February 28, 2012

RARE German Vintage BATMAN Mask Premium Give-Away!

I got an email late last night from a good friend named Ralf who lives in Germany. While going through a few things he came across this old BATMAN MASK ( Circa 1979 ) and was kind enough to send us some wonderful photos. Ralf also explained,
"Have you ever seen this Mask? It was printed by the German Ehapa-Verlag in the 1970s/80s. For some coupons, which were published in Superman/Batman and other comic books, the reader could get Wall Posters ( One was the Blueprint Chart of the Bat-Cave, another one was the famous "Running Batman" by Neal Adams ) , This BATMAN Mask, and a ruined comic-book."
WOW! This is very cool information! One thing I love about being a serious Vintage BATMAN Toy Collector is that there is so much stuff you can never know everything. I mean, I've been hardcore serious for 20+ years & it seems like I come across "new" vintage items all the time. You know, "things you have never seen, ever"... I love that! Thanks Ralf for sharing your pictures, I appreciate that ( Ich Danke Ihnen! ).

SONIC To Introduce JUSTICE LEAGUE TOTS - Wacky Pack Kids' Meal Plush Toys

SONIC Restaurants just announced on their website that their next "Wacky Pack Kids' Meal" will be DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE TOTS! Yes, These are small Plush Toys in the shape of our favorite food, Tater Tots! They will also come with Card Trading Packs. There will be 10 Toys to collect: Superman, Clark Kent, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Supergirl, Bizarro, Plastic Man, and...WAIT! THERE'S NO BATMAN!?!!

HOT TOYS Announces New 2012 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY Video Game Figures!

OK, Like the ultra cool 1989 BATMAN Movie Figures ( Michael Keaton and Jack "Joker" Nicholson ) and '89 Batmobile are not torture enough, late last night HOT TOYS announced their next wave of Batman-related merchandise, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY! Yes, they will be making figures inspired by the awesome Video Game! Knowing this company the attention to detail will be insane. Plus, the toys will be extremely cool!! Stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM and as soon as we know more then so will you.

February 27, 2012

New Photos - HOT TOYS 1989 BATMAN Movie BATMOBILE CAR 1/6th Scale TOY VEHICLE

OK, These photos are total torture for me! I mean, I already know I will not be able to afford to buy this brand-new HOT TOYS '89 BATMOBILE Toy and I'm already crying myself to sleep over it, ha! This is the HUGE vehicle being made for the large "Michael Keaton BATMAN" Hot Toys Figure. It's gonna be real expensive ( Like hundreds of dollars ) but completely worth every penny as it's a beautiful, and extremely detailed, replica of the Batmobile Car from the 1989 BATMAN Movie.

It has Rubber Tires with Detailed Tread, a Cockpit that slides open, an Instrument Panel inside that's very detailed, Machine Gun Turrets that pop-out of the hood, a Special Base to display it on, etc... it even comes with a "Cocoon Shield" to cover it. OK, I'm just gonna cry for about an hour or two. I know you are so much braver than I am so please be sure to check out all the wonderful photos.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA OVALTINE POSTER & T-SHIRT Ultra Rare 1960's Batman Memorabilia!

OK, I thought I'd do a quick post to share this ultra-rare piece of Bat-History! These photos are of 2 items that recently sold on evil eBay. One is a Store Display Poster for an offer to buy an OVALTINE Mail-Away Premium "JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA" T-Shirt. Those bright day-glo colors must have been seen by every little kid for a 3 mile radius, ha ha! Then, the next photo shows the actual JLA T-Shirt you could have got back in the 1960's ( I'm guessing around 1966 or 1967 ). Oh man, the retro-style graphics are totally beautiful and it even features Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and The Flash! I wish I had these 2 pieces, especially that poster. But, I guess I'll just have to enjoy these pictures because this stuff is so ultra-rare it will probably never be seen by me in my lifetime. It's what we serious Vintage Toy Collectors call a "Museum Piece".

VIDEO - JUSTICE LEAGUE DOOM - Alfred's Sarcasm

Here's a brand-new clip from the new DC UNIVERSE Animated Film DVD soon to come out, JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM. It features the sarcasm of Alfred The Butler in the Batcave, hilarious!


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February 26, 2012

BATMAN TATTOO ART Photos - BAT-SYMBOL LOGOS and 1966 BATMOBILE CAR

Here are 2 amazing BATMAN Tattoo Photos we recently got that show some amazing artwork! The 1st one, done for our Friend Bob, is a special graphic showing 3 different Batman Bat-Symbol Logos, all in one! The design concept is unique and clever. Plus, it looks great!

The 2nd one is very cool too. This is from our Friend Brian, who got this large Tattoo showing Batman and Robin in the 1966 George Barris Batmobile Car!! It's sharp and has great coloring/shading, nice!

I wanna thank both Bob and Brian for sharing their fun pics. Hey Guys, these Bat-Masterpieces of ART look incredible, Thanks! If any other BAT-BLOG.COM Fans get any ink done then please send pics too!

BOB KANE Original Art Drawing - BATMAN vs. Jack Dempsey!

Here's an interesting piece of Bat-History! The photo up above features an original drawing of the World Heavy Weight Boxer Jack Dempsey fighting in the ring with the Dark Knight himself, Batman - illustrated and signed by Batman "Creator", Bob Kane!

The story goes that Bob Kane was enjoying a night out at Dempsey's Bar and drew this art piece for the famous Boxer, who was a fan of the Caped Crusader. A funny note, Kane may have been a little tipsy as he misspelled Dempsey's name on the title of the fight! The piece is signed by Bob Kane and inscribed to The Champ! The piece is framed at 24" X 33." This thing was sold on eBay recently and did pretty well.

BATMAN PAPERCRAFT TOY FIGURE - The Animated Series TV Cartoon!

OK, here at the BAT-BLOG.COM we totally love us some Papercraft Projects! But we gotta warn ya, they are totally addicting! Here's a brand-new toy figure created by an Artist named Ninjatoes. It's BATMAN from the, now classic, Animated Series TV Cartoon and it looks really cool! It also looks pretty complicated too. These Paper Toys are usually pretty simple, sort of cube-like, but this one is almost like a serious model kit. But, the end effect is great and I think it would be worth the time. For FREE Downloading of both the pattern and Instructions click HERE!

February 21, 2012

VIDEO - Batman's Night Out

OK, This is kinda funny. Batman, the Dark Knight, recently hit the streets of Canada to frighten people, ha!


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DC NATION Video - THE NEW TEEN TITANS - Promo Clips From Cartoon Network





In these two brand-new AUTHORIZED Promo Video Clips from Warner Bros, we get to see THE NEW TEEN TITANS that will be aired as part of their DC NATION on the Cartoon Network. Look for it to hit Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (ET/PT).

Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment are teaming up to present DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kids' television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters. Full of action and humor, DC Nation brings some of the most beloved and legendary heroes — as well as some lesser-known cult favorites — from the pages of DC Comics to the screens of a whole new generation of fans. Anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, DC Nation will premiere Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT).

Rounding out this branded block of original programming will be a number of shorts featuring DC Comics super heroes and characters as you have never seen them before. With fresh designs and concepts, fan favorites such as Plastic Man and Doom Patrol will finally take center stage next to the likes of Wonder Woman and Teen Titans. Bringing them to life will be the result of a collaboration with some of the top talents in the animation industry, which include award-winning Aardman Studios (Arthur Christmas, Wallace and Gromit) with its stop-motion clay animation techniques, and the unique direction and character designs of Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic). In addition to these shorts, DC Nation will also feature event programming, interstitials, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at theatrical motion pictures and an insider look into the world of all things DC Comics.
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New DC UNIVERSE Jumbo Plush Toys from Jakks Pacific

Here's a photo from the recent 2012 NYC TOY FAIR showing the booth for a Toy Company named "Jakks Pacific". They're mainly known for their line of Cabbage Patch Dolls & Pokemon Toys. But shown here are some brand-new DC UNIVERSE Plush Dolls they're gonna make in 2012. There will be some regular-sized ones and then, the shocking thing, is that it looks like there will be some that are HUGE! I mean, GIANT-SIZE!! We're not sure on an exact relase date yet but stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM and we'll let ya know!

February 20, 2012

New BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Toys and Action Figures From NYC 2012 TOY FAIR

Here is a small sample of some brand-new BATMAN Toys that will be coming our during THE DARK KNIGHT RISES movie. Oh yeah, there will be a TON of merchandise from this film! the 1st image are some SMALL Miniature Figures of Batman, Catwoman, & Bane. These will also include mini-vehicles & other characters. Then, a HUGE Giant 30 Inch Tall Figure of Batman!! WOW, we get two extremes here, ha ha! Stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM for all your fresh bat-product news. Also, if YOU spot ANY brand-new Batman items, movie-related or not, then please let us know.

New BATMAN and THE JOKER Reversible Tee T-Shirt at Journeys

Our Buddy, Ace Bat-Reporter BATDAVE, hit his local Shopping Mall the other day in New Jersey and found this extremely excellent BATMAN AND JOKER T-Shirt at a retail store called "Journeys". It's a "Reversible Tee", meaning that one image is printed on the inside. So, you can turn your shirt inside-out and have a second shirt... a very cool idea! Plus, I'm loving the artwork here.

Super-Wacky BATMAN Happy Fun Time!

OK, The title for this post is kinda crazy but these pics are too, you'll see! First up is an extremely cool BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie-Themed FOOD TRUCK! This was spotted by our friends at SUPERHERO HYPE during the 2012 TOY FAIR in New York City! ( Click on it for a super-large photo )

Next, is a "Google Earth" image of a real-life BATMAN Swimming Pool spotted in Hinsdale, IL, just outside of Chicago ( Thanks Jackie! ).

Then, we have THE DARTH KNIGHT!! A great mash-up of 2 cool movies, Star Wars and The Dark Knight Rises!!

February 19, 2012

BRUCE TIMM BATMAN ART - Villains and Animated Series

Shown here are some excellent examples of amazing BATMAN ART done by an Artist named Bruce Timm. They were mainly done at Comic Book Conventions. This guy is known for the "Batman: The Animated Series" TV Cartoon and more recent DC Universe Animation Films. The graphics up above feature Classic Bat-Villains like: Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and Mr. Freeze!

VINTAGE BATMAN TOYS AND NOVELTIES Magazine - April 1966

Here is the cover and all the inside pages to a Vintage "Trade Publication" Magazine called TOYS AND NOVELTIES that was published around April 15th, 1966. This was a special item sent to Toy Retailers, like Department Stores ( think Sears & Montgomery Wards ) and Toy Stores ( mostly "Mom & Pop" type places ). Basically, it featured new products coming out that season plus information for the Wholesalers. Today this issue is special to "Vintage Batman Toy Collectors" because it was the "Bat-Issue"!

Shown here are all the advertisements for cool Batman items coming out. Today it's a treasure trove of super-rare collectibles. Seriously, I've been an extremely hardcore Toy Collector hunting down Bat-Merchandise for over 20+ years & I have NEVER seen some of these items!! We get to see all of these pages because of the kindness of a fellow Bat-Fan named David. So, a special THANK YOU goes out to him for scanning these pages, you ROCK, Sir!