Monday, May 31, 2010

Pocket Super Heroes!

The one Mego line I hadn't covered so far was their Pocket Super Heroes, which were produced in an attempt to copy Kenner's success with the Star Wars line!

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As you can see, at least two different cards on these!


I'm not sure why they only did Batman and Robin, and no Bat-Villains -- apparently the Superman characters got coverage this time because of the movie series!


Here's a bonus! It's a Popy Batman figure from Japan! Popy was another licensor from Mego!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Megos???

Yes, a few more Mego items have turned up in my files!


Here's Palitoy's Robin figure -- pretty much identical to the Mego one, but with different card art. Palitoy had the license from Mego to produce in other countries.


Here's a loose Pocket Heroes Penguin above, and some more loose figures below (well, some of 'em may actually be Comic Action Heroes)...


We'll check out some Pocket Superheroes on the cards soon!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Vintage Catalog Stuff!

One more from the 1966 Montgomery Ward's catalog:


And this from the 1967 catalog:


You'll notice that the Bat Cave from 1966 is now part of 1967's Captain Action gear!


Just for the heck of it, here's a pair of Batmen from a New York Comic Con!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage Catalog Stuff!

Here's some more Batman merchandise out of the 1966 Montgomery Ward's Christmas Catalog!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

South American Bamtan and Robin Hand Puppets!


Vintage Catalog Stuff!

Just for the heck of it, here's some vintage catalog stuff featuring Batman toys! Today's post features stuff from the 1966 Montgomery-Ward's Christmas catalog!


More tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monster Times Covers!

Here's a few Monster Times covers that had Batman appearing!


The Monster Times was an all-too-short-lived 1970s publication that was printed entirely on newsprint, in a tabloid size. Because of this, good condition copies are hard to come by, and are pretty darn expensive! Sadly, there don't seem to be plans to reprint the publication at all... it had a really nice mix of articles on monster movies (natch), Star Trek, comics, and other geekery!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hot-Line Phone, Joker Mask and Mego Bat-Coders!


This Bat-Phone by Marx Toys may be my favorite Batman item that I don't have!


This Joker mask would, I think, freak me out if I were to see it in real life!


What are Bat-Coders? Well, it's just Mego's cheaper packaging of Batman and Robin Walkie-Talkies!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Heroes World Catalog Pages!

Here's four more pages of Bat-stuff from Heroes World Catalog #1!

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I'll post some more photos of actual merchandise for a few days before we get into more of these!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Heroes World Catalog Pages!

Here's a few pages from Heroes World Catalog #1 that feature Batman products -- how many of these do you recognize from photos I've already run here?

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Some more pages tomorrow!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

More Megos and a Give-A-Show Projector!

What, you thought the Megos were all presented already? Au Contraire!


Mego also did this Diecast Batman, part of a line that also included Superman, Spider-Man and the Hulk!


Most ridiculous Mego Batman item? Probably the Elastic Batman, which you could stretch like Plastic Man (or, more accurately, Stretch Armstrong).


As of the time I'm writing this, I still don't have this Give-A-Show Projector set in my possession... it would be the only US-released set that features Batman!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Comic Art!


First up today, it's Dick Giordano's cover to Detective Comics #457!


And we follow that up with a rather hallucinogenic page 10 from Detective Comics #471, by Marshall Rogers!


And here's Rogers' cover for Detective 473, which seems to harken back to Batman's first cover appearance!


And here's a bonus! It's page 30 from The Joker #2, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Comic Art!


First up today, here's page 27 from Detective Comics #385, art by Gil Kane. In my opinion, I believe Gil Kane drew the absolute sexiest Batgirl around!


Here's another page 27, this one from Detective Comics #412, art by Don Heck. Both of these pages were from Batgirl back-up tales!


And here's a great cover from Detective Comics #450, art by Walt Simonson!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Comic Art!


First up today, here's Ross Andru's cover for DC Special Digest #9! That was a great little reprint book, because not only was Batgirl's origin reprinted in it, so was Krypto's!


Next up, here's page 10 from Detective Comics #378, art by Bob Brown!


And from Detective #380, here's page 18, art by Joe Giella!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Super Hero Stamps and DC Special 27 Art!


Have I featured these before? I may have shown you a photo of the package, but not what the stamps looked like...


Above, you see pages 8 and 21 from DC Special 27, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. This issue featured Batman and the Incredible Hulk, one of the DC/Marvel team-up books!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Party Invitations, Puzzle and Double-Vue!

You may be noticing that I'm featuring a number of items recently with Superman as well as Batman -- that's because I was using "WF" as a sorter in my file naming -- "WF" standing for "World's Finest," naturally, a book that (for the most part) featured Superman and Batman within its covers!


These invites are way cool, aren't they? I wonder if I have high res versions of the art for these, because I might re-create them for one of my son's birthday parties!


Some day I'll have to post a photo of the complete puzzle sold in this "oil can" style box -- you'll see that even though Superman and Batman share billing, Batman appears to be helpless in this situation!


Here's yet another movie viewer cartridge featuring Batman (as well as Superman), this was for View-Master's entry into the movie viewer field!