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by: The Beat Asia
September 13, 2022
In the DC Universe, Batman is arguably one of the most loved superheroes and is known for using his wit, physical strength, and ever-popular Batmobile to get rid of crimes in Gotham City.
Over the past 80 years, fans of this iconic detective vigilante have been treated to more than 6,500 comic books, nearly 50 video games, and over 10 live-action movies. Hence, Batman Day is annually celebrated every third Saturday of September, which will take place on Sept. 17, 2022.
Aside from dressing up like a bat in a cape, you may want to celebrate Batman Day by collecting various Batman paraphernalia and merchandise. Here’s where to find them in Singapore.
Toy Tag started with a simple aspiration to become a one-stop shop for “awesome toys and games and everything else fun.” At present, Toy Tag houses state-of-the-art toys for kids and kids at heart, from educational items and board games to tactical games and gaming accessories.
For Batman collectibles, the shop offers a HeroClix starter set (S$51.31 regular price), which includes other Justice League characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter.
They also have the DC HeroClix: Justice League Unlimited™ Booster Pack (S$23 regular price), which comes in ten toys per pack including the Darkseid, Static, Amazo, Blight, Batman Beyond, Captain Atom, Emil Hamilton, Booster Gold, and more.
Location: Toy Tag, 201 Henderson Rd, #06-02/03 Apex @ Henderson
XM Studios is an award-winning game and toy shop in Singapore featuring its handcrafted and hand-painted art collectibles.
They pride themselves on unique designs and high-quality products from popular franchises owned by Disney (Marvel and Star Wars), DC Comics, Hasbro, Century Fox, Godzilla, and Ultraman, among others. In June of 2022, XM Studios launched "The Batman Who Laughs (Dark Nights: Death Metal)," a collectible statue depicting a more villainous version of Batman.
The estimated size of the product measures 72 centimetres (cm) in height and 42 cm in length and weighs approximately 22 kilograms.
According to its website’s description, the laughing Batman statue was inspired by the Dark Multiverse “where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight,” crafted with an evil grin while holding a chain with a spiked ball at the end as his weapon.
Location: StickMeOnz, 809 French Road, Kitchener Complex, Level 3 XM Store
For those who are obsessed with comics, GnB Comics is one of the go-to shops in Singapore for artistic and visually appealing graphic novels.
Some of their Batman comics collections include “Batman Allies” (S$25.90), “Batman Detective Comics Faces of Death” (S$22.10), “Batman Their Dark Designs” (S$45.50), “Batman One Bad Day The Riddler” (S$14.40), “Batman White Knight” (S$25.90), and more.
Location: Kitchener Complex #02-38, 809 French Road
ActionCity is dedicated to creating cool, unique, and giftable products. They aim to become the source of their customers’ happiness through collaborating with international companies such as Hot Toys, Medicom Toy, tokidoki, and POP MART.
If you’re a sucker for baby versions of Batman, check out ActionCity’s DC CosRider Collection Series, featuring the superhero in cute accessories and adorable costumes like riding in his little Batmobile, firing his grapple gun, flying with his cape spread wide like wings, and more. Each baby Batman toy stands approximately 13-14 cm tall. Price starts at S$31.90.
Location: Takashimaya Shopping Centre Kitchener Complex #02-38, 809 French Road
Don't feel like wandering across the city-state but want to find your next Batman collection? Fret not.
You may check out Nighthood Collectibles’ online shop where you can browse the latest toy figures from local distributors such as Star Ace Toys, X-Plus, and Iron Studios. For Batman collectibles, they have the McFarlane DC Collector series, Iron Studios series, and DC Collectibles. Prices range from S$32 to S$1,539.
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