Batman: The Dark Knight

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<b>Batman: The Dark Knight</b><br>
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<b>Grapnel Shooter</b><br>
<b>Critic's Rating:</b> 3 stars<br>
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Don't call this toy a gun, it's a shooter. The product description hyperbolically boasts that it's "the ultimate transforming assault gadget…inspired by the hit movie" (which won't be released for another 3 months). Whatever. It shoots eight things—it's a gun. What it's not is a grapnel, and we have the failed-wall-scaling ass bruises to prove it.<br>
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<b>Joker Bust</b><br>
<b>Critic's Rating:</b> 4.5 stars<br>
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This collectible (it's not a toy!) made-to-order cold-cast porcelain sculpture is the only Joker merch we could buy without feeling complicit in exploiting <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB002980" title="Heath Ledger" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/heath-ledger-PECLB002980.topic">Heath Ledger</a>'s untimely demise. Bonus: In 10 years it'll fetch a hell of a lot more on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORCRP004915" title="eBay Inc." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/ebay-inc.-ORCRP004915.topic">eBay</a> than a T-shirt.<br>
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<b>Also available:</b> Fruit Roll-Ups, Joker makeup kit, Harvey Dent campaign materials<br>
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<b>Noticeably absent:</b> Anything based on the new, improved <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB002146" title="Maggie Gyllenhaal" href="/topic/entertainment/maggie-gyllenhaal-PECLB002146.topic">Maggie Gyllenhaal</a> version of Rachel Dawes<br><br>
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Batman: The Dark Knight

Grapnel Shooter
Critic's Rating: 3 stars

Don't call this toy a gun, it's a shooter. The product description hyperbolically boasts that it's "the ultimate transforming assault gadget…inspired by the hit movie" (which won't be released for another 3 months). Whatever. It shoots eight things—it's a gun. What it's not is a grapnel, and we have the failed-wall-scaling ass bruises to prove it.

Joker Bust
Critic's Rating: 4.5 stars

This collectible (it's not a toy!) made-to-order cold-cast porcelain sculpture is the only Joker merch we could buy without feeling complicit in exploiting Heath Ledger's untimely demise. Bonus: In 10 years it'll fetch a hell of a lot more on eBay than a T-shirt.

Also available: Fruit Roll-Ups, Joker makeup kit, Harvey Dent campaign materials

Noticeably absent: Anything based on the new, improved Maggie Gyllenhaal version of Rachel Dawes

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