February 28, 2007

RARE Mego 1977 BATMAN'S WAYNE FOUNDATION PLAY SET

Here's a Holy Grail to both Vintage Batman & 1970's Mego Collectors. It's called the BATMAN'S WAYNE FOUNDATION. Basically it's a playset of the building owned by Bruce Wayne that was made by Mego in 1977 for the 8" action figures/dolls. The front looks like a commercial building & the other side shows the "Batcave" that is hidden inside. Both the original box & actual toy are HUGE!! When built the building is over 40 inches tall. I have always wanted one of these because I thought it would be a great item to display loose Mego Dolls of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, & Bruce Wayne. This baby is so SUPER-RARE it's what we toy people call a "Museum Piece"!
Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Vintage Batman Toys including Mego, Corgi, Ideal, Kenner, Marx, Irwin, etc...

BAT-BLOG'S WACKY WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY!

The BAT-BLOG posts 2 New Batman Wallpapers every Wednesday! For today I thought I would post these beautiful graphics featuring Batman by modern-day comic book artist Jim Lee & a wonderful Batman Comic Book Convention Sketch that was sent in by a BAT-BLOG Reader ( Artist Unknown ). Be sure to check our BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more wallpapers & also check our BATMAN WALLPAPER PAGE for about 50 more. Both areas are located on the right-side of this blog. The Wallpaper Page is a Button Link.
BATMAN WALLPAPER TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DESKTOP!
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February 26, 2007

Join The BAT-BLOG BATMAN FAN MESSAGE BOARD Today!

Are you a serious Batman Fan who would like to meet with others like yourself so you can communicate or just keep up to date about Batman toys & comic books? Then check out the BAT-BLOG MESSAGE BOARD!! We have had this fresh new feature for one month now & it's your turn to JOIN FOR FREE!! There's a great group of people there who would like to meet you! Remember: it's fast, it's fun, & it's super-easy!! Don't be left out. Here's a link to check it out...we hope to see you there soon!
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BATMAN TATTOO PHOTOS Bat-Symbol Logo & Figure

Here's some pretty cool Batman Tattoo photos from 2 different guys I met on the internet who are extremely serious about being Batman Fans...Ya gotta love that! One is an arm band with the Bat-Symbol Logo, it also features the Gotham City skyline. The other tattoo is a colored full-figure shot of Batman leaping on his prey( this is on his lower leg )! Both look really great & were very well done. Thanx for sharing these great pics guys!
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Vintage 1966 Batmobile Coin-OP Ride!! Operated Vending Machine

Here's a beautiful photo sent in to us by Gary, a loyal BAT-BLOG Reader, who owns this Vintage 1966 BATMOBILE CAR Coin-Operated Vending Machine Ride!! He told us, "My grandfather owned a vending company from the 1960's to the late 1990's. One day I was at his work shop & he told me he had a surprise for me. He told me to bring my truck around back & when I got there he pulled a sheet off this baby & told me it was mine!! He knew I used to love this thing as a kid but the fact that it was a gift from him is what makes it so very special. He died a few months later & everytime I look at it I think of him. He was very special, kind, & a warm loving person. It's kinda sad but I have to keep this thing in my garage for now ( it's HUGE ). There's not enough room to display it in our current house but when we move it will have a very special place & will be displayed with both pride & love". Wow Gary! That's a wonderful story & a nice photo, thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear about your granddad but he sounds like he was a really great guy. I wish I could have had the honor of meeting him. You're really lucky to have such a great Batman piece like that, I'm jealous!! If anyone else has a great story or nice picture like this please share it with us. The BAT-BLOG isn't all about Vintage Batman Toys but it's also about a large "family" of Batman Fans. Thanx!

February 24, 2007

New BAT-BLOG INTERVIEW Christopher Jones BATMAN STRIKES Comic Book Penciller Artist

Today we posted a brand new interview with Christopher Jones, the penciller for DC Comics BATMAN STRIKES, at the BAT-BLOG INTERVIEWS page. It's loaded with a ton of graphics from both the comic book & TV Series because the comic book is an adaptation of THE BATMAN Cartoon TV Show. There are also 4 new Batman Wallpapers there, all related to the show...Check It Out! CLICK HERE for The BAT-BLOG BATMAN INTERVIEWS Page!

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February 23, 2007

POP CULTURE Inspired Artwork Paintings BATGIRL ROBIN & GREEN HORNET!

Last week I was surfing thru the internet enjoying some cool webpages about art galleries & stuff. When all of a sudden I came across this one artist's page who does POP ART style paintings that are totally inspired from 1960's Pop Culture. The artist's name is Tommy Kane ( I don't think he's related to Bob Kane, ha ha ) & if you like his work then do a Google Search, beautiful stuff!! All of them were really great but I had to share these three with my readers because they are sort of Batman-Related. Well, one of them is the Green Hornet but that TV Show was on at the same time as Batman, so there! Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Batman-inspired ART!

GERMAN BATMAN Original Vintage 1966 Movie Poster

Here's a great set of photos ( click the small one up above for a larger, more detailed, picture ) recently sent into the Bat-Blog from a Vintage Movie Poster Collector in the UK named Rick. He said, "I just got this wonderful 1966 BATMAN Movie Poster at a Boot-Sale last weekend & wanted to share it with your readers. It's a very RARE poster made for the release of the movie in Germany. It's all in German! The best thing about it is the unusual graphics plus I stole it for 20 pounds! For now I'm displaying it in a plexiglass frame, to protect it, but plan to have it professionally framed later." WOW Rick!! That poster is a beautiful piece of ART, you should be very proud! Also, ya got it for 20 pounds?? I'm jealous! ( 20 British Pounds is about $40.00 American, plus a "Boot-Sale" is a flea market ). Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Vintage Posters & Toys.

February 22, 2007

RARE Vintage 1966 BATMAN & ROBIN Hand Puppets IDEAL TOYS

I should NOT EVEN have to write anything for this post, the photos up above says it all! Here's an extremely RARE SET of 1966 BATMAN & ROBIN HAND PUPPETS Mint in the Original Box! These were made by Ideal during the 1960's TV Series craze & you never see this style display box for these. They were also sold in bags with headers cards but I love the vintage graphics on the box...another Holy Grail item for Vintage Batman Collectors to dream about!! Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more pics of cool Vintage Batman & Robin Toys. Ones made by Mego, Ideal, Marx, Transogram, Kenner, etc...

DC SUPER FRIENDS Mattel TOY FAIR 2007 Baby Batman!!

OK, I gotta admit that when companies re-license their work in the form of babies it gets on my last nerve ( Muppet Babies & Baby Snoopy come to mind ) but these DC SUPER FRIENDS are sooooo adorable! Yes they are, who's the cutiest widdle superheroes ever? You are, Yes you are! Mattel released images of a new line of toys coming out in 2007 at the recent NY Toy Fair. They are DC Comic Book character action figures & accessories that look super-cute: like Batman, Aquaman, Superman, Flash, etc are little kids. I think the Baby-Batmobile is the most adorable thing ever, yes I do...who's the cutest little car, you are! Yes, you are! Goo Goo.

February 21, 2007

Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday! CATWOMAN From Jim Lee's Hush & SCARECROW From The Batman Animated Series

For this Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday I thought I would post these two great BATMAN VILLIAN wallpapers! One is a graphic of CATWOMAN drawn by the modern-day comic book artist Jim Lee! I love his attention to fine detail & the coloring is always top notch! The 2nd picture is a photo of an original animation cel of SCARECROW from Batman, The Animated Series. If you're looking for a specific image for Batman Wallpaper be sure to visit our BAT-BLOG WALLPAPER PAGE for about 40 different images. Also, if you click on the "Wallpaper Tag" down below it will show you ALL the wallpapers we have posted here ( which are not on the Wallpaper page ). Another route is to use the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for ones posted in the past. All-in-all we have over 100 Batman Wallpapers for you to find & enjoy! Plus remember, every Wednesday is "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" here at the BAT-BLOG!!

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February 20, 2007

Vintage 1970's Corgi Toy Cars PENGUINMOBILE & Corgi Junior Batman BATMOBILE ~ MIB / MIP

Shown here, for your viewing pleasure, are 2 very RARE Corgi Diecast Vintage Batman Toys. The 1st photo is Batman's Classic Batmobile in original blister-pack card with Corgi Junior graphics. This was made in 1978, product #39. The 2nd photo is the PENGUINMOBILE still in it's original display box. I love the picture of the Penguin dropping from the sky with his umbrella, cool! This was made by Corgi in 1979, product #259. Be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Vintage Batman Toys by Corgi, Mego, Kenner, Ideal, Transogram, Marx, etc...

BATMAN STUNT SHOW / SIX FLAGS 1993 Vintage TV Commercial

February 19, 2007

Ideal 1966 Official BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA PLAY SET, Mint In Box!

A good friend to the BAT-BLOG, named JOKERSCROWBAR, recently posted a photo at the BAT-BLOG Message Board of the Super-RARE BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA PLAY SET made by Ideal ©1966. This Vintage Toy is a Holy Grail to many toy collectors & not just for people who collect Batman or Superhero-related items either. It's just an extremely cool toy with great visual appeal! Plus, it's extremely RARE! The original box is really large with a big window to see the contents inside. It came with small plastic figures of the superhero team & many accessories too, like the Batmobile & Bat-Plane! The superheroes included Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, & Flash!
Here's a LINK to that posting with many more photos & while you're there you might as well JOIN THE BAT-BLOG Message Board, it's FREE!

CUSTOM BATMOBILE Brings In The Customers!

I saw this photo the other day on the internet & the story attached said that some guy in Alaska owns a small diner & parks his Custom Batmobile outside to attract customers. In this small town the car is extremely popular & can sometimes be seen cruising around! The owner says a ton of people stop to take photos...I would! For more wacky silly funny pictures be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES!

February 17, 2007

Newspaper Clipping : CUSTOM BATMOBILE From Brazil!

Here's a wonderful photo sent in to us by a friend in Brazil. It features a news story about a guy who has made his own Custom Batmobile. He said he's had this old newspaper clipping for a long time because it cracks him up every time he sees it, ha ha! Thanks for sharing it Paulo.

Groovy Sixties Mod Fashion Model Photography 1960's

Fans of both Pop Art & Vintage Clothing are gonna freak out over these groovy photos! The 2 large photos up above that look like "comic book pages", with fashion models dressed in mod clothing, were photographed by the famous Fashion Photographer Ronald Traeger in the 1960's. I'm not sure which fashion magazine it was published in but it's pretty cool! ( I got these pics from a blog about vintage mod clothes but forgot to save the URL so if you know please let me know so I can give credit ). The third smaller picture of the mod girl with the Batman mask was from another article in another magazine & was sent in by a loyal BAT-BLOG Reader, Thanx Molly! Click the small pictures to see photos large enough to read, they're kinda funny!

February 15, 2007

THE DARK KNIGHT Batman Movie News AARON ECKHART To Play Harvey Dent

I just read in the BAT-BLOG Message Boards that Variety Magazine named Aaron Eckhart as the actor Warner Bros picked to play Harvey Dent in the New Batman movie THE DARK KNIGHT! He was the lead character in a recent film called "Thank You For Smoking", about how evil the real-life tobacco industry is, ha ha. He looks like a good choice & I think the next bat-Film is gonna be awesome!!

THE HERO FOUNDRY, A Great Children's Charity!

The BAT-BLOG would like for you to take the time to consider this really great Children's Charity called THE HERO FOUNDRY. They collect funds to support librarys all over the US. They distribute comic books & graphic novels for children to learn the joy of reading. They recently had an auction where some generous comic book artists donated original art work & all the proceeds went to new books for locations in New Orleans that were destroyed by Katrina. The BAT-BLOG is proud to support this cause so please help anyway you can. Here's the Official Press Release :
Dallas, Texas - The Hero Foundry website, http://www.theherofoundry.org/, launches on April 24, 2006 accompanied by a fundraising initiative to raise money to provide comic books, graphic novels and similar literature to children through libraries, schools, hospitals, and other organizations that lack the financial resources to supply these materials. The Hero Foundry is a Non Profit Organization founded in 2006 in order assist libraries, schools, hospitals, and other organizations that lack the financial resources in building a library of comic books, graphic novels, and similar literature. Their intentions are to increase literacy, inspire creativity, and most importantly, to provide positive role models and moral guidance to today’s youth through the comic book medium.
Donations to The Hero Foundry are accepted in the form of monetary contributions through their PayPal account (thefuture@theherofoundry.org), mailing a check to the address below, or by stopping by their booth at one of their upcoming comic convention appearances. Additionally, comic books, graphic novels and other materials will be accepted. These donations will be used to either help stock the beneficiaries of The Hero Foundry, or will be sold in order to help finance the Foundry’s mission.
More information is available at http://www.theherofoundry.org/.
Contact : Edward Priddy ( 405 ) 613 - 4301
The Hero Foundry
1715 S. Ervay, Loft 102
Dallas, TX 75215

CARRIE KELLEY DESKTOP WALLPAPER Frank Miller's Batman

Now I know it's not Wednesday ( The BAT-BLOG posts 2 cool Batman Wallpapers every Wed ) but I couldn't wait to post this wonderful Batman Desktop Wallpaper I created! The art is by the famous comic book artist Frank Miller & it shows Carrie Kelley, with Batman, flying thru the air! When he added Robin to his version of Batman he made the character an adolescent girl! She was a really great character too with alot of personality, I loved her. This is a scene from the classic Batman graphic Novel THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. If you have never read this book then shame on you, ha ha! It's one of the VERY BEST Batman stories....ever!

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Vintage 1960's Batman Toys & Collectibles, it's 1966 Again!

The main purpose of the BAT-BLOG is sharing the love of collecting cool New & Vintage Batman Toys...period. I know we also share alot of desktop wallpapers, videos, humor pictures, comic book art, etc...but the main thing here is the great vintage toys that were made in the past! The photos up above are some really great examples of those awesome 1960's Batman Toys from the 1966 TV Series. That show spawned alot of great products & memorabilia from that era is some of my personal favorites! The 1st pic is a Rare BATMAN FAN CLUB Promo Pinback Button advertising "Ron Riley's Batman Club WLS/WBKB-TV". WLS was a very popular radio station in Chicago. Ron Riley was a radio DJ at the time Batman came out & they promoted the show with a Batman Fan Club. The 2nd picture features the 1966 BAT-BOMB Toy made by Mattel™. It probably came about because of the 1966 Batman Movie. Remember the scene where Adam West ran around trying to get rid of a bomb spouting the now-classic line, "Somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb". I'm sure the toy was meant to be a "weapon for Batman" to use but I bet that's where they got the idea, ha ha! This toy is extremely RARE in the original packaging but is also even hard-to-find "loose"...a great photo sent in by a loyal BAT-BLOG Reader, thanks Robert. The 3rd photo is a RARE Set of Girl's House Shoe Slippers with beautiful retro graphics of Batgirl. I bet the kids who wore these didn't just wear them at bedtime. They probably would have "lived in them", ha ha!
Remember, You can always click the small photos for slightly larger ones. Also, be sure to visit the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more wonderful Vintage Toys made by Mego, Corgi, Ideal, Kenner, Marx, etc..

February 14, 2007

HAPPY ST. VALENTINES DAY From The BAT-BLOG!!

Shown here are some really wonderful Retro Vintage 1960's Children's Valentines Day Cards that were made during the 1966 TV Show craze! I love the bright colors & the vintage-style graphics. There's Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Mr.Freeze, & even the Batmobile! Be sure to click the small pictures for larger, more detailed, photos...enjoy! Oh yeah, and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

WACKY WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY Batman & Catwoman

Every Wednesday we post some cool Batman-Related Wallpapers, because it's tradition! The 1st image is Batman in a very cool Batmobile & was made by DC Comics. It's from the current Batman Confidential Comic Book. I like the look of determination on his face, he's a serious guy, ha ha! The 2nd one is a lovely graphic with Batman capturing Catwoman in the act of stealing priceless jewels. This graphic was sent to us by a loyal Bat-Blog Reader...Thanx John! You can use these as wallpaper for your computer's desktop or as a background graphic for your MySpace page. Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more wallpapers & also remember to check our actual Batman Wallpaper Page, link button is on the right-side of the blog ( You might have to visit the main page ).

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February 13, 2007

The BAT-BLOG is Getting Some More Great Press!!

For the last week or so the BAT-BLOG has been getting a ton of great press coverage! We have been averaging about 1 or 2 news stories a day! It's about time, Ha Ha! The photo above is just a few examples. We want to thank all the reporters for this great publicity & invite ANYONE with a blog, MySpace page, or website to do a story on us...we love it!!
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BATMAN BAT-SYMBOL LOGO TATTOO ART!

A new friend to the BAT-BLOG, Curtis, sent us this very nice photo of his awesome Batman Bat-Symbol Tattoo! Now you know we gotta love that! It was very well done, looks cool, & gives Batman some well deserved respect! Thanks Curtis for sharing the photo, I know alot of readers are gonna really like it. If anyone else has a cool Batman Tattoo then please send pics to us. Also, be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Batman-Related tattoos!

February 9, 2007

The BAT-BLOG INTERVIEWS PAGE, a New Addition To The BAT-BLOG!!

We're proud to announce a brand-new addition to the BAT-BLOG empire! Just for you, our awesome readers, we have created the BAT-BLOG INTERVIEWS Page!! Every now & then we're gonna talk w/ someone who is related to Batman in some special way : Artists, Writers, Pencillers, Editors, Directors, etc... For our 1st Interview we talked with Mark Racop about his 1966 TV Show Version Batmobiles! Mark owns a company in Indiana called FIBERGLASS FREAKS! He & his fellow artists make incredible 1966 Batmobile Replica Cars that are almost better the real thing!! He was a real pleasure to talk with & we here at the BAT-BLOG had a great time doing this. Mark supplied us with some great information, photos, & even videos of the car! So, enough yakin', here's a LINK BUTTON to the actual event, enjoy!
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