Saturday, July 31, 2010

Header Card and Ceramic Banks!



Batman Serial Chapter 10!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Colorforms and Vending Machine Header Card!


As you can see, originally the Colorforms pieces weren't produced in full color... I don't seem to recall kids complaining about it, however!


Batman Serial Chapter 9!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

German Batmobile and Bat-Brush!



I can't help but think that more money was spent designing the card for this toothbrush than the stamp to add the Batman logo to the existing toothbrushes...

Batman Serial Chapter 8!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Joker Eyes and Pix A-Go-Go!


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:

Batman Serial Chapter 7!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flying Batcopter and Marx Picture Pistol!


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!

Batman Serial Chapter 6!

Monday, July 26, 2010

1978 Batman Game and Ideal Playset!




Batman Serial Chapter 5!

As of the time I was working on these, this was the last chapter posted, but I'm hoping before this actually posts, the remaining chapters will be uploaded on YouTube!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Super Hero Watch and Glow-In-The-Dark Game!


I should've really reworked this photo so it was stacked...


Batman Serial Chapter 3!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1967 Movie French Lobby Card & Press-Out Book!



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!

Batman Serial Chapter 1!

OK, so I used my YouTube-Fu and came up with the serials... so each day, I'll post a serial chapter and a few Batman items, until the serials are all done, and then it'll be back normal around here!

Chapter 1:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Serial Lobby Cards and Magazine!


Here's a lobby card for The New Adventures of Batman and Robin serial... I should really see if these serials are available for me to post here...


Here's a lobby card from the first serial!


One of the many magazines Adam West appeared on the cover of as Batman!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joker Pendant, Posters, and Corgi Bat-Boat!


I have no idea who made this pendant, probably a vending machine item or maybe a cereal premium, probably from the 1970s or so.


These posters probably were produced in the late 1970s, but more likely early 1980s.


I don't recall showing a photo of Corgi's Bat-Boat -- at least, not by itself, anyway!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wonder Bread Stickers and AHI Batmobile!!

I guess these were some kind of premium in Wonder Bread, probably in the late 60s or early 1970s! Heck, they could've even been pre-1966!



This AHI Batmobile was made in 1974, and I have no idea if it's free-rolling, friction-powered, or battery-operated.... or even what size it is!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Comic Art!


Here's an unused cover for Batman #218, which the seller claimed was Infantino, but I dunno, it looks more like Irv Novick's work to me!


Page 1 from Batman #327, by Carmine Infantino for sure!


Page 2 from Batman #154, by Shelly Moldoff!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


As promised, today, here's a Japanese Sonosheet based on the 1966 TV series!


Isn't that great? I have no idea who some of the characters are supposed to be.

Friday, July 16, 2010


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!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bat-Grams, Captain Action Costume, and Iron-On!


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!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Japanese Cards, 3-D Glass Display, and Frame-Tray Puzzle!


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!