September 20, 2014

Armando's Custom SERIOUS FAN OF BATMAN THEME Dodge Charger!








OK, Here's a pretty cool story that also turned out to be a lot of fun! Awhile back I was hanging out at the Official Facebook Page for the BAT-BLOG BATMAN FAN SITE. While there I was contacted by a guy named Armando. He had sent me a friend request and then later said, "Hey, check out my BATMAN Car!". I did and it's pretty amazing!

Well, he then says something along the lines of, "Hey, I live in Lawton, OK and I have plans to come to Oklahoma City. Do you want to see it in person?" You see, OKC is where I live. "Oh my god, Yes!!", I said, ha!





We ended up meeting around 2:00 pm at a local McDonald's. That's Armando on the left, me on the right. Oh man, this car is even crazier in person! I mean, it's EXTREME!! The first thing you notice is an amazing paint job. My photos don't show it well, but the car is sort of a sparkly-black color. Not quite sure how to explain it. It's a little like metal-flake paint but toned down quite a bit, very subtle. It really looks more like an extremely DEEP black. It has the RED BAT-SYMBOL on each door and RED Pin-Striping all over. A nice tribute to the 1966 Batmobile by George Barris maybe?

The main reason I have so many pics is because I went a little crazy. I mean, almost every inch of this car has a special "Batman" emblem or symbol some place. The attention to detail is insane! But overall it's just a lot of fun. Some of the BATS are just vinyl decals but most of them are custom made pieces that are kind of like "clear-plastic bubbles". Sorry, not a good description but they're very well made, look crafted by hand too, sort of like clear jewels... really really nice! 

The 6.4 Liter HEMI Engine is all tricked out and there is even some neon lighting in there. This thing has gotta be crazy cool at night time! Oh man, you know, with color-changing lights shooting out of the front grill. Armando said there was even NEON, under the car, as well.

So, everybody please take the time to look at each photo, all blown-up in large detail (click on them). This car is extremely cool and if you're a serious Batman Fan you're gonna love it!

My favorite touch was the console cabinet inside the car. Just check out those pics and the details... fun stuff!

Thank you Armando for contacting me and showing me your car. I feel like I have made a new friend, Thanks!











WHO IS THE GREATEST SUPERHERO OF ALL TIME? As Asked by EW's POP WATCH



Recently, over at the Entertainment Weekly POP WATCH website they asked the question, "WHO IS THE GREATEST SUPERHERO OF ALL TIME?" and... you will not believe who won! To see the answer just click on the image up above for a larger, more readable, version!

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE + STAR WARS VII = FUN!



Well, it appears that there is a friendly "Twitter Fight" between the actual movie directors of BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Zack Snyder ) and STAR WARS VII (J.J. Abrams). 

The image up above shows a digital photo uploaded by Zack Snyder that was sent to J. J. Abrams, showing a Star Wars Stormtrooper being arrested by the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD).

So, in response, J.J. sent this video of the Original Millennium Falcon that will be in STAR WARS VII, and the camera zooms-in on a "Batman" item! 

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Let's hope they keep this "war" ongoing more.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM WEST #BATMAN!



Hey Everybody! Look at this fun photo we got from Adam West today! This photo was shot yesterday (Sept. 19th) at Mr. West's 86th Birthday Party Dinner and it looks like he had a nice piece of cake!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "BATMAN"!!

Vintage 1966 #BATMAN AND ROBIN Vinyl Record Album in MPG Format



Some of you might remember this 1966 BATMAN AND ROBIN Vinyl Record Album, the one done by Sun Ra and The Blues Project, and some of you might even have one in your collection (like me) but you're unable to hear it. 

Well, there's a website called WFMU's BEWARE OF THE BLOG! and they have the full album available online for your listening pleasure and you can even download them, check it out, just click the LINK up above.

September 16, 2014

#BATMAN TRIBUTE ART - Made With Love and Sidewalk Chalk!


While goofing around on Facebook the other day I received some artwork from an extremely talented artist who recently created a BATMAN TRIBUTE in, of all mediums, chalk! (Readers, please be sure to click on the photo up above for a larger, more detailed, version). It's really GREAT!

He wrote, "My Daughter, Son-in-law, and grandsons love the Bat-Blog. They suggested your page and said I had to send this your way. Desmond and Johnny love to make me, grandpa, get out the sidewalk chalk!"

WOW! OK, First off I totally know the family he's talking about, ha! They're all really great friends. These people are totally serious Batman Fans and really love the character. That, in itself, is very cool but I wanna thank their "Grandpa" for sharing his amazing artwork. Honestly, it's very well done and it's also extremely touching that they thought of the BAT-BLOG and wanted to share. Thanks everybody, I love you guys!

New 1966 ROBIN THE BOY WONDER Batman Moebius Model Kit BOX ART by Christopher Franchi



Here's a quick post to share some amazing artwork by our good buddy, Christopher Franchi. He has sort of become the Official Artist for the packaging design of the Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series Model Kits that are being made right now by Moebius Models.

Shown here is the artwork for the ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER Model Kit that they have plans for coming out with later. This is ONLY his artwork with out all the packaging details. To give you a better idea of the finished product just check out this CATWOMAN product box down below... IT'S AMAZING!



Photo Gallery: BATMAN THROUGH CREATIVITY a New Art Exhibit in Mexico






Here at the BAT-BLOG, about 10 days ago, we mentioned a Batman-themed Art Opening that was going on in Mexico that revolves around the 75th Anniversary of our beloved Caped Crusader. It's called "BATMAN THROUGH CREATIVITY" and it's still going on. For more info about the times/location of that show just CLICK HERE.

But now, the cool thing is, some people have finally posted a few photos showing us the artwork that is on display. It looks like most of the art is "sculptural" & revolves around THE BAT-MASK COWL. 

There are many different ones made by a large variety of Artists, all with radically different styles and personalities. This is really GREAT because it creates a lot of diversity, or in other words, something for everybody!

I'm only showing a few examples here... but if you visit this website you can see way more. It's great stuff! Just CLICK HERE!





September 15, 2014

New BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD FLASHLIGHT on Sale At TARGET Again!


While surfing through the "Halloween Holiday section" at TARGET the other night I came across this fun BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Flashlight! They sold these last year but I didn't get one. It was only $5.00, so I thought what the heck, it's so cool! 

New DC COMICS SUPER HEROES MINI-FIGURES Spotted at Target!




On your next trip to TARGET please be sure to check their "Halloween section" for a special set of DC COMICS SUPER HEROES MINI-FIGURES! 

They are only $3.00 each and there are 8 different characters to collect: Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, Catwoman, The Joker, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow!  

I bought the one of Batman the other night. Here's a SECRET TIP If he's the only one you want: Just squeeze around the packaging and you can feel Batman's "ears and cape". Then, just buy that one. 

But really, I also want the Joker and Catwoman too but I was afraid I'd probably end-up with some of the other characters, ha! But, I do have plans to go back and get these 2 Bat-Villains. 




Oh yeah, a special THANK YOU goes out to our friend, FRANK, for the heads-up on these and the wonderful photos too. I appreciate that very much!