Info on BATSLEEP cans

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Info on BATSLEEP cans

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Looking for images and info on the various BATSLEEP cans. Anyone have any good screen grabs and the like?

Danke in advance!
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Probably the clearest shot in the series, from "The Penguin Declines":
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There are two different ones that I can tell; this is the best shot of the other one (from "The Bookworm Turns", but it's much smaller so Batman's fingers hide it:
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And a couple more from "The Riddler's False Notion" if they help:
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Thanks, gents. I was sure there were two sizes, glad to know I wasn't dreaming it.

Any thoughts on best spray paint matches and font type?
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I have a question.
Does anyone know what was actually IN the cans that they used on the show?
( i.e. Air Freshener? etc...) I've just always wondered.

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Probably just water. Air freshener or even inert gases would pose a health risk to the person being sprayed, even if they held their breath. Of course, based on his book Burt Ward would probably claim this was par for the course... ;)...and come to think of it, the colored smoke used for knockout gas was likely formulated from a potassium nitrate/sugar mixture with dye added and would have been harmful to breathe. So maybe the cans were air freshener :) .
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Great shots AP!!!

The tell tale ghost of the transfer letters!! :)

Some of the knock out stuff I believe were colored theatrical powders.
The stuff from Catwomans whip handle and Blazes cigarette holder for instance.

The canned stuff looks like old travel size deodorant . At least it would be a bit safer.

I also think they used certain angles that made it look like they got a face full, but it was actually sprayed away from the face.
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I made Bat Sleep and Bat Wake cans from aerosol spring water I found at CVS. It is made to spay in your face. Since there were several different can sizes on the show i figured it was ok to use something that work for the size and could actually be sprayed. The nozzle can actually be switch out but I have not done that yet. I got the lettering from DoItyourselflettering.com. They had font that was very close, arial narrow.
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Nice, BatDave.

Thanks again to all for the info!
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Well, what do you know... safe imitation Bat-Sleep!The stuff even shows up well on camera when you spray it, from the company's video. A bit bigger than the show item, but you did a very good transformation.

(Best match for the real font used would be Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed, if you can get it.)
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If you can find correct lids, you might even be able to make the Riddler's A and B cans (their letters look like Franklin Gothic Bold Condensed).
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