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by Mark Racop
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Batcon 4 September 12th and 13th, 2020!
Replies: 5
Views: 25992

Re: Batcon 4 September 12th and 13th, 2020!

Hi, Jim. As with a lot of businesses, COVID absolutely wrecked my plans regarding timing for the museum, which consequently has affected the timing of the next Batcon. The good news is that we are making god progress on the museum--we are about 70% done with framing and drywall of the main floor, th...
by Mark Racop
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 150
Views: 207340

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

The guy designing the prototype electronics was sick with the flu for two weeks (not COVID, thank the Lord!). He will be back on task shortly, in addition to the dozens of projects he's doing for me.
by Mark Racop
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: King Tut Headdress questions
Replies: 11
Views: 33222

Re: King Tut Headdress questions

Rogman is Roger Barrett, a great guy.

I'm looking forward to seeing your King Tut costume. It will be challenging, but fun, I'm sure.
by Mark Racop
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A great Christmas video with Kenny G. and the Amazing Burgess Meredith
Replies: 2
Views: 22585

Re: A great Christmas video with Kenny G. and the Amazing Burgess Meredith

Oh man...I had forgotten all about this wonderful song and video. As a former movie theater manager, I remember tearing up as the projectionist (Burgess) enjoyed the old time movies. I miss those days, when life was simpler... What a treat. Thanks much for posting. I hope everyone had a Merry Christ...
by Mark Racop
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Early Days...
Replies: 17
Views: 14352

Re: The Early Days...

My fan films were shot on Super 8 Movie film. I finally found a place in Chicago that can transfer the twin track sound that we used for music and sound effects. I'm going to try to get them transferred soon.
by Mark Racop
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Early Days...
Replies: 17
Views: 14352

Re: The Early Days...

I love your pic, Ben! I remember it vividly when you first posted it.
by Mark Racop
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Early Days...
Replies: 17
Views: 14352

Re: The Early Days...

Those early days were great fun. Very few of us were out there in those days, making us really stand out, LOL! I loved seeing you folks in your suits. Who else was out and about before it was 'popular' to do cosplay?
by Mark Racop
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Early Days...
Replies: 17
Views: 14352

The Early Days...

I was scanning some of the pics for my upcoming book, and came across some shots of my earliest 1966 Batman costumes. Here are some from 1970, a store bought Ben Cooper outfit that many of us wore, I'm sure: Birthday Party.jpg Birthday Party 2.jpg Here is my first attempt at an authentic costume, in...
by Mark Racop
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Batcowl advice
Replies: 28
Views: 21203

Re: Batcowl advice

I have made a dozen cowls over the years, and they are the hardest part of the Batman costume to make. Even with the Chuck shell and patterns, an experienced seamstress' skills are put to the test. I highly recommend getting some similar fabric and doing lots of tests. Trying to get those two side s...
by Mark Racop
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: How do I license BM 66 for a product?
Replies: 8
Views: 4206

Re: How do I license BM 66 for a product?

First, let me say that I love the idea of a sit down board game based on the 1966 Batman. I have no clue how successful it will be, but I would be thrilled to sell copies in my upcoming museum. Licensing is expensive, time consuming, and at times a big pain in the butt, but I wouldn't trade it for a...
by Mark Racop
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The New Batman '66 Book is HERE!
Replies: 48
Views: 84889

Re: New Batman '66 Book On the Way!

Keith, would you consider contributing to a future book, perhaps regarding a season two episode? Jim is looking for authors and for different and interesting perspectives...Just a thought!
by Mark Racop
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Fiberglass Freaks Batman Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 3025

Re: Fiberglass Freaks Batman Museum

Thanks for your kinds words, folks. It's going to be a blast. Once we scrape and paint the ceiling, we will begin construction on the Wayne Manor set and the theater. The plan is to have patrons be able to operate the switch in the Shakespeare bust to open the bookcase for photo ops. The theater wil...
by Mark Racop
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Fiberglass Freaks Batman Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 3025

Fiberglass Freaks Batman Museum

The Pharos Tribune in Logansport, Indiana, did a nice article about our upcoming museum:

https://www.pharostribune.com/news/loca ... HCgltAka2o
by Mark Racop
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Easter Eggs in "On My Way" - Music Video
Replies: 23
Views: 8875

Re: Batman Easter Eggs in "On My Way" - Music Video

Absolutely beautiful video guys! Kudos on a great song, great execution of that song, and then on choice of shots, CGI, and editing. Brilliant! Some Easter Eggs were obvious, and some not so much. Here is my list: 1) Bronson Cavern 2) 1955 Lincoln Futura 3) Hairpin turn shot recreation 4) 14 mile si...
by Mark Racop
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Batcon 4 September 12th and 13th, 2020!
Replies: 5
Views: 25992

Batcon 4 September 12th and 13th, 2020!

Sadly, we have had to postpone the 2020 Batcon until 2021 due to the COVID-19 virus. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are two of Troy's pics from 2019:
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