October 24, 2014
Awhile back, here at the BAT-BLOG, we had been reporting about that special BATMAN BURGER that McDonald's is releasing in Hong Kong. It was big news at the time and a lot of fun. Then, a good friend of ours who actually lives there told us there was also a special toy you could buy, a set of JUSTICE LEAGUE Cube-Like Figures! One of them is Batman and you can see him down below:
Wait! Here's some more news. Our good friend, Stone Wong, sent us these pics he took on a recent trip to the Restaurant. He even got me some of those Batman Figures so I wanna thank him publicly for those as well. The figure is AWESOME!
Now, be sure to check out these fun pics. They show some of the McDonald's advertising signs and banners promoting the toys. It looks like you can also buy figures of Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern!
They sell the DC Comics' characters individually and also as a boxed set. Plus, if you buy the BOX SET, you also get a bonus figure of the JOKER!
Oh man, so awesome! Thank you Stone for sharing your photos. This is pretty cool!
Just a quick post to share the awesome news that this Sunday, October 26th, at the RACEWAY PARK in Englishtown, New Jersey, there will be an ULTIMATE DRAG RACE between the 1966 Batman BATMOBILE and the 60's Monkees TV Show MONKEEMOBILE!!
Yes, both of these amazing cars will be on hand and the event promises so much more! There will be many other car races going on other than the Batmobile one and more TV/Movie prop cars are scheduled to arrive. I heard that the Starsky and Hutch Torino Car will be there.
It also looks like there will be another drag race between a Hazzard County Police Car and the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard! I even heard a rumor that the BLACK BEAUTY car from the 1960's GREEN HORNET TV Show will be there too!
It looks like it's gonna be a great event and, did I mention, they will also have a "Pin-Up Girl" Contest! Oh yeah, MEOW!
For more information just CLICK HERE!
I just got these semi-prototype photos recently and I know that a lot of BATMAN Fans out there will totally love them. I Present to you, VINYL VIXENS from Funko! These three Gotham Girls will be available at Hot Topic in the coming months (among other places). The first wave includes Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy.
Plus, there's a rumor that more DC Comics super heroines will be added to the toy line. My only regret in posting this is that I don't know how tall these figures are. But they do look pretty cool and I just might have to get that one of the Catwoman, MEOW! OK, I actually want all three, ha!
A Bat-Blog Fan named David sent us some totally wonderful pics the other night that we knew we had to share here. Back in 2003 he wrote a letter to Mr. George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries.
It was a simple letter, just saying thank you for being a part of his youth, as he grew-up watching reruns of the 1966 BATMAN TV Series and dreaming of the magnificent Batmobile car. Never expecting anything in return, really just saying, "Thanks for the memories". Then, to his surprise, he received the autographed photo up above and this letter!
Now, I know a ton of people who have met Mr. Barris at Comic Book Conventions, Car Shows, etc... and everyone says the exact same thing. That he is a ultra friendly and a very nice person. That is so cool!
I hope I get a chance to meet him someday because I too would thank him for making my childhood just a little bit better. Thanks George, and Thank you David for sharing your fun pics and story.
October 21, 2014
On October 27th, at 6:00 pm (5:00 Central), please be sure to watch the Cartoon Network's premier one-shot animated movie special event of the showing of LEGO / DC Comics Super Heroes, BATMAN BE-LEAGUERED!
Yes, it looks like the Justice League are sponging-off of Batman's fame again, ha! Here are some trailers down below, check 'em out!
DC Comics has teamed-up with the OASIS Soda Pop Company in France to bring beverages with "Justice League Superhero" graphics to stores. It looks like Batman is Lemon-Flavored, Superman is Orange, Flash is Strawberry, and Wonder Woman is maybe... Raspberry?
Anyhow, here's a video, totally in French, that shows an unveiling of the product. Now, I think this "BOX" is only available to people who the PR company mailed these to. I'm not sure yet. I say that because a year or two ago Mountain Dew sent me a similar package for their "Batman Drink". But either way, these cans are a lot of fun!
Oh man, I really really want the BATMAN can, ha ha!
We wanna thank our good friend James McCord for sharing these super fun pics he took last weekend when he attended an event at the kokomo Event Center in Indiana!
This is one of those replica cars made by our friend Mark Racop's 1966 Batmobile Replica Company, FIBERGLASS FREAKS.
If anyone out there is stressing out about what to get me for my birthday (January), then one of these would be nice, very nice.
Thanks James, I Love This Car!
Here's a video showing the "Batman Forever Stamps" at the US Post Office Ceremony that appeared at the recent 2014 New York Comic Con.
These stamps are still available at the Post office but they are selling quick. Some people have told me they bought the last ones at their locations so, if you want a set, you better hurry and get yours!
Oh yeah, as a kick side note: That's our buddy, Ralph Garman, giving the introduction!
Just a quick post to share the news that this Thursday the new TV GUIDE Magazine hits the stands and it has a "Batman" cover. It's main focus is the new GOTHAM TV Show but they also have a blurb about the 1966 BATMAN series cast being reunited.
October 20, 2014
Here's a quick post to share the news that OAFCON is back! This is an event here where I live (Oklahoma) and it will be at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK on October 25 and 26, 2014. Doors open at 10:00 am and it runs till 7:00 pm on Saturday, 6:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is only $5.00.
This is a BIG Comic Book Convention that has been going on in Oklahoma FOREVER ( I remember going to one when I was a little kid, ha) and they always have some really great guests that show up.
To check the guest list, and for more information, please be sure to visit their website, just CLICK HERE!