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by rickrickrick
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:00 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

I've always wondered, too, if it was a found object and re-tooled for the show, or if it was created from scratch. So many of the show props look like they were one-day builds - and often built around something off the rack. Sculpting, molding, casting, and painting the Shakespeare bust would have b...
by rickrickrick
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:54 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

As I went searching for a more accurate release date for the Shakespeare bust (couldn't find one - "autumnish" is the best I could do), I came across THIS, which explains a lot to me. It was not sculpted - it was 3D printed. To me, that is why the piece lacks personality. Gimme someone ski...
by rickrickrick
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Tale of 2 Bat Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: The Tale of 2 Bat Radios

Do you guys think it's safe to say that the one with the "strap" was used in the movie, and the other was used on the show? -Jeremy I wouldn't claim such a distinction without checking every appearance of the Bat Radios used during the course of the show. Although, somebody may have alrea...
by rickrickrick
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:27 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

I was determined to find a better pic of the Shakespeare bust, and I finally found an alternate view of it on the Diamond Select Facebook page. 66shakesbust1.jpg I have to say, if this picture is truer to its real color, that's MUCH better than the yellowy gold color depicted on the 13thdimension we...
by rickrickrick
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:18 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

Why, oh, why are these Shakespeare busts always so off model? At $65, we've never had anything at this price point worth having, so I'm almost sure to buy it, but, gee whiz, with all the talented sculptors at Diamond Select's disposal, WHY? It's like the Diamond Select guys looked at that old fan-ma...
by rickrickrick
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: How Did They Design the Batfights
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: How Did They Design the Batfights

For what it's worth, in one of the many videotaped interviews with Adam (sorry, I can't remember which one - maybe it was the PBS Pioneers of Television series? An extra on the Bluray?) he says he was part of the fight choreography process, in conjunction with Hubie.

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by rickrickrick
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Sticking Those Chest Emblems
Replies: 29
Views: 4614

Re: Sticking Those Chest Emblems

Gosh, no way I would recommend putting an emblem on tights in advance - the tights will stretch WAY too much when you put them on. You shouldn't put on an emblem until you're wearing the tights, so they're fully stretched.

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by rickrickrick
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Sticking Those Chest Emblems
Replies: 29
Views: 4614

Re: Sticking Those Chest Emblems

Thanks for sharing!

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by rickrickrick
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Super-powered Batmagnet Prop Replica
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Super-powered Batmagnet Prop Replica

Thanks, all. If I hadn't been on a deadline, there are lots of things I would have done differently. Making it all from scratch proved to be a bigger challenge than expected. Of course, they probably built it all on an existing prop gun, so they were already halfway there! I didn't have that advanta...
by rickrickrick
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Sticking Those Chest Emblems
Replies: 29
Views: 4614

Re: Sticking Those Chest Emblems

I think the idea of creating a fabric paint area for the emblem is great, but have a question: what kind of paint would be flexible enough to go on a leotard that gets stretched so much? I'm not being a contrarian, I'm really asking that question. What would be flexible enough? I have no experience ...
by rickrickrick
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Super-powered Batmagnet Prop Replica
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Super-powered Batmagnet Prop Replica

Hello, all. I just wanted to share with you my most recent hand-made prop replica. I have always thought this prop was very amusing, and was always a little surprised it only appeared once. It's the Super-powered Batmagnet from the Bookworm episode "While Gotham City Burns," which is Part ...
by rickrickrick
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Sticking Those Chest Emblems
Replies: 29
Views: 4614

Re: Sticking Those Chest Emblems

Yeah, be careful with carpet tape - some varieties leave gooey residue on your tights. If anyone has a specific one they like that DOESN'T leave residue, please post your findings!

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by rickrickrick
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: CHILLER CON
Replies: 33
Views: 11549

Re: CHILLER CON

Yes, the prices have gotten really crazy (twice what they were only four years ago) - but I guess it's important to remember that this is Adam's last tour. I was very happy to finally meet Julie Newmar - she doesn't get to the east coast very often. She was most gracious, Burt was very friendly as a...
by rickrickrick
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Extended cowl ear test Update; IT'S DONE!
Replies: 25
Views: 5978

Re: Extended cowl ear test Update; IT'S DONE!

Spectacular! Another bar not only raised, but blown to bits!

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by rickrickrick
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Color of Bat Girl's Pilot jumpsuit
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Color of Bat Girl's Pilot jumpsuit

Purple has always been one of the hardest colors to render true on TV. It usually skews bluer than it really is. For example, Telly Monster on Sesame Street always looked purple on TV, but in person, he's fuchsia, and much pinker than you'd expect.

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