: DC Collectibles Batman: TAS Batcave!

A NY Toy Fair preview: Batman: The Animated Series Batcave with Bat-Computer Vignette and Alfred Action Figure coming soon from DC Collectibles. No price point has been provided yet.

Stay tuned to Legions of Gotham all weekend for more NY Toy Fair news!

Toy Fair: Funko Making 4" 1966 Classic Batman Figures & Batmobile!


The New York Toy Fair always brings exciting news for Batman collectors! This new offering from Funko includes a 1966 Barris Batmobile and 4" figures that include Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, King Tut and Bookworm! No release date yet announced.





 Stay tuned to Legions of Gotham for the latest NY Toy Fair news all weekend long!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Diamond Select Toys Toy Fair 2017 Preview! New Batman: TAS Offerings!


Four months after New York Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys is returning to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for the annual International Toy Fair. Once again, DST will unveil new items to retailers and press, and DST is known for surprising people! Below, you’ll see some of the upcoming items that will be on display at the show, including new licenses Dark Tower, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales! More new licenses and products will be revealed on-site! Obviously, being the hub for all Batman collectors, we'll be focusing on the newewst additions to the amazing DST Batman: TAS line and the '66 show.

Batman Classic TV Series
The epic bust series based on the original Gotham-based TV series continues with another classic villain and legendary actor from the 1960s TV show – Roddy McDowall as the Bookworm!
 Batman Classic TV Series Bookworm Resin Bust (Item #JAN172651, SRP: $59.99)

Batman: The Animated Series
More busts and statues capturing the iconic 1990s animated series continue to roll out, including a bust celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harley Quinn, a full-size statue of Catwoman, and two characters are revisited in new PVC dioramas -- New Adventures Batgirl and Laughing Fish Joker! Plus, the Justice League Unlimited bust series continues with Shazam!


Batman Animated Series Premier Collection Catwoman Resin Statue (Item #JAN172650, SRP: $150.00)


Batman The Animated Series Harley Quinn 25th Ann. Bust (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $59.99)


Batman The Animated Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Animated Series Riddler Resin Bust (Item # FEB172600, SRP: $59.99

DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series HARDAC PVC Diorama (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $45.00)
DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker PVC Diorama (Item #JAN172652, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery New Batman Adventures Batgirl PVC Diorama (Item # FEB172601, SRP: $45.00)

Justice League Unlimited Animated Series Shazam Resin Bust (Item # JAN172653, SRP: $59.99)


Friday, February 10, 2017

Justice League Action "Galaxy Jest" Video and Pics!



 
These are from the upcoming episode of Justice League Action, "Galaxy Jest".

 

When the Joker is abducted into space by Mongul in order to entertain his troops, the Justice League must recapture him before the Joker’s gas bomb detonates in Gotham City.



The episode will air on Cartoon Network Saturday, February 11th!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DC Collectibles Releasing Updated Batman Animated Rogue's Gallery Figure Pack!

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES GCPD ROGUES GALLERY ACTION FIGURE 5-PACK
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES GCPD ROGUES GALLERY ACTION FIGURE 5-PACK Packaging concept is shown, but artwork is not final.Description: A lone cop—Renee Montoya—is surrounded by some of Gotham City’s greatest evildoers in this amazing new action figure 5-pack inspired by Batman: The Animated Series that comes in deluxe packaging with battery-powered lights! Each figure in this set comes with its own character-specific accessories and extra hands. 1:13/6 inch scale MSRP: $175.

The set is due out in August 2017 and can be purchased for around $140 on sale if you check around. What do you think Bat-Fans? Will you buy this pack or hold out for individual releases?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Paul Dini Is Writing Harley Quinn Again!

Paul Dini Back on Harley Quinn in issue #17 Art by Amanda Conner

Oh, yes Batman fans...its on now. Paul Dini, the man who created Harley for Batman: The Animated Series, is back on creative writing a back-up story for DC Comics, starting in Harley Quinn #17. Check out the solicit:

HARLEY QUINN #17

  • Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
  • Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
  • Art by JOHN TIMMS
  • Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS
  • Cover by AMANDA CONNER
  • Variant cover by FRANK CHO
  • “Deadly Sin” part one! The twisted Harley Sinn’s been released from prison, and she’s looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way…by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley’s earliest days with the Joker—and co-written by one of Harley’s original creators, Paul Dini! “Harley Loves Joker” kicks off as Harley makes the biggest mistake of her burgeoning criminal career…accidentally revealing the location of Mistah J’s hideout!
  • On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Batman in the 21st Century

 
In 1940 he came, he saw, he conquered. Well, that is not terribly accurate. He certainly came as a comic book character and to his enraptured audience who followed his exploits, he certainly conquered. But that was in an earlier, more innocent time, a time when the world was still between the wars and enjoying life was the concern of most people. After all they had fought the great war and were entitled to some time off from world politics. And Batman’s world? Well, its place was in the comic books their children enjoyed!

But what of his world today? Well, he is still protecting Gotham, and beating just about everyone except when he lost at cards to the Joker in Season 2, Episode 18 "Almost Got 'Em" (Batman disguised as a croc is famously pummelled by the Joker's Four of a Kind before revealing his true identity - classic). 

But what position does he hold in our lives today? Does he still relate as closely to us as he did at the time of his conception? Yes, thanks to film directors and Hollywood he is as alive now as he was 77 years ago. The between the war years may have passed into dim and distant memory but Batman is still out there doing what he does best, fighting off evil, saving his city from the corrupt forces that want to take over, ensuring that justice prevails.

And if that is what he is doing, then he must be a true hero for our times. Because in similar fashion our world is as scary as the 1940’s world he was born into. We have had the horrors of 9/11, the descent into the chaos of world terrorism, the scenarios of displaced and distressed children, civil wars of brother against brother and friend against friend.


Did the Hollywood Batman predict all of this or did he respond to it? Who knows? And does it matter? What is obvious and significant is that his movies mirror what is going on in the global  sphere. His defeat of Superman in the Dawn of Justice 2016 may well be the struggle between ruling partners when one partner decides to follow the corruption route. How real is that? Flick on the News any morning and you will hear of that scenario unfolding in one nation or another. Think of Joker who wants to plunge the world into chaos. You won’t have to look very far for the Joker in our midst. And in the middle of it all is Batman, who with his cars and extra skills, wants to rid his world of this evil.

His role is ridding Gotham of corruption. Extend your minds for a moment my friends. Imagine Gotham as your town or your country. Is there anyone who could say, hand on heart, that we don’t need Batman right now? I think I heard you say “No”, in fact I would be very surprised if I hadn’t heard you say that. Who could object to the solid values that this once upon a time comic book figure is bringing us? His apparel may be outlandish to us and dare any of us drive his cars but try applying his beliefs to our world and Wow!

And he is human too. Hard to believe, that but look at the very human crises he has had to face. Losing his father in tragic circumstances, overcoming his fear of bats with the mantra” feel the fear and do it anyway”, struggling with the role he has been given, always knowing that he wants an ordinary life but feeling morally obliged to follow the role he feels has been laid down for him. 

Relevant to our times? Heck yes, very much yes. Almost two decades into the century we need Batman to spread his creed now more than ever. And to spread it in a way that will make people sit up and listen. Hollywood - we are depending on you to do the necessary.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Affleck Hints That 'The Batman' Movie Could Face Delay





Ben Affleck has been closely associated with the upcoming Batman solo film. We know very little thus far, but the fact that he is working on a script with Geoff Johns, Deathstroke makes and appearance and it's titled The Batman. We fans thought that the film was on the slate and as good as in pre-production status at this point, but Affleck doesn't sound quite so positive on the subject.


The Guardian recently spoke to Affleck and when they asked him if The Batman was his next film, he had this to say: "That's the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great, I’m not going to do it." If Affleck isn't on board to direct and if a good script isn't already on the table, we may have to wait awhile longer for that highly anticipated solo Batman film.

Stay tuned to Legions of Gotham for the latest. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

This Mr. Robot Actress Should Be Ivy in 'Gotham City Sirens' - Not Megan Fox!


This Mr. Robot Actress Should Be Ivy in 'Gotham City Sirens' - Not Megan Fox!

Megan Fox threw her hat in the ring to portray Poison Ivy in the newly announced David Ayer helmed Gotham City Sirens film, alongside Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). This idea was met with a lot of criticism from the fans. Fortunately, she isn't the only actress sniffing around the role of Poison Ivy. Stephanie Corneliuss, who plays the beautiful, but evil Joanna Wellick in Mr. Robot, recently posted the following Tweets on the subject. She has our vote!





Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Closer Look at the Mattel 'Justice League Action' Cartoon Figures! (Mr. Freeze, Lobo & More!)

A Closer Look at Mattel's Justice League Action Cartoon Figures

We posted the first images of the Mattel Justice League Action toyline yesterday and the reactions were mixed from the fans. Now, we have a much better look at the figures and they look much better than initially thought. We have close-ups of Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Lobo, Mr. Freeze, Mongul, The Flash and Firestorm. 

A Closer Look at Mattel's Justice League Action Cartoon FiguresA Closer Look at Mattel's Justice League Action Cartoon Figures





These have already begun to filter out in small amounts to Toys 'R Us stores. There are two different types of JLA toys...there is the stylized toyline and the adaptation of the basic large-scale figures that have become more popular over the last few years. Here is an example of one of those basic figures:

These are already showing up in stores around the country. The JLA figures are likely to follow by early January. Stay tuned to Legions of Gotham for the latest Justice League Action news!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mattel Releasing 'Justice League Action' Animated Figures!


Mattel Justice League Action Cartoon Figures


Mattel is poised to release this line of 5" action figures with mix and match parts to the marketplace sometime after Xmas. The line will consist of single packs and also 3-packs. The 3-packs will include build-a-figure parts to make an exclusive Darkseid! 

Mattel Justice League Action Cartoon Figures Darkseid
Source:AFI

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Justice League Movie Photo - Batman, Flash & Wonder Woman!

New Justice League Movie Pic Batman Flash and Wonder Woman

Entertainment Weekly posted this great new pic from the upcoming Justice League movie!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This Joker Ugly Xmas Sweater Is Amazing!


Okay, so I have been reviewing products on here for well over a decade and I can honestly say that this is one of the coolest things I've ever been sent. I have a few other pop culture related "ugly xmas sweaters". I have a He-Man and a classic 80s Batman & Superman sweater, but they're more like sweatshirts with the "ugly sweater" design on them. 

This product is an actual sweater and the official images that this site gives do not do this one justice. Not only does it look awesome, but its so warm and soft its ridiculous. I'm in Nebraska and we're getting the arctic cold front right now and I won't take this off. I've literally had it on for several days now...no, seriously my wife is getting really aggrivated. I can't help it, its soft, warm and so much fun. Get this NOW, you won't regret it.

David Ayer & Margot Robbie To Make 'Gotham City Sirens' Movie!

Gotham City Sirens Movie

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Suicide Squad director David Ayer is teaming back up with Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) again to make an "All-Female DC Villains" Gotham City Sirens film! No word on the targeted release date or details on which characters we will see and who will play them. We will continue to cover this here on Legions of Gotham as more unfolds.

Friday, November 18, 2016

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Warner Bros. Animation Begins Production on YOUNG JUSTICE Season 3

Warner Bros. Animation Begins Production on YOUNG JUSTICE Season 3


STILL NOBODY’S SIDEKICK

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION BEGINS PRODUCTION ON
SEASON 3 OF “YOUNG JUSTICE,” BASED ON
THE ICONIC DC SUPER HEROES

Warner Bros. Animation Begins Production on YOUNG JUSTICE Season 3
BURBANK, Calif. (November 7, 2016) — The Team is back and it’s “business as usual.” Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on a third season of all-new episodes of the acclaimed hit, action-animated series “Young Justice,” based on the characters from DC Entertainment. Season three promises new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes. Further details about the new season — including premiere date and network partner — will be announced at a later time.

Heralded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “9 Best Animated TV Series Drawn from Comics,” “Young Justice” has been equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling. The series reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network.

“The affection that fans have had for ‘Young Justice,’ and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with us,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.  "We are excited to bring the show back for this loyal fanbase and to provide an opportunity for new viewers to discover this excellent series.” 

Producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman: Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) will be returning to the series.

In “Young Justice,” the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in a world of super powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. Used strategically as the secret covert weapon of the Justice League, Nightwing, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and a host of others strive to prove to their legendary mentors, as well as to themselves, that they have what it takes to be heroes.

For more information or to sign up for updates, visit YJS3.com.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Batman: The Animated Series Funko Pop! Heroes!

 
Pop! Heroes: Batman the Animated Series
Holy DC Pop!s, Batman! It's the heroes & villains of the '90s cartoon
Batman: The Animated Series!
Collect Batman and Robin and bring vigilante justice to Gotham!
The dynamic duo are joined by Batgirl, The Joker,
Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy!

coming this November

Friday, October 07, 2016

William Shatner Cast as 'Classic 1966 Batman' Two-Face!

Willam Shatner cast as Two-Face in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Sequel
The press push for the upcoming Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders 1966 animated film is on and at NYCC this week it was announced that there will be a sequel in which William Shatner will portray Two-Face! This is an exciting development for the fans, since Two-Face was left out of the original television series. 


More on this as it develops.
 

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