OK, If you’re planning to go to the 2009 San Diego Comic Con be sure to hit the Mattel Booth for an EXCLUSIVE Hot Wheels THE DARK KNIGHT Batman Movie Tumbler Batmobile and Bat-Pod Motorcycle Set! They have been keeping it pretty top secret but a reader named Tony sent us this amazing photo. Basically it’s a Window-Boxed Set of 2 vehicles from the Dark Knight film. The way the vehicles are displayed inside the dox it looks like the Bat-Cycle is bursting out of the Tumbler batmobile Car…SWEET! I have also heard they will be the 1:50 Scale size…AWESOME! As we get more SDCC ’09 information we’ll have better pics later, so stay tuned to the Bat-Blog for more info! ( Thank You Tony, You ROCK, Sir! )
Categories: The Dark Knight
Tags: 2009, bat-pod, batman, batmobile, Batpod, cosplay, diecast, hot wheels, mattel, movie, san diego comic con, sdcc, set, the dark knight, tumbler
A few days ago we posted a video clip that was a scene from the Batman Bootleg-Film Spoof ( Filipino Parody ) titled ALYAS: BATMAN ES ROBIN & people went crazy for it! So today I thought I would post the movie trailer for this wacky piece of unauthorized Batman History! It’s a completely wacky-crazy movie from the Philippines that all serious Bat-Fans totally love!
Categories: Movie Trailer
Tags: alyas batman es robin, batman, bootleg, cosplay, filipino, Funny, Humor, movie, movie trailer, parody, philippines, trailer, Video
For these week’s “Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday” I thought I’d go with a POISON IVY theme. The 1st image is a photo of an original animation cel from Batman: The Animated Series. I have always loved that cartoon & still do. The art direction on that show was top-notch! The 2nd wallpaper is an incredible drawing of Poison Ivy sent in by a Bat-Blog Reader ( & amazing Graphic Artist ) named DC Miller. He really drew this & I think it’s great! She looks more like the comics version than the cartoon series but I love the clean sharp lines & great coloring too. Be sure to stay tuned to the Bat-Blog because every week we have feature more backgrounds!!
OK, I swear that I don’t mean for the Bat-Blog to be all “Adam West – Batman Day” today, it just worked out that like that, ha ha! But I had to post these 2 new photos I found because I’m really proud of them. A friend of mine, named Chuck, who’s an extremely talented artist & sculptor, makes these totally amazing 1966 Batman Cowl Replicas that I consider to be Masterpieces of ART. I’m really trying to be sincere here when I say that & I’m not trying to be sarcastic or anything, I mean, just look at the photos! Chuck made this by hand & it’s almost better, no, it is better, than the original ones they made for the 60′s TV Series. The attention to details, in every way, is totally insane! It’s just completely beautiful! I seriously wish I could afford one of them. In fact, I would buy 2. One to put in a glass display case with security guards watching it 24 hours a day & the other to wear every single moment of my life!
Starting August 1st, 2009, the TOONSEUM at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will have a special art show titled TOM RICHMOND:The MAD ART OF CARICATURE. Basically, since 2000, Tom has been one of the main artists for Mad magazine. This show will feature tons of his original artwork & the reason I’m posting it here is because there will be some Batman drawings shown too. Plus, I’m a huge fan of comic art & it’s my blog, ha ha! But seriously, if you live in the area ( Pennsylvania ) then you should check it out because I bet it’s gonna be a real treat to see. The show runs until October 4th. For more information, please be sure to visit their website by clicking HERE!
When I started the Bat-Blog I always knew that the main focus would be about collecting the cool Batman toys & memorabilia. It’s also a place for stories about weird happenings, movie news, information about the TV cartoon, what’s going on in the comic books, etc… but really we’re mostly about the joys of being a bat-collector! So, I was really happy to receive in my e-mail box all these super-excellent photos the other day from a reader named Bernie! He’s been collecting a ton of great bat-items over the years & his collection is a really nice mixture of both brand-new & vintage, with a little bootleg stuff mixed in. I also like how everything is displayed so well. It’s all so neat & organized. Bernie needs to come over to my house & do some arranging for me, ha ha! But all kidding aside he has an extremely excellent collection & I appreciate the time he took for the pictures, they’re very cool! If any other Bat-Blog Readers have a nice display ( or an ugly one ) then please send us some pics. Our e-mail button is ALWAYS on the top right-hand side of this page. Thanks again, Bernie!
Tags: action figures, batman, collectible, collecting, Collection, collector, cosplay, memorabilia, riddler, robin, the joker, toys, vintage
This post is just a friendly reminder of a Batman-related event that happens tomorrow. So, don’t forget! On Saturday, August 8th, 2009 ( 5:00pm – 11:00pm ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico the TRILLION ART SPACE ( 2nd & Marquette ) will have an art show titled, “WHY SO SERIOUS?”. The show will feature art work in many shapes, forms, & sizes but all of it will have a special focus on Batman and/or The Joker. There will be paintings, photos, colleges, etc…To celebrate the event I made these 2 WALLPAPER BACKGROUNDS you can use on your desktop as a reminder. Also, if anybody goes to this thing then please let us know how it went & send us some photos if ya can, thanks!
Categories: Art Prints
Tags: Art, art gallery, art prints, art show, artist, artwork, background, backgrounds, batman, cosplay, desktop, paintings, the joker, WALLPAPER, wallpapers
A new friend to the Bat-Blog, named Fred Grandinetti, just wrote an article for the “Movie Collector’s World” Magazine website. He did a piece in issue #734, August 2009 ) on the “The Three faces of The 60′s Catwoman” from the 1966 Batman TV Series. Of course we all know them as Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, & Eartha Kitt. It’s a very interesting read & at the end of this post we have a link to it. Also, if you’re really into Vintage Movie Posters you might check out a few other features at the site. Basically, the entire web page is totally devoted to movie collectibles, pretty interesting stuff. I wanna thank Fred for sending me the link, plus let him know he did a really great job on the article ( Thanks Fred ). You can visit the site by clicking HERE!
Here’s the latest promo trailer for the BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Video Game I posted on YouTube last night. The game is scheduled to be released on August 25th, 2009 & I can’t wait!! It just looks so AWESOME!
Categories: video game
Tags: arkham asylum, batman, cosplay, game, pc, Playstation 3, ps3, the joker, trailer, Video, Video game, windows, xbox 360