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by rickrickrick
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Yep, I of course had this ordered ages ago like everyone else and when it arrived, it was a mess. Chest pushed in and rippled vinyl on the face like Ricks. I contacted them and they went back to the vendor and Diamond claimed it was part of the design! Bah, humbug! It's obvious that some lucky peop...
by rickrickrick
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Matty Cowl Costume Matches
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Re: Matty Cowl Costume Matches

The cowl, briefs, and gloves of the original costumes were all made of a stretch satin material, while the cape is not stretch fabric, just regular woven satin. Matching colors is one of the hardest parts of the process. If you are serious about matching, I suggest you do not order fabric online - u...
by rickrickrick
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Batgirl costume build
Replies: 25
Views: 8259

Re: Batgirl costume build

How big/old is your daughter? Ideally, the belt will be scaled to her size, not necessarily Yvonne's - unless she is an adult. Here's what I can tell you from my research - and this is just estimates based on making photos true to scale as much as possible... The vintage fishscale belts that Batgirl...
by rickrickrick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Well, there you can see - no cheek indent. It is obviously a quality control issue. A.P., yours looks super!

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by rickrickrick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Corrective note- the good news is your right cheek isn't dented, it's supposed to be that way- I just looked over my WB bust (which has a "dimple" on the right cheek) and it looks like they copied that instead of the original from the show. :) Not according to the product photos the manuf...
by rickrickrick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

More pix.

You can see how different the color looks in different lighting!

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by rickrickrick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Well, it arrived today. Met with a mix of glee and disappointment. Pros: It is finally here! Thick casting. Surprisingly heavy. Neck hinge seems quite sturdy. Paint finish is nice, contrast airbrushing is pretty well executed. Cons: Is it really 1:1 with the screen used? It seems small. I'm not sure...
by rickrickrick
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair
Replies: 126
Views: 37572

Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Just received shipping confirmation from Toy Wiz today. Should have it in hand soon. Glad I ordered it when I did - they DID have it on sale, and I had a discount code, too - now it's back up to full price.

I have looked forward to having this for a long time. Finally, there is an end in sight!

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by rickrickrick
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam West's Cowl at the Smithsonian
Replies: 16
Views: 4325

Re: Adam West's Cowl at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian allows for quite a bit of latitude in terms of authenticity. For example, almost NONE of the Muppets in their collection were ever really screen used. Most were "posers" - not functional puppets at all, but rather posable dummies created for using in publicity photos. As fo...
by rickrickrick
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: My Tribute to Adam West; 37 Years of Friendship
Replies: 23
Views: 6977

Re: My Tribute to Adam West; 37 Years of Friendship

Thank you, Wally. And Scott.

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by rickrickrick
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam has died
Replies: 127
Views: 36791

Re: Adam has died

Not curious. Along with Ralph, they probably knew him better than anyone else here. They knew him as a childhood hero, a co-worker, and a friend. It takes time to process such a heavy loss. And grief doesn't have to be public. They will post in their own time, if they feel so inclined. I wish all of...
by rickrickrick
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Adam has died
Replies: 127
Views: 36791

Re: Adam has died

RIP, old chum.
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by rickrickrick
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Robin's utility belt - small detail
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

Re: Robin's utility belt - small detail

Thanks, Chuck! I can sleep peacefully now! ;) Those were really creative solutions, Ian. BTW, this belt will in NO way be screen accurate - I'm making my own faux belt buckle, and the belt will snap together in back, like my "stunt" Batman utility belt. It's just for fun. But it's nice to ...
by rickrickrick
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Robin's utility belt - small detail
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

Robin's utility belt - small detail

Howdy. I'm in the process of making a Robin costume, and while I was making utility belt parts, I came across a small detail that I had a question about. I looked at all the photographic evidence I could scrounge up, but didn't see the info I was looking for. Who here has seen the Hardeman suits in ...
by rickrickrick
Sat May 20, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Robin Costume Build
Replies: 16
Views: 5360

Re: Robin Costume Build

Matching a color is nigh on impossible unless you do it in person, so I recommend seeking out a local fabric store. If they don't have what you want, there are lots of places online you can order, but all bets are off in terms of matching colors. All computers are calibrated differently, so no scann...