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by SprangFan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: 60 Years Ago Today
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: 60 Years Ago Today

A very sad story and, IMO, still an unsolved mystery.

Wish he could've lived long enough to see how fondly he'd be remembered by generations of fans.
by SprangFan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Favorite Catwoman Actress?
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Favorite Catwoman Actress?

That's a tough one. Julie starred in my favorite episode of the entire series, "The Purr-fect Crime/Better Luck Next Time," but as Andy says, each subsequent appearance chipped away more and more at that strong start (not her fault, but the writers'). On the other hand, Lee was more the way I always...
by SprangFan
Thu May 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: FOUND wrath of khan sneak previews
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: FOUND wrath of khan sneak previews

That's an awesome clip, thanks, never seen it. That's got to be the worst-looking box art ever, though. :shock: And even if it looked better, "Kirk vs. Bed-ridden Sickbay Patient" doesn't exactly capture the menace and tension of that episode. That's an interesting story about Madlyn Rhue, and a cla...
by SprangFan
Thu May 30, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: FOUND wrath of khan sneak previews
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: FOUND wrath of khan sneak previews

I wouldn't call it "just a rumor" prior to release. I remember seeing a cast photo in TIME or Newsweek a few months before the film hit theaters so I knew it was coming. A lot of fans knew a lot more than I did about it (like Spock's fate, thanks to a leak by the disgruntled Gene Roddenberry) and we...
by SprangFan
Tue May 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy

Remembered I posted about the Heroes World catalogs once on my Superman fan site, with a comparison of some items as advertised vs the real thing.

http://davidmorefield.com/superman/clip ... sworld.htm

There's a link in there to the actual catalogs as hosted over at the Mego Museum.
by SprangFan
Tue May 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy

Those Heroes World catalogs were fascinating. Even as I kid I had to wonder if it wouldn't have been cheaper to just photograph the merchandise instead of paying artists -- even student artists -- to draw them all. But maybe here we see the reason why: even a piece of junk can look cool in an illust...
by SprangFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New Mezco Figure
Replies: 30
Views: 1890

Re: New Mezco Figure

Okay, I'm pretty slow on the uptake, because I just realized that's actually TWO figures. One is hard plastic with sculpted muscles, etc. and the other has a cloth costume with chubby arms and legs like a baby doll. Two concepts for an as-yet-undecided product, or two different offerings? Not that I...
by SprangFan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Bringing the Bat Boat in line with the Batmobile: The Aqua Bat
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Bringing the Bat Boat in line with the Batmobile: The Aqua Bat

The accents on the trailer are a nice touch, too, evoking the cycle sidecar.

Thumbs up from the "other" Aqua-Bats!

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by SprangFan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Fans of The Shadow?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Fans of The Shadow?

Big fan of The Shadow, and it's interesting you led off the thread with a Steranko image, because he's a big reason. Those paperbacks of the 70s with his cover art were gorgeous, and his long chapter on the Pulps in "The Steranko History of the Comics" got me obsessed with finding out more about pul...
by SprangFan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batman 1966 Tribute Commercials Bradesco Seguros
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Batman 1966 Tribute Commercials Bradesco Seguros

I love how it's everyone's first impulse to call Batman at the first sign of trouble. I fell off a stool! Call Batman! The frisbee's on the roof again! Call Batman! "American Ninja Warrior" is a re-run! Call Batman! Interesting that even though everyone in town has Batman's direct number, he's never...
by SprangFan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?

Cool, that's the link I was going to use as a guide all those years ago, and Toytinker would've been my source for parts (looks like it's gone, now). You're ahead of the game with a Robin included. The Boy Wonder tended to go missing, since he neglected to follow Batman's advice and wear a seatbelt....
by SprangFan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?

If you mean you didn't know there were "flaws" as a kid, I'm in the same boat. In retrospect I can see the dimensions are somewhat off, but compared to half-hearted efforts like the plastic Mego Batmobile, it was spot on. Yes, the "chain cutter" (and the gaping groove it necessitated) are kind of od...
by SprangFan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?

I agree the Corgi has a charm despite, or maybe because of, its flaws. I had one as a kid and I still haven't nailed down which edition it was. I know it was not a first generation, because it came with the trailer and boat. ( I always wondered why the boat wasn't destroyed when Batman fired up the ...
by SprangFan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?

Some years ago there was something of a niche community on the internet devoted to restoring Corgi Batmobiles. I remember a couple of sites that specialized in selling the various original parts and figures, and at least one guy who would do the whole thing for you (they usually also had parts for 0...
by SprangFan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 1242

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

I think it's safe to say the younger audience was a key target demographic for the show, and when I was a kid I didn't know who any of those guys were. Admittedly i didn't discover the show until syndication, since I was a toddler when it went off the air in 69 , so maybe they were better known 10 y...