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TBU Weekly Merchandise Collection


Every week, The Batman Universe will bring the latest news related to all of the new merchandise that has either been announced or is set to release here in our Merchandise Collection. So sit back and prepare for your wallets to be purged of its contents!

 

First up we have a new statue from Prime 1 Studio which features Batman Beyond. Just announced last week, this statue is sure to put a dent in your wallet.

 

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMDC-10 Batman Beyond from the Batman Arkham Knight.Inspired by the suit of the Batman of the future, Terry McGinnis, from the show Batman: Beyond.Terry was confirmed to take over as Batman after an elderly Bruce Wayne, who is his mentor in this continuity. Retail Price: $939. Edition Size: Exclusive:750, Regular:1000. Batman Statue Features: Size Approximately: 33inch H83.9cm(Body:66.1cm Base:17.8cm) Accessories include: One (1) Switchable Classic Portrait, One (1) Switchable Mouth Armor Portrait, One (1) Switchable Right palm, One (1) Switchable Left palm, One (1) Switchable Right fist, One (1) Switchable Left fist. Exclusive version includes: One (1) Switchable palm for holding Batarang.

 

 

Titan Magazines has released the official movie magazine based off of Batman v Superman. The magazine features over 100 pages of behind-the-scenes secrets and interviews as well as tons of images from the film set. It is available now for $12 and can be ordered here.

 

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Next, Gentle Giant released information on the Jumbo Super Powers figures for both Batman and Robin. These will run $90 each are now available for pre-order now for both Batman and Robin.

 

 

WizKids will be releasing a new Dice Masters pack entitled “World’s Finest”. The new starter set retails for $19.99 and features Batman, Superman, Dick Grayson, Oracle and Catwoman. For more information including a slew of related products check out WizKids.

 

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Hot Toys has released the first set of images for their life-size Batman figure from Batman v Superman.

 

Today, we are thrilled to continue to expand this remarkable series and officially present the Batman Life-Size Collectible from DC comics’ upcoming epic blockbuster – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! The movie-accurate and realistic life-size collectible will be available in selected markets and stands approximately 1.93m/6.33ft tall (Approx. 2.18m/7.15ft tall with base). It features authentic and detailed likeness of Batman’s lower face, meticulously sculpted replica of the Batsuit with fine detail textures, a fabric cape, and a circular base with light-up function and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice logo.

 

 

As far as items releasing this week, DC Collectibles will be releasing a Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Bust which stands at 5″ tall and will retail for $50.

 

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There are a few new books releasing this week, of which some tie-in to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Check out the list of the books below and click the links to pre-order your copy now.

 

techBatman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: Tech Manual by Adam Newell and  Sharon Gosling  Retail Price: $39.95

 

Batman’s tech has been reimagined and reinvigorated in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new blockbuster from director Zack Snyder releasing in March 2016. This book takes an exclusive, in-depth look at Batman’s arsenal, vehicles, Batsuits, and the iconic Batcave. The new Batmobile design is explored from first concept sketch, through detailed blueprints, all the way to the physical construction of the vehicle itself.

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual is a definitive guide to the weaponry and props created for the movie. It closely examines the Utility Belt, the Batwing, grappling hook and batarang. Everything in the Batcave is explored down to the construction of the set and the graphics from Bruce Wayne’s mainframe. This official volume also goes deeper in to the world of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, showcasing Superman’s Kryptonian suit and Wonder Woman’s iconic weaponry.

 

The official companion book to the new movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Tech Manual,features interviews with concept artists, the film’s weapon’s master, the mechanic for the Batmobile, and Zack Snyder himself.

 

tdkThe Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon Retail Price: $26

 

A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves.

 

Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him. How we perceive Batman’s character, whether he’s delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double-entendres with partner Robin on the comics page, speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world. It’s this endlessly mutable quality that has made him so enduring.

 

And it’s Batman’s fundamental nerdiness—his gadgets, his obsession, his oath, even his lack of superpowers—that uniquely resonates with his fans who feel a fiercely protective love for the character. Today, fueled by the internet, that breed of passion for elements of popular culture is everywhere. Which is what makes Batman the perfect lens through which to understand geek culture, its current popularity, and social significance.

 

In The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman’s seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong.

 

coinBatman Classic: Coin Toss by Jake Black Retail Price: $3.99

 

When the mayor of Gotham hosts a gala to honor Bruce Wayne, Two-Face and his gang crash the party and snatch the mayor! In Two-Face’s hands, the flip of a coin will determine the mayor’s fate. It’s up to Batman and Batwoman to rescue the mayor and save their city. Complete with full-color illustrations, this 8×8 storybook is filled with action and excitement for young super hero fans.

 

mad loveColoring DC: Batman: Mad Love Featuring Harley Quinn a DC Comics Coloring Book Retail Price: $15.99

 

Now you can color DC Comics and all of its most popular characters your way with DC COMICS COLORING BOOK: BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE! DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! This coloring book features the popular characters Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn, drawn in the style popularized by Bruce Timm from BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES!

 

This Eisner Award-winning tale includes the origin of Harley Quinn from MAD LOVE, plus stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

 

film artBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film by Peter Aperlo Retail Price: $39.99

Fearing the actions of a god-like Superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees Batman and Superman come together for the first time on screen. With these two icons at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film, takes fans deep into this world, accompanied by insight and interviews with cast and crew, including an afterword by director Zack Snyder.

This official companion takes an in-depth look at the artwork and design of 2016’s most anticipated movie, including the earliest concept sketches of the Batcave, all the way through the set-building process, to the final version seen on screen. It explores Metropolis and Gotham City from the streets to the skies and showcases the costumes, weaponry, vehicles, allies and enemies of our two heroes.

Packed with stunning concept art, Zack Snyder’s storyboards, blueprints, costume detail and behind-the-scenes shots from the set, this book is an invaluable insight into the world of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 

So prepare to spend some money on these awesome items as they release! See you next week with more TBU merchandise!

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