Bane’s about to learn how to pick himself upon May 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm
You might say I have a passing interest in Batman. But I hadn’t been paying attention to the upcoming Dark Knight Rises toyline, and so one day it was just there, in all stores everywhere. I saw the “Movie Masters” stuff, a bunch of 6″ Batmen and Banes, and I considered them. Maybe get one, come back later. And so I picked them up, looked at them, and put them back on the pegs.
And then I realized, oh, shit naw, if you buy all six figures across two waves, you can put together a friggin’ working BAT SIGNAL? Friggin’ sold, man! I walked out with Bane and Batman, and later that evening I scoured the city for Alfred, finally finding him at a Meijer after having no luck at half a dozen Targets and Walmarts. Otherwise just Banes and Batmen as far as the eye could see.
But I have my Alfred now. It’s weird. I’m certain he was available off MattyCollector.com or something before. It wasn’t worth it then. I just really want that bat signal projector. Guy’s just gotta have some motive to drop some coin, y’know? Sometimes I’m on the precipice of consumerism, and I just need a push.
(For what it’s worth, Bane is a pretty awesome figure. He’s meticulously painted, especially for a retail release. Dude’s got the faintest hint of stubble on his bald head. Sweet ass.)
Now the wait for Wave 2 and its final three bat signal pieces.