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New Batman Pop! are Coming Soon

Previously revealed at London Toy Fair, there’s new Pop! Heroes: Batman figures coming.

Coming soon is Batman Forever Riddler, Batman Forever Two-Face, Batman Returns Catwoman, Batman Returns Penguin, Batman 1989 Joker w/Hat (plus chase figure), an Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze.

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One:12 Collective Gets a Deluxe Mr. Freeze

Mr. Freeze emerges from his frigid laboratory to join the One:12 Collective.

Outfitted in an armored cryo-suit, this complex technology is not only keeping him alive, but also augmenting his strength and durability to superhuman levels. The power pack attached to the back of the cryo-suit features light-up ice crystals. 

Equipped with weaponry capable of causing more than just frostbite, Mr. Freeze comes complete with a freeze ray cannon with light-up function, freeze ray handgun, an ice blast FX that fits over the chests of other One:12 figures, and a freeze FX that fits over the heads of other One:12 figures.

Mr. Freeze is contained neatly in a cryo-chamber shaped tin, with a frosted window revealing the inside.

Dr. Victor Fries, also known as Mr. Freeze, was a cryogenics expert in Gotham City who was caught in a laboratory mishap in an attempt to cure his terminally ill wife. The accident drastically lowered his body temperature, forcing him to wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive. Utilizing this advanced technology, Mr. Freeze became a criminal with a taste for diamonds and revenge.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE MR. FREEZE FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pointing hand (L)
    • One (1) posing hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of grabbing/gun supporting hands (L & R)  

COSTUME:

  • Clear helmet (removable)
  • Armored Cryo-tech suit with light-up function
  • Belt with removable holster
  • Cryo-tech gloves
  • Cryo-tech boots 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) freeze ray cannon with light-up function
  • One (1) freeze ray handgun
  • One (1) ice blast FX
  • One (1) freeze FX
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Mr. Freeze figure is packaged in a collector friendly cryo-chamber tin, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Mr. Freeze – Deluxe Edition is available for preorder.

Funko Reveals New Pop! Heroes: DC at London Toy Fair

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed new Pop! Heroes: DC. Some were previously revealed but are now available for pre-order.

Coming soon is Batman Forever Riddler, Batman Forever Two-Face, Batman Returns Catwoman, Batman Returns Penguin, Batman 1989 Joker w/Hat (plus chase figure), Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze, and a super-sized The Dark Knight Joker.

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Review: Batman #51

After last month’s polarizing (not really a) wedding issue, writer Tom King reunites with his Batman/Elmer Fudd collaborator Lee Weeks and atmospheric colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser for a courtroom drama with a bit of twist ending in Batman #51. Bruce Wayne chooses to make a mockery of the legal system over awkwardly revealing his secret identity and sits on a jury where Mr. Freeze is being tried for the murder of three women, and, of course, was apprehended by Batman. It’s a fairly thought provoking look at how Batman fits into the larger legal system of Gotham, and at times, may do more harm than good. And far from being a mere procedural, King and Weeks use the contradiction of Bruce Wayne sitting on a jury in a trial connected to the actions of his alter ego (Or real personality.) to probe into the anger and guilt buried in Bruce/Batman. Never has a quick restroom visit been so chilling in Weeks’ violent pencil and ink strokes as he blurs the boundaries between billionaire playboy and creature of the night, who definitely isn’t an impartial juror.

King and Weeks juxtapose the relatively restrained setting of the courtroom and jurors’ quarters with dynamic, brutal beatdowns and classic chiarascuro lighting from Breitweiser in Batman #51. It starts with the relatively mild mannered Bruce Wayne arriving at the courthouse for jury duty and the Frank Miller-channeling fists on face beatdown that Batman gives Mr. Freeze, one of the more sympathetic members of his rogue’s gallery. The flashback sequence crescendoes into a close-up of Freeze’s face in anguish, his goggles flying that takes up the whole middle of the page. Lee Weeks is truly a master of pain and gives him a furrowed brain and slobbering mouth. All the while, Bruce Wayne is calmly lying about his connection and thoughts about the Batman to the district attorney in measured, almost sterile dialogue from Tom King. However, this calmness turns into guilt beginning with a darkly framed silent scene in Bruce’s hotel room where it seems like he might slip into his costume and play Dark Knight until court in the morning. It hits a breaking point when Bruce breaks a sink off in the bathroom as he is wracked by the fear that his actions as Batman might have doomed an innocent man.

Until the end of the comic, King and Weeks portray Batman as a hypocrite and even insert little asides like Jim Gordon’s testimony and the jury deliberations that show the city of Gotham gives his violent vigilantism too much of a pass. Mr. Freeze’s defense attorney makes the point that the women were considered to have died of natural causes until Batman did his own autopsy and connected them to Freeze because their brain stems were “cold” in a true leap of logic setting up a darkly humorous nine panel grid of Gordon squirming and finally stating that Batman doesn’t have the authority to conduct autopsies in whatever state Gotham is in. Batman basically framed Mr. Freeze and coerced him into making a confession, but the jury is already convinced that Freeze is an evil villain and Batman is a perfect hero so who cares about the laws of the land. There isn’t really time to do a 12 Angry Men and develop all of the personalities of the jurors in Batman #51, but King does the next best thing and has them share quick personal stories about how Batman helped them instead of evidence to decide a verdict.

Many arguments for vigilantes, Batman included, state that they can execute justice in a more effective way than the legal and judicial system. However, Batman #51 shows that this isn’t all the case as the deaths of three women from natural causes has turned into a full blown murder investigation and has probably taken the place of more pressing matters. Tom King, Lee Weeks, and Elizabeth Breitweiser venture into the real world a little bit in this issue and go into the actual court systems while still having stylized moments like Batman dangling Freeze off the roof top.

In Batman #51, King, Weeks, and Breitweiser go beyond inserting Batman into the court room drama genre and use the trial of Mr. Freeze to probe into his anger and pain and the roots of Bruce/Batman’s sense of justice. Lee Weeks’ naturalistic approach to figures and faces really helps as most of the denizens of this book are ordinary citizens and not superheroes or villains.

Story: Tom King Art: Lee Weeks
Colors: Elizabeth Breitweiser Letters: Clayton Cowles

Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Mondo Reveals a Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Mr. Freeze

Mondo continues their Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure line with Mr. Freeze, in all his melancholy glory. First introduced in the Emmy-winning episode ‘Heart of Ice’, Mr. Freeze quickly became one of the favorite villains in BTAS. Once considered one of the lesser villains of The Dark Knight’s rogue gallery, it was this episode that changed Freeze’s origins to one of tragedy and revenge. It proved so popular, that the character’s origin was changed in the comic to match it.

The Mr. Freeze 1/6 Scale Figure stays true to the animated television classic, sculpted to match the iconic style of the show and with a paint scheme evoking the bold, graphic look of an animated cel. Featuring approximately 28 points of articulation, multiple switch-out hands, heads, accessories, and a Bat Symbol figure stand, Mr. Freeze is ready to extract cold vengeance on you and your collection.

Mr. Freeze 1/6 Scale Figure (Mondo Exclusive and Regular versions) are AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order!

Mr. Freeze 1/6 Scale Figure. Approx. 12.5” in height, Material: PVC, ABS. Approx. 28 points of articulation. Artists: Bigshot Toyworks, Ramirez Studios, Jason Wires Productions, Joe Allard. Expected to Ship 2nd Quarter of 2019. $130 – Payment Plan Available

Mr. Freeze 1/6 Scale Figure (Mondo Exclusive). Approx. 12.5” in height, Material: PVC, ABS. Approx. 28 points of articulation. Mondo Exclusive features a switch-out “Mourning” head, shattered dome collar & tombstone of Nora Fries. Artists: Bigshot Toyworks, Ramirez Studios, Jason Wires Productions, Joe Allard. Expected to Ship 2nd Quarter of 2019. $145 – Payment Plan Available

Pop! Heroes: Batman Classic TV in June

The classic 1960s Batman TV series is coming to Pop! vinyl!

This series features villains Penguin, Mr. Freeze, King Tut, The Riddler, as well as Batgirl to keep the villains from creating havoc!

Look for The Riddler’s chase variant, wearing his question mark suit and bowler hat — it has a rarity of 1 in 6!

Pop! Heroes: Batman Classic TV are out in June from Funko.

 

 

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Funko Presents DC Heroes Action Figures this June!

Biff! Pow! Funko‘s new Action Figures: DC Heroes are fully poseable action figures feature nine points of articulation and are 3.75” tall!

This series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze, and Bookworm!

Look for the Mr. Freeze chase – A 1-in-6 rarity!

They are perfect for your collection! Coming this Summer, Action Figures: DC Heroes are out in June.

 

 

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Knight Models Adds Batman & Robin, Lex Luthor, Black Adam, and more

Knight Models has revealed their December releases for the DC Universe Miniature Game and the Batman Miniature Game.

The DC Universe Miniature Game is a recent release and “reskin” of the Marvel Universe Miniature Game which they’ve dubbed the “Super Hero Universe.” It’s first released featured Batman v Superman versions of DC’s trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The three get some new villains to battle in the forms of Lex Luthor in his Warsuit and Black Adam.

dc-universe-miniature-game-black-adam dc-universe-miniature-game-lex-luthorNot to be out done the Batman Miniature Game gets some love too with quite a few new releases. New for the game are Reaper, Aaron Cash & Quick Response Team, Mr. Freeze’s Thug Set I, a new Batman and Robin, and some templates.

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Knight Models Teases New Mr. Freeze for the Batman Miniature Game

Knight Models has begun to tease their next releases for their Batman Miniature Game. Thought the teaser isn’t specific it looks like a new Mr. Freeze figure will be added to the game based on the Arkham video games. It’s most likely we’ll get Freeze and a crew to form a new gang for release. A lot of the major characters in Batman have gangs tailored to them with Mr. Freeze being one of the few who currently don’t.

There is currently only one other version of Mr. Freeze for the game, an original concept that I can’t think of having ever appeared in the comics and generally a disliked figure in the range.

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Gotham Gives Us Our First Look at Mr. Freeze

At the end of the mid-season, Gotham debuted a new villain and gave us a better idea as to what the “Rise of the Villains” subtitle for the season was all about. The final moments gave us a first look at Batman villain Mr. Freeze and the title screen had ice form all over it. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze is played by Nathan Darrow.

What his backstory is, and how it compares to the comics, we don’t know, but, we have a look.

Gotham returns to Fox in February.

Sound off below as to what you think of the design!

GOTHAM: L-R: Guest star  Nathan Darrow in the ÒRise of the Villains: Worse Than A CrimeÓ fall finale episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr:  FOX

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