OK, It’s making me kinda sad but we’re about to end ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER MONTH here at the Bat-Blog! It’s actually been going on for over a month but who’s counting, ha ha! Right now we have finally reached the last contest to win some Boy Wonder goodies! For new readers unfamiliar with what’s been going on, we have been giving away Burt Ward ( Robin ) Autographed Memorabilia ( mainly his Tell-All Biography Book & 8 X 10 Signed-Photos ). The thing is that Burt Ward has a brand-new website that he’s really excited about & he asked us to help promote it. Now, when your childhood hero asks for a favor …how can you say NO? I mean, come on, really, ha ha! Burt Ward was very generous in giving us a lot of really great prizes to give away. I really appreciate that & think it’s great that fans get a chance to win some cool stuff, it’s been a lot of fun! Now, we have almost reached the end of this promotion & we have this one last item to give away…but, it’s really cool so I know everybody will want to enter! This contest is for an Original, Authentic, Burt Ward Autographed, Signed 8X10 Color Photo of him as Robin, The Boy Wonder from the 1966 Batman TV Series. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, it’s displayed inside a nice bag with backing board, a cool graphic header card, it has the “Robin Hologram Sticker”, & did I mention, it’s AUTOGRAPHED!? Plus, I guess I gotta mention that this photo is very sharp & really super-nice quality, please excuse my awful picture here! This TV show is a Bat-Fan Favorite so good luck on entering! Basically, all you do is e-mail us your COMPLETE NAME & ADDRESS with the phrase, “I Love Robin, The Boy Wonder!” in the title. That’s it, pretty easy! Now, on July 5th, 2009 we will randomly pick a winner out of the hat & then announce it right here on the Bat-Blog the very next day. So, if you enter be sure to keep an eye out for that! Plus, remember, this is the very last contest in the BOY WONDER promotion. I guess I wanna end this post thanking everybody who has been participating in all the previous contests. You guys have made this a total success so far & I really appreciate that…I hope you have had some fun! I also wanna thank Burt Ward for making a childhood dream come true & also for being so generous with the giving of these amazing prizes. It really shows what a great guy he truly is. Seriously people, he sincerely appreciates his fans & it’s great that he’s also a wonderful person. Thank you Burt!! Oh yeah, one last thing – Readers be sure to Visit Burt Ward’s ROBINTHEBOYWONDER.COM ( link-button down below )!!
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Categories: The Boy Wonder
Tags: 1966, autograph, bat-blog, batman, boy wonder, burt ward, contest, cosplay, photo, robin, the boy wonder, tv show
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!
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!
I thought this image would make an extremely cool Desktop Wallpaper! So, please be sure to check it out. It’s the Classic Bat-Boat from the 1966 Batman Movie & TV Series. Here’s what Wikipedia had to say about it:
“The first appearance of the BAT-BOAT was in the 1966 film BATMAN. It was subsequently used in the 1960’s BATMAN TV Series.
It was created by Glastron Industries.
Mel Whitley and Robert Hammond designed the Batboat from a Glastron V-174. They added a red flashing beacon, glowing eyes, batzooka hatches, seats for both Batman and Robin at the front of the boat, twin wind screens, a center console, an outdrive jet cover, and an aft to deck cover with a glowing Bat-Signal on the tail fin. Although the boat was powered by a Merc Cruiser Chevrolet V-6 and Attwood Corporation manufactured the hardwire, a water squirter and a jet nozzle were added to make the Batboat look like it was nuclear-powered. It took 31 days to build.
Eventually, a replica was built of the Batboat. When the Batman television show was cancelled, Glastron used the two Batboats for promotions on tours. After much touring, the boats were sold. One boat went to a Glastron dealer who was a Shriner. He used it in various Shriner parades. This Batboat was then moved to the Car Stars museum in Gatlinburg, Tennesee.”
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This photo cracks me up every time I see it, ha ha! Plus, the costumes are very impressive. This photo from a Color Slide was sent in by a friend named Ralph & it’s a picture of some Batman-related Costumes his Mother made for Ralph when he was a little kid in 1974 or 1975. The details are insane & of course it’s the 1966 TV Show version of the characters. He said that they used to wear these costumes & make small plays with them. Plus, while doing so, they would photograph each different sequence. Then later, when they projected the slides on the wall ( in correct order ) they sort-of had a Batman movie! Wow! This is really creative & must have been a lot of fun too! I also gotta say that Ralph’s Mom did an incredible job on these costumes…they’re really great! Thanks Ralph for sharing your story & this fun vintage family photo. If any other Bat-Blog Fans have similar experiences then please send us some pics!
Tags: 1966, 1970's, adam west, batman, cosplay, costume, costumes, penguin, robin, the boy wonder, tv series, tv show
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!
Tags: 1960's, 1966, 1970's, 60's, 70's, batman, bubble gum, collectible, cosplay, ideal, topps, toys, trading cards, tv series, tv show
Here’s some very interesting photos sent in by a Bat-Blog Fan named Leon. He has this life-size manikin to display his extremely well-detailed Batman Costume. Of course, it’s the “Adam West” bat-suit version from the 1966 TV Show. WOW! The costume looks great on this thing, very cool! Thank you Leon for sharing the pics & great job on the manikin too. I have always wanted one of these fully-detailed costumes. But they’re so expensive to put together that I will have to wait, ha ha! ( Yeah, I’m jealous & kinda bitter! )
Tags: 1966, adam west, bat-suit, batman, batsuit, Collection, collector, cosplay, costume, tv series, tv show
I guess Congratulations are in order! Adam West will be honored with a STAR on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on April 10th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. A tribute to all his work over the years, Adam’s star will be the 329th to be placed on the famous walk through downtown Palm Springs. Mr. West is an amazing guy & really deserves this honor. So, if any Bat-Blog Fans get a chance to go then please send us some pics!!
Well, it looks like Robin, The Boy Wonder, is in the dog food business now. To be more precise, I’m talking about Burt Ward, the actor who played Dick Grayson / Robin in the 1966 TV series. For the last few years Ward & his wife have been running a Large Dog Adoption Service called GENTLE GIANTS. We reported that here before on the Bat-Blog. But the cool thing is that they have now come out with their very own brand of dog food. They named it after the charity, GENTLE GIANTS. They have 2 different sizes for sale: Large is 37 1/2 pounds & $34.99. Medium is 17 1/2 pounds & $19.99. If you would like some more information then be sure to click HERE!
Over at the MEGO MUSEUM they recently thought about the idea of “What if the Mego Toy Company had NOT gone out of business & they had created a 1978 Toy Catalog?”. What would it look like & what sort of products might they have come out with? Well, here’s the answer! The Mego Museum has made an extremely cool “fake catalog” of “1978” Mego Dolls & Accessories titled “1978 REIMAGINED”. It’s loaded with a ton of beautiful color photos showing many Custom Mego Dolls of items we all wish they would have had the chance to make. What if they extended their line of Superhero Toys? What if they made some 8″ KISS Dolls? How about if they made Cartoon Characters like Scooby Doo? What about the early SUPERMAN Movies? My favorite is the idea of making dolls based on the 1966 BATMAN TV Series. They also ask the question, what if Mego had got to do Star Wars figures back in the day? The list goes on & on. This looks like a pretty cool product & a great idea. If you would like more information on this then be sure to visit their website today by clicking HERE!
Categories: Mego Museum
Tags: 1966, batman, cosplay, custom, doll, dolls, figures, mego, mego museum, robin, tv show, vintage