It’s 2016, and Warner Bros. has decided that now is the perfect time to release merch for Batman: The Animated Series, a TV show that ended seventeen actual Earth years ago (or, if you don’t count B:TAS and The New Batman Adventures as one series, over two full decades ago). It’s a beloved show that we would love to see revived, but for now new merchandise will have to do. And, if it’s all as cool as this Batman: The Animated Series View-Master looks to be, I’m all for it.
Mattel’s recent reboot of the View-Master as a Google Cardboard-type VR headset is soon to come in a Batman-themed variant which comes with a B:TAS “film reel” – a sort-of experience pack that will transport you into the Batcave. The Batman film reel features a fairly typical but potentially awesome storyline: “Gotham City is under attack and The Joker, The Riddler, and Two-Face are carrying out devious plans to terrorize the city.”
Amazingly, they’ve even managed to score much of the show’s original cast, including Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, and Tara Strong as Batgirl.
The set, containing the View-Master and film reel, is due to drop on November 15th. You can preorder yours now.