The Dark Knight Rises The Bat Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Bat is an interactive and action-packed toy based on the new movie The Dark Knight Rises. The Bat features the geometric design of the flying vehicle seen in the film. With the spinning propellers on the bottom, kids can pretend to "lift off" and "fly" the vehicle by holding the handle on top. The cockpit opens up and seats one Batman QuickTek action figure (sold separately) or most 3.75-inch action figures. The Bat also features two launching projectiles and realistic battle sounds. And by pressing the button on the handle, kids can launch the special Launch & Attack Batman action figure out of The Bat, sending it flying up to nine feet away. To launch the figure, pull back on the bottom lever. Slide in the Batman figure on the track. Close the lid and press the button, and the Batman figure will zoom out.

Is It Fun?

Kids will love recreating the exciting chase sequences from the movie and creating their own adventures for the Caped Crusader. This is an action-packed vehicle with lots of great play features, especially the launching Batman figure, that will engage kids in all kinds of imaginative, narrative-based play.

Who It’s For

The Dark Knight Rises The Bat is for Batman fans ages 4 and up.

The Dark Knight Rises is going to be rated PG-13. That may mean that many kids who will love playing with this toy may not see the movie for awhile. But they'll certainly be part of all the cultural excitement it will create, and this and other Batman toys let them be part of it. Plus, the classic Batman story of good versus evil is an evergreen play pattern that gets a new innovative, active twist with The Bat.

What To Be Aware Of

Three button cell batteries are included.

The Bat only launches the Launch & Attack Batman. Other action figures are not compatible with the launching feature.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 Cell batteries required