BATMAN/SUPERMAN WEEK: Or at least it looks like it can.
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I’m gonna do one of those “When I was a kid” things. Because when I was a kid, I really wanted a Batarang.
Batman’s essential weapon existed for ’60s and ’70s kids as part of a utility-belt set but I never laid eyes on one of those.
Now, however, you can find all sorts of them.
But this being BATMAN/SUPERMAN WEEK, I figured ‘d check out the one that looks like it could take out a Kryptonian if it were properly weaponized: NECA’s Arkham Knight prop.
This is a nasty-looking piece of work. And by that I mean I’d never want to swing from a rooftop without one.
You can keep it folded and with one click of an ingeniously hidden button, it snaps fully into place, ready for action. Click another tiny button and the center lights up with a blue bat symbol and a swirling, circuitous light — so you can “program” it or “detect” adversaries or whatever. See, in the world of the Arkham video games, the Batarang performs high-tech functions.
Me, I just think it looks cool.
It’s made of a durable plastic that at a quick glance looks like razor-sharp metal. This thing is so threatening looking that it evidently cannot be sold in Australia because of the nation’s strict weapons laws.
I didn’t make that up.
And it’s not just appropriately badass: It also won’t cost you the Wayne fortune to acquire one.
The Arkham Knight Batarang prop is still in stock as a GameStop exclusive for a list price of about $30.
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