October 31, 2011

BATYY HALLOWEEN - Robin and The Riddler in Battle!

RIDDLE ME THIS, "What is it that no man wants to have, yet no man wants to lose ?" Answer: A Lawsuit! Ha Ha! Sorry, I had to do a wacky riddle because this next group of pictures feature the Riddler! Yes, Gotham City has recently been threatened by the Prince of Puzzles. But wait! Robin is on the case & ready to fight crime! What will happen next?!

These fun pics were sent in by our friend Jessica to share the Halloween Costumes that her & her friend Linh made this year. Jessica is Robin & Linh is the Riddler! Both costumes are totally great! I have always felt that homemade outfits are the very best & this is total proof. I wanna thank them both for taking the time to shoot these wonderful photos. Plus, I hope that they, and all BAT-BLOG Fans, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


POW! Here are 2 brand-new Bat-Collectibles to keep an eye out for because they're both extremely cool! I mean, I totally love these!! Here are BATGIRL and CATWOMAN Dolls made by Pullip Toys of Japan. These awesome Japanese Toys were sold as an EXCLUSIVE at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con! But don't worry, they're also being sold online & finding them is pretty easy. They retail for around $130.00 each. In one photo you can see their nice Display Boxes. The dolls are really great. I like their big heads ( ha ha ) & the costumes are wonderful. Also, the very last photo shows 2 variations that were EXCLUSIVES in Japan only. They were sold at the "Wonder Festival" & are limited to 400 pieces each. Personally, I like the SDCC versions better because their hair color is more accurate.


I woke-up this morning to find a ton of great Halloween Costume Photos sent in by BAT-BLOG Fans who are going totally crazy this Halloween! Crazy, like the Joker! Yes, a few pics were all Joker-related so I thought I'd do one post to cover them all. Now, to be fair, I'm posting them in the order that I got them. But they're all completely GREAT in their own way. Check 'em out!

The 1st pic is our friend Paul who did a great job with the Joker make-up. I also like his pose, he looks like he is a little bit insane, ha ha ha!

Next up is a nice Family Portrait with Batman, Joker, & Robin! Our friend Lauren is the Joker & his Buddy Kman is Robin, the Boy Wonder! Great pic guys & you all look AWESOME!

Now, last but not least, is our friend Maggie. She said she found this Purple Jacket in a Thrift Store, it's perfect! What a good find! Plus, the rest of her costume & make-up is great too. Well, it looks like certain cities are gonna have to deal with the Joker this Halloween. I wanna thank everybody who shared their special photos. Posting these pics has been a lot of fun! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!

October 30, 2011


Check out this awesome parody mix-up of "Angry Birds" & Batman Characters called ANGRY BATBIRDS! It's pretty funny, they did variations of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, The Joker, Catwoman, Bane, Two-Face, & many more! We got pictures up above & a great video down below, check it out!! Yeah, this would be an awesome Video Game, ha!

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Cool BATMAN FANS Have The Best Halloween Costumes!

Check out these awesome BATMAN AND ROBIN HALLOWEEN COSTUME Photos sent in by 2 loyal Bat-Blog Fans! The 1st one is from our friend Mike & this is a picture of his Son Jonah dressed as Batman's Sidekick, Robin! This is from last year, 2010. You gotta love the pride & joy written all over his face! I mean, Jonah is SUPER AWESOME in his fun costume!! Plus, it looks like the "Animated Series" version of Robin, so that's cool too.

Next up is another Batman Fan & this guy's name is Chris. He's a 4th grade teacher in Kansas. This photo was from Halloween last year when he surprised the kids by dressing up as the Dark Knight. Oh man, can you imagine their faces when they all saw BATMAN enter the classroom, ha! Oh yeah, as a last minute thing I thought I would show a close-up photo of his Custom Bat-Belt, it's got some great detailing. Thanks to everybody for sending pics, they're really great & I appreciate it. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


IN STORES NOW! OK, on your next trip to Wal-Mart or Target be sure to keep an eye out for these brand-new 2011 HOT WHEELS DC COMICS ORIGINALS NOSTALGIA SERIES By Mattel! This wave contains eight ( 8 ) Superhero / Super-Villain Die-Cast Cars to collect: Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Lex Luthor & even Bizzaro! Yes! When was the last time you ever saw some Bizzaro merchandise, ha ha! The cars are pretty cool but what I love the most is the use of the retro-style graphics, very 1980's! Thanks goes out to our awesome Bat-Reporter BATMOBILLY for letting us know about these, they're great!

October 28, 2011

Cool BATMAN FANS Have The Best Halloween Costumes!

Oh Man, HALLOWEEN is just a few days away!! So, to celebrate, all week we're posting some fun photos sent in by Loyal BAT-BLOG Readers who wanted to share their Batman Halloween Costume Pictures. The response to sending us pics has been completely wonderful and we really appreciate it!

Shown here are some older photos sent in by our friend Cully. The 1st one is his Son, as Batman, in a classic pose delivering a punch to the Joker, ha! The next few pics are Cully & he has been many different variations of Batman over the years. There's a "Movie Version" that's great! That "Batman Beyond" version is insane! Speaking of crazy, check out the last pic, there's the Joker!! I wanna thank Cully for sharing these fun memories with us. We wanna wish him & his family the very best Halloween this year, and to everybody else, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


This new video shows the DLC Skins of NIGHTWING you can get for the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Video Game. Wow! Now YOU can be Dick Grayson!! There are 2 different versions, the Regular Comic Book Style and a fun "Animated Cartoon Series" Style... cool!


Brand-New Wacky BATMAN AND ROBIN Products To Look Out For!

The real main focus of the BAT-BLOG.COM is to share the fun and joy of collecting cool Batman stuff! We report on a lot of the mainstream products but we also like to feature unusual items that might go under the radar. Here's some great examples. The 1st two pics were sent in by our Good Friend & Awesome Bat-Reporter, BATMOBILLY! He went on the Retail Store Hunt recently & came up with these unusual items.

First, here is a LEGO BATMAN Winter Hat & Glove Set for Kids. Hey, these are pretty awesome, I'd wear them! I totally love the graphics & the image of Batman & Robin climbing the wall totally make me wonder if it's a homage to the 1966 TV Show, ha! It looks like that famous scene, doesn't it?!

Next up is totally new line of Action Figures that Batmobilly found at Toys-R-Us. They are 4 Batman "STEALTH STRIKE" Toys! He said they were unknown to him & I gotta admit that I have not heard any news of them either, it's like they just came outta no where!

OK, the last photo is a totally cool piece to try to add to your collection but getting it is going to be difficult. Why? It's not a regular retail item but a special Store Display Standee for the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Video Game. This photo was sent in by our friend Jacob and, if I remember right, he said he got it at Wal-Mart. About the only way to get one of these is to go stalk Retail Stores that might have these & totally suck-up to the Store Manager, ha! I got some of these a few years back for the BATMAN LEGO Game from Blockbuster Video.

October 27, 2011

Cool BATMAN FANS Have The Best Halloween Costumes!

Long time BAT-BLOG Fans all know our Good Buddy DESMOND. This cool little kid is a HUGE Batman Fan! Well, we have two wonderful things to report: Desmond now has a Little Brother, named John, and for Halloween this year they are both gonna be the DARK KNIGHT!! Check out these fun pics! Desmond is showing off his huge muscles in his BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Costume. Then, John is shown wearing his super-cute Bat-Suit! I know they're gonna have a great time & get ton's of candy! Plus, I wanna wish them, and all Bat-Blog Readers, a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Two Real-Life BATMAN HEROES Raise Funds For Cerebral Palsy Children's Charity!

OK, Here's a story that we can all be very very proud of! Our Good Friend & Serious Bat-Reporter BATDAVE sent us this story with wonderful photos. Last Monday, the "Galloping Hill Cruisers Car Club" held their annual Halloween Fundraiser at the Historic 1920's FIVE POINTS Hot Dog Stand in Union Township, NJ. And, thanks to the presence of BATMAN that night, the Cruisers were able to collect over $2000 for a local Cerebral Palsy Children's Charity called NJID ( The New Jersey Institute for Disabilities ). At the event were two real-life heroes dressed as 2 different styles of Batman, the "Adam West and Christian Bale" versions. There was also an extremely nice 1966 Batmobile Replica Car there as well! The fun-filled event went on for almost 5 hours & everybody had a great time. But the more important thing, was that it raised a lot of money for an extremely good cause!

BATMAN AUCTION NEWS - Hake's Americana & Collectibles Goes Batman Crazy in November!

If you are a Vintage Batman Toy Collector then right now is the time to check out the "Hake's Americana & Collectibles" website. They are currently running a few very amazing LOTS of super-rare Batman items. The photos of treasures shown here are only a small example. The 1st pic shows a few pieces from the BATMAN EXECUTIVE DESK SET, which, they are selling in it's original box. Now, to be honest, this is not the rarest item they have... but it's very sought after by Serious Bat-Collectors because it's so cool & it is actually very hard to find. I've been collecting for 25+ years & I don't have it, ha! Speaking of RARE, the next piece is practically a "Toy Museum Piece"! No hype intended, this is a "One of a Kind" item that you may never see again. This is the original Injection Mold Piece that was used to create a rubber-vinyl head for a set of Batman Slippers back in the 1960's. Next up, and pretty darn RARE too ( ha! ), is this BATGIRL SUPER-QUEENS DOLL. This was made by the Ideal Toy Company in 1967. This toy line didn't sell very well back then & today these figures are highly sought after. This example has her original batarang & her costume with cowl is really nice! OK, Do you remember the BAT-MANGA JAPANESE BATMAN Book created by Chip Kidd a couple of years ago? Well, here's an extremely RARE Large 18" X 24" Promo Poster used to publicize the book. Actually, it was for an event held on January 15th, 2009 at the Philbrook Museum Of Art in Tulsa, OK. The graphics are beautiful & this baby is ULTRA-RARE!! Now, these items are running right now, as we speak, and most will end around November 10th. Plus, like I said, I couldn't list everything they have!! So, for more information be sure to visit the HAKES AUCTION Website & while you're there be sure to use their SEARCH function & hunt down more "BATMAN"!

October 26, 2011

THE LEAGUE OF BATMEN - Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday!

Oh man, I almost forgot to post some brand-new BATMAN WALLPAPERS for the Bat-Blog's "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday", Ha Ha! But just in time I pulled my head out, so here we go! Now these 2 special backgrounds need a little explaining:

OK, We have a friend over at Facebook, named Keith, who kindly asked for a wallpaper Design based on "The League of Batmen". It was a very strange request, ha! By strange I mean that finding some graphics to use was gonna be extremely difficult. You see, "The League of Batmen" is an extremely obscure 2-Part Set of Batman Comic Books from 2001. They were a story line from the "Elseworlds" realm, meaning, they're not a part of actual continuity and really more fantasy driven. But hey, we like a challenge... every now & then! I could not really find any decent graphics for this except 2 pages from the actual comics. So, this is what these are. Overall, I think they work pretty good as backgrounds. OK Keith, I hope you like these, at least one of them, ha!

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Cool BATMAN FANS Have The Best Halloween Costumes!

For decades, especially around Halloween, Little Kids have all begged their Moms if they could Please, PLEASE! BE BATMAN OR ROBIN! Here are some great examples of some very fun costumes:

The 1st pic shows an extremely cool kid named Evan & last year, 2010, HE WAS BATMAN! Up next is a wonderful Vintage Family Photo. This is our friend Bob & he was ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER in 1975! Then, for the last photo, and I'm not quite sure what year it is ( looks 1960's ) are two kids ( Brothers? ) who both became The Dark Knight!! Thanks to everybody who shared these wonderful memories, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Fresh from DC Direct are these photos showing a brand-new BATMAN Product to keep an eye out for next year. This is the CATWOMAN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY Statue. It was sculpted by Artist Karen Palinko. Immaculately crafted, this exquisite statue has Catwoman striking a seductive pose atop the Bat-Signal looking over Gotham City! This latest edition in the "Museum Quality Line" of Statues, it's purrrfect! It includes hand-painted resin parts, measures approximately 19" high x 10" wide x 7" deep, and is a Limited Edition. The Retail Price will be about $ 325.00 US and it goes on sale February 29th, 2012.