AHI (Azrak-Hamway International) was best known for their rack toys of parachuters, motorcycles and so forth, mostly featuring licensed characters (especially Batman, but also monsters, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man and Star Trek), but they also did some larger toys... these are pretty darn cool, if you ask me! The company was related to Remco, but I forget off the top of my head which was a subsidiary of the other.
If you're not as old as I am, you are probably unaware of the 8mm home movie market that existed from probably the 1940s or so through to the 1970s, which was finally killed off by the home video market! I have fond memories from my childhood of going to Kmart with my family and seeing this dazzling display of 8mm home movies for sale... and after all, that was about the only way you could watch movies when you wanted to see them (even if they were edited for length, often silent with subtitles, and sometimes in black and white even if the original movie was in color).
As you can see above, both Batman movie serials received the 8mm or super 8mm treatment... but I'm not sure what that last one was... was it a edited-down Adam West episode, or one of the Filmation cartoons? Unfortunately, the seller didn't (or couldn't) say.
I know, you can't really see anything here... the seller said it was the 1966 movie, but I strongly suspect it was a chapter of one of the serials!
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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