This is just a quick post to share a very cool photo that was taken at the recent BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Video Game Launch at the Toys-R-Us Store in Times Square, NYC. It shows Jim Lee ( DC Comics ), Some Guy Who Worked on the Game ( Rocksteady ), Batman ( Life-Size Statue ), and Kevin Conroy ( Batman Voice Actor ). That special statue, probably made just for the event, is extremely cool. That thing would look awesome in my Kitchen or Bathroom!
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OK, You know the drill! Every now & then, here at the BAT-BLOG.COM, we post a set of totally hilarious and/or super-funny Batman-related pictures, photos, & comic strips for your viewing pleasure… enjoy!
Long time BAT-BLOG Fans all know our Good Buddy DESMOND. This cool little kid is a HUGE Batman Fan! Well, we have two wonderful things to report: Desmond now has a Little Brother, named John, and for Halloween this year they are both gonna be the DARK KNIGHT!! Check out these fun pics! Desmond is showing off his huge muscles in his BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Costume. Then, John is shown wearing his super-cute Bat-Suit! I know they’re gonna have a great time & get ton’s of candy! Plus, I wanna wish them, and all Bat-Blog Readers, a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
I recently discovered an Artist’s website where he showcases his cool Ceramic Work. His name is Calvin & he lives in the San Francisco area. His artwork is very very impressive! He has his own style of Art where he makes Humanoid Creatures that are very organic, think: Wood, Fire, Water… that kinda thing. They’re really great!
But, he also did a series of Superhero Characters and, obviously, my favorite was the Dark Knight himself, BATMAN! Now, in that Superhero Series, he also made an incredible X-Men Comics Wolverine, He-Man The Master of The Universe, Captain America, Amazing Spiderman, and Lion-O ( Thundercats ). Here’s a link to check the out, while you’re there be sure to look at everything – You’ll be glad you did! Just click HERE!
OK, I know the Bat-Blog has gone kinda crazy covering last week’s NJ COMIC EXPO but we have been getting some really fun stuff to share so here we go, ha! Check out this extremely Cool Totally-Customized BAT-BIKE made by a Batman Fan named Jerry! I like the bat-shaped windsheild & other bat-pieces. This bicycle is great fun. Plus, over the years, Jerry has had it signed by many famous BATMAN TV & Movie Actors ( Adam West, Burt Ward, etc… ) and even George Barris ( the Guy who made the Original 1966 Batmobiles ). He probably got all the Special Guests at this show to sign it.
Then, as I was viewing this photo, I realized something about Jerry’s beard, it’s trimmed to look like the bat-symbol logo, WOW! Hey, it’s THE BAT-BEARD!! I’ve seen tattoos & even fancy haircuts, but never a “beard”, AWESOME!
Cartoonist Richard Pace has created a perfect parody of the recent events surrounding the controversy of Comic Book Artist / Film Maker Frank Miller totally going off on the Occupy Wall Street Protesters. Pace re-created the style of Frank Miller’s artwork and it looks exactly like it was from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. ( Click on it to enlarge for more readable version )
Here’s a quick post to share a funny set of photos featuring Sheldon from THE BIG BANG THEORY. On the previous episode the other night he wore a Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Show Logo T-Shirt, ha ha! Yeah, They’re always putting DC Comics Product Placements on that show. Thanks Dave, Lisa, & Buster for spotting it, ha!
OK, I finally got around to revamping the BAT-BLOG.COM Facebook Fan Page, ha ha! So, if you’re a Facebook member and enjoy this website then PLEASE JOIN ( or “Like” ) TODAY!! Here’s a link button right here, down below, and in case you want to join later it will always be on the top right-hand side of this website.
I just realized the other day that we have not posted any cool Vintage BATMAN Toys in awhile so here we go! SPOILER ALERT: These photos are gonna make you both drool and cry! First up is this Ultra-Rare 1960′s ROBIN HAND PUPPET in the original packaging. It was made by Ideal Toys in 1966. This Puppet is kinda hard to find just “loose” but getting it “Mint in Box” is worthy of putting in a Toy Museum!
Next, is another RARE item and it’s also kinda fun. This is a 1966 BATMAN AND ROBIN TOY PRIZE Header Card that showed what toy premiums you could win in a Gumball Vending Machine. Wow! They were only 10 cents! I know I would have begged my Mom for a Dime, or two, or three, ha!
Last, but not least, is an ultra super-rare BATMAN TOY that I have to admit, in 20+ years of extremely serious bat-collecting, I have never EVER seen before! This was on evil eBay awhile back and I almost cried when I saw it. It’s an extremely weird toy, sort of a thin-plastic BAT-A-RANG on a string! It’s shown here still in it’s original box & the retro-style graphics are wonderful!! It sold for quite a bit and whoever owns it better take good care of it, ha!
OK, I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these cool toys. Do YOU have an ultra-rare bat-item or a piece you just completely love? If so, then please shoot us a photo today. Remember: Sharing the love of Collecting BATMAN is what the BAT-BLOG.COM is all about!!
Categories: Vintage Toys
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With Christmas around the corner I thought I’d do a post advertising the brand-new BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY 2012 Wall Calendar. Of course this is the HOT New Video Game that every Batman Fan loves! Calendars make nice Christmas Gifts and this one with BATMAN is kinda hard to find because it sells out everywhere. But you can get it now by clicking HERE!