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NY Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: Kotobukiya Photo Gallery

Japanese figure and statue-maker extraordinaire, Kotobukiya, was at NY Toy Fair 2012, showing off some goods from earlier in the year, as well as what is new for this year.

Koto unveiled new statues from Star Wars (including Darth Maul and Darth Vader), Batman, Superman, and their Bishojou line, with sexy anime statues of Miss Marvel, Harley Quinn, Power Girl, Black Widow, Black Cat, and many more. Plus, magnetic Darth Maul chopsticks and awesome Star Wars ice cube trays! Lastly, check out the world debut of the new Mass Effect bishojou statue, which features a ball jointed neck for the character, a first for their line.

Check out the full photo gallery below!

NY Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: Square Enix Photo Gallery

The folks over at Square Enix were in full force at NY Toy Fair 2012, delivering the good as they do each year with some of the best looking high-end figures on the market (in this writer’s opinion).

The company unveiled prototypes for many of their licenses, including Street Fighter, Uncharted, Halo, Mass Effect, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, and Batman: Arkham City.

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NY Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: Mezco Photo Gallery

Mezco debuted a ton of brand new products at NY Toy Fair 2012 that were total surprises to most fans. Universal Monsters have made their way into Mezco’s hands, with new figures of classic monsters like Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, as well as their contemporary counter parts like Jason Voorhes, Freddy Kreuger, Chucky, and Jigsaw.

The company also unveiled new toys for Mars Attacks and Earthworm Jim, plus their new license with Domo Kun, which will feature a variety of toys this year. Old favorites have returned with new figures, such as their DC Comics Mez-itz, South Park, Spongebob Squarepants, and amazing new Thundercats statues (Mumm-Ra, ZOMG!).

Check out the photo gallery below for all the photos!

NY Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: DC Direct Photo Gallery

Our coverage from NY Toy Fair 2012 continues as we take a look around the DC Direct booth. On display this year were new statues from the Dark Knight Rises film, as well as more Batman: Black & White statues. Plus, more new statues of Batman, Power Girl, Swamp Thing, Hawk and Dove, and many other fan favorites from DC Comics!

Check out the full gallery below!

NY Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: Funko booth Photo gallery

Our NY Toy Fair 2012 coverage continues as we check in on fan favorite Funko, a company that designs a variety of booble-head, plushies, and unique vinyl toys of many licensed characters. This year, Funko brought a bevy of items from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, Mortal Kombat, Marvel and DC Comics and movies items (including the new Dark Knight Rises and Spiderman films), and some other interesting characters from around pop-culture and history!

Be on the look out for the Chuck Norris plushie in the gallery, which does come with a sweet Uzi for him to use (not that he needs it). You might also enjoy the Edgar Allen Poe booble-head, which for some reason was placed adjacent to the Elvis Presley booble-heads… go figure.

Check out the gallery below!

Oh no! Arkham City Impostors is delayed!

BY JASON NAWARA

Just as we were preparing to get our joyous little hands on Gotham City Impostors next week, it gets delayed until God knows when. Actually, lets see here…According to a press release from the developer, we won’t be able to battle our customizable henchmen and Batmen until some undisclosed date in February, which is massively disappointing.

If you haven’t heard, Arkham City Impostors is a first person shooter that throws you into the technicolor jumpsuits of the Joker’s henchmen and the boots of a gang of Batman wannabes. The game features an amazing degree of customization and out of the box shooter mechanics that look to set the standard for DLC games. Will Arkham City Impostors be awesome enough to knock Battlefield 1943 off it’s DLC shooter throne? I guess we will have to wait til February to find out.

To ease the pain (or enhance it?), here’s one of the latest Dev blogs going over the wild customization options for your character in the game.

List of theaters showing first six minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises”

Last week, it was revealed that the first six minutes of the third and final Christopher Nolan “Batman” movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” would be shown in select IMAX theatres. We now know just which theaters, and the list is shorter than expected since they are only showing it in 70mm IMAX theatres.

The prologue for the film will not screen with digital IMAX or regular digital or 35mm film presentations of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”. Regular, non-IMAX versions of “Ghost Protocol” open December 21. The list of theaters follows. Moviegoers should confirm theaters will be playing the prologue for “The Dark Knight Rises” before purchasing tickets.

Market Theatre City

Austin,TX IMAX Theater Austin Austin
Boston, MA Jordan’s IMAX Natick
Boston, MA IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading Reading
Calgary, AB Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX Calgary
Chantilly, VA -Washington, DC Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Chantilly
Chicago, IL Navy Pier IMAX Theatre Chicago
Des Moines, IA SCI IMAX Dome Theater Des Moines
Detroit, MI Henry Ford IMAX Dearborn
Edmonton, AB Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX Edmonton
Harrisburg, PA The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX Harrisburg
Houston, TX Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX Houston
Indianapolis White River IMAX Indianapolis
Los Angeles, CA Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX Irvine
Los Angeles, CA RAVE 18 + IMAX Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX Ontario
Los Angeles, CA Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX Universal City
Madison, WI Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX Fitchburg
Miami, FL AutoNation IMAX Fort Lauderdale
Minneapolis, MN Great Clips IMAX Apple Valley
Montreal, QC Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX Montreal
Nashville,TN Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX Nashville
New York, NY Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX New York
New York, NY Palisades IMAX West Nyack
Omaha, NE Star Cinema 16 with IMAX Council Bluffs
Orlando, FL Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX Orlando
Ottawa, ON Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX Gloucester-Ottawa
Palm Springs (Los Angeles) Desert IMAX Theatre Cathedral City
Philadelphia, PA IMAX & the Tropicana Atlantic City
Philadelphia, PA Tuttleman IMAX – Franklin Institute Philadelphia
Phoenix, AZ Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX Tempe
Providence, RI Providence Place 16 with IMAX Providence
Quebec City, QC IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec Quebec City
Sacramento, CA Esquire IMAX Sacramento
San Antonio, TX IMAX at RiverCenter San Antonio
San Francisco, CA Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX San Francisco
Seattle, WA Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center Seattle
Tampa, FL Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Tampa
Toronto, ON Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX Mississauga
Toronto, ON Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX Toronto
Toronto, ON Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX Woodbridge-Vaughan
Vancouver, BC Colossus Langley + IMAX Langley
Vancouver, BC Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX

Christian Bale says he is done with Batman movies

It looks like the end of the Christopher Nolan franchise of “Batman” films will officially be next year, as the lead actor is done playing the part.

In a recent interview with Inquirer Entertainment, Christian Bale said, “I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off. I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.”

The team behind the film has been careful not to reveal many details about this current film, although the latest info to come in suggests that this film will take place eight years after the events of the previous movie in a world without Batman.

The prologue to the film will be screened before IMAX showings of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” film, giving viewers their first taste of what to expect from the final movie in the trilogy. Bale also revealed that he plans on making a pair of films with Terrence Malick, “Lawless” and “Knight Of Cups”. Cate Blanchett will be co-starring.

Batcave DLC Arriving December 20 for “Arkham City”

If you were not done playing the insanely large sandbox game, “Batman: Arkham City,” you will soon have a whole new way to kill some time with the introduction of some brand new DLC, along with a few old favorites.

According to the official Arkham City Twitter account, new Batcave downloadable content will be available for the game on December 20. The Jokers Carnival and the Iceberg Lounge challenge maps
will also be available by then for anyone who was not able to buy them with their initial limited releases.

The actual appearance of the Batcave in the game is still unclear. Players have already seen a batcave in Arkham Asylum, but that was Bruce’s emergency batcave and not the one located under Wayne Mansion (suddenly, Batman is a lot like Marvel’s Punisher, who has warehouses all over the East coast to hold his weapons and tech). Some fans are speculating that it will resemble the look of the cave from the Arkham City companion comic, but no confirmation has been made yet.

While you are in there, don’t forget to visit Calendar Man on December 25!

Frank Miller admits he knows nothing about Islam, despite creating “Holy Terror”

Frank Miller is a polarizing character in the world of comics. With the release of his latest graphic novel, “Holy Terror”, Miller has raised more eyebrows than before with this controversial piece.

Originally slated to be a Batman book (titled “Holy Terror, Batman”), DC Comics quickly dropped the book when its scandalous nature was revealed. Miller did not have to look far to get a new publisher, and the book has come out with much intrigue surrounding it, with many critics unhappy about Miller’s perspective on Muslims and the religion of Islam. In an interview with Newsarama, Miller had this to say about the creation of his book and a bit more on his political views:

“I’m not hearing from a lot of people that are telling me they are not afraid of trouble from abroad and homegrown trouble. The issue here is a message of killing. It’s not a religion. I, for instance, was born Catholic, and I can tell you very little about the mysteries of Catholicism but I can tell you a fair amount about the Spanish Inquisition. By the same token, I can tell you squat about Islam, I don’t know anything about it, but I know a Goddamn lot about Al Qaeda and I want them all to burn to hell.”

Many critics have noted that while Miller maintains his position that this book is not necessarily against Islam but against terrorism, the two topics seemed to meld together in his work with no difference between the two. At the end of the day, “Holy Terror” is a very personal and cathartic work by Miller that may not have been ready for the politically-correct public eye.

Miller also said that it was his choice to pull away the cowl of Batman for this book, since it became more about the conflict against Al Qaeda and became “unrestrained”, something the Bat is not suited for. Due to that, he rewrote the entire script, however certain pages of the actual comic seem lazily cropped to pull elements of the Batman costume out of certain scenes.