Tetsuya Nomura’s eye-catching artistic style is easily recognizable. As a Square Enix artist, he’s worked on a number of popular video game titles for the company, including Kingdom Hearts and the Final Fantasy series. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the artist was given the task of creating a Batman action figure for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, his take on the classic Caped Crusader ended up looking… well, like something out of Final Fantasy. Don’t get me wrong–his version is absolutely beautiful. The details, like Batman’s helmet and his wings, are incredible. The “DC Comics Variant Play Arts Action Figure” sure does look great, but there isn’t any word on when it will be officially released.

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It seems fitting that SDCC started on Batman Day.

What better way to celebrate 75 years of Batman than with this LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile?

You can buy it this week at Comic-Con for $39.99. No word on availability beyond the con.

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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

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French department store Printemps is all kinds of fancy. It’s made to attract wealthy clientele, and to help entice shoppers to come inside, they had an art exhibition inside the store called “Pop the Bag.” Each installation featured a handbag, and DeviantArt user Kordian decided to add a pop culture twist by featuring Catwoman swiping Batman’s cowl. The statue is meant to be a modern take on Caravaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes.”

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Batman makes everything better, and there’s a Tumblr for everything so it’s only fitting that It’s Better With Batman exists. The site inserts various versions of Batman into unrelated popular films to prove that his presence adds cool points to anything. The results are amusing and put the vigilante hero into settings like Driving Miss Daisy, The Lion King, The Matrix, and more.

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Batman has always been pretty badass, but in this animated music video, he proves it beyond a doubt. Batman takes on lead vocals with Red Hood and Nightwing on guitars and Robin on drums in a parody of the Dethklok song, Face Fisted. This new version has Batman belting out the lyrics to Batface while he beats up everyone and gets all the girls. Do not mess with metal Batman.

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The number of selfies I see posted all over the internet amazes me. I’m even more surprised by the number of people who manipulate the way they look in selfies using apps to make them look skinnier or to add makeup. Instagram user mirrorsme is doing the kind of editing I appreciate though; she’s drawing on mirrors to create scenes that include characters like Batman, Joker, the Genie from Aladdin, and more. This is the kind of selfie I can get behind!

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The latest SDCC exclusive to potentially empty your wallet is this shiny version of the Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai figure of Batman. From the product page:

BATMAN™: Arkham Origins depicts Batman when he first started on his path as a vigilante. We made sure to recreate the details of his youthful physique, its careful sculpting heighted by the metallic color variation. The chest area incorporates a flexible material, maintaining beautiful aesthetics and allowing for a wide range of motion. The cape is also articulated, which makes for great variation in poses, from flying through the night sky with his cape spread wide like wings, to a more dormant stance with his wings closed and stowed.

The figure measures 12.5″ wide x 2.8″ deep x 10.6″ tall with 500 units available at SDCC and then 500 allocated to online preorders that will be filled in August.

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Warner Bros. recently shared the first look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming Batman v Superman, and the image was begging to be Photoshopped. Twitter user @aliarikan put a twist on the movie that undoubtedly draws inspiration from this Thor and Loki version. Yes, Batman loves Superman. Seriously, this cuddly stance makes more sense to me than the idea of the two heroes fighting against each other.

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