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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