QUICCS’ BABY TEQ Dunny Artist Proofs for Dec 13th Drop!

QUICCS sends word of his impending release of his “Baby TEQ” (3″ Dunnys from the Kidrobot x Clutter Magazine DTA Series) this coming Wednesday, December 13 2017 exclusively on hiddenfortressmanila.com (@ these times: SG/HK 10 PM – NY 9AM – LA 6AM – UK 2PM)!

Priced at US$35.00 each, these Final Artist-Proofs are limited to only 10 pieces each design – three color ways to be had – each signed and

Power of The Primes Leader Wave 1 Rodimus Prime Chinese Video Review With Screenshots

Thanks to Kevin Liu we now have a very good look at Leader class Rodimus Prime, capping off the first wave of Power of The Primes. Kevin’s video is of course in Chinese, but presented clearly enough to tell what’s going on anyway. Most interestingly, we get side by sides with Titans Return Hot Rod, which shows the Hot Rod form of this toy to actually be a fair bit bigger. As Titans Return Hot Rod was already a bit big for a Deluxe, you can imagine the new one is surely pushing the boundaries of being comparable with Deluxes! The video as well as plenty of screencaps can all be found below – keep reading to see it all!

Threezero 1/6th scale STEALTH VERSION ULTRAMAN 12-inch Collectible Figure

In a recent Ultraman Manga series set forty years after the original series, Shinjiro Hayata seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s, Shin Hayata, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.

Threezero 1/6th scale STEALTH VERSION ULTRAMAN 12-inch Collectible Figure details: 31cm (12.2 inches) tall | Original body with over 40 points of articulation based on his appearance in the ULTRAMAN manga | Exquisitely detailed suit decals, paint application and weathering | Interchangeable Shinjiro head (sculpted by Ryu Oyama) | LED Light-up features: Eyes, Color Timer on chest, Spacium Blade device on arms.

Accessories: Spacium Blade arm blade effect pieces (clear parts) | 4 total pairs of Hands: 1 pair relaxed, 1 pair spread, 1 pair fists, 1 pair Spacium Ray shooting pose.

Requires 8 x AG1 Button Cell Batteries (batteries not included)

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Related posts:
Preview pictures released of ThreeZero 1/6th scale ULTRAMAN SUIT 31cm collectible figure posted HERE
Check out Gen-Ti-Nel 12’Hero’s Meister 1/6th scale “Shinjiro Hayata” Ultraman 12-inch figure posted on my toy blog HERE

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN MOVIE Collectibles To Keep an Eye Out For!



This post is gonna be a HUGE “image dump” where I’m gonna share a ton of photos of brand-new BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE merchandise. Why? Well, there’s so much of it coming out that I’m going insane trying to keep-up with it all, ha!

First up is a favorite of mine, PEZ CANDY Dispensers in a boxed-set! Yes, there’s Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! These will also be sold individually packaged as well.


Then, from Buffalo Games, we get this cool 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle with really nice graphics!





EMPIRE Magazine has 2 different cover variations to collect!





HOT TOYS will be releasing some of their CosBaby Figures (I’m sure they will make more variations than just these two).





WIRED will be coming out with a really nice limited-edition BVS Watch!





SQUARE UNIX has this high-end “Armored Batman” Figure. They will be making more characters too, stay tuned for when we get some more pics you will be informed.



UNDER ARMOUR is gonna be creating some cool shirts to wear!





MATTEL is making a Batman “Voice Changer” Helmet!





And then last, but not least, Japan’s KOTOBUKIYA will put out this “Batman Battling Superman” Statue!





Whew! OK, now listen! If you’re out shopping and you come across ANY Batman merchandise, even the stuff not related to this movie, then please let us know, and if you can, please send us some pics! 


Remember: The BAT-BLOG is all about sharing the love of the character and the joys of collecting Batman!

About Telltale’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

We’ve heard a near ungodly amount of news regarding the impending Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There are like a dozen post-credits scenes and writer/director James Gunn will continue for another 20 sequels. Or something. But what about Telltale’s take on the franchise. What about Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series?

Upfront, it sounds like the perfect marriage betwixt material and developer. These interstellar misfits were made for episodic content, freely flowing between sitcom-style predicaments and action-oriented cliffhangers. And with the guiding hand of a seasoned storyteller like Telltale, we can expect some rock solid drama to boot.

And it gets there. Sort of. The biggest problem it has is a lack of confidence. It doesn’t really know if it wants to be its own thing or something closer to the MCU version or a more strict interpretation of the comics. That identity crisis creates an often shaky and only occasionally intriguing story.

Technically, it should be based on the comic series, but there are distinct elements that muddle the delineation between that foundation and the movies. Characters look far closer to their Hollywood counterparts than those of the page, for instance. (Star-Lord is an especially noteworthy departure.) And the deeply infused musical schtick of being named after a Bob Dylan song and featuring silly moments to the tune of The Buzzcocks and Hall & Oates.

Given the massive success of the film, it’s not all that surprising that these inspired bits work the best. Running up a close second, however, is when the game chooses to eschew the silver screen entirely and do something different. Throwing Thanos (yes, the Big Bad of the entire MCU) immediately at the gang and making him, more or less, the genesis of the broader story is attention-grabbing and fantastic.

It puts upfront the drama that unfolds by putting this group of loosely tethered semi-heroes together. Each one has individual gripes, and those laundry lists of personal grievances shift into an albatross around each person’s neck. This is where the episode really shines in terms of storytelling. It lays out separate stakes and motivations naturally and clearly, propping up the rest of the season as well as this diminutive arc.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

The problem is it is an interminable slog to get there. Walking between crew members just to initiate conversations is exhausting, let alone the entire preamble where a protracted investigation and exciting-turned-tepid showdown feel perfunctory—strangely punitive at times, in fact. It’s something Telltale has struggled with for almost its entire existence. When does its desire to make games get in the way of telling a story?

This is especially true of those classic Telltale moments when you see that someone will remember that. There’s a moment when you have to choose between two bickering teammates, but the choice doesn’t make a lot of sense. Any reasonable person would see that addressing either individual would be a losing proposition. It feels forced in a way that is entirely unpleasant.

And that’s a serious shame because there’s a lot of meat on these bones. These characters are way different from their innately charming MCU iterations, but Telltale found a way to make them relatable and likable quickly and effectively. And seeing their threads pull away from each other is almost inexplicably heartbreaking, pushing the momentum forward into the next episode. Whether or not that carries into the rest of the season, we’ll just have to wait and see.

GOG is handing out Syberia to celebrate the launch of Syberia 3: The Complete Journey

Syberia is a classic point-and-click style adventure game that came out just as the genre was dying in 2002. It was received well and even spawned a sequel that came out a few years later. After that, the series basically went dark until earlier this year with the poorly received Syberia 3. Regardless of what you feel about that game, GOG.com is giving away the original classic in celebration of Syberia 3: The Complete Journey’s release.

I doubt most people are going to care about the latter as basically every review I can find says the game is a dud. At least we’ll always have the classics to go back to (now for free!). If you don’t have a PC, but still want to check out this interesting title, it has been ported to pretty much every console imaginable (Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, DS, OSX, iOS, Android, Windows Phone). There was even a Switch version released a few weeks ago, which totally flew under the radar.

You’ll have until 10 am PST/1 pm EST tomorrow (November 11) to grab the game. After that, it will return to its $9.99 price.

Syberia [GOG.com]

#BATMAN PEZ CANDY Dispenser and LOLLIPOP RINGS Spotted at CVS Stores!





WOO HOO! Here’s a quick post to share this wonderful photo sent in by a BAT-BLOG Fan who recently hit his local CVS Drug Store and came across these fun new “Batman” items!!

First up, here’s an individually-packaged PEZ CANDY Dispenser of BATMAN (They also made ones of Superman and Wonder Woman) and then, these 2 different packages of BATMAN Lollipop Rings, YUMMY!!

(Thanks Erik!)

Legends Series LG-EX Grand Maximus Will Be Made, But TakaraTomy Can't Pretend To Have Met Its Stretch Goals

The Grand Maximus preorder period is over, and TakaraTomy have announced the results. While the recolor of Titans Return Fortress Maximus did meet its prerequisite of 2000 preorders and will be made, it couldn’t quite reach the goal of 3000 that was necessary for TakaraTomy to manufacture the special Pretender shell for the smaller Headmaster figure. It’s a pity, but focus on the positive: for the first time since we got Titan Class figures, there is an exclusive recolor available of one. Keep reading for the announcement from TakaraTomy.