Huge McFarlane Toys Batwing and ‘The Flash’ Movie Bundle Announced

by Steven Lee Sharpe
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Todd McFarlane has released pre-order details for the McFarlane Toys Batwing, as will be featured in the upcoming The Flash movie – and even Todd McFarlane himself is struggling to wield this bad boy in his promotional video!

Of course we were beyond excited for The Flash movie when that trailer dropped confirming the Flashpoint era of multiverse hopping. James Gunn only went and ramped up the importance of the movie by explaining that it will be the springboard for his Gods And Monsters plan for the DCEU.

Here at DKN we’re always looking for the Bat-centric perspective on all DCU news stories and of course, The Flash has a corker with the appearance of two movie versions of The Dark Knight. While we’re used to seeing the Ben Affleck cast version of Bruce Wayne that first made an appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), it was the arrival of Michael Keaton’s 1989 version of Batman in the trailer that got Bat-fans talking.

Tim Burton’s adaptation came with some interpretations that, even thirty years later, still feel like benchmark creations. The soundtrack, the suit, the Batmobile, the gadgets, and most certainly the Batwing. Surely one of the most famous, spine-tingling moments from the movie is when the aircraft ascends through the night sky, clearing a line of clouds and rising just high enough to fill the moon, holding the apex just long enough for us to appreciate this version of the Bat-symbol, before dropping back down.

The Flash Movie McFarlane Toys Batwing

So, the big question has been whether the new movie will keep any of the initial designs and how much, if anything with be changed. As is often the case, we can look to McFarlane Toys for the inside information as they have been releasing pre-order details of toys and statues from the movie. And now we have the big one. Literally.

The new Batwing has a huge 35-inch wingspan which means it can seat a 7-inch scale DC Multiverse figure (sold separately). If you check out the new video of Todd McFarlane (above) you’ll see him moving round in his chair as he turns the vehicle round. The size enables us to appreciate the design. The shape is a little less filled with curves and contours compared with the 1989 version. It has a more streamlined Bat-symbol profile, closer to the versions we often see in the comics, so it’s maybe more practical-looking.

It’s also grey rather than black. Again, maybe a little more real-world-feeling, like a fighter jet, particularly as the paint job looks a little scuffed. It’s worth noting that the description of the model reveals that in The Flash, Batman has been called out of retirement so maybe it makes sense that the Batwing looks as if it hasn’t been used in a while.

It feels larger in comparison to the pilot too, than the ’89 version. Talking of the cockpit, notice the clear panel where the pilot’s feet go? Want to start speculating on what that’s about? Plus, while the model features retractable landing gear,  boosters and a push-button opening cockpit, there’s no sign of the machine guns or the pincer that collects the Joker’s poisonous balloons in the original film. If it has extra gadgets, I guess we have to wait a little longer on that reveal.

What’s really cool is that, as McFarlane explains in the video, the Bat-symbol stand can be mounted on the wall, so you can turn you Batwing into wall art. That’s a great, unique selling point.

The Batwing is one of two exclusive Black Label products in The Flash movie toy line, making them exclusive to the McFarlane Toys website – the other is the Batman Unmasked statue. The great news is that all the items in the line are available as a bundle to pre-order. That means all the 7″ figures, including The Flash (Batman Costume), The Flash (Speed Force), Batman, Batman (Multiverse), Supergirl, and Dark Flash can be picked up as part of an awesome package deal. Then there are the three statues, The Flash, Batman (Multiverse), and Batman (Multiverse Unmasked Variant). Finally, the vehicles, the Batmobile, Batcycle, and that Gold Label McFarlane Toys Store Exclusive Batwing.

You can find more details about this collection here.

Yes, this is an amazing celebration of The Flash movie, but let’s get real; for us, we’re all over marking this historic event in Batman cinematic history and loving every part of it.

The Batwing is available to pre-order here. The Flash Movie Mega Bundle is available here. Both are from McFarlane Toys.

Batwing product details:

When Bruce Wayne is coaxed out of retirement by The Flash for an urgent mission, not only does he suit up as Batman once more, but he deploys one of his most famous vehicles: the Batwing. Updated for the times, the sleek design is inspired by the original 1989 version.

  • Incredibly detailed vehicle based off The Batwing featured in The Flash movie.
  • Designed to fit up to 7-inch scale DC Multiverse Figures.
  • Batwing features retractable landing gear, easy to open cockpit, and boosters.
  • Included collectible art card with figure photography on the front and character biography on the back.
  • Collect all additional McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse figures.
  • Figures sold separately.

The Flash Movie Mega Bundle (12 pc) details:

Six 7″ Scale Figures Include: The Flash (Batman Costume), The Flash (Speed Force), Batman, Batman (Multiverse), Supergirl, and Dark Flash.

  • Incredibly detailed 7″ scale figures based off The Flash movie.
  • Each figure is designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play.
  • Each includes accessories and collectible art card.

Three 12″ Statues Include: The Flash, Batman (Multiverse), and Batman (Multiverse Unmasked Variant) Gold Label McFarlane Toys Store Exclusive

  • Incredibly detailed 12″ scale statues are based on The Flash movie.
  • Each includes collectible art card.

Three Vehicles Include: Batmobile, Batcycle, and Batwing Gold Label McFarlane Toys Store Exclusive

  • Incredibly detailed vehicles based off the The Flash movie.
  • Designed to fit up to 7-inch scale DC Multiverse Figures.
  • Each includes collectible art card.

Images and Press Release Courtesy of McFarlane Toys

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