OK, this is a clever way to sell an existing gag product with a Batman license, even though it doesn't really have anything to do with Batman specifically.
Ah, the Pix-A-Go-Go... for the longest time, I thought this was some kind of Give-A-Show Projector-like item, but after looking at it here and there for a while, I think I've finally figured out what the deal is, and why there are those lines. It's got to be some kind of crude animation gadget, where you move the image, and there's some basic animation, probably similar to these "Scanimation" books:
As with probably every licensed product Remco made in the 1960s (with the exception of the Doctor Doolittle Ugly Mugly Projector, but I digress), this flying Batcopter seems to be an item they were already producing, with some new stickers put on it... once the Batman license ran out, they could just continue selling it as a flying helicopter!
Speaking of the Ugly Mugly Projector, that product was intended to compete with Kenner's Give-A-Show Projector, much like the Marx Picture Pistol from 1966 was! This is probably the reason it was the late 1970s or early 1980s before Batman would appear in a Give-A-Show Projector set!
I hereby promise that if I ever get a copy of this press-out book, I will dutifully scan all the pages in high resolution and post them here, so you guys can download the large pictures, print them out, and cut them out so you can make these press-outs!
What's a sonosheet? It's a Japanese book and record set, like the Power Records sets and similar items in the USA... but the Japanese ones seem somehow more awesome -- perhaps it's because of all the variety of characters that were featured!
Pretty cool, eh? Tomorrow, there'll be one here based on the 1966 series!
I think I've shown some of the individual "Bat-Grams" before... here's the package!
Here's an extremely well-preserved Batman costume for the 1960s Ideal Captain Action! Now, I may have posted a photo of this item before, but any time I come across a better photo of something I already have in my files, I'll save that one as an "upgrade," if you will!
This iron-on from 1972 apparently came on the back of some cereal box, but I have no idea which one!
The Japanese people must've went for Batman even more than the USA, given the range of products that come up on eBay every so often! I'd love to see what all these cards look like.
Here's another of those "I wish I had a much bigger photo of this" items... it's kind of a 3-D glass item, with the main figure on a layer above the background.
So, apparently, Playskool decided that before I was going to have kids, they would discontinue these very cool super-hero frame-tray puzzles... it's very disappointing to me, because I hate to pay a premium price to buy stuff for the kids to play with, even though a) I love to encourage geekery in my children, and b) my daughter especially loves to play with puzzles!
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!
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