Batman v. Eaglemoss: Batmangled

November 13th, 2017

It didn’t start out this way, but Eaglemoss is creeping steadily towards becoming the Franklin Mint of the nerd collectibles world. Sure, the Franklin Mint might whip out a really sweet Picard as Locutus plate painted by the great Keith Birdsong, but they’ll also release creepy, cherubic porcelain figures of hateful little children that...

Let’s Get Small : Tiny Batman of Yesterday and Today

August 4th, 2017

It’s rare that any line of DC comics figures would commit the sin of omitting Batman. He’s the best-selling, pointy-eared anti-hero that carries the weight of DC on his shoulders. But across all modern figure offerings, it’s generally variations of different movie Batmen instead of classic comic stuff, which is an undeniable bummer....

This Month in Batman: Sketchy Jim Lee

August 6th, 2016

I exist on a plane with only a few other people, and this plane is defined by nothing else other than the truth that there can never be enough Batman collectibles. Of all universal truths that exist in limited universes, it’s a simple one to have, and this microcosm provides a great deal of comfort […]

The Mystery of the Rainbow Batman

July 22nd, 2015

In 1957, Batman underwent one of his many, many costume changes. Detective Comics #241 featured a Batman who changed the colors of his blue and grey costume every day of the week, hoping to distract criminals and observers from Robin’s wounded arm, and subsequently figure out his identity. You know, instead of just giving Robin […]

Sprukits Batman : The Dark Knight Defective

April 1st, 2015

As a fairly serious “modern” Batman collector (in that I don’t have the scratch for awesome vintage collectibles), I’ve recently found that I’ve run out of current Batman figures to collect. I have just about everything that DC Direct and Mattel has made, I have minimal interest in Batman figures based on video games, and...

Funko Cubed: DC Magnetic Interchangeable Vinyl Figures

August 28th, 2014

Once in a while, an object comes along that feels completely unexpected. Like Frankenstein’s Monster, it has no real right to roam this earth, the product of misguided aspiration mixed with weird desperation. It’s a conglomeration of ideas and parts that don’t seem to belong together, don’t really mesh comfortably, and might...