For all you Female Batman Fans out there here is an ultra-sexy, Batman-inspired, makeup look for you that features deep purples and rich golds, as well as a black mask for crime fighting! A perfect look for both work and play!
July 5, 2015
July 4, 2015
Here's some great news for friends living on the other side of the globe but kinda crappy for us who live in the United States, ha ha! In Europe (Belgium, France, etc...) they have a Fast Food Restaurant Chain called "QUICK!".
Basically, it's a hamburger place and right now they are offering DC Comics' Superhero Meals that come with some extremely awesome promo character glasses! Shown here is an actual photo of the "Batman" Glass (Thank you Salvatore!).
Yes, you read that right, promo glasses! I grew-up with these things in the 1970's and restaurants here in the US have stopped offering these a long time ago (lawsuits probably). But it's extremely cool that all our friends overseas will get to enjoy these!
The complete set includes the Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman. Click on the photo down below for a larger, sharper, photo:
One last thing, check out this awesome TV Commercial airing over there right now!! Also, a special "Thank You" goes out to a good friend named Thierry who helped me with the official QUICK website!
A Quote from Yvonne Craig!
"This is probably one of the most stunning pieces of artwork I have seen in a long time, and the attention to detail is absolutely outstanding". Yvonne Craig/Batgirl"
This new BATGIRL Signature Series Maquette Statue (Yvonne Craig variation) is available for pre-order right now and it's totally torturing me that I'm wayyy too broke to buy it, ha ha! It is 1/6th scale (13 inches tall on her base) and was sculpted by Trevor Grove. It's made by the Tweeterhead company and they are offering two versions.
Version #1 includes The Batgirl Maquette with the Batty Award and lithograph of the 1960's concept art of Batgirl's secret door. Version #1 will retail for $249.99.
Version #2 includes everything above and a certificate signed by Batgirl herself, Yvonne Craig. Version #2 will retail for $279.99.
Batgirl's Batty Award (from the episode "Catwoman's Dressed to Kill") and lithograph are only available as a tweeterhead exclusive.
Like the rest of their 1966 Batman TV Series Maquette line, this will be a numbered limited edition. For more information just CLICK HERE!
On a personal level, in the last couple of years, I have become obsessed with listening to podcasts (WTF with Marc Maron is one of my favorites). This new media is pretty fun and one thing I really like about it is that it's very niche-oriented, meaning, that you can find ones that relate to very specific topics you enjoy (Comedy, Cooking, Tech News, etc...).
So, I was pretty happy the other day to stumble across one that is totally devoted to the 1990's BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES!
It's created by a guy named Justin Michael who lives in Los Angeles. In each episode of the podcast he focuses on an actual episode of the cartoon and he has a special guest along with him who was a part of it.
It's a cool concept and he has had Paul Dini, Seth Green, Andrea Romano, and many others (way too many to list). Here's a nice sample down below, check 'em out!!
Schleich™ is a German producer of toy figurines and accessories headquartered in Germany. The traditional market for Schleich products is Mainland Europe, with half their sales in Germany. But, they do import these toys to the United States and you can find them at places like Wal-Mart and Toys R Us.
Their main focus is creating very life-like reproductions of natural animals from our world. They also make figures with a "Fantasy/Dragons" theme, Realistic-looking Dinosaurs, and even Smurfs. So, it's kinda strange (but very cool) that they are now going to be coming out with a whole new line of DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE figures. I don't have an exact release date on these yet but I'm sure you can find them pretty soon so keep an eye out.
Shown here are some of the Batman ones, at least 3 different poses, but the line will also include Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc... Then, down below, is a photo showing a special boxed set titled, "BATMAN VS JOKER"... very cool!
WOW! It looks like the current Entertainment Weekly has a special BATMAN V SUPERMAN cover and we get a rare look at the Actress playing Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. We also get to see Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. There is also this wonderful photo showing the Bat-Signal in Gotham City.
June 30, 2015
Did all these photos make you cry like a Little Girl? Ha Ha! This is a Custom "Batman Batmobile" Chopper Motorcycle created by Game Over Cycles, who are located in Poland. Yes, Poland! They went totally crazy when they invented this bike. I mean, the photos speak for themselves, check 'em out!!
More Basic Technical Information:
- Audi 3.7l V8, 230 km
- Automatic transmission
- Rear tires 295/40 / R20, front 220/40/18
- Electronic display - DAKOTA
- Width 2.08m
- Length 4,45m
- Height 1.35 m
- Wheelbase 3.20 m
- Handlebar 1,10m
You can find them on FACEBOOK or visit their OFFICIAL WEBSITE here!
Here's some really great "Batman Toy Collector" news!! Later this year, FUNKO, who we totally love, will be adding BATGIRL to their VINYL VIXENS toy line. You might remember that they came out with Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy figures earlier and they sold out pretty quickly! (I never got any).
This BATGIRL figure will measure approx. 9 Inches Tall and will be available around September, 2015. Oh yeah, it will have a Retail Price of about $29.99.
If you are lucky enough to get to hit the San Diego Comic Con this year then be sure to keep an eye out for these "Batman Toy Collector" Exclusives!
First up is an Action Figure we're all pretty excited about, a special "Yvonne Craig" BATGIRL from the 1966 BATMAN TV Series Collection by Mattel! It is a Toys-R-Us Exclusive figure and will be made available at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention
In the same booth, they will also have another "Toys R Us Exclusive", this "Batman vs. Harley Quinn Playset" shown right here. This boxed set includes 2 PVC Figures of Batman and the Joker's Girlfriend, Harley Quinn!
These are made by a foreign toy company called Schleich who is very well known for making small "Animal" figures and Dinosaurs.
Next up, FUNKO will be offering this Exclusive DORBZ Figure of "ThillKillz Batman". Gosh, isn't he totally adorable?!
Then, we have this DC Comics Collectors Keyring Set made by Monogram. Available at their booth, this special boxed set includes Harley Quinn, The Joker, Batman, Superman, and Nightwing! (This is a "prototype photo" and the actual product may vary). This set is very limited to 500 pieces and will be priced around $45.00.
Then, last but not least, is this DC Comics Bombshells HARLEY QUINN Mouse Pad by ICON Heroes. It has a special die-cut design and will be a 2015 SDCC Exclusive at their booth #3345.
Whew! OK, there will probably be more "SDCC BATMAN Exclusives" news available closer to comic con time so please be sure to stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG for more toy collector news!
I just realized I have not posted a fun "BATMAN TATTOO" photo recently so I thought i would share this one I came across yesterday. A friend of mine told me about a local (I live in Oklahoma City, OK) Tattoo Artist named "Viking Ashley".
I checked out her Facebook page and she does some amazing artwork. Then, you can imagine my surprise when I came across this little gem, a Silver age-style "Batman" Bat-Tat!