I have to confess, I've never understood the idea of bop bags. They always seem to be made with the lead character of a tv show, comic, or cartoon, and never the bad guys! I mean, a Joker, Penguin or Riddler bop bag would make sense... but not Batman! You're not supposed to want to beat up Batman!
One thing I've definitely learned while saving photos for my various blogs is that Argentina was nuts for super-heroes! I have come across so many cool (and some not so cool) items exclusive to Argentina!
Sure, didn't you know Batman had a freeze ray gun? Oh, yeah, you probably thought it was Mr. Zero/Mr. Freeze who used the freeze ray gun, didn't you. After all, that's what it says in the comics. But this toy manufacturer obviously knew different!
As would happen in the mid-1970s or so (when superheroes were hot), the success of the Batman tv show caused many toy manufacturers to snap up licensing for just about any product imaginable! Who would've thought to produce a toy like this one, a plastic Batman on a spring you'd attach to a bicycle?
The daily blog featuring photos of Batman-related merchandise going up through the 1970s, with a few 1980s items thrown in here and there! Your comments are welcomed!
Please note that I do not have any of these items for sale, and the vast majority of them are items I do not own at all. The photos were collected from eBay auctions over the years, and I wanted to share them with you all!
If you're interested in tracking down any of these items, I wish you luck, and hope that these posts help give you the information you need to find them offered on eBay! If you do purchase any of these items as a result of these posts, I'd love to hear about them -- and if you have better photos of anything I post here, I'd love to see them, too, and share them with my readers! You can email photos to me at waffyjon at comcast dot net. And if you link to a Batcave Trophy Room post, please let me know, and I'll add your blog to the blogroll!
I have been a Navy journalist, word processor, graphic designer, medical assisting student, cook, and truck driver, and am currently an eBay seller as well as an employee at a big retail store. I have been and always will be into comics, sf, tv, cartoons, monsters, oldies rock, and lots of other stuff.
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