It’s actually a re-announcement, for those of you paying attention, since Warner Bros. had introduced the Batusi Batman as part of a licensing launch announcement at Meltdown Comics back near the end of March. Since I wasn’t paying attention back then, the re-announcement suits me just fine. I am curious about the “internal mechanism” of the figure – is this some kind of action feature in the torso? I’ll have to look back at my earlier TV series Batman pics to see if the regular figures have ab articulation. (Yes, they have ab crunches.)
It’s the dance craze that swept the nation! For the first time ever, this Batusi Batman™ figure recreates the iconic dance from the BATMAN Classic TV series! Sculpted with authentic likeness and featuring a fabric cape, this figure has unique articulation and an internal mechanism that allows it to perform the Batusi. The diorama package features vintage-look art from Shag, and a sound feature plays music with a ‘60s vibe to perfectly capture the scene where Batman™ shows off his unique Batusi moves. The package is designed so the Batusi dance moves can be activated without removing the figure.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.
The stars of the upcoming big screen version of the A-Team – Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quentin “Rampage” Jackson, and Sharlto Copley – were on the Today Show today, and late in the segment got to briefly talk about and play with their toys from Jazwares. They didn’t have the A-Team van on the segment. I had to pick one of those up the other day, after my resolve was broken by the A-Team van review last week. It’s awesome!
My wife was out shopping last night and called me to ask if I wanted any A-Team toys (she’s a keeper!) Sadly, they did not have any of the A-Team vans there, so I passed. After seeing these pics at IAT, I’m pretty sure I am going to have to hunt one of these babies down. The van is almost like another member of the team!
The van itself looks very close to the original TV show version even though it’s for the movie. There’s the signature red stripe, the spoiler on the back, a sun roof, the exterior sun visor, the bull bars on front with fog lights and even a molded wench. There’s also a red GMC logo and a sticker for the back license plate that says RANGR 75. There’s another detail that most toy replicas leave out; the top of the van, above the red stripe, is colored in dark gun metal gray. Most other toy replicas mistakenly color this area black.
I guess I’m dating myself, but I’m old enough to have seen The A-Team when it was on TV. Sure, it’s somewhat corny, but with an eclectic set of characters, car chases, explosions, and a few laughs, it seems like a slam dunk for adaptation to the big screen. If you’ve never seen the TV show, you can watch the A-Team on Hulu.
The toys, both in 3 3/4-inch and 12-inch scale, for the upcoming movie were just featured on the MTV Movies Blog, and Jazwares was kind enough to share the pics with us.