Thursday, September 30, 2010
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.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I don't know who or what Batman's supposed to be aiming that Batarang at... unless he's counting on a wide arc to hit the Penguin!
I've looked at these photos over and over, and the best I can figure out is that the game is to see who can complete their Batman puzzle first!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Obviously the latter item was produced by a licensor who was not aware that Batman does not use a gun... perhaps it was originally designed as a James Bond pencil box?
This is a pretty clever idea, if you ask me!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Kind of odd, but a creative way to make a figural coin purse, wouldn't you say?
Truly one of the most disturbing Batman toys ever made... okay, let's put aside that the water comes out of Batman's mouth... look instead at where the trigger is!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
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!