The Dark Knight keeps surprising us... first, it was the movie itself. Now, some products related to the epic are getting some attention. Hollywood have always got some good merchandising for their movie, specially when the subject is Action Figures. Action Figures have always been a big PART of our lives. Not our lives? Well, at least MY life. But if you can relate to that, than you'll probably get all jumpy when you get to see this sweet Joker action figure. Different from the first TDK action figures featuring the regular Joker outfit, this one features the Bank Robber version of our favorite villain. Update: I forgot to post the picture where it shows all the accessories... there is also an extra head, so that's why his expression and hair change. ;) Pretty cool, right? Yeah, yeah... but you just really realize who GREAT this action figure is just when you first get to see Joker's face. One problem about action figures of humans, is that most times the artist don't get to represent the actor's face perfectly. There's always that plastic toy look on it. But NOT THIS ONE. I was truly amazed when I saw the Joker's face. Not impressed yet? Then take a look at these 'portraits'... if you're not impressed easily, this will do just the trick: Take a good look at the 3rd one of the 2nd row. It's like a picture of Ledger's face. AMAZING. And like a good action figure, it comes with MANY extra acessories: Extra head with other expression and hair. Clown mask. Handgun with removable magazine. MK760 with removable magazine. Sling Bag Fragmentation grenade (x 4) Smoke grenade (x 3) 2 pairs of gloved hands Playing Cards Dollar Bills This is the secret of the "many faces". And for those just getting crazy about it, "The Joker, Bank Robber" version is brought to you by great Hot Toys, the same from "Mark 2" and "Mark 3" action figures. And just to finish this post the right way, if you are still not impressed about the Joker's AF, just take a look at this picture and think with yourself for a second whether or not this is a still from the movie. How about a magic trick? ;)
A strong trend for movie posters we've seen in the last months is hand drawn posters. Mostly used for indie movies, it's a really fresh kind of design, and I'm really loving it. Some of the greatest movies I've seen in the past 6 months had hand drawn posters and were indie... so I'll guess the I'm probably a sucker for that kinda movie anyways. Here is a little list of some of these great posters, most of them found at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. Better view.
Today is the grand opening of The Dark Knight, and we are all really excited! How much butt will this movie kick? A LOT. And to celebrate its opening, we're making a collection of all Batman Movies Posters (or just the best ones, as you wish). We had several Batman movies already, in which Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney played the Dark Knight. Keaton and Kilmer, in my opinion were really good, and even though Clooney is one hell of an actor, he was a lousy Batman. But I guess eveyone will agree when I say that Bale is the right man for the job, right? We've seen him playing the Batman we were all waiting for. Anyways, talking about posters, some are really terrible, like the one with Tommy Lee Jones as the Two-Face. I mean, seriously? We can totally see the evolution of graphic design here, where the two last films have really stunning posters, not reaveling too much, not being too corky or cheesy like Batman & Robin's posters. Well, just check them out! And long live Bale as the Batman. All these great posters were found at the best movie poster site out there: Movie Poster Awards. Every single movie poster we might ever want. ;) Batman (1989) - Michael Keaton Batman Returns (1992) - Michael Keaton Batman Forever (1995) - Val Kilmer Batman & Robin (1997) - George Clooney This feels sooo wrong. Batman Begins (2005) - Christian Bale The Dark Knight (2008) - Christian Bale