AFi’s Imaginext Week – Day 4: A Double Dose of Batman
November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  And since I’m in a GIVING mood I’m going to reveal TWO new DC Comics Imaginext sets featuring the Dark Knight himself – Batman.

But first let take a look at part 2 of the history sweet love between DC Comics and Imaginext via Wikipedia:

In 2010, an original video animation based on the line named The Joker’s Playhouse was included on a DVD packaged with toys. Directed and produced by Ciro Nieli (Teen Titans) and written by Brandon Auman (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!), the story involves the Joker taking over the Hall of Justice and the Super Friends running the gauntlet to reclaim it. The main theme for the show is the same as The World’s Greatest Super Friends and the opening sequence borrows from the original Super Friends series series and Challenge of the Super Friends.[6]

And now on with our reveals!

First up is Batman and a new Batmobile.  The new Batmobile features a rocking engine and a pop up  “flaming” turbine when you roll it along.




Next up is a very “New 52” looking Batman with a batcycle that looks a lot like the Bat-pod from the Nolan Batman Trilogy.  But of course we know Imaginext is never a direct replica but instead “inspired by” many of the things in the greater DC world.



Now get back to your turkey meals and your families! (For our US readers, the rest of you can go back to whatever you were doing before).

Thank you to the Imaginext team for letting us do this week of reveals!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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