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by SprangFan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1466

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

Well I was realistic enough not to expect whited-out eyes for the cowl. And anything was better than the mirrored lenses they gave Spidey on TV. I was also used to certain liberties being taken, and let them slide. As a kid, I was much more into Superman than Batman, and George Reeves had a cape tha...
by SprangFan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1466

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

Where movies are concerned, Spider-Man says hello. In less than 20 years, there were/are three series/franchises: the 3 Sam Raimi movies, the 2 Garfield movies, and so far, two Sony/MCU movies with another in pre-production plus an appearance (allegedly) in the Captain Marvel sequel. Even Batman ha...
by SprangFan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: First Look - Battinson Revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1466

Re: First Look - Battinson Revealed

Meh, another suit of body armor. I like what I can see of the mask better than the last couple, and Pattinson has a great jawline for the part, but at this stage of the game, the absolute last character I want to see more of on screen is Batman. By now, he's easily the most over-exposed and least in...
by SprangFan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman enamel pins, Bradford exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Batman enamel pins, Bradford exchange

There are numerous folks on Etsy selling pins that, for my money, look every bit as good as these for $10 each, or less. I've got this one on my backpack right now: https://www.etsy.com/listing/518445785/westside-batman-pin-adam-west-enamel-pin?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=...
by SprangFan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow

Hoo boy.

Looks like my money's safe.
by SprangFan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: New Sketch - The TRUE Justice League
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: New Sketch - The TRUE Justice League

That's terrific! Nice job.
by SprangFan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Anyone Remember Dark Shadows' Willie Loomis?
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Anyone Remember Dark Shadows' Willie Loomis?

Poor old, long-suffering Willie, the "Renfield" to Barnabas' "Dracula." Next to Chekov on "Star Trek," probably the most constantly terrified character on 60s TV. I'm always amazed at what the talented cast and crew of "Dark Shadows" accomplished with roughly the budget of one of Spanky and Alfalfa'...
by SprangFan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 34
Views: 3867

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

The Adventure Team was not a military based group, but certainly paramilitary. In 1968, the negative feelings about war, namely Viet Nam, started sinking the sales of the military toys, so Hasbro moved away from that image with the Adventure Team. However, the Adventure Team figures were still in 3...
by SprangFan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: RIO: Lost 1961 Adam West Pilot!
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: RIO: Lost 1961 Adam West Pilot!

Resurrecting this old thread as the "Rio" pilot is now on YouTube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mMGdTBxAqfk Adam is paired with James Best, both impossibly young and handsome. Looks like it was designed as a "buddy adventure" show in the mood of "Route 66" or " The Persuaders. " With two charming l...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 34
Views: 3867

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

The "life like hair" thing is really weird, when you think about it. What was the rationale for that? Did they do a focus group with kids who said they'd be more willing to buy action figures if only they had hair that felt real? I kind of "got" the hair on top: arguably it mimicked the bristly feel...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow

There were two "tabloid" issues that featured photo galleries in the back. The first was DC Limited Collector's Edition #25, with the famous "running" Batman by Neal Adams (a recycled splash from "The Joker's 5-Way Revenge"). That one had a feature on the inside back cover called "Batman on the Scre...
by SprangFan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow

Just noticed it's done at a tiny scale, so maybe that accounts somewhat for the crudeness of the figure. On the other hand, it makes the price outlandish. I'm not understanding that striped base: it looks like an area rug, and Batman looks like he's standing on the door to a storm cellar. And I just...
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: New Batman Cover statue Sideshow

One of my favorite covers ever, but I am totally not digging that sculpt. It doesn't even look finished.

Sideshow has really fallen since the days I got their 12-inch Bond figures.
by SprangFan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: BURT WARD"S STAR ON WALK OF FAME_ MY COVERAGE

There's the "Batgirl" (unmasked) at the podium (probably Menounos) and a second, masked and seated Batgirl in front of her.

Technically, there's also two Robins on the scene. :D
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: FUNKO 1966 Batman 18" POP! LE 700 Figure Released and SOLD OUT!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2164

Re: FUNKO 1966 Batman 18" POP! LE 700 Figure Released and SOLD OUT!!!

The thing with Beanie Babies was that people who didn't even like them were buying them up in the expectation they'd increase in value, and profits would be made. Is that going on with the Pops, too? Because if so, it's gonna get ugly again.