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by SprangFan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1465

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: 1465

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: 1314

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...
by SprangFan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I’m Sorry VICTOR BUONO, I Was Wrong About You
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: I’m Sorry VICTOR BUONO, I Was Wrong About You

I would say that to the extent The Riddler was fun at all, it was because Frank played him in a Joker-like mode. There was nothing in the comics to suggest such a manic personality, and if he'd been all that fun, he'd have been used more than -- what? -- three times in 20 years. Now the Riddler has ...
by SprangFan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I’m Sorry VICTOR BUONO, I Was Wrong About You
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: I’m Sorry VICTOR BUONO, I Was Wrong About You

When I first saw Hamill as The Trickster on the 90s "Flash" series i thought, "he's channeling Gorshin's Riddler!" Then when I heard his Joker on BTAS, I thought, "Hey, it's the Trickster again!" So for me, Hamill's Joker is Gorshin's Riddler twice removed. I don't think it's a coincidence that the ...
by SprangFan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam's Batman in Battle of the Pop Culture TV Heroes
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Adam's Batman in Battle of the Pop Culture TV Heroes

I love me some SMDM, and it's cool to see the work that went into the designs, but Steve comes off as a real jerk using his bionics to whip up on my other heroes. (And hey, if he's gonna be a rat anyway, surely he can throw Kirk further than that. This is still "trim Shatner" after all. :lol: )
by SprangFan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New Mezco Figure
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: New Mezco Figure

I get the "big head" approach when a figure's done in "caricature" mode (I love the Funko bobblehead), but this one introduces a "realism" that suggests dwarfism, not caricature. It doesn't help that I think the facial likeness is "off" as well. I don't need a figure of "Batman starring Billy Barty....
by SprangFan
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New Mezco Figure
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: New Mezco Figure

That...is deeply disturbing. :?
by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon
Replies: 53
Views: 3778

Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

The closest I've seen to an animated version of the original Batman look is in "Justice League: The New Frontier."
This one comes awfully close. Albeit in black and white.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFwOS2R9o_8
by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1851

Re: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!

I'm with Sprang-- Atom Man is better than Superman-- because of Luthor. Alyn made for an interesting Superman. I'll always be a George Reeves guy, in MOLE MEN I love the line where he says to the guy if he's not going to use his gun responsibly he'll just take them away. Reeves always had the Dad a...
by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Batman Birthday Bash! (Party like it's 1966)
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Batman Birthday Bash! (Party like it's 1966)

Umm... Will you be my dad?
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

I agree with Keith that Schumer is entitled to his opinions and he isn't alone in the "getting up there" department((and for the record, I'm not going to put Brad Pitt out of work as a heart-throb either). I also enjoyed his book, and don't wish him any ill. What I don't get so much is the desire to...
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

So, it seems there were always a great deal of myths told about the status of the early 60s Batman comics and ultimately, that also shines a light on any true influence/impact the TV series' had on it Fair enough, but I think it's undeniable that the show accounted for a boost in comic book sales o...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

Obviously not a big fan. :lol: I enjoy Arlen's book and his various magazine articles, but I've never shared his (and others') sense of indignation regarding the '66 series and its comedic approach to the Caped Crusader. I'm old enough to have lived through an era where fans (like me) of comics and ...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Jada 1/18 Batmobile
Replies: 34
Views: 3086

Re: Jada 1/18 Batmobile

Yeah, they mean "beacon." We used to make the same mistake when I was a kid, calling the flashing lights on a police car the " siren". The lights definitely make this. Not sure how I feel about a chrome steering wheel, and I always imagined more under the hood, but it's a very nice item for the money.