Posted June 1, 2012 at 1:42 am
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 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.