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by SprangFan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Slabbing In 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Slabbing In 2020

You laugh, but this image has given me an idea to finally put my post-1993 comics to good use. Who knew they'd actually serve a purpose some day?
by SprangFan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO and my thoughts on BatDrac
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO and my thoughts on BatDrac

I'm just a TV series fan as I said. Never read the comic books much. So to me, Batman was scifi. I understand the horror aspect of the comic book Batman, but as only being a TV series fan, you can see how confused that made me. Oh well, just a character, not the end of the world. Interesting. The c...
by SprangFan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Disney/Marvel to buy DC
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Disney/Marvel to buy DC

It is true that comic sales are low, but then so is all printed media. It is the age in which we live. The fact that comics are sold in boutique like venues (Walmart DC books notwithstanding) does not help their distribution. It is an aging business model, but I like to believe that like Batman and...
by SprangFan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO and my thoughts on BatDrac
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO and my thoughts on BatDrac

I came to comics in the very early 70s when I was first learning to read. At that point, the Adam West series was "in the tank" and a matter of record, Neal Adams was defining the character in comics and the "100 Page Super-Spectaculars" were reprinting tales from *every* era. I feel I was blessed w...
by SprangFan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Disney/Marvel to buy DC
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Disney/Marvel to buy DC

If all it gets them is the publishing rights, then they'd be crazy to spend the money. Unless Disney's dream is to own literally everything, I don't see any real benefit to acquiring the comics. There's more to DC's decreased sales than the current owners' incompetence: monthly "floppies" are basica...
by SprangFan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Disney/Marvel to buy DC
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Disney/Marvel to buy DC

If so it would be ironic, given that about 25-30 years ago the shoe was on the other foot, with DC considering swallowing up a failing Marvel. Part of me wouldn't mind a shot at decent films for the DC pantheon, or the story potential of mixing all those characters. But a bigger part of me is dismay...
by SprangFan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: One Down...
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: One Down...

I've seen a lot of hate for Didio and while I haven't enjoyed...well, anything from DC during his 18 years, I wonder how much is his fault and how much is down to the corporate "suits" pouring on the pressure for DC to turn around big profits. Leaving aside the question of whether comic books will e...
by SprangFan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Toy Fair 2020 66 Batman pics
Replies: 24
Views: 2429

Re: Toy Fair 2020 66 Batman pics

Whatever's around Robin's logo looks rough. I think maybe someone's stuck it on temporarily with whatever that stuff it is they've put on the figures' feet to keep them standing through the show.I He also seems to have some paint loss on the left glove. I think this could just be some kind of protot...
by SprangFan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!

...capturing the early appearances of the crime fighting heroes and a variety of arch villains... Early appearances! I love it! "But Bat-baby, why are you fighting crime?" " In a few years, a dastardly criminal will kill my parents! " "What? But if you know that now, why don't you...oh, forget it."
by SprangFan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1757

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

Of you're still interested, looks like there's new photos of the full suit, and a batcycle: https://toynewsi.com/414-35693 Don't know if that's Pattinson or a stuntman, but he's rocking the chin! Also, no cape in this scene, but that could mean anything: (1) there's no cape to this suit, (2) he's th...
by SprangFan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw them.

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Maybe if we wait long enough, they'll bring back the Kryptonite rock, too.

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by SprangFan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: How high was the Batpole drop in reality?
Replies: 21
Views: 1638

Re: How high was the Batpole drop in reality?

Great post! Switching gears... What would the real height need to be for a working batpole and how would it work? E.g. does the pole from the study go to a changing room with egress on a separate pole to the bat cave? If a single pole drop how is the wardrobe change perform while staying in contact...
by SprangFan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Bob Lowery Batman Costume Tweaked
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Bob Lowery Batman Costume Tweaked

Interesting. Given the story (urban legend?) that the '66 show was at least partially inspired by showings of the old serials at the Playboy Mansion, could it be that Adam's logo was intentionally placed too low to make it look more comical? The real problem with the cowl is that it seems made for a...
by SprangFan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: NEW Hot Toys "COSBABY" 66 Batman Figures!!!

I agree, it's times like this I start feeling guilty about how much plastic the developed world generates, most of it destined for a landfill sooner than later.