Forget Batman, Hot Toys’ Catwoman Is What I Want!

The Batman train keeps rolling right along with Hot Toys unveiling a new 1:6 scale figure, Catwoman! Featuring the likeness of Anne Hathaway, this meticulously crafted figure is a must own for fans of the movie and of high quality figures alike. I think this figure has lead me to want that Batpod cycle she is pictured with too! Also as a bonus, there is an exclusive hollow 1:6 scale Batman helmet that is only available through Sideshow Collectibles (for most territories). Here is the official press release with specs and a full gallery below. Be sure to leave comments below letting us know what you think.

Following the great response of The Dark Knight Rises movie and our movie-accurate collectibles, Hot Toys is proud to present the highly anticipated female character – the 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure from this movie. The collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Anne Hathaway as the prominent character Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt, hair implantation, highly detailed costume and accessories. — The Dark Knight Rises: Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure ~ MMS Series ~ The 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure specially features: – Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises movie – Newly developed head sculpt with eye mask and movie-accurate make-up – Real fabric hair implantation in long brown straight hair – Approximately 28 cm tall – TrueType body with over 28 points of articulations – Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: – One (1) pair of relaxed palms – One (1) pair of fists – One (1) pair for riding Bat-pod – One (1) right palm for holding pistol – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted Costume : – One (1) set of one-piece black patterned jumpsuit with belt – One (1) pair of black high-heel boots Weapon: – One (1) pistol Accessories: – One (1) pair of googles – Figure stand with patterns of water drops, with Selina Kyle/ Catwoman nameplate and the movie logo Special Edition – Bonus Accessory (for selected markets only): – One (1) 1/6th scale Batman mask Artists: – Head Sculpted by K.A. Kim – Head Painted by JC.HONG – Head Art Directed by Kojun Release date: Q1, 2013 **Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different TM & © DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s12) DC Comics Collectibles Selina Kyle / Catwoman Sixth Scale Figure – EXCL Version (TDKR): $194.99 © 2012 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Animator Dani Bowman

Like many other people with Autism, Dani Bowman doesn’t let it get in her way.  She has appeared at San Diego Comic Con many years in a row and this year is no exception.

It was inspiring to see Autistic Teen Animator Dani Bowman (18-yr-old) back at Comic-Con 2013 premiering her new short animated film, “Hannah Lost Her Smile.”premiering her new short animated film, “Hannah Lost Her Smile.” This film includes voiceover by Stella Ritter (the late John Ritter’s daughter), and Joey Travolta (“Beverly Hills Cop III”) played key roles in the production.



“Hannah Lost Her Smile” is an animated short about a little girl who woke up one morning and discovered that she lost her tooth. Hannah then goes on a journey to try to get her smile back. The story is filled with very relevant and relatable content that kids will adore. This heartwarming film will be shown at festivals, and all the latest news and trailer will be posted on the Hannah Lost Her Smile Facebook page.




Dani Bowman is an autistic girl who is a fan of Japanese culture, anime and manga style cartoons.Dani aspires to follow in the footsteps of other cartooning greats with her own animation company, Powerlight Studios. Powerlight Studios is developing an Autistic Artist’s Network to promote the works of other Autistic artists with the goal of helping them become self sufficient.



What is even more impressive is that Dani is autistic. Dani illustrates, writes and voice acts nine different cartoon series, each with about 30 unique characters. Her stories, and her own story, have captured the interest of several production companies with the goal of taking Powerlight Studios to network and cable TV.



Dani came up with the name of Powerlight Studios at age 11, and shortly there after created her first series, “Gemstar & Friends”, followed by “The Adventures of Captain Yuron”. Dani’s imaginative adventures are loved by kids and admired by adults for their magical simplicity and heart-warming story lines that capture the imagination. Many of Dani’s series started with a random scrap of paper found somewhere around the house.



“When I started my company at 14, I was introduced to Joey Travolta and I have been working with him on several projects ever since, including the Goliath Series of anti bullying books, Eeya’s Story, an award winning autism PSA, and his anti-bullying campaigns.” Bowman said.



This is the official trailer for the upcoming new animated short, “The Namazu”

Namazu Trailer:
Not only is Dani a superstar with animation, she is funny and very good with other autistic children. During our interview, she told me how much fun it was to get an autograph from Jason Ritter (“The East” and half-brother of Stella Ritter) at Comic-Con. She’s also determined to find jobs for those with autism, and has traveled all over the country to teach over 200 kids on the autism spectrum how to do animation.

Dani’s giving back has also been recognized on many levels. The Goody Awards (ok, that’s my company) was fortunate to present her with our top honor, a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) last year (and Stella Ritter and Director Kevin Sean Michaels were there to support their friend and co-worker.) After that presentation, Dani won the Temple Grandin Award and a SparkAction Youth Award presented by Jon Bon Jovi at the White House Youth Summit in Washington DC.

As an autistic leader whose goal is to be the Temple Grandin of her generation, Dani Bowman has taught over 150+ autistic children animation. For this Rethinking Autism PSA, Dani worked closely via Skype with Justin Canha, autistic artist from NYC. Justin also stayed with Dani ‘s family in Los Angeles during Spring Break to finish the storyboards. The new Rethinking Autism PSA, Believe It: The Dani Bowman Story, includes a team of autistic contributors and leaders:

Dani Bowman: Animator, Post Production, Voiceover
Patrick Eidemiller: Producer, writer
Justin Canha: Storyboard Artist
Dana Commandatore: Writer, Producer
Michael Broderick: Producer
Vic Palumbo: Producer
Tammy Klein: Voiceover
“Adapted” written and performed by Talina
Produced by Moho Productions, Rox Productions
Published by Rox Productions

Big congratulations to Dani Bowman and her team for producing another powerful short at Comic-Con. The story behind “Hannah Lost Her Smile” is a true inspiration to the creative and autistic communities!

Save 20% On A Marvel iPhone Covers!

If you’re pissed you didn’t snag a free Captain America iPhone cover at San Diego Comic Con, don’t worry. While it might not be free now, you can buy one from Performance Designed Products! They don’t just offer Captain America though. You’ll find other Marvel awesomeness such as Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man and more! They cost $29.99 and can be used with the iPod touch 4 and/or the iPhone 4.

In order to save 20% and get free shipping use code “comiccon2011.” The code is good until the end of August!

Nerd HQ Shatters Records, Raises $215,000 For Operation Smile

Third Annual Nerd HQ Shatters Records, Raises $215,000 For Operation Smile

This Year’s Sponsors Included Intel & ASUS, The FIAT Brand and Perfect World Entertainment

Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine returned to Comic-Con this year bringing with them Nerd HQ. This annual event, now in its third year, provided fans with a home base during the international comic book and entertainment festival. Guests experienced cutting edge technology with hardware provided by Intel & ASUS; gaming showcases including action-packed Neverwinter gameplay; a sneak peak at the all-new, electric FIAT 500e and several exclusive parties including the festival favorite, Levi’s annual Nerd Party.

Also back by popular demand was the very popular philanthropic panel series “Conversation for a Cause.” Guest who purchased tickets to these intimate panels of about 250 people enjoyed asking questions of their favorite entertainers in an un-moderated forum. This year’s panels included some of the most talked about films, television shows and celebrities including “Riddick,” “Cast from ’300: Rise of an Empire,’” “Dr. Who,” “The Maze Runner,” “Haven,” “I, Frankenstein,” “Orphan Black,” “PBS Masterpiece: Sherlock,” “Psych,” “Stoopid Buddy with Seth Green,” “Thrilling Adventure Hour,” “Fannibal Meetup with Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy and David Slade,” “Signing with the legendary Jim Lee of DC Entertainment,” “Adult Swim Panel featuring cast members from NTSF and Children’s Hospital,” “Kick Ass 2 Panel and Signing,” “Tiny Commando featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs, Ryan McFaul and Zachary Levi,” “A Conversation with NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover” and “A Conversation with Zachary Levi and Mystery Guests” and individual panels with Evangeline Lilly, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Joe Manganiello, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, and Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi.

With the addition several new fundraising efforts, such as photo opportunities with celebrities including Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, David Giuntoli, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Levi, an exclusive auction on eBay that featured one-of-a-kind artwork from Elevendy, a huge screening of fan-favorite Serenity on Petco Park’s field, and a generous $10,000 donation from event sponsor Intel & ASUS, the event generated a record breaking $215,000 for Operation Smile or as Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi put it, 895 smiles.

TNM First Article – Autistic and brave enough to go to the olympics


Posted by eismith, 06 August 2012 · 37 views



Still so proud of my self after going to SD nerdhq which no one ever thought i could leave my own home alone without support i showed them with nerd machine followers help that i could. This time something easier but still tricky going to the olympics just like Zac Levi was doing.

Zachary Levi



Mr. @MichaelPhelps winning the Platinum Medal. Didn’t even know that was possible

Now i get lost just walking up to the village shops and back home (10 min journey) so going to London on trains and coping with sensory overload with lots of people without having to many shutdown in which i loose the ability to talk and walk was very tricky.

but hey i did it

Emily Ireland-Smith@E_Irelandsmith

@ZacharyLevi saw your tweets In the Olympic so I came . I saw Sir Paul mcarnty so thanks zac

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As always thaks Zac,nerdmachine and its followers on twitter for encouragement and support.