Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dark Knight of Halloween Rises

I was in Target today, on a mission to find a bag of Candy Corn M&M's, when I came across something that stopped me in my tracks.


This was one occasion when I saw something, and didn't think twice about buying it. I literally saw it, picked it up, and had no second thoughts about making the purchase. I'm not sure why Halloween Batman had such a profound effect on me. Maybe it was his color scheme, or the pumpkin shaped bubble holding him on the card. Perhaps it was that orange insert holding the figure in place that caught my eye, or all those pumpkins along the bottom adorned with the Bat Signal.  Whatever the reasons, Batman ended up coming home with me.
Holy crap! That's a cloth cape!
I'm sure this one is probably a repaint of one of the other figures in the Dark Knight Rises line. The paint apps are pretty simple, and I'm pretty sure the figure is molded all in black, but there's something about the orange highlights that just work with the character. I guess it's not all that crazy to imagine Batman feeling a little festive during Halloween. Of course,  Halloween day for us is probably just another Wednesday to someone that dresses up as a bat the rest of the year.




Amazingly, he has a real cloth cape. You can hold him out the car window, and get that cape blowing in the wind on top of a building look. Not that I did that or anything, it's just a suggestion. Also, look at those blades, and those eyes! Between the full face mask, those blades, and the orange hue of his eyes, this Batman looks like he's ready to dole out punishment to any who decide to toilet paper Wayne Manor this year.

As for those Candy Corn M&M's, turns out they are a Wal-Mart exclusive and from what I've read, pretty disgusting as well. Since I'm the type of person who likes to touch the pan after they're told it's hot,  they may still get a taste test if I ever get my hands on a bag.

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