Friday, September 30, 2022

Geek Out At XM Studios' Life-Sized Batcave at - So Instagrammable!

Holy Bat Lair! Red Dot Diva has finally visited XM Studios' life-sized Batcave at their show area in Kitchener Complex, and it made her geek girl heart sing.

The award-winning premium collectibles studio launched its 1:30 scale Batcave on Batman Day 2022 in collaboration with with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC. As you enter the Batcave, you would immediately be drawn to this gorgeous and intricate Batman: White Knight (Batcycle Edition) figure. Love the "flying cape", which imbues the sculpture with a sense of energy.

Within the secret lair itself, you can check out the Caped Crusader's communications system, Bat computer and his weapons. There is also a Trophy Room showing off the artifacts of Batman's battles and skirmishes with Gotham's colourful villains.

The most eye-catching display though, is the one in the middle of the room. It is the large and highly detailed early prototype of the Batcave diorama. If you have the budget and the space, you will be able to own one for yourself too. The model consists of modular components, so collectors will be able to customize the look of the Batcave to their liking. Check out sample photos below which obviously does not do it enough justice. Red Dot Diva says you have to take a look at it in person to appreciate the painstaking blood, sweat and tears that have gone into its production.

There are also two life-sized Batman statues that is a great spot for taking selfies. Don't forget to strike your superhero pose!

Leading up to the Batman Day celebration, XM Studios has also launched a series of sculpted collectibles that include the XM’s Classic, White Knight, Death Metal, and Samurai series. Red Dot Diva has a penchant for the Samurai series. She enjoys seeing the feudal Japanese elements on her favourite characters from the Batman universe. Here are the new versions of Batman Shugo and The Joker Orochi.

Do you need to get a Batman collectible to commemorate this year's Batman Day? Browse and buy them at XM Studios' merchandise shop. There are exclusive DC goodies, like the in-house produced Batman Samurai Collection utility key rings, small pouches and card holders. Or, maybe you might want to purchase a cute t-shirt, bag, toy, or action figure.

Royal Selangor's range of DC Comics pewter figurines are sleek and interesting statement pieces too. Red Dot Diva wishes she could own these classy looking figurines. (dreams...)

Since she was on a budget, all Red Dot Diva managed to score was a Spin Master Batman 4 inch Action Figure. Because she bought a DC product, she also got a Batman Hush comic for free, courtesy of GnB Comics! The offer ends on 2 October, and while stocks last.

So, why not drop by XM Studios to ogle at the Batcave, and fulfill your geek shopping needs too? It makes for a fun adventure for half an hour or so! (That is if you are not vain, and taking loads of photos and videos, like Red Dot Diva!)

Check out RDD's video of her visit to the Batcave!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cartoons Underground 2022 (22 Oct) Heads To Projector x Picturehouse - Get Your Tickets Now!

After two years of producing a virtual format during the Covid-19 pandemic, Cartoons Underground is back with a one-day in-person event for its 11th edition! The festival will be held on 22 October 2022 at at Projector X: Picturehouse cinema.

Cartoons Underground is Southeast Asia's largest animation festival. This year, it attracted 1,681 entries submitted from 96 different countries, which is the highest number of submissions received during the festival's 11-year run. 16 animation works have been specially selected to be screened during the event, followed by a Director Q&A, and a celebratory music-pumpin' afterparty.

Did you notice the many cats in the Cartoons Underground is banner? The drawing is by this year's festival artist Sarah Lim, a Yale-NUS graduate with a degree in Life Sciences and a minor in Arts and Humanities. Sarah scored an internship with Finding Pictures after attending animation courses for 2 years. She was then involved with prop and character design for their latest TV series, Puberteens, and is now eager to tell more stories through animation and art.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Happy Batman Day 2022 - Visit the Batcave at XM Studios, Catch The Batman Premiere on HBO and more!

Nana nana nana nana BATMAN!!!! Happy Batman Day, all you geeks!

On 17 September, also known as Batman Day, fans celebrate the World’s Greatest Detective's adventures for over 80 years! And he's still going strong.

So, what are the Batty things you can do with your squad on Red Dot Island for the festivities? Check out the following list of things to do:

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Releases First Trailer And Lures You With Puzzle Challenges

Finally! The trailer for THE GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, film maker Rian Johnson's sequel to his delicious whodunit movie KNIVES OUT has been released. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is back to solve another murder!

These days, many trailers tend to give away much more than Red Dot Diva thinks they should. So, it is refreshing to see the smartly crafted teaser for the THE GLASS ONION showing you just enough intrigue to draw you in.

Close friends of tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) receive invitations to his private Greek island. The group are shown trying to solve a series of puzzle games (wait, are these clues??). But then, things start to go wrong once the party ends. Someone gets murdered. Enter Benoit Blanc and his neckerchief, who must use his investigative prowess to ‘peel back the onion’ and find the culprit. The sunny trailer about a gathering of well-heeled elites, who most probably already have frictions with each other, gives off serious Agatha Christie “Evil Under The Sun” vibes.