If you have ever read the Bat-Blog for a few days or longer then you know I love the Batman Toys, ha! I like everything from the 60’s all the way to today. But the stuff that’s the most special to me is the merchandise made in the 1970’s. You see, I was born in 1964 so I remember most of the bat-products on the shelves around that time. I guess you could say they were “the toys of my childhood”. So, I’m sort of nostalgic for them. Now, in the 70’s there was a “retail-marketing thing” called RACK TOYS. They were usually extremely cheesy plastic toys that were sold inside a clear bubble-pack on a thin-cardboard header card.
You would see them all the time at Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, & especially 7-Eleven! They were inexpensive & some modern-day Toy Collectors call them “Shut-Up Toys”. You know, you would whine that you wanted it & Mom would say, “OK, here, get this one & be quiet!”, ha ha! So, this post is dedicated to those wonderful collectibles from the past. Most of the photos are pretty self-explanatory so I’ll just let you check them out. Also, if you have any special memories of this stuff then please share.
Check out these amazing Custom Catwoman Dolls, Batgirl Model Kit, & Re-Designed Retro-Style Batman Toys! These were all made and or customized by our friend Glenn, also known as “infadoll”. He likes to take old beat-up toys and give them new life. His main focus is Superhero-related characters. Shown here are two versions of Catwoman. The 1st one is Julie Newmar from the 1966 BATMAN TV Series. The fabric for the costume looks great & the necklace is really nice too. Then you have the “Golden Age” version from the 1940’s comic books…MEOW!
The 3rd photo shows his talent for adding dioramas to his model kits. Here is a “Yvonne Craig” Batgirl from the 2nd season of TV’s BATMAN. Wow, the face looks just like hers! Then, look at the last 2 pics. This is an old Vintage 1960’s Palmolive BATMAN SOAKY Bubble Bath Bottle… transformed into ADAM WEST! If you’re not familiar with the old toy it was actually extremely simple-looking & basic. In Glenn’s version he detailed it quite a bit & made it more authentic to the TV Show, Coolness! He has a pretty awesome website & there is actually way more there that I can’t post. So, if you enjoy his work, then click HERE!
Categories: Custom Toys
Tags: 1966, adam west, batgirl, batman toys, catwoman, cosplay, custom, custom toys, dolls, julie newmar, model kit, yvonne craig
HEY KIDS! Check Out These Cool New Toys!! Right now, if you go to an Arby’s Restaurant, they have a new KIDS MEAL promoting JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED Bobbing-Head Heroes 2. There are 6 Toy Premiums to collect: Batman, The Joker, Superman, Supergirl, Solomon Grundy, & Lex Luthor. Basically they are “Paper Toy Figures” you put together. I guess I should note that if you don’t want to buy the food then most locations will sell the toys separately. Yeah, you know which two I’m gonna buy, ha ha!
Categories: Batman Toys
Tags: arbys, batman, batman toys, bobbing head, cosplay, fast food, joker, lex luthor, new toys, nodders, paper, premiums, Restaurant, solomon grundy, Supergirl, superman, the joker, toys
Over at the LEGO TOYS Company Website they have been showing some Lego Fan Art that celebrates the release of more BATMAN Licensed Products next year. Yes! LEGO BATMAN is coming back and I think it’s gonna be even bigger and crazier than last time. Whoops, back to the ART. The 1st one, with the Joker making an appearance, was drawn by Alison Goetz. It’s pretty funny and looks like it was done with Colored Pencil. Then, my favorite of the bunch, is a very excellent parody of the iconic comic book cover to Detective Comics # 27. It was made by Tony Norton. Last, but not least, is this piece of Photography Art created by Daniel Mezraev. Batman is struggling to reach his trusty Batarang, ha ha!
Categories: Batman Toys
Tags: 2012, batman lego, batman toys, cosplay, detective comics, figure, figures, joker, lego, new, parody, the joker, toy, toys
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
Tags: 1960's, 1966, 60's, bat-a-rang, batman, batman toys, cosplay, gumball, hand puppet, ideal, premiums, prizes, puppet, robin, the boy wonder, toys, vintage, vintage toys
Check out this extremely awesome LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes TV Toy Commercial featuring Batman, Two-Face, and the Joker! We even get a good look at the Batmobile Car too!
Categories: Batman Lego
Tags: 2012, batman lego, batman toys, batmobile, cosplay, joker, lego, new, the joker, toys, tv commercial, two-face, Video
OK, Mattel is totally torturing me with all the cool BATMAN TOYS they keep cranking out, ha ha! Plus, to make matters worse, you know they’re gonna go wacky-crazy once THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie appears! In fact, here’s a brand-new HOT WHEELS R/C Batmobile TUMBLER Vehicle that is coming out soon called “Nitro Speeders”! I love the WINDOW BOX ART and the toy looks pretty cool too! ( Thanks to our Buddy BATMOBILLY for the heads-up on this ).
Categories: Batman Toys
Tags: 2012, batman, batman toys, batmobile, cosplay, hot wheels, mattel, new, r/c, The Dark Knight Rises, toy, tumbler, vehicles
This is sort of a weird post but really actually pretty cool if ya think about it, ha! OK, Please let me explain. Here at this site we have a Fan who just so happens to work at Wal-Mart. She’s also a Huge Batman Fan & was very excited to see that some brand-new Bat-Toys came in that were related to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. She said the weird thing was that all the Employees there have very strict rules about NOT placing the product on the shelves until Midnight, on May 27th. So, at that time, this new stuff will be appearing. The cool thing was she snapped a photo for us of the Action Figures in the 1st wave. You can see them in the 1st pic.
Also, as a side story: The 2nd photo features some of the new “Mattel Batman” Figures that are out right now ( they don’t have a special release date ). I call them the “Mattel Batman” Toys because they DO NOT tie-into any Comic Book, Movie, Cartoon, Video Game or anything. Their actual name is “Power Attack!”. These are designed exclusively by Mattel, what they call “in-house”.
Categories: Batman Toys
Tags: 2012, action figures, batman, batman movie, batman toys, cosplay, mattel, movie, new, The Dark Knight Rises, toys, wal-mart, walmart
Here are some really fun photos sent in to us by a very loyal BAT-BLOG.COM Reader named Chuck. He was pretty excited to share some news with us because he said he had just got back from his very first Comic Con that he ever attended! This is always a great thing to experience because they’re just so fun. Plus, this was the 1st ever DENVER COMIC CON so it was very unique. As a side note I should say that I have heard from some other people who went and everyone said it was great. So, we’re glad that Chuck got to go.
Now, here are some of his pics. The 1st one is guaranteed to completely torture all of our Readers, ha! This is a Cosplay Girl who was there as Catwoman. I totally LOVE her vinyl cat-suit, MEOW! Next up are a few other Cosplayers with equally cool costumes. We have Harley Quinn ( Arkham City version ) and The Joker, probably the best couple there. We also get to see the Riddler, Animated Series Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and another great Joker.
Chcuk got to meet a few of his personal heroes: the Legendary Comic Book Artist Neal Adams and Michael Uslan, Executive Producer of all the BATMAN Movies. Uslan was there promoting his new Biography Book, “The Boy Who loved Batman”. Also, the very last photo is of some homemade Superhero Art/Crafts Toys that are pretty cool! WOW! It seriously looks like this is an event I would have loved to attend. Before I sign-out here I wanna say THANK YOU to Chuck for sharing his experience, I appreciate it.
Categories: Batman Toys
Tags: 2012, batman, batman toys, catwoman, comic con, cosplay, costume, costumes, denver comic con, harley quinn, joker, michael uslan, neal adams, poison ivy, riddler, scarecrow, the joker, toys