November 30, 2010
Here are a few Vintage POST Cereal Boxes with cool graphics from the 1989 BATMAN Movie. They were made for the Canadian market & that is why the boxes have both English & French languages on them. They did the promotion on Honey Combs, Sugar Crisp, & Alpha Bits. Also, if you look at the back of the box ( 1st photo, right-side ), then you'll see that the free premiums available inside the box were some "3-Way Action Trading Cards"... AWESOME! Now, I never knew that they made these back then so I hope you're as surprised as I am.
Here are a few brand-new items for Batman "Batmobile Collectors" to keep an eye out for. Recently, in Mexico, they had a major Hot Wheels Car Collector Convention. Now the cool thing for this event was that Mattel made a few special cars that were EXCLUSIVE to the show. They made a few new versions of the 1966 George Barris Batmobile. By "versions", I mean, different colors. Shown here are: Red, Blue, White, & even Chrome. Now I'm not sure if they made even more than that but after doing some research these were the only ones I heard about. If anyone knows about another variation then please let us know. Most of these were sold on a "Blisterpack Card" but the "White Batmobile" came inside a bag with a header card.Now, I'm not sure how many of each they made but these are usually very limited.
November 29, 2010
Check out this amazing animation by Javier Olivares. I love the art style of the graphics & the animation is extremely well done. I'm guessing this was a school project but either way, it's AWESOME! Yes, it's sort of short, but it's still worth watching...check it out!
November 28, 2010
Check out this totally crazy RAT FINK Custom Model Kit I saw on eBay the other night, ha ha! It's the 1966 Batmobile Car ( George Barris version ) with RAT FINK as the driver. If you're not familiar with the "Rat Fink" character then let me say he was a "Hot Rod freak" designed by Big Daddy Ed Roth in the 1960's. Both Fink & Roth are a cult heroes to many race car fans around the world. Anyways, I thought this model kit was pretty cool!
Here's a recent newspaper advertisement run by a company called "Circus Space". They work with the BATMAN LIVE TOUR that will be starting in England & they need both Aerialists & Acrobats for their show. If you have these skills & live in the UK, then this is THE job for you! For details just check out the ad.
November 26, 2010
Here are a few Batman Wallpaper Backgrounds I thought I would post at random today. They were made using BATGIRL comic book art graphics from Dustin Nguyen, an amazing comic book artist. I think they're both pretty cool, in their own way. One is a simple graphic on a white background. The other is more complex. Which one do YOU like the best? Please let me know.
OK, you gotta love this post here at the Bat-Blog because this brand-new baby boy is so cute & the creativity in the decorating of his bedroom is just amazing! Here's some very cool photos sent in by our friend Thomas. On October 19th, 2010 his first son, Kyrian, was born and because Thomas is such a huge 1966 Batman Fan he & his girlfriend decided to give him a '66 Batman Baby Room! Yes! Check out all the amazing details! First, there's the Baby Crib with the "Gotham City with Bat-Signal" Graphic . Then, also for the crib, is a Plush Batman Doll Mobile ( I guess you could call it a "Bat-Mobile", get it? Ha Ha! ). Another pic shows a beautiful Batman-theme quilt with awesome graphics on both sides. There is also another smaller blanket with Kyrian's name made to look like the old TV show logo. Plus, there's an extremely cool set of curtains, wall designs, a mural, & check out the Baby Changing Table! WOW! This is ALL totally great! I really love the creativity going on here & I gotta say again that they did an amazing job on this baby room. I not only want to thank Thomas for sending these wonderful pics but I also want to congratulate these 2 proud parents on the birth of their beautiful baby boy...Kyrian!
November 25, 2010
Here's the latest promo video for the DC UNIVERSE ONLINE Video Game. It's a tour through a few places inside GOTHAM CITY. Locations like: Arkham Asylum, Ace Chemicals, Crime Alley, Gotham police Department, & much more!
Here are some cool new Bat-Products to keep an eye out for. A Japanese Toy Company called Medicom will release two BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES BEARBRICK Figures. One will be 400% scale ( $99.99 ) and the other will be 1000% ( $399.99 ). We posted a photo here that gives you an idea of their size. The smallest figure in the picture, shown far right-hand side, is the size of the regular Bearbricks Figure. So, you can see how BIG they are. They have a release date of December, 2010, so look for them very soon.
November 24, 2010
By Popular Request:
Adam West's recipe for THANKSGIVIN' DRIPPIN’ LIP SMACKIN’ GRAVY!!
1. Save the drippins from the turkey and all other edible residue. Chop cooked giblets, some stripped neck meat, the heart etc. Medium fine chop. Add to the drippins mix.
2.Add half can of chicken broth, two large drops of A1 sauce, a pinch of salt or two, a small sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and a small pinch of onion salt, if you have it. Cook it over a medium-high heat. Add several pinches of flour to thicken. Continue to stir with a wooden spoon.
3. As it thickens, begin to add hot water but keep it the thickness you like for the gravy. I like it not terribly runny so that it holds like seafoam moving out on a low tide. Stir, stir, stir. Allow to come to a boil. Please taste. You will know what to add if anything. Should take around 10-20 minutes of stirring. Great on mashed potatoes, turkey, or mopped up with some fresh bread.
Here's a total blast from the past! This is the official TV Commercial for the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Kenner Action Figures ( 1993 ). It features 2 characters & one vehicle. The figures shown are INFRARED BATMAN and The SCARECROW. Then we get to see the BAT-SIGNAL JET. Also, be sure to check out some photos of the actual toys. These bring back a lot of fond memories for me because I totally loved that cartoon. It is a great TV show & all the toys were awesome!
It's time once again here at the BAT-BLOG for "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" & I have to confess that I'm very proud to say that both of these Batman Wallpapers today were created and submitted by 2 Batman Fans. Check 'em out! The 1st one comes from our friend Pat. He made this image using many different photos of various BATMAN Movie Actors. You practically have the whole history of Bat-Cinema right here, a lot of fun! Then, the next one is from our buddy Sean Hartter. He's a very talented Graphic Artist who likes to create these fake "Vintage Movie Posters" of Batman movies we all wish would have been made. This one is styled like an old "Lobby Card" & features a young Linda Blair as BATGIRL. Yes, that would have been a crazy film! Thanks to everybody for their submissions. These backgrounds are AWESOME!
November 22, 2010
November 21, 2010
Check out this new ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN: BATMAN VS. THE JOKER Statue designed ( and sculpted ) by Tim Buckner. Just click on the pics up above for larger, more detailed, photos. The Ultimate Showdown series is DC Direct's unique, new interactive concept for high-quality collectible statues featuring the world's greatest heroes and villains squaring off in deadly combat. Each character is displayed on a specially designed stand-alone base intended to "interact" with the other statues in the series and to be displayed in a myriad of ways. The statues can pivot independently on their bases and rotate their heads to customize and direct the action. Collect the other statue sets in the series! Mix and match them to create your own showdown or combine them all in one ultimate battle scene. These hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statues measure approximately: Batman: 7.5" high x 4" wide x 4.5" deep and The Joker: 8" high x 6" wide x 4" deep. This Statue Set will have a suggested retail price of $ 175.00 and goes on Sale July 20th, 2011. So, look for it next year!
This brand-new Character Glass of ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER just hit the market & like all the other glasses from this series will probably sell-out pretty soon. I love that they devoted a glass to Batman's partner. The graphics are really great! On the front is the image you see up above & on the back is the ROBIN "comic book logo". Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that the glass is totally clear but in this photo a piece of white paper was put inside to allow the image to be photographed. So, it looks a lot more cool than the dumb photo. This glass, of course, is one of the "Toon Tumblers" in the DC Comics line. So far they have made Poison Ivy, Joker, Harley Quinn, etc...Let's hope that they eventually make glasses of every single Batman character out there, ha ha! For more information be sure to click the link down below.
November 20, 2010
Here's some news that has been shared by the Bat-Blog in the past but we're updating it because they have added a ton of new products. Basically, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics, Warner Bros & Zazzle have teamed-up to bring you a source of amazing merchandise using amazing graphics from their comic book history. Of course there are things like T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Mouse Pads... stuff like that. But they have also gone crazy with a few new products which I knew I had to list. At their website you'll find Keds Hi-Top Canvas Shoes, iPhone Covers, iPad Skins, 3-ring Binders, a few other items & these awesome Batman Skateboards! I have only pictured 4 of them here but there are a ton of different designs. Here's a link to their sales page, just click HERE!
OK, I know we have been posting a lot of "Batman Wallpapers" lately but we have been getting a lot of really great graphics celebrating new events in bat-history. Here's a perfect example: This photo is from the design staff of the new BATMAN LIVE show. This is a stage concept photo showing what the "Gotham City" set may look like ( Be sure to click on the photo for a larger version ). As you can see there will be a Joker Hot-Air Balloon, AWESOME! Also look at the raised part of the stage area. Along the edges it's jagged to replicate the view of an aerial map. Plus, it looks like they're gonna have a HUGE video projection screen as a background. WOW! This play keeps looking better all the time!
November 19, 2010
In these 2 brand-new video clips we get a glimpse at the latest "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" to come out! The new episode is titled "The Knights of Tomorrow!". It airs on Friday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. on the Cartoon Network.
The Basic Story:
A glimpse into the future reveals Dick Grayson has assumed the Batman mantle after the Caped Crusader retired and fathered a son, Damian, with Catwoman. Despite his parents wishes, Damian does not want to follow their legacy, but when Joker returns, he may have no choice!
Here, for your viewing pleasure, are 2 brand-new BATMAN WALLPAPERS with images from the next TV Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode, "The Knights of Tomorrow". Tonight's show will be sort of special because it's going to send Batman through time & we'll all get a look at all the many variations of the character in different eras. Like, "The Riddler" Wallpaper Background shows a 1939 Golden Age Batman ( See the short purple gloves, unique bat-belt with circle buckle, & his ears are super-pointy ). Then the one with Robin is very much like the 1940's when Bruce first acquired Robin, the Boy Wonder. It has a very 1940's look about it too. Awesome! This episode looks like it's going to be great! It airs on Friday, November 19th at 7:30pm on the Cartoon Network. After watching it, please let us know what you think about it.
November 18, 2010
Unless you have been living underneath a rock you have probably heard of the brand-new BATMAN LIVE World Arena Tour that will be hitting theaters in the UK, & then in the US. Well, here are a few BATMAN LIVE Wallpapers you can use as a background on your desktop. To make them I used official character-design artwork done by Jim Lee. Shown here are: Batman, Catwoman, & Alfred the Butler... Enjoy.
From the writer and artist of the new DC ongoing series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT! The next Batman BLACK AND WHITE statue is an original design for DC Direct! This cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.5" high x 6.75" wide x 5.25" deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box. The retail price will be about $ 80.00 & look for it around July 13th, 2011.