September 29, 2008

Vintage Video: Tumbler Batmobile from Batman Begins Movie on British TV

Here's an interesting video from a few years ago when the Batman Begins movie was being talked about. This footage is from a British TV Talk Show in the UK called TOP GEAR. It stars Richard Hammond and James May. Be sure to listen to the cheeky comment made at the very end of the video...it's kinda sarcastic but also pretty funny!

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PAPER MODEL KIT 1966 BATMOBILE CAR Urban Papercraft Custom

I wanna thank my friend Rawb for sending the link to this very cool website that has a Custom 1966 Batmobile Paper Model Kit ( the George Barris Car for the 60's TV Show ) you can download & make. In the "urban toys" sub-culture there are many designers, crafts people, & artists who are very serious about creating these custom paper toy models for the masses. This one is extremely awesome & I knew I had to share it here! It was created by an artist named Marshall Alexander & ya gotta admit he did a great job. These are pretty fun to build so please make one today! Here's a link to get the download with instructions.
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official FOLDSKOOL Paper Model Kit Website!

September 28, 2008

DC Hero Zone LEGO BATMAN The VIDEO GAME Online Cartoons!

Here's a really great website to check out! The DC Hero Zone & McDonalds have teamed up to bring you these FREE amazing online cartoons titled "HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT BAT TRAP" featuring the superheroes & villains from LEGO BATMAN: The VIDEO GAME. These animated films are pretty fun to watch & also really nice quality. Here's a link. ( Oh yeah, if you need to use a password then try "batman" ).
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official Warner Bros WB LEGO BATMAN the Video Game Website!

September 27, 2008

Video Review: New Hot Wheels 1:18 Super Elite 1966 Batmobile Car

The Car Room Magazine's video review show "Playing With Cars" reviews the Hot Wheels 1:18 Super Elite 1966 "George Barris" Batmobile!

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Video: CUSTOM HOT WHEELS 1966 BATMOBILE CAR EXHAUST FLAME

A friend from Australia named Mit send this amazing video he made of his toy car that he totally customized. Of course it's the Hot Wheels 1966 Batmobile Diecast Car ( I'm pretty sure it's the large 1:18 Scale )! Looks like he rigged it up to shoot a real-life blue flame out of the back exhaust...AWESOME! This is extremely cool Mit & what a great job you did, it looks very well-done & thanks for sending the video, I appreciate that. I know a lot of readers are into making custom toys so if they have some photos of recent work like action figures, toy cars, dolls, etc...then please send them in today!
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LEGO BATMAN The VIDEO GAME: Desktop Background Wallpapers

Right now everybody is very excited about the soon-to-be-released LEGO BATMAN: The Video Game so I thought I would post these 4 nifty Desktop Wallpaper Backgrounds that are from the Official WB website. The 1st one is my favorite, a nice action scene with the Dynamic Duo! But, the one with the Joker & Harley Quinn is pretty nice too, enjoy!
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September 26, 2008

HUMOR PHOTO: Homemade Batmobile Replica Car!!

A new friend to the Bat-Blog, named Bob, sent us this awesome photo yesterday with the following e-mail message, "I like your BatBlog site. Lots of goodies. I'm a long time Batman fan ( born in 1962 ), so I was a perfect age when the TV show was originally on. I'm also a Rambler American Motors car buff. About 7 years ago or so an AMC Javelin ( a 1973 or 1974 I think ) done up like the Batmobile showed up on eBay. I don't know anything about it, other than a buddy sent me the picture." HA HA, Thanks Bob. I seriously LOVE this Homemade Batmobile!! It's hilarious! Plus, he actually did a pretty good job on it. The huge tail-fins kinda crack me up. This would be awesome to drive on the weekends. I bet my nephews would flip-out if I showed up at their house in this, ha ha! Thanks again for sending the pic, I appreciate that. If any other Bat-Blog Readers have cool stuff like this to share then please send us some photos. Our "e-mail button" is always at the top right-hand side of this page...AWESOME!!

BATTMANN Italian Batman Parody Comic Book Art By Mario Perrotta

I discovered an artist on the internet the other day who, I think, lives in Italy. At least I think his site is in Italian. ( If not, I apologize ). But, the main thing, is that his comic strip cartoon-style is pretty funny & he does a really great parody of Batman he calls BATTMANN. Shown up above are some examples of his work & you can see more by visiting his site ( link button down below ). His name is Mario Perrotta. Oh one last thing, the 2 large pictures up above are actually BATTMANN WALLPAPER BACKGROUNDS ! Click on them for the larger version & send to your desktop...ENJOY!
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official Mario Perrotta BATTMANN Comic Website!


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Artist HAL BLANE Gets Inspiration From The 1960's BATMAN AURORA MODEL KIT!

I have an artist friend on MySpace who is also a really big Batman Fan. Recently he was inspired by the Vintage 1960's Batman Aurora Model Kit. For people who have never seen this kit I'm showing a photo of it as an example. OK, now do you see what I'm talking about? WOW, this looked exactly like it as soon as I saw it, funny! Be sure to check out his other artwork, his stuff is pretty cool. But, please remember to BOOKMARK the Bat-Blog before ya go!
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official HAL BLANE COMIC BOOK ART Website!

September 25, 2008

Video: The Joker Ordered the Code Red!

This footage documents the truth about who indeed ordered the Code Red...it was the Joker. The editing on this is pretty good, enjoy!

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BATMAN POLITICAL HUMOR, Yesterday & Today!

OK, I never get political here at the Bat-Blog but I thought these pictures were pretty funny & decided to share them. I know that some Republicans are going to be total cry-babies over the "Sarah Palin" parody humor photo of her as the Joker but please remember that it's ONLY a joke. I'm not personally criticizing her or anything. So, don't flood me with e-mails, ok? But, ya gotta admit, it's hilarious! The 2nd photo is an actual piece of Batman merchandise that was made in 1960's. It's a poster of Batman & Robin as Hubert Humphrey & Lyndon B. Johnson ( or, as they say in Texas, LBJ! ). It's extremely RARE & is highly sought-after by both Batman & Political Memorabilia Collectors.

The Dark Knight Bootleg Merchandise Spotted!

Our friend Zdravko has found what could be the very 1st "Bootleg Batman Item" from the new movie. He lives in Bulgaria & found this while shopping for school supplies. He said it was "Made in China", that's funny! It actually looks like a real product, that's kinda scary!

The DARK KNIGHT JOKER TATTOO ART Heath Ledger Style

Here's a photo of another Bat-Blog Reader's Joker Tattoo. I'm always impressed with how they are so different & each one has it's own style. This one is pretty awesome! It was sent in by a friend named Nick. He wrote, "Hey, My name is Nick. I frequent the Bat-Blog quite often and have been checking out the tattoo section quite a bit and thought that my Joker might add nicely the collection...It was done by Autumn Tierny at Riverview Tattoo in Brewer, Maine and took about 5 hours, give or take a few minutes." Cool, thanks Nick! Please tell Autumn he does awesome work. The Joker tattoo looks great! Five hours? That's crazy man... I couldn't stand the pain that long, ha ha! A side-note to the readers of this blog: I always get excited when readers participate so if any of you have some cool stuff to send then please do.
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September 24, 2008

THE JOKER : Desktop Wallpaper Backgrounds From Readers

I guess I need to apologize for the lack of posts recently but the last few days I have been sicker than a dog! I have barely been able to get outta bed, ha ha! Today is the 1st day I have felt "ok" so I thought I would get a few things on here while I have a chance. Now, one of my favorite things about doing this blog is how awesome most of the readers are. I swear I'm not trying to suck-up, ha ha. But seriously, you guys send me some great stuff & I appreciate that! Here's the perfect example: Posted above are 3 Batman-Themed Desktop Wallpapers sent in by Bat-Blog Readers. Actually, they are JOKER-related, ha ha! The 1st one shows The Joker ( lookin' extremely crazy ) wearing a straight-jacket in Arkham Asylum. It was done by a friend named Bacon who's a regular contributor. His stuff is always awesome! ( Thanks Bacon, you rock, Sir ). The next 2 were done by a friend named "Moth", his real name is Pete, and they're really cool too! They are Joker Wallpaper Backgrounds made with many different images of Joker, sort of a collage. All the images are hand-picked & very high-quality...good job! ( Thanks Pete for sending these, I appreciate that ). In fact I was just thinking that the 2 collage wallpapers would be really awesome for a MySpace page!
I want to invite ALL Bat-Blog Readers to send us wallpapers, photos, information, tips, hints on improving the site, what you wanna see, etc...my e-mail button is always on the top right-hand side of this blog. Thanks!
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BATMAN COLLECTOR in GERMANY Sends Awesome Batman Collection Photos!

I recently got an e-mail from a reader named Iris who wrote, "I'm a Batman-Collector from Germany. The Bat-Blog Site is very good. Here I send you some Photos of my Batman-Item`s. I collect Batman-Item`s from the whole world. I buy Batman-Item`s in America through eBay. My English is not so good, but I hope you understand what I mean." Yes, Iris. I understand. Your English is very good. I understand how hard it is to communicate in another language that you do not speak & I appreciate your effort, good job. WOW! It looks like you have an amazing collection! ( Readers, please click on the above photos for larger versions where you can see a lot of neat stuff ). I recognize a lot of it as American but you also have a nice selection of foreign toys as well. I see a lot of French items, that's cool. These photos are great & thanks again for communicating with us. Please stay in touch. I want to invite ALL the Batman Collectors from around the world to please send us photos of your collections. Sharing the fun of this hobby is what the Bat-Blog is all about!

Funny Humor Batman Photos: Homemade Batmobile & Bat-Boat

"Look Ma, I done made me a Bat-mo-bile, YEEEA HHHAAAAWW!" OK, all joking aside, these are actually kinda cool...you know you want one!

September 22, 2008

TATTOO ART: Batman, Batgirl, & Robin Logos!

Batman Tattoo Photos, SWEET!! Tonight I got an e-mail from a Bat-Blog Reader named Brian who wrote, "A week before the Dark Knight movie came out, my sister, her Boyfriend, and I, all went to get Batman, Batgirl, and Robin Tattoos. They always make fun of me because I am a huge Batman Fan, so I started to call them "Batgirl and Robin", well we all went to get our Tattoos together." Awesome story Brian & thanks for sending the great photos, I appreciate that. The artwork on these are really well done, nice & sharp. Plus, I like the coloring. Especially on the "Batman Logo" one, what with the blue exploding aura around the symbol & all. It's also pretty neat that they all got one too, that's cool. If any other readers have Bat-Tattoo photos & stories to share then please do. Our "e-mail button" is always on the top right-hand side of this page.
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September 21, 2008

Video: THE DARK KNIGHT STEALTH LAUNCH BATMOBILE TOY By Mattel TV Commercial in GERMAN!!

Here's a really neat video of a TV Commercial for THE DARK KNIGHT "STEALTH LAUNCH" BATMOBILE TOY made by Mattel. But, the thing that makes it extra cool is...it's in German! Yes, this is a TV Spot that circulated around Germany. I wanna thank our friends over at WWW.BATMANS.DE for posting it, awesome!!

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TOPPS 1966 BATMAN CARDS: Website Indexes Vintage Bubblegum Trading Card Sets

Here's a link to a very simple website that does an amazing job at featuring many of the vintage trading card sets from the 1930's to the 1980's. One such set is the "Topps Batman Deluxe Reissue Edition". That trading card set came out around the time of the 1989 Batman movie. Basically it reprinted the classic Topps 1966 Batman cards. If you visit the site you can see a scan of both the front/back of each card. Also, they feature many other classic card sets like Superman The Movie, KISS Rock Group, Mars Attacks, Odd Rods, The Incredible Hulk TV Series, Charlie's Angels TV Show, Green Hornet TV Stickers, etc...way too many to list here & it's a nice trip down memory lane. Thanks to Patron for sending the link!
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official BUBBLEGUM CARDS Website!

New TATTOO ART - THE DARK KNIGHT JOKER Heath Ledger

Our friends over at PLAN 9 TATTOO & ART GALLERY sent us these photos of some very recently done JOKER tattoos. Of course they are both the "Heath Ledger version" from The Dark Knight Batman movie. I like how they sort of look like they were done in pastel chalk with the way they are so "soft" looking. Good job guys!! If any other tatoo artists have some photos of Batman-related artwork you have inked then please send it in. That also includes people who have had tattoos done too!
CLICK HERE To Visit The Official PLAN 9 TATTOO ART GALLERY Website!


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September 20, 2008

Video: THE DARK KNIGHT Video Game for 8-bit Nintendo (NES)

This video will totally remind you of the old Nintendo Entertainment System video games from the 1980's, the old 8-bit video games. But, it's THE DARK KNIGHT Batman movie, ha ha!

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BATMAN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: The Mad Hatter and Scarecrow

Here's some nice photos from a friend on MySpace. The 1st one is a very cool costume not only because it's really well done, but because it's such an obscure Batman villian, The Mad Hatter! The next group of photos shows a more recently made Halloween costume. This one is the Scarecrow. I think the mask is extremely nice. The mouth-stitches looks really good & the hangman's noose around the neck is kinda creepy. OK, very creepy! So, this is making me wonder. For Halloween this year what kind of costume are you, the reader, gonna wear? Or maybe, another way to ask, is what Batman character have you been in the past? Please send us your favorite family photos or just comment down below on what character you might dress-up as this year. The Joker? Batgirl? The Dark Knight?