Some parts of Glen Weldon’s Talks at Google on Batman really grate–Weldon never actually gets around to the “rise of nerd culture” part 0f the talk. But it is an idiosyncratic 20,000-feet level history of the character for people who are not already Batman freaks.
These Previews Exclusive DC Heroes Statue Paperweights are 8″ tall and made from resin. Presumably, the base is weighted. The Wonder Woman statue looks nice, but the Batman and Superman paperweights have goofy looking sculpts. WTF kind of face is Batman making there? Is he in desperate need of a visit to the Bat Bathroom?
Someone needs to upload to Youtube a recording of the pitch meeting for this product.
Gentle Giant continues its line of DC Super Powers Jumbo Action Figures with 12″ versions of Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin and the Flash.
I still think these look a bit goofy. When I was a kid, I loved these Kenner DC Super Powers figures, but these were originally done at a 3-3/4″ scale. Scanning them in 3D and then scaling them up to a 12″ scale just makes them look strange.
That Batman version, for example, looks more like the Dark Knight Returns Batman . But, if nostalgia and 1/6 scale are your thing, these are only $90 each.