February 8, 2014

(BALTIMORE,MD) – (February 7, 2014)- Batman is back in PREVIEWS  featuring his hi-tech flying Revoltech “Bat”, seen in The Dark Knight Rises, and  re-created by Kaiyodo. The Revoltech features a “Revolving Joint” allowing for easy action poses, making it the perfect collectible action figure that showcases itself and will be available for fans to get in comic book specialty shops late July 2014.

From the movie The Dark Knight Rises comes the Sci-fi Revoltech, #050: The Bat Vehicle (Item Code: JAN142132, SRP: 49.99, page 487) from Kaiyodo. This newest addition to the Sci-Fi Revoltech line uses the “Revolver Joint,” to recreate a variety of action poses from the film. The Bat measures 5 3/4″ long and comes with a display stand. It also features a detachable cockpit canopy where a small Batman figure can be seated.

“Revoltech” is a portmanteau for “Revolver Technology,” in reference to the unique “Revolver Joint” articulation which all of the figures in this particular series utilize. This gives the figures a wide range of motion and stability, allowing for many dynamic and varied poses.

“As brand manager for Import Toys, a longtime collector of Kaiyodo’s Revoltech releases, as well as a big fan of The Dark Knight Trilogy, I’ve personally been thrilled with Kaiyodo’s TDK Revoltech releases,” said Diamond’s Brand Manager Jesse Morgan. “ The Tumbler (DEC128196) and Bane’s Tumbler (JUL138238) hold court next to my Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-Ray set (MAY138408) in my living room.  So when Kaiyodo told me last fall that they were considering releasing The Bat in the same scale, I got really stoked!  It’s such a cool design, and I don’t think there’s a better toymaker or modelmaker than Kaiyodo to bring this vehicle to life.  I’m proud that they’ve chose Diamond as their platform to debut these images to fans in North America.”


You can see additional photos of the Bat TOYCHESTnews:

The Bat can be pre-ordered now from the January issue of PREVIEWS at local comic shops. Find a comic shop at to ensure you get this unique Batman collectible when it hits stores!


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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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