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S.H. Figuarts Release New ‘Justice League’ Batman Figure
Article by Steve J. Ray S.H. Figuarts is a division of global toy giant Bandai, that specializes in creating superbly detailed, high quality, and extremely collectible action figures.
The company has already released a range of figures relating to everybody’s favorite Dark Knight. These include a Christian Bale Batman – from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy – and a mallet wielding Harley Quinn, amongst many others.
To tie in with the release of Justice League, S.H. Figuarts have announced a new Batman figure. This item is a truly impressive piece of work. The level of detail in the costume, and resemblance to Ben Affleck are exceptional.
Justice League Action Figure
On their website S.H. Figuarts describe their product as:
A new standard in action figures, representing the state of the art of Bandai’s design technology. Designed to perfectly mimic the range of motion of the human body. The series name is a contraction of the concepts of “Simple Style” and “Heroic Action.” Standing roughly 14cm tall, the highly posable SH Figuarts figures are designed to feel like little treasures.
It’s tough to argue with that description seeing a model of this quality. The figures aren’t cheap – retailing at around $50.00 – but are of a high standard, and available in limited quantities, justifying the price tag.
Now you too can own your very own handy, bendy Batfleck! And, boy is he bendy?!? You can place these figures in all manner of heroic poses, as the artwork above can attest.
I can see a lot of Batman enthusiasts giving pride of place to this excellent new action figure.
FINALLY! Well readers, Spoiler season has begun. Wizards teased us so heavily on the 19th with Vona's Hunger, but now we've finally seen the first of what Rivals of Ixalan has to offer. River Darter is, I think, intended for Draft, along the same lineage as Audacious Infiltrator. Thrashing Brontodon is also very good in Limited, being able to pop Pious Interdictions or Ixalan's Bindings, but may even see sideboard play in Dinosaur decks in Constructed to remove Cast Out, God Pharaoh's Gift or Gearhulks.
Article by Scott Hamilton I was recommended the good Professor whilst trawling around Spotify looking for new artists to listen to. I spend a lot of time travelling to and from work each day, so I’m always looking for something new and different to listen to. This splendid chap certainly ended up ticking all of my geek boxes. Professor Elemental is based in Brighton and trades in a very English take on Hip-Hop called Chap-Hop. The only way I can describe him is a polite Eminem, raised by the Monty Python team in a comic written by Jules Verne and illustrated by Jack Kirby. It’s certainly a niche market.
The Professor character, a geeky explorer / inventor who loves to experiment and go on adventures with his orangutan butler Geoffrey, was originally intended for just one album (“Rebel Without Applause” released in 2009) and takes what can only be described as a very English take on a style normally associated with the USA. In fact, his first breakthrough was with the single “Cup of Brow…
Rob Lane provides the bottom end in Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Onstage he’s a blur of hair,
throwing shapes with his trusty bass like a full on rock star. Away from the
band, he heads up his own project Straight
To Video, a mix of rock/punk music which draws influence from eighties
culture in general, as well as creating some cool merchandise to go along with
the music. Rob was cool enough to chat to us recently about
music, the eighties and being a geek.
Scott Hamilton: Would
you like to tell us a bit about yourself Rob? Rob Lane: Hey
Scott.... Thanks so much for reaching out! So, I guess I start with introducing
myself.... my name's Rob Lane... a bass player from the East Midlands /
Nottingham / Derby area. I've been actively playing with various bands for the
best part of 20 years. For over ten years I was the bassist for Nottingham
Power Pop Rockers TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY...
we had a pretty good run from 2003 through to November of last year, …