Does THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Toy Reveal The Bat Is A Copter?

Does THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Toy Reveal The Bat Is A Copter?

A brand new review of Mattel's toy version of Batman's latest flying vehicle showcases propellers that are hidden underneath. Click the jump to check it out.

Looks like Christopher Nolan has one more surprise up his sleeve. Back when we got our first look at the flying vehicle, known as "The Bat" there was rumblings that it was actually a helicopter of sorts. But, with each new set image there were no signs that a propeller would be attached to the vehicle, unless it was added later with CGI. And then we saw actual footage of "The Bat" during the prologue's sizzle reel, and still no propeller. Ah, but what we didn't expect was that Nolan would place the propeller underneath the vehicle, and not have one, but actually two propellers. Yes, this is just a toy, but I would not be shocked if this is actually how the "The Bat" will be capable of flight in the film.

The Bat is an interactive and action-packed toy based on the new movie The Dark Knight Rises. The Bat features the geometric design of the flying vehicle seen in the film. With the spinning propellers on the bottom, kids can pretend to "lift off" and "fly" the vehicle by holding the handle on top. The cockpit opens up and seats one Batman QuickTek action figure (sold separately) or most 3.75-inch action figures. The Bat also features two launching projectiles and realistic battle sounds. And by pressing the button on the handle, kids can launch the special Launch & Attack Batman action figure out of The Bat, sending it flying up to nine feet away. To launch the figure, pull back on the bottom lever. Slide in the Batman figure on the track. Close the lid and press the button, and the Batman figure will zoom out. -

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 10:41 AM
Kids can pretend to lift off and then fly.........holding the handle. LMAO
NerdyGeek - 4/23/2012, 10:41 AM
Also, how could the kids "re-create" the scenes from the movie if they can't even see the movie. LMAO, fail.
JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 10:44 AM
^^^haha exactly.
Tajin88 - 4/23/2012, 10:50 AM
LOL, we three have avatars from the same site.
NerdyGeek - 4/23/2012, 10:52 AM

Ghostfire - 4/23/2012, 10:58 AM
Correction... Make that 4!

NerdyGeek - 4/23/2012, 11:03 AM
MarvelWeiner: Oh c'mon, you could have just made a pedo joke about the video or a joke about how that this article is completely pointless :P
Tajin88 - 4/23/2012, 11:03 AM
Here we go again, another troll, who couldnt let it go. But in the other hand, without them, my post couldnt exist.
Greengo - 4/23/2012, 11:04 AM
NerdyGeek - 4/23/2012, 11:05 AM
Weiner right now...

JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 11:10 AM
@Greengo lol :P

Greengo - 4/23/2012, 11:14 AM

THIS is a choppa

ThreeBigTacos - 4/23/2012, 11:20 AM
Didn't we already know this?
OdinsBeard - 4/23/2012, 11:29 AM
enjoy kids. enjoy. a new generation gets a new set of bat-toys! have fun
SINema666 - 4/23/2012, 11:29 AM
ummm we have seen those propellers before, havent we?
Tajin88 - 4/23/2012, 11:30 AM
monkeyballs3- That I Like!
GreyChaos13Zero - 4/23/2012, 11:34 AM
it didn't move like a helicopter from what I've seen in the trailer?)
MakioGrant - 4/23/2012, 11:36 AM

Now we are 5 XD.

thetrojan - 4/23/2012, 11:37 AM
this is a big spoiler
if batman lifts that bomb and carries it off into the sky and it blows up and then next scene....debris and lucius ƒox and gordon standing looking around for someone who is not there.....i will be pissed.
rbfn04 - 4/23/2012, 11:42 AM
"TheIrishAvenger - 4/23/2012, 10:41 AM
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Also, how could the kids "re-create" the scenes from the movie if they can't even see the movie. LMAO, fail."

Why not?
JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 11:44 AM
@rbfn04 because the kids that can't see the movie won't be able to "re-create" the scenes that haven't seen......
INSTANTJUSTICE - 4/23/2012, 11:45 AM
A nondescript hunk of black plastic...and then theres's the Bat-copter.
rbfn04 - 4/23/2012, 11:47 AM
@JDUKE why kids can't see the movie? Last I checked, they could. Unless something changed...
Jollem - 4/23/2012, 11:48 AM
Battle Goat needs a movie. look at that look he's givin'. puts matthew mcconaughey right to shame.
rbfn04 - 4/23/2012, 11:49 AM
The design on that thing is still bad. And, going for realism, Bats is sitting in a big "hey, I'm here shoot me" zone.
DrRockso - 4/23/2012, 11:49 AM
If I were still a child (physically) I would totally sit on Chris the toy guys lap. He does need a bit more baritone in his voice for my taste though.
DukeAcureds - 4/23/2012, 11:51 AM
I get the growing feeling that this movie will be offensive to Batman fans of the last 40 years on almost every concievable level. Bat-gyro? Really?!
JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 11:51 AM
@rbfn04 some kids that are younger than 6 may not get to see it. Depends if the parents let them. May be too intense for them.
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/23/2012, 11:51 AM
Somehow this guy reminds me of Billy Mays!;)

rbfn04 - 4/23/2012, 11:53 AM
@JDUKE ok, but I was pointing out, doens't mean kids won't get to see it. I let my at the time 3 year old watch Batman Begins and he was cool with it.
MisterBabadook - 4/23/2012, 11:53 AM
So he's going to jump out of the copter mid flight and glide, abandoning it as wreckage? That's pretty badass.
SpiderFan35 - 4/23/2012, 11:57 AM
I think Jdukes point is that this is not a cartoon, yes I suppose parents could bring their 7 year old to it but the assumption is that they wouldn't.

The propellers would explain how it could maneuver in the city.

I like the handle on the toy version, looks like a dustbuster lol.
JDUKE25 - 4/23/2012, 11:57 AM
@rbfn04 just depends on the kids and the parents if they see it. I think some of the scenes from TDK with the Joker were too intense for younger kids and from what we've heard Bane is supposed to be more brutal than him.
Jollem - 4/23/2012, 12:03 PM
Battle Goat vs. Rapist Turtle directed by michael bay and i'm sold:)
HughJasol - 4/23/2012, 12:04 PM
Interesting article from predicting this summer's box office. Here are their top 5 domestic predictions.

Top 5 Summer Movie Box Office Predictions

1. The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. - July 20)

$172 million opening; $445 million total

2. Marvel's The Avengers (Disney - May 4)

$136 million opening; $340 million total

3. The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony - July 3)

$75 million (Tuesday through Thursday) $80 million (Friday to Sunday); $310 million total

4. Prometheus (20th Century Fox - June 8)

$62.5 million opening; $245 million total

5. Brave (Disney's Pixar - June 22)

$54 million opening; $210 million total

DukeAcureds - 4/23/2012, 12:05 PM
Gusto@ I'd be rooting for the goat, but that turtle looks bulletproof and horrifyingly unstoppable.
pitbull76 - 4/23/2012, 12:13 PM
Is it just me or does this flying thing not look like it will separate from the tumbler like the batpod did in the dark knight?
antonio - 4/23/2012, 12:16 PM
@Tajin88 make that 6!
SpiderFan35 - 4/23/2012, 12:23 PM
@Gusto: Battle Goat wins!

Ranger14 - 4/23/2012, 12:23 PM
Aerodynamically, there is no way it would be able to fly unless it is a "choppa".
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