It's all about the bat in our house right now. First we were sent the Lego Batman 2 video game for review.
Then - the big event as my son and I went to see The Dark Knight Rises.
He's 9, it's a 12A, but there wasn't anything I thought was unsuitable. What makes it an unsuitable film for kids is the sheer length (2 and a half hours) and ponderousness of it.
Luckily we had room for another wing of bat, as Mattel sent us three toys from their new range of Quicktek Dark Knight Rises range. They all look pretty cool in authentic Batman black, but will they prove to be more child-friendly than the film?
The Dark Knight Rises™ The Bat™ (RRP £34.99)
You'll recognise this new air attack vehicle if you've seen The Dark Knight Rises as it's featured heavily in the film. It has a sturdy handle built into the roof, perfect for swooping round the room.
It comes with a nicely squishy rubber Batman who fits inside then flies across the room when you pull a trigger - Mattel reckon this bat can travel up to 10 feet and he certainly made it the length of our garden.
You can also launch missiles and make battle sounds with this toy and all in all it's well equipped to save the day.
However, it's got a fairly hefty price tag of £34.99. For the money, I would have expected a few more features.
My son commented that he would've liked it if it had come with a baddie figure, as he could've played more games.
The Dark Knight Rises™ Quicktek™ Armour Figure (RRP £12.99)
This is a pretty cool hand held toy. Its main feature is the pop on and off armour, making it easy to gear up Batman in an instant.
All of these toys are suitable from age 4, and I think younger children would be fine with fitting the plastic case over the figure to fit his armour. Each figure in the range features different weapons including the fearsome combat claw, high power tank blaster or the totally cool glider wings.
The Dark Knight Rises™ Quicktek™ Armour Attack Bat-Pod (RRP £24.99)
Out of all the toys we tried, we liked the Batpod most of all. This has definitely seen the most play action over the last few weeks, and seemed to be the best of these toys for opportunities to recreate the film.
Again you'll recognise this vehicle from The Dark Knight Rises as Batman's current choice of motorcycle.
It features an aerodynamic design, fat tires and weaponry on the front axles. The Armour Attack feature works well, as you just need to press a button and the armour will then wrap itself around the vehicle. My son really enjoyed this feature - it's just the sort of thing that little hands like to do.
Again it's not cheap at RRP £24.99, but then that's often how it goes with licensed toys. So if you are investing in any Bat merchandise, look out for special offers.
The Dark Knight Rises range by Mattel is widely available now and is suitable for age 4+.