Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mattel The Riddler: "Riddle Me This"

The Riddler (Edward Nigma OR Nygma OR Nashton) is a fictional character, a comic book character and super-villain published by DC Comics, and an enemy of Batman. In live action, he was portrayed by Frank Gorshin and John Astin in the 1960s television series, as well as by Jim Carrey in the film "Batman Forever (1995)".

In 2005, a new interpretation of the Riddler debuted in "The Batman" animated series episode “Riddled”. The Riddler returned with a Gothic look and no one would have imagined the Riddler with long hair. Before this, the character was often depicted as wearing a domino mask either with a green suit and bowler hat, or a green jumpsuit.

Here's another close-up of the Gothic Riddler. Typical Gothic fashion includes black dyed and crimped hair, black lips and black clothes. Androgynity is common, with both female and male goths wearing cosmetics, skirts or high heels.

And here's the Riddler in comparison with Batman

What has been posted so far on Mattel's "The Batman" line of action figures:
1. The Batman, an all new interpretation / incarnation of the Dark Knight by Jeff Matsuda
2. Bruce Wayne to Batman (man becoming bat)
3. The Joker debuts in the first episode ""The Bat in the Belfry"
4. Man-Bat flys in in episode #4, "The Man Who Would Be Bat"
5. Batman & Man-Bat face-off (it's man vs BAT)
6. Bane muscles his way in "Traction (episode #2)"
7. Bane vs Batman in their first showdown
8. The Batbot, created for defeating Bane (it's machine vs BIG man)
9. Mr Freeze gives Batman the cold shoulder in "The Big Chill"
10. The Batman in anti-Freeze costume ("The Big Chill", episode #5)
11. Firefly just wants to fry the Batman
12. The Penguin waddles in at number twelve
13. The March of the Penguins (various styles and types of Penguins)
14. Killer Moth undergoes metamorphosis

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