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!
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: cosplay, batman, toys, the joker, robin, vintage, Collection, action figures, collector, collecting, collectible, riddler, memorabilia
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: cosplay, batman, Art, the joker, artist, artwork, WALLPAPER, background, backgrounds, wallpapers, desktop, paintings, art show, art gallery, art prints
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
In this new video gameplay trailer for BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Video Game we find out that Batman escapes from the Intensive Treatment facility only to find his prized possession, the Batmobile, thrashed by the Joker’s thugs. Oh man, we gotta do something about that!
Recently we published a photo sent in by a Bat-Blog Fan named Bob who just recently bought a Vintage 1958 Corvette that was customized, in the 1960’s, to look like Batman’s Batmobile car. That post was pretty popular & I asked Bob to send some more pics. He was very gracious & here they are! In these you get a great view of the front & back of the car. Also, the “comic book graphic” at the top…I think that is Bob’s idea on what this car might look like after it’s restored. Let’s hope so because that’s pretty sweet. Actually, any kind of restoration would improve it right now. It’s a little banged up from so many years of neglect. But we all know that Bob is going to give it some tender loving care. I wanna thank Bob for sending us some more photos & keeping us updated. It’s actually kinda thrilling to get to see this really great custom automobile come to life. If you missed the 1st post, or would like to see the 1st photo again, then here’s a link to check it out, just CLICK HERE!
Besides having a lot of superheroes in the Kenner SUPER POWERS Action Figures line-up they also featured some really evil Super-Villains too! One of my personal favorites was this great figure of The JOKER! He’s wearing his classic purple suit & his weapon accessory was really great too. It was a Giant-Mallet Hammer that, if you look closely, had his face & evil grin on it, a very nice detail. The action figure also came with a special Comic Book. Well, more like a booklet. But the artwork was amazing & it was a fun story. In fact, I posted a scan of it here for you to enjoy…have fun!
You’re either playing the game or you want the game! Yeah, I’m talking about the new BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Video Game! The official launch & release of the game was yesterday & many people are saying it will be THE GAME OF THE YEAR! Sadly, I have not got to play it yet but seriously plan too. I mean, all the reviews have been very excellent…I’m pretty happy about that! While searching for alternative products in this franchise I came across these 2 extremely cool T-Shirts. One features Batman, as seen on the video game’s box cover. The other T-Shirt has a JOKER graphic where the Joker ( voiced by Mark Hamill ) looks totally crazy! If you would like to know where to buy them I have added a link button down below. While there be sure to check out some of the other Batman T-Shirts they have because there’s some other great ones too!
Categories: video game
Tags: arkham asylum, batman, Clothing, cosplay, fashion, joker, Shirt, t-shirt, t-shirts, the joker, tshirts, Video, Video game
OK, I know that yesterday was the official launch of the brand-new BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Video Game! But awhile back I made a promise to join-in on a special event on August 25th where 14 Comic Book Superhero Blogs teamed together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SUPER POWERS Toys! Maybe you noticed all the craziness yesterday, ha ha! It’s still going on but I knew I had to take a little break to talk about this awesome new game! So, to honor the new bat-game I created these 2 new ARKHAM ASYLUM Desktop Backgrounds. These babies both feature one of Batman’s coolest super-villains KILLER CROC ( or is his name Killercroc? )!! Either way he’s very scary & I hope you enjoy them!! Also, if you would like other AA wallpapers or info just click on the word “Arkham Asylum” down below in the “Labels” area. That will pull up all the recent posts about the game. There are many more backgrounds & video to enjoy. Plus, I’ll be doing more posts in the next few days so keep an eye out for those, whew!
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