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by SprangFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 34
Views: 4844

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

Can't say I'm a fan of those Popeye forearms. Looking back part of the appeal of Classic Joe was that he looked like a fit, but real man and not a muscle-bound "He-Man" cartoon character. It'd be good to see realistically proportioned figures again. I had the helicopter and loved it, but while the i...
by SprangFan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 34
Views: 4844

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

Those are awesome, Keith. GI Joe will forever be a 12-inch figure in my mind; it's cool that they took on a new popularity later at a different scale, but the complete retooling of the entire concept (into a SHIELD-like global agency) made it unrecognizable to me. Anyway, I got one "old school" Joe ...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 10081

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...

That would be phenomenal. For such a kind act, I'd be sure and remember you in my will. Of course the only thing I'd have of value would be a tin Batmobile.:-)
by SprangFan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 10081

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...

This thread got me thinking about all the stuff I've already parted with, somehow or other, including my blue AHI "bump and go" tin Batmobile (disappeared somehow over the years and much missed), my Corgi Batmobile (likewise vanished, but since replaced) and Batboat (not yet replaced, though I someh...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 10081

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Never Part With...

The years pass and I get a note from his wife saying that the collector had passed away but had left instructions that this item (which they family didn't want or care about it's value) was to be willed back to me, on the condition that I never sell it. That is a beautiful story. For a while, I was...
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 21
Views: 5335

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

The older brother of a friend had that comic when I was about 7 or so, and it made a big impression. It was only a few years old, but it was a crucial few years at that point, and might as well have been from another age. The ads, the art style, the price tag, everything about it was exotic and fasc...
by SprangFan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 7666

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

Of a do-over is an option, I'd find a fat dowel and fake the whole thing. You can drill wood all you like.
by SprangFan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure
Replies: 8
Views: 2879

Re: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure

2. Detective #28 – Square buckle, no gloves. Later in the story the gloves return as blue gauntlets. One page later, gloves are gone.
It all depends on which newspaper strip or pulp magazine Kane was tracing from in a given panel.
by SprangFan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 7666

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

What if you used a money clip like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Professional-Holder-Stylish-Product/dp/B07P9P9NCN/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=money+clip&qid=1572096568&sr=8-29 ...and wrapped duct tape around it to attach it to the canister? If even just a half inch or so of tape exte...
by SprangFan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 7666

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

Yes, but what if someone shows up in a shark costume? ;)

I guess what I mean is, does the can need to work as a "prop" in itself and be removable from the belt, or would you be okay with leaving it permanently attached?
by SprangFan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 14
Views: 4454

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

I'm with you, Jim, on the Silver Age bat-comics. Infantino's art may have looked "realistic" next to the "Kane" style that had strangled the books for decades, but the stories under Schwartz were every bit as nutty as the stuff he was passing off as "science" over in "The Flash." To this day, the Si...
by SprangFan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 7666

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

Actually, why not more velcro? Isn't that how they did it on the show?
by SprangFan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 7666

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

I don't know that I have any ideas to help you, but I wanted to say your belt looks terrific and it's always wonderful to see the kind of creativity that goes into a DIY costume. I wonder, do you actually want to be able to remove the canister and shoot out a spray? A Google search for "belt clip" s...
by SprangFan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure
Replies: 8
Views: 2879

Re: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure

The old "First Appearance" figure from DC Direct is still the gold standard, IMHO.

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by SprangFan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: BAT 77 - The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Detective #395)
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

Re: BAT 77 - The Secret of the Waiting Graves (Detective #395)

I don't mind the "clunky" expository dialogue...remember, back then, writers only had 14-25 pages to get their story told. I would rather they keep the plot moving. Now days, with the decompressed story telling, Batman would probably spend three issues hooking the rope to the cliff. There's no tell...