The main focus of the Bat-Blog is really about the joys of Collecting Batman Toys. So I thought it would be a good idea to get back to that, ha ha! Up above are some photos of a few really RARE pieces of Bat-Merchandise! The 1st item is from the 1970’s & is one of the weirdest Batman Products I have ever seen. It’s an unopened package of SILLY-SACKS Wastebasket Liners. Yes, Trash Bags! The company that made these printed DC Comics Superhero Characters on white trash bags, ha ha! I guess it tricked a lot of kids to take out the trash? But overall I think these are pretty cool just on the rarity scale! The next picture is guaranteed to make Vintage Bubble Gum Card Collectors totally drool. This is the original Retail-Display Box for the 1966 Batman TV Series Trading Cards made by Topps. This was a later series where all the cards had color photos of the actors instead of painted illustrations…nice! Now, the last photo is sort of weird but when you think about it, it’s a really cool toy! This is a BATMAN Inflatable Swimming Pool Toy that was made by Ideal in the 1960’s. It’s so cool that it is still in the original package with the header card & everything! OK, I hope you have enjoyed some of these & if YOU have any photos of special Batman Toys that you would like to share then please send them in today. Our e-mail button is always at the top right-hand side of this page!

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Here’s a wonderful vintage 70’s family photo sent in by our good friend David. It shows him & his friend John Paul playing in the swimming pool with some of those Mego Bend & Flex Figures. Basically they were “bendy toys” of popular DC Comics superheroes ( they made MARVEL ones too ). I have a few of these in my collection. They’re really hard to find in MINT shape. Mostly because, back in the 1970’s, little kids played with them in the water ( Hey David, ha ha! ). If you would like more information about these toys, plus see some great pics, be sure to check out this article at the YESTERVILLE TOY ROOM website, just click HERE!

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BATMAN ARKHAM CITY – 1970’s Inspired BATMAN SKIN – UK Video Game Exclusive

In BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM we could all pretty much be Batman but all with the same costume. For BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY there has already been an announcement that, in the Special “Limited Collector’s Edition” of BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, it will include a Frank Miller-style “The Dark Knight Returns” Batman skin that will change the appearance of the character to look like the TDKR version. OK, it’s been announced in the UK that if you buy the “Limited Collector’s Edition” of BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY from a company called SHOP TO, you can get a free EXCLUSIVE download that will enable you to have a 1970’s Inspired Costume Skin ( see the pic up above ). Now, I’m not sure if this will be made available in the USA or if it will even work with American Consoles. But if you’re curious & wanna check it out then here’s a LINK!

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