April 30, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Official Website Issues Arrest Warrant and Wanted Poster For BATMAN!




Finally! It looks like today is an important day in Bat-History because the Official Warner Bros THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Website has posted an Arrest Warrant AND Wanted Poster for Batman!! I'm sure this is some viral marketing thing that should get pretty crazy soon. Stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM for future details. Also, here's a link to the Official TDKR Webpage, just CLICK HERE! ( Thanks Cory! )

HUMOR VIDEO - BATMAN The Dark Knight Birthday Party!

Here's a really great parody humor video featuring "The Dark Knight Batman" Birthday Party! It's pretty funny, check it out!







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VIDEO - Vintage 1960's BATMAN JAPANESE TIN TOY Batmobile by Ichimura Shoten バットマンカー 1966年製 市村商店

OK, This is just a quick post to share this short video that features an extremely RARE and very cool 1960's BATMAN Japanese Tin Toy Batmobile Car by Ichimura Shoten ©1966. This example is not in the best condition, slight "rust issues", but it's SO rare ( even in Japan ) that it doesn't really matter. It's beautiful, check it out and cry!










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Desmond's New BATMAN CONVERSE SHOES For Kids!


Here is our Good Buddy Desmond. He's a very cool little kid and what's even cooler is, he's a HUGE Batman Fan! I mean, this Kid is totally coo-coo crazy for the Dark Knight! Well, here's a photo of him that his Mom recently emailed to us because he wanted us to all see his brand-new BATMAN Shoes. These are special Converse Sneakers and you can find them at Journey's. I really like the design of these and they're perfect for children. Oh yeah, you might notice in the 1st pic that Desmond is also sporting a cool Batman Logo T-Shirt AND Bat-Sunglasses!

April 29, 2012

ROUGH JUSTICE - The DC Comics Sketches of ALEX ROSS - Now in Paperback!


OK, is it called "Paperback" or "Soft Cover"? I'm confused, ha! But anyways, you might remember a post here awhile back reporting about a new book titled, "ROUGH JUSTICE The DC Comics Sketches of ALEX ROSS".  It's an amazing book with tons and tons of great color photos of the beautiful Artwork and Paintings done by Alex Ross. The book's main focus is work he did for DC Comics and there is a lot of great Batman stuff there. Plus, the book was designed by Chip Kidd so you know it's great. Well, this post is to announce that it's been issued again but this time in paperback, or soft cover, you know what I mean! Also, to change the book up a little bit, because it's a new format, they put BATMAN on the cover!! In fact, click on the photo up above for more detail. ( The Hardback featured Superman on the front ). Also, please be sure to ask for it at your favorite book store.

NEW DETAIL PHOTOS - 2012 Hot Wheels DC UNIVERSE SERIES Batmobile


Yes, we reported about this NEW Mattel 2012 Hot Wheels Batmobile recently but these photos are different because they show the car OUT of it's original packaging and you can see a lot of cool details. Our good friend, "Skinnybird", opened his up to show us the special features. You can now see the details to the front grill & the scalloped edges of the rear of the car. Overall the design is excellent! ( Thanks for sending these great pics Skinnybird ).

BAT-CAT MUSEUM AND TOYS in Thailand - New Photos









OK, we reported awhile back about the opening of THE BAT-CAT MUSEUM AND TOYS in Thailand. It's a special place you need to visit if you ever go to that country. In fact, it would be totally worth it to book an airline ticket right now, ha! We know the Owner & he's a serious Batman Fan. It might also explain why the Museum's main focus seems to revolve around the Dark Knight. But hey, they also feature other toys and collectibles there too!

The place just keeps getting bigger & more complex. In fact, these new photos almost don't look like the same place. I think the pictures speak pretty well for themselves so I'm not commenting on them except for one thing, the place looks AWESOME! For more information please be sure to visit their website by clicking HERE!


April 28, 2012

The ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL - New Animated TV Event


PRESS RELEASE:

Creators/Executive Producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich combine one of Adult Swim's highest-rated original shows with DC Comics most popular characters

First they tantalized you with three Emmy®-nominated Robot Chicken Star Wars specials, now Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, bring you the awesomeness of the DC Comics universe of characters as only Robot Chicken can, with amazing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch comedy you've come to love after five seasons of the popular Adult Swim series.

The all-star cast includes Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman, Paul Reubens as The Riddler, Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Megan Fox as Lois Lane, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Senreich, Tom Root, and Zeb Wells.

Green said, "Having been raised on DC Comics and the Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom, it's exciting to tell a whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe."  Senreich adds, "We've been working with Geoff Johns for over 15 years, so playing together on this special only made it more fun to work in the worlds we all love so dearly."

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special airs this Fall and features many Robot Chicken favorites including the Robot Chicken Nerd, the Humping Robot, Composite Santa, and the Mad Scientist who will be joined by the DC characters to poke fun at those with the most impressive powers and the lesser ones who can't really be called superheroes.

"Working with Seth and Matthew and the rest of the Robot Chicken crew has always been nothing short of insanity over the years. DC, Warner Bros. Animation and Adult Swim together? How could anyone resist?" said Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer.

New BATMAN-THEMED T-SHIRTS at Wal-Mart!

This is a quick post to share some good news. Our friend BatDave reported last night that he just hit Wal-Mart on the East Coast and they had a bunch of new BATMAN Themed T-Shirts priced for under $9.00.  Here's a photo showing a couple that he bought ( they're both the same ) that feature a cool POP HEROES Funko Toy Figure image on the front. You can't beat 9 bucks! ( Thanks BatDave )

New POLLY POCKET DC Comics Villains Set - 2012 SDCC Exclusive

If you're lucky enough to go to the next San Diego Comic Con then you need to keep an eye out for this very cool 2012 SDCC EXCLUSIVE , a POLLY POCKET DC Comics Villains Set. Yes, All three figures/dolls will come inside a special 3-pack design box. Oh yeah, the Polly Pocket characters are dressed-up like Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn! The Set retails for around $19.99.

SIDE NOTE: 
The graphic up above is also a 1600 X 900 Desktop Wallpaper, enjoy!

April 27, 2012

Damian's BATMAN BAT-SUIT COSPLAY at Australia's SUPANOVA Pop Culture Expo






OK, This post was created to share some wonderful photos from our Good Friend, Damian. This guy has been working on the perfect BATMAN Bat-Suit for a few years now and really has something cool going. These are some pics where he recently attended the SUPANOVA Show in full-costume. Supanova is a Pop Culture Expo in Australia that just celebrated it's 10th anniversary. The photos pretty much explain themselves so I won't go on about that but if you're interested in learning more about this event then just Click HERE! Oh yeah, Thanks Damian for sharing these fun pics and your suit is lookin' AWESOME Mate!

New 2012 BATMAN TOYS and MERCHANDISE Update

OK, This is sort of an unusual post because I usually focus on sharing news about one product at a time but all this news came in at the same time so here we go!

First, we reported awhile back about the new BATMAN Batmobile Hot Wheels Car in the DC UNIVERSE Line by Mattel. But at that time we didn't have a photo of it because it had not been made public yet. Well, here it is! 



Next, here are some new BATMAN and ROBIN items to keep an eye out for. Here are some fun toys in the DC SUPER FRIENDS Toy Line by Fisher-Price ( also owned by Mattel ). They're called "Little People Wheelies" and the cool thing is they're only $4.00, that's smart.



Then, last but certainly not least, is a photo showing a new "bagged" Lego BATMAN Toy JETSKI! This is part of their DC UNIVERSE SUPER HEROES line. Again, smart pricing here, just $5.00.

Robby Reed's DIAL B FOR BLOG is Back!





Yes, you read that right, DIAL B FOR BLOG is Back! Now a lot of people are gonna be real excited about this news. Back in the day, DIAL B FOR BLOG was a really fun website. It covered silver age comic book history like no other. It had style, substance, & was very well designed. But then one day the owner/creator decided to quit. It was discovered that he had a set goal to reach a certain number of posts & then quit. So, after hitting that number, he did. The site was left up for people to enjoy but it was never updated for a really long time. Well I got an email from him & he said he's bringing it back. No way! I didn't believe him. That is, until I went to go check it out for myself and yes, DIAL B FOR BLOG is Back! Do you too also think it's too good to be true? Well, Just CLICK HERE!

April 26, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Official Batman Movie T-Shirt Contest Winners To Be Revealed!

Hey Dark Knight Rises Movie Fans! You might remember awhile back when we hyped the Official DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Movie T-Shirt Design Contest over at the Design By Humans website. It's a very big deal & was even judged by Christopher Nolan. Well, the WINNERS will start to be announced this Monday, April 30th, 2012. Also on that day the top 5 winning shirts will be available for sale with the Grand Prize Winner to be announced on Friday! For more details, CLICK HERE!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - New Batman Movie PROMO ART Photo with BANE!

Just a quick post to share this brand-new image that's out, a very nice Promo Photo from Warner Bros' THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Movie. Of course it features, BANE!! Oh yeah, click on it to enlarge it, it's sweeeet!

HARLEY QUINN Will Be the Next DC Comics Bishoujo Statue by Kotobukiya



The Joker's ever faithful Companion and Partner in Crime, HARLEY QUINN, is the newest Femme Fatale to appear in Kotobukiya's DC Comics Bishoujo statue collection. She stands a little bit over 10 inches tall ( 1:7 Scale to be exact ). This image of HARLEY QUINN is based on an original illustration from Japanese Artist Shunya Yamashita. He was inspired by the character's look in Batman: The Animated Series rather than her current 'modernized' appearance in DC Comics. This PVC STATUE was sculpted by Masahiro "Gill Gill" Takahashi to keep the level of detail fans demand from the line. Kotobukiya's HARLEY QUINN Bishoujo Statue is due to come out in September, 2012 and will retail for around $59.99.

CHILLER THEATRE EXPO NJ - Meet John Astin THE RIDDLER April 27th-29th


OK, I know we reported this earlier this month at the BAT-BLOG, but this event happens TOMORROW so we thought we'd post a friendly reminder. Fans of the 1966 BATMAN TV Show who live near Parsippany, NJ might want to go to the CHILLER THEATRE Toy, Model, and Film Expo Convention going on from April 27 to 29th, 2012. The Actor, John Astin, will be there along with many other Guests. I mention him specifically because he played the THE RIDDLER ( 2nd Version ) on the 1960's BATMAN TV Show. He was also the lead actor on another series you might remember called THE ADDAMS FAMILY. It would be pretty cool to meet him. For more information, click HERE!

April 23, 2012

New BATMAN BATMOBILE and BAT-SIGNAL Gift Books

Here's an update to a previous post here on the BAT-BLOG.COM. Awhile back we reported about a new series of "Gift Books" from a Publisher named "Running Press". So far they have TWO Batman-related items ready, the BATMOBILE and BAT-SIGNAL stories. Now, I say "Gift Books" because the books are very very small and come boxed with a special prize. These are available in stores and online right now so keep an eye out. Also, I totally LOVE the retro-style of that Batmobile car, very Vintage 1980's!! It kind of reminds me of the Kenner Superpowers Action Figure vehicle, nice!

BAT-VIDEO - BATMAN ARKHAM CITY Video Game of the Year Edition





Rocksteady had decided to release another version of their BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Video Game titled, "Batman: Arkham City, Game of the Year Edition". Basically, you get the Full Game with all Updates, All new DLC (Harley Quinn's Revenge), All previously released DLC packs, and a FREE Movie Download of the BATMAN: YEAR ONE animated film ( USA and Canada only ).








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April 21, 2012

WACKY BATMAN VIDEO - Holy Musical B@man!

WARNING: Holy Musical B@man! contains adult language, but not too bad.

HOLY MUSICAL, BATMAN! It's time for crime-fighting shenanigans with everyone's favorite superhero! After witnessing the murder of his parents, a young billionaire makes a solemn vow to dress up like a bat and wage a one-man war on the rouges of Gotham. So get ready to see the Dark Knight the way you always dreamed of... singing and dancing!

Holy Musical B@man! is produced and performed solely for the enjoyment of ourselves and other comic book fans. It is in no way sponsored, approved, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. or any of their affiliates.

Holy Musical B@man! was written and directed by Matt Lang & Nick Lang and features music & lyrics by Nick Gage, with additional music by Scott Lamps.

The entire play is shown at YouTube in 13 parts. They actually cover many different versions of the Dark Knight and it's just totally crazy! Here's Act One, Part One, and if you can stomach it be sure to visit the site & watch the entire play, it's wacky!


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Special JAPANESE Give-Away BATMAN MOVIE Item!


A Good friend over at Facebook told me the news about the Official "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" Japan Website having a special offer, that if you buy tickets early, they will give you a special BATMAN FLASHLIGHT Premium Give-Away. Which is cool because I don't know how to read Japanese! For more information CLICK HERE close the video, click on MENU & then NEWS. But be warned now, it's all written in a  foreign language, ha!

LEGO BATMAN 2 DC SUPER HEROES - CATWOMAN Video Game Wallpaper!

DC Entertainment just released a high-res photo of what CATWOMAN will look like in the New LEGO BATMAN 2 DC SUPER HEROES Video Game. So, here's a Wallpaper Background to brighten your desktop, MEOW!



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April 20, 2012

New Video - BATMAN LIVE World Arena Tour Promo






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Check out this exclusive interview video with the BATMAN LIVE team, including Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment; Sam Heughan, who originated the role of Batman in BATMAN LIVE; Allan Heinberg, writer of BATMAN LIVE; and renowned comic book artist Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. 

The show is doing their "South American Tour" right now with plans to be in Chile & Argentina in the next 2 months and then it will finally arrive in the United States. The 1st US show is in Anaheim, CA on September 5th, 2012.

April 19, 2012

VIDEO - New BEWARE THE BATMAN Teaser Trailer From The Cartoon Network

As most Bat-Fans probably know already, DC Nation and the Cartoon Network plan to broadcast a brand-new Batman CGI computer-animated TV series called BEWARE THE BATMAN! Well, Warner Bros finally released a Teaser Trailer & it's totally beautiful!! Crank-up your speakers because the sound of the Batmobile engines is a very cool special effect. Plus, you're gonna want to hear Batman's "new voice". Unfortunately, the 1st episode isn't set to air until 2013. But hey, stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM for all future information.







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BATMAN VIDEO - THE JOKER'S UTILITY BELT! Comic Book History



Shown up above is the cover to a now ultra-classic comic book, BATMAN #73. This was the issue that introduced "Jokers Utility Belt". This story inspired a "Joker episode" for a 1966 BATMAN TV Show Script, has been reprinted numerous times, and even made an appearance on the recent BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD animated TV cartoon in an episode titled "Emperor Joker". 


Well, someone made a set of videos that tell the story. I don't know what the source of the audio is but it seems like some "Story Record" you might have heard as a little kid. If anyone knows, please let us know. But hey, watch the 3 videos, they're fun!

















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