The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

UD Replicas has released an updated version of their Batman Motorcycle Suit with The Dark Knight Rises. As your would expect, the leather and Kevlar jacket, pants, gloves and boots can be worn separately.

UD Replicas is proud to present its latest BATMAN™ Movie Replica Leather Outerwear from the upcoming summer release THE DARK KNIGHT RISES™.

Get ready to ride……………… THE DARK KNIGHT RISES™ is upon us!

It just doesn’t get any better then this, I would literally kill to fit into that. If I fit into that I would never take it off, I would go into meetings in that suit, it is insanely cool. I would need to get into extreme shape to fit into that, but damn its cool.

Price: Aprox $1540
Link: UD Replicas


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Superman vs. The Elite

Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite” appear on the scene, led by British public identity hero Manchester Black. As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy—putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical and decidedly non-lethal Man of Steel.

This movie just didn’t click with me the wait I want it to. Seems like it had some good and interesting ideas in it but overall it does a bad job at handling and developing them in the story. But if you are into Superman or just superhero stories in general, this animated movie is still well worth checking out. It still has plenty of superhero action in it, as well as some other familiar genre aspects. But the villans in it just felt weak, there was no major development for them, but I liked the action towards the end, made it more exciting to see Superman in this way. The main idea is questioning where the world needs a hero with morals like Superman or one that would do whatever needs to be done and more like The Elites. If you like animated superhero movies, then this is worth watching.

Link: IMDB
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Dubai Comic Con – MEFCC

I have been thinking about Comic Con in San Diego for the past decade I’m honestly not happy that I didn’t go while I was in the US. Then MEFCC came to mind when I was traveling in Dubai for a quick business trip, and it was a few months ahead, so I went booked it kept waiting for it to come around and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited.

I got the VIP Tickets which basically means you get to go early before the crowd and skip a few lines or go to the shorter lines. What was great is that you get to meet a lot of Artists and Publishers, then there were so many comics and manga available but it was a bit of a mess trying to figure it out. I liked seeing all the different kinds of models available there and it was hard resisting the urge to buy anything, I picked up one Street Fighter Comic Book from there which I was looking forward to reading. Kinokuniya & Jashanmal had a strong presence at the Comic Con with a lot of books and comics.

What I liked was meeting a few artists from Top Cow which is a publisher out of California, picked up a few pieces from them. Then the top floor which was very cool highlighting local talent, and there was a lot of local talent. Then there was the a few model makes who can make pretty much anything for you which is very very cool. There were quite a few actors who were there from different movies and tv shows which is very cool and you could get access to them, I didn’t have time since I was on a schedule. Overall the whole thing was very organized, a bit on the small side but a lot of fun, my hat goes off to them for doing something like this.

Be warned there are a lot of pics! Enjoy


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Review: All-Star Superman

While saving the crew of the first manned mission to the sun, Superman is poisoned by solar radiation. Dying, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams, while still saving the Earth from various threats. But when Lex Luthor reveals his latest plot to control the world, Superman must use his remaining strength to stop him.

All Star Superman is something a little different from the Superman storyline, and the animation is different from what I’m used to from DC Comics, I was hoping for a good story and a lot of action. The story just wasn’t consistent, it kept building up and jumping too far and then changing, it didn’t keep my interest even though I wanted to like. Towards the end a few things came together and I liked how the story played out but because it was so broken up you just don’t get any depth with the characters, feels like you are in some sort of ground hogs day and it plays back in a different way. By the end I liked the animation and gave it a nice richness to the characters but since the story line felt a bit disrupted it just didn’t pull me.

Link: IMBD
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Review: Justice League – Doom

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Short and Sweet, another DC Movie with the Justice League facing another formidable enemy. This time around the Justice League face several foes separating them and neutralizing them. The animation is decent and story gets interesting, I wanted it to get deeper to give it that more depth but it was entertaining and for a short movie it was entertaining, if you are fan of DC Comics or animation that you will enjoy this movie.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Batman – Year One

Batman: Year One is a DC Universe animated feature based on the classic Frank Miller comics that re-imagined Batman’s origins in a darker, grittier fashion, and would go on to become the seminal tale of who Batman is, and how he came to be. A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Year One is story of Batman from the beginning of Gotham and the state that it was. This was the entire point of Miller’s comic: bringing readers into the minds of Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon to show the thoughts and motivations that led each man down the path to becoming the character we know today. What I liked about the animation is that it told a gritty story, without all the gadgets, just batman as he became The Dark Knight. I really liked Jim Gordon in this animated movie, he was a deep dark character who has attitude and I think he was a little more developed then even Batman to a degree. Batman cleaning up Gotham and Gordon taking over the law of the town. The only thing I wanted was it to be a little longer and for them to jump into the Frank Miller story, make it a bit darker and for sure a longer movie.

Link: IMDB
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The Green Lantern Models

I made this model purchase before the movie even came out, I was so excited to see the Green Lantern since GL is one of my favorite characters from DC Comics for a long time, by far one of the best. I just couldn’t wait for movie so I preordered the Hal Jordan statue using his ring, and the Green Lantern Lantern itself which came with the Green Lantern ring.

I was surprised how cool the Hal Jordan statue was, very detailed look and the green punch forming around him, I loved it. Then Lantern was amazing, it looked exactly like the one from the movi and the added bonus was that the ring fit perfectly, and if you bring the ring close to the Lantern it surprised me, the Lantern lights up which is insanely cool. This is displayed proudly with the rest of my comic and movie memorabilia. Can’t wait for the GL2 to come out, they said its supposed to be darker and edgier which is exactly what it needs to be and they have so much story to use from the Green Lantern comic books, I just can’t wait.


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Review: Green Lantern

A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

I have been waiting to see this movie for a very long time and I was not disappointed. Ryan Reynolds made Hal Jordan his own character and did a great job with it. For any comic fan they will know the story and they do stick to the original Green Lantern story and with some very nice special effects and graphics. I loved how they portrayed the Green Lantern and the Lantern Core, but I would have liked to meet a few more of the Green Lanterns and get used to their characters but they tried to keep it revolving around Hal Jordan. It was a bit slow at first since he is discovering the powers and what he can do but once the action picked up it was amazing. To those who follow the Green Lantern animated movies we do know what is next for the movie but I hope they do something very different since they already introduced the character and for Green Lantern they don’t need to stick to Earth or any one setting. Fun movie and loved the action, and especially the suit.

Link: IMDB
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