With the summer blockbuster movie season fast approaching, The 2012 Time To Play Spring Showcase was held in NYC today and provided a sneak peak at some of the hot new tie-in toys that are on the way. Among the highlights I was front and center to see showcased were the new line of The Dark Knight Rises toys from Mattel and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. In addition to detailed character action figures, on display was a role playing Batman cowl, a Tumbler with the Bane inspired color scheme, a Bat Signal that projects the iconic logo onto your wall, and the Caped Crusader’s latest big screen vehicle: The Bat.

A design note regarding The Bat: A pair of propeller blades reside underneath the side rear of the body of the vehicle. This would appear to enable it to hover close to the ground. So from all appearances, The Bat will not be transformed into a ‘bat copter’ by adding overhead propellers in post production for the film. The under blades seem to coincide with the way The Bat moved in leaked online footage from location shoots in New York City and Pittsburgh featuring the newest badass vehicle in Batman’s arsenal. You can check out the video demo below from Time To Play in addition to the pictures I took today on the showroom floor to see all the secrets of The Bat.

ALSO SEE: Time To Play Magazine

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Jim Kiernan
Founder and moderator of Nerdy Rotten Scoundrel. Steering this ship the best I can. Lifelong opinionated geek & pop culture enthusiast. Independent television & film professional. Born & raised New Yorker. My dog Nicholas is awesome.

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