by John Archetko on September 08, 2011
Admittedly it's sometimes hard to get us too fired up about Batman. Batman is already a comic book legend, and that has been certified for decades and decades. He's been crushing it in the box office pretty much since the beginning and that doesn't look to be ending anytime soon. His action figures generally look great on the shelves, and when they go our of print, a new line arrives as reinforcements. His storyline has survived years and years, and is very well known in the mainstream. So why such Batman apathy sometimes over here at Radar Toys?
When it comes to Batman, you know what you're getting. You know the story, you expect the results, you still grin from ear to ear the entire time in the theater, but generally there is no surprise. Batman has a franchise storyline that is fairly intact, having been drummed out over years and years. There are very few options when it comes to changing or tinkering with the story that wouldn't weaken or be a disservice to what we all love as Batman. That means that the Batman franchise can seem stagnant to us here at Radar Toys sometimes. We keep thinking, "Wouldn't it be awesome to see another part of the Batman story that was completely fresh? Completely original?" And then....this:
And suddenly all our Batman wishes came true. Laugh. This is awesome and it is called The Return of Bruce Wayne. It's a fantastic new storyline offshoot that has both depth and a uniqueness we think everyone's been itching for. Apparently, the folks over at DC Comics were thinking the same thing. What's great about the comic is that it's dripping in quality, both in writing and art. The actual story has Batman being thrown backwards into the time stream and having to survive through different time periods, while being yanked from era to era. It's unique and very well done.
The line of action figures to support the comic are easily some of the coolest Batman figures we've seen in a long time. The picture you saw was of The High Seas Batman, and there is also a Prehistoric, Witch Hunter, and Wild West Batman. These figures are packing a serious unique factor. We're genuinely impressed with these figures. They're very cool, detailed, and have that cool historical spin. A win, a win, and a win. All across the board. If you want to see the four figures, cruise this link here.
We are truly excited about the possibilities of the storyline of The Return of Bruce Wayne. Imagine that movie? Crazy. Check out the comics if you haven't and swoop up some of the figures. Your Batman shelf will never be the same.
-- Radar Toys