June 30, 2008
Here's The Dark Knight Exclusive Trailer From THE DARK KNIGHT VAULT at the Domino's Pizza site. It's got some footage we have not seen before. Personally, I can't wait to see this movie!!
Adam West, Lee Meriweather, & Burt Ward To Appear On The TODAY SHOW July 1st, 2008 To Promote The 1966 BATMAN MOVIE On Blu-Ray Video DVD!
According to the TV Guide website Adam West, Lee Meriweather, and Burt Ward will appear as special guests on the TODAY SHOW Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 to hype the release of the 1966 BATMAN MOVIE on Blu-Ray Video. The official release date for the DVD is the same day, July 1st. So, be sure to set your TIVO recorder or VCR! I think the show comes on at 7:00am but you might check your local listings to be sure.
This morning I was totally delighted when I opened my e-mail & got this awesome photo from a dedicated Bat-Blog Reader ( Thanks Chen! ). It's a wonderful photo showing the HUGE billboard advertising that Warner Bros is doing in Taiwan!! If you look closely ( Click on the small picture up above for a larger, more detailed shot ) you can see a few of the different "movie posters" sprinkled all around, nice! ( Thanks again Chen, this pic is great! ). I wanna invite ALL Bat-Blog Readers who see cool promo-stuff like this to mail it in. Signs, billboards, banners, whatever! Our e-mail button is on the top right-hand side of this page, thanks.
OK, The Bat-Blog has been covering the events with the line of General Mills U.S. Cereal Boxes with THE DARK KNIGHT Batman Movie Promotion but this is something totally new! In countries like Singapore, New Zealand, & the UK (among others) another division of GM, called Nestle, have released 4 new Batman Cereal Boxes that have 4 figures to collect. The interesting thing is that 2 of the figures are totally different than the ones here in the USA! The 2 that are different are a "Double-Punching Batman" & a "Scarecrow"! Here. we have a Batman Figure that has 1 moving arm but there they have a 2-fisted version. Plus, the Scarecrow is totally new. The cereal that they are featured in is Nestle KoKo Krunch & Nestle Honey Stars. The name of the promo is "Bring The Batman Action To Breakfast". Oh man, I really really want these!!
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, whew! Oh man, when I saw these they cracked me up! Here's a set of customized MUNNY FIGURES made to look like Batman & Robin, if they were very old senior citizens. They were made by an artist named "Montreal Munny". I found these over at a website called TOY CUTTER that is basically all about the urban toys fad. One of the things in that sub-culture is to take these blank figures that are called "Munnys" & totally make them custom to your own ideas. They have HUGE contests where artists display their creations. I think these were from a show at the famous urban toy store called KID ROBOT. I love these, they're hilarious. I also like that they limited the palette to just black, white, & grays ( with a little bit of YELLOW )...that's great. Is that suppose to make you think of "B&W TV" or an old vintage photograph? Very cool.
June 29, 2008
Chuck "The Movie Guy" talks with Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, & Maggie Gyllenhaal about their characters in THE DARK KNIGHT Batman movie.
Christian Bale - Batman, Bruce Wayne
Aaron Eckhart - Harvey Dent, Two-Face Gary Oldman - Jim Gordon Maggie Gyllenhaal - Rachel Dawes
Right now, in Argentina, the Arcor Candy Company has some very cool Batman THE DARK KNIGHT Candy for sale! Actually, it's 2 different flavors of Bubble Gum, Tutti-Fruity & Mint. Inside every wrapper is a "Free Batman Sticker". I would seriously love to get some boxes of this candy. The 2 different Display Boxes, with the cool headers, are awesome! Something I wanna do right now is ask all of our "foreign readers" to please let us know about Batman products from around a world ( doesn't have to be "The Dark Knight" but anything Batman ). As regular readers of this blog know I am totally goo-goo over the "foreign stuff", ha ha!
"I AM BATMAN!!" At one of the many Message Boards I am a member of I saw this extremely cute family photo that I knew I had to share here. Someone with a very tiny little baby placed a Batman mask on it's face for a family photo. Personally, I really love this picture & think it's a work of true ART. I instantly e-mailed the owner of this picture to ask permission & he was kind enough to say, Yes! So, thank you for allowing me to share this. I really love this picture & know my readers will too...it's adorable!
June 28, 2008
Over at the Official IESB MOVIE website they have 12 Exclusive Film Clips From the Dark Knight. You get to see a lot of The Joker ( Heath Ledger ), Batman/Bruce Wayne ( Christian Bale ), Harvey Dent ( Aaron Eckhart ), Alfred ( Michael Caine ), & many more! They are really a treat to see so please be sure to check them out. Here's a link:
OK, I know that this is wayyy out of season but Hallmark Stores have started to put out some of their New Christmas Keepsake Ornaments for 2008. They are gonna have a "Batman Climbing His Rope" ( The Dark Knight ) Ornament & another one of THE JOKER ( Comic Book Version ). So, keep an eye out for these if you collect them. I really like the one of the Joker, very cool! Thanks Kevin for sending the information. If any other Bat-Blog Readers hear about ANY new Batman merchandise please let us know!!
June 27, 2008
The other night, on TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman", Dave talked about getting to see a special screening of The Dark Knight Batman Movie. He had some really funny things to say about it & also said that Heath Ledger's "Joker" was just totally amazing! It seems like he really enjoyed the movie & that's cool. I can't wait to see it!
(( No Spoilers Here )) Cool! The very very very first official movie review for The Dark Knight was presented by Rolling Stone Magazine's Peter Travers. I think it's pretty well-written & the good thing, a relief really, is that he seriously loves the movie! He doesn't give away too much information, which I like because I hate reviewers who spoil the surprises, but he does say that people will be totally blown away by Heath Ledger's performance of The Joker & that it should bring the actor an Oscar™. Here's a link to check it out, enjoy.
I know a lot of Bat-Blog Readers are also Christian Bale Fans so I thought I would add this link to a cool interview with him in Parade Magazine. The interview was conducted by Jeanne Wolf & she asks some interesting questions, check it out. Oh yeah, one last thing, the 2 photos up above were just a few from their website & they have a few more nice ones as well. I thought the one in the "red truck" was a very nice picture & the one where he's "throwing the football" is kinda funny because it looks like a shot out of a cheesy Sears Catalog, ha ha!
June 26, 2008
This extremely awesome HOT TOYS 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure ( The Dark Knight movie ), stands approximately 12" tall, featuring Hot Toys figure body with over 32 points of articulation. The Dark Knight Batman 12 inches collectible figure also features: - Alternate head with authentic likeness of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, a new head sculpture of Bruce Wayne - Detailed Batman Utility Belt with cell phone - Activated Mini Mine - Grapnel Gun - Two small Batrangs on belt clip (removable) - Newly developed Bat-suit with cape - Three sets of interchangeable gloved hands, Inclusive one set of gloves hands for riding the Batpod - Figure display base featuring THE DARK KNIGHT logo and BATMAN nameplate (( Product shown is not final, pending licensor approval. )) Release date: Third Quarter, 2008. Artists: Bruce Wayne Head Sculpt by Yulli. Batman Head Sculpt by Kim Jung Mi. Head art directed by JC HONG. FOR SALE IN HONG KONG & JAPAN ONLY! TM & © DC COMICS. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
OK, I bet you thought the HOT TOYS ( 1/6 Scale ) Batman/Christian Bale 12" Action Figure was pretty awesome but get this, they also made a large-scale TUMBLER BATMOBILE to go with it!! This toy company keeps surprising me with the super high-quality stuff they make! Their "Dark Knight Tumbler Batmobile", shown here, is simply amazing. I love the the extreme details like the rubber tire tread, the way the door opens, even the dashboard....sweet! ( Please be sure to click on the above pictures for larger, more detailed, photos ). This will be a "must have" for many Batman Toy Collectors. Crap, I need a second job to afford all this stuff, ha ha!
Oh yeah, I saved the BEST for last! This is the very special BATPOD MOTORCYCLE, made by HOT TOYS, that will be built to go along with their 12" ( 1/6th Scale ) Batman Figure!! I sincerely think that this is a true work of ART!! The detailing is totally insane & would be really great to have to display with the action figure. Please be sure to click on the above photos for larger, more detailed, pictures. Oh my god, if I only buy 1 Dark Knight movie item ( ok, 2, because I'll also need to have the figure, ha ha ) then this will be it!! Please COMMENT down below & let me know what you think about this toy line. I don't think I have seen any other new TDK merchandise that is more beautiful!
OK, Most Batman Fans in the USA right now know about the DARK KNIGHT Movie Promotion that General Mills is doing with their line of cereal boxes but keeping up with it is sort of crazy! Here's the deal. All of their cereal brands have some sort of Batman prize or premium in the box ( NO "mail-aways" right now ). There are 4 different areas to collect: 3 Mini-Comic Book Booklets, 4 Batman & Joker Figures ( 2 of each character ), 4 Spinning Tops, & 4 Disc-Shooters. The booklets & figures are sort of random & to complete a set is just luck but one neat thing about this promo is that you can get the 4 Spinning Tops just by buying one box of 4 different brands of cereal. In other words 4 cereal boxes each have 1 very specific SPINNING TOP just for that box. The 4 cereals are Fruity Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ( I really like the flavor of this one, ha ha ), Lucky Charms, & Reese's Puffs. In later posts I will be covering the other premiums so look for those in the future.
Everything "Batman" on the internet lately has been the "Dark Knight, Dark Knight, Dark Knight" so I thought I would pop-up some old school merchandise! I also thought I would put an interesting twist on it & show stuff from around the world. Here we go! The 1st item is from both the 1960's & the UK so it's pretty RARE! This is a vintage package of BATMAN CANDY CIGARETTES. I seriously love the old retro graphics, it even has the 60's Batman Logo, nice! The 2nd piece of Bat-History is from Greece! This was an officially issued Coca-Cola BATMAN SODA POP CAN made around the time of the 1989 Batman Movie, very RARE too! The next item is one of my favorites. It's a box of JAPANESE 1960's BATMAN PLAYING CARDS, of course, from Japan! The last item is very special also. It's a BATMAN POCKET WATCH with retro-graphics of The PENGUIN Villain. The cool thing about this watch is that it's animated. The "Penguin Animal" you see standing next to him, it rocks back & forth with crazy movement! This baby is from the UK ( 1960's ) & is so RARE it's what we could easily call a "Museum Piece". One last thing, this is a message to all our friends from around the world. If you have photos of RARE Batman Memorabilia then please send them to us!! Sharing the love of the character & collecting is what the Bat-Blog is all about!!
June 25, 2008
June 24, 2008
Every Wednesday here at the Bat-Blog it's "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" & for the last few years I have been creating them all by myself. Well, a new dynamic, that I really love, is that for a few months now a lot of Bat-Blog Readers are contributing them. Here's an example: Our friend "Logan" has created BOTH of these wonderful wallpapers for you to use to decorate your computer's desktop or as a background in a MySpace Layout. The 1st one is a variation on the famous "Joker Playing Card". It's got the phrase, "Here's My Card", which we all know now as a famous line spoken by Heath Ledger's Joker in the new Dark Knight movie trailer. The 2nd one kinda through me off guard a little bit ( Meaning, I was totally surprised )...it's BAT-MITE! As a true Batman Fan I really love this wacky character. I know he's kinda silly but he's from the crazy 1950's era & has a lot of nostalgic appeal. Plus, the graphic is pretty cool! Please leave a comment down below & let Logan know which one you like the best. Also, if you have some graphics ( or a suggestion ) for wallpaper then please shoot us an e-mail. Our "e-mail button" is on the top right-hand side of this page. One last thing, Thank You Logan for sending us these backgrounds...GOOD JOB!
Ya know, most of the time when movie companies team-up with other companies for promotion they go to McDonalds or Burger King, not The Dark Knight! Warner Bros & Giorgio Armani have joined together to give Billionaire Bruce Wayne ( Christian Bale ) the finest "Hand Made To Order" business suits available! Here's an example of a real print ad inside a real fashion magazine. Personally, I think it's kinda cool.
Brian, over at the TOPLESS ROBOT website, wrote a very funny post about the "Top 10 Worst Batman Action Figures". The scary thing is that it's true! I'm pretty much a "Completest Collector", meaning: I have to have EVERYTHING with "Batman" on it that's ever been made! Impossible, I know. But, these horrible action figures they make of Batman in almost every single toy line makes me kinda ill. Check out this link & you'll see what I mean, ha ha!