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by SprangFan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: SDCC 2019 Batman '66 Stuff - NEW MEZCO LINE
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: SDCC 2019 Batman '66 Stuff

It'd be a display item for me anyway, so better if it doesn't roll.
by SprangFan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: SDCC 2019 Batman '66 Stuff - NEW MEZCO LINE
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: SDCC 2019 Batman '66 Stuff

At the 4-inch scale you don't need a lot of articulation, anyway. The old Star Wars figures didn't have much. If they do a One:12 of Adam, I'm definitely in trouble. Those things aren't cheap, but they're gorgeous. Just in honor of our hero, though, they should give it a special designation -- Adam:...
by SprangFan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: SDCC 2019 Things I have seen so far
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: SDCC 2019 Things I have seen so far

There's some nice close-ups at the Toy News International site. Check out images 70-76 in this slideshow:

https://toynewsi.com/169-33963

I was holding in my fanboy shrieks until I got to the next image after these: a Fleischer Superman and Mechanical Monster!! There goes all my money...
by SprangFan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: GeekiTiki Surf's Up Batman set now available
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: GeekiTiki Surf's Up Batman set now available

Pretty sure he's saying it's a cup AND a candy bar, available separately. The mug pictured obviously wouldn't fit in the box shown next to it. Or am I missing a gag? This is a different Batman mold from the one shown in the earlier preview, yes? I kind of like it. Having never seen a "tiki" product ...
by SprangFan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The Sea Diver.
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: The Sea Diver.

Sadly, the character fails to catch on with audiences.

Most blame a miscalculation in casting.

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by SprangFan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman and Robin Pin Mates
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Batman and Robin Pin Mates

Hope the car has an autopilot feature 'cause Batman has no arms. But he and Robin can head-butt the villains, I guess? These things exist in a pretty strange niche: fun for toddlers, I guess, but how many of them will be going to a convention and buying something like this as an overpriced exclusive...
by SprangFan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: 60 Years Ago Today
Replies: 3
Views: 354

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: 21
Views: 1146

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: 523

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: 523

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: 1042

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: 1042

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: 2053

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: 753

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: 509

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...