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by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?
Replies: 29
Views: 1964

Re: Anybody restore a Corgi 267 Batmobile?

http://www.batmobile.free.fr/English/Body/Bodystyles.htm After doing some reading this evening, I discovered they painted the 1st corgis flat black because that’s the way the Batmobile was before the show came out. That leads me to believe that Corgi was on board before the show even started. I als...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #105: Fifty Ways to Wreck the Joker
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #105: Fifty Ways to Wreck the Joker

To channel Dr. Zachary Smith..."Oh, the pain...the pain!" You would have thought Dozier learned a lesson that villain team-ups were not such a grand idea, since the movie--with four of the Rogue's Gallery--failed to be a runaway hit with audiences. While there were other factors leading to the disap...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #104: Batman Returns ...and Kyle appears
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #104: Batman Returns ...and Kyle appears

Animated suspension, High C? Yes. Yes he was. Thanks for the clarification. :lol: If Burton did a Peanuts movie, Charlie Brown would murder Lucy with a giant football and Snoopy would be a half-human, half-dog vowing revenge on Charlie for making him the mutant freak that he is. Hard pass. You temp...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: A January 1966 article on the impact of Batman

Well, Thomas was no soothsayer, in that it was common for a surprise hit to inspire low-quality bandwagoning / imitations that crashed and burned quickly. In film history, the second Universal's horror films were successful, other studios--from Paramount to RKO--all wanted their own monster to explo...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Black Beauty Shirts
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Black Beauty Shirts

Thanks for the link, but yeah, its the Seth Rogen version, so that's an automatic pass.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Beverley Owen (Marilyn Munster) 5/13/1937 - 2/21/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Beverley Owen (Marilyn Munster) 5/13/1937 - 2/21/2019

On to the next life for Beverly Owen.

I think she and Pat Priest were pretty evenly matched (and good) in their most famous role, as I never preferred one over the other.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman sure sold a lot of color TVs
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Batman sure sold a lot of color TVs

John Mack wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:23 pm
:D

Also notice they were giving away photos of Batman and Robin in the Batmobile. It's in the ad near Robin, kinda hard to read.
Such an unusual, cool ad. Back in the day, I would have flipped to come across that in a newspaper.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Any idea on this?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Any idea on this?

Yeah it definitely is-- hook on the back. More pics (and better) pics... https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aOWW2_jQ3bA/XGxftnTiRgI/AAAAAAAAQLo/Grek41pXGEcDISaiLUWBh0i6kJOUxqYSwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2889.JPG Package art all over the place: Infantino/Anderson Batman, Golden Age Bat-logo. Eye-catching, but odd.
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #103: Pop vs Camp: Which is Batman ’66?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #103: Pop vs Camp: Which is Batman ’66?

I don't see an agenda. Torres attempts to show how Dozier and the Batman PR team tried to influence public perception of the show by tagging it to the Pop Art movement as opposed to the Camp scene. Dozier did this (or tried, anyway) to avoid any connection between his show and a very gay sense of h...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Ultimate Guide TO Batman
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: The Ultimate Guide TO Batman

I would have considered just browsing through this, if not for the revelation that the serials did not get much coverage. I already have too many books on the history of every version of Batman from every medium--except the serials. They were historic (being the 1st live action adaptation of the Bat...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #103: Pop vs Camp: Which is Batman ’66?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #103: Pop vs Camp: Which is Batman ’66?

Guys, Torres suffers from the same affliction as many with what seems to be a very reaching agenda. Anything Adam West (and anyone else from the '66 series) had to say about the tone and meaning of the series should be broken up into a few categories: 1. What he said while the series was in producti...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New Mezco Figure
Replies: 30
Views: 2583

Re: New Mezco Figure

I dunno guys. Sorry to say I'm not as quick to be enamored with this as some of you. My first impression is that it's creepy. Second impression is why not make it look normal? I'm not a fan of these big headed figures. So.....I dunno. Why not? It seems that the reason is for companies to make as ma...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?

Tim, you mentioned never seeing the Wayne Foundation on the TV series, and while that's true (it was infrequently referred to), Mego based many of its toys on comic concepts as much as anything inspired by the TV series. Although the Wayne Foundation had been introduced in Detective Comics #328 (Jun...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Jada 1/18 Batmobile
Replies: 34
Views: 3877

Re: Jada 1/18 Batmobile

Additionally, the scale is not truly 1:18 if the stated dimensions are to be believed, so it still would not look in proportion next to the 1:18 Black Beauty diecast. Not a deal breaker, but a consideration. Well, that's the deal breaker for me. I'm still hoping some company will produce a true 1:1...
by BATWINGED HORNET
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

From a purely pragmatic point of view, whether you love the show or hate it, there's no denying it saved Batman. As Arlen himself points out, Detective Comics (if not Batman...but maybe) was on the verge of cancellation by the early 60s and while Schwartz and Infantino gave the books a shot in the ...