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POSTED BY Kristina Collins ON November 4, 2013 Add Comments
NECA has released the 1966 Batman 1/4 Scale Action Figure as their tribute to the Adam West version of Batman. The figure will be coming out with a functioning utility belt, interchangeable hands, a batarang, and will stand at 18" tall. This figure will also have some articulation, which means you can pose the figure in different stances. There are also more accessories that will come with the figure, you can see that below.
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Tags: adam west, batman '66, neca
POSTED BY Ryan Blair ON October 24, 2013 Add Comments
Deep within the secret batcave below Wayne Manor, this chapter opens with Batman and Robin attempting to uncover the plot mentioned by Bookworm in the previous installment. After examining the play on words, the dynamic duo deduces that Bookworm is set to strike against the Dickens Matchbook Boutique. Although worried that Bookworm may uncover his true identity, Batman postulates that “whatever the risk, a crime-fighter must fight crime!”
The next day, the duo is camped outside the boutique waiting for Bookworm to strike. He eventually shows up…
Tags: adam west, alfred pennyworth, batman, batman '66, bookworm, burt ward, gcpd, robin, tom peyer, ty templeton, wayne manor
POSTED BY Jon Roke ON August 23, 2013 Add Comments
If you have any access to the internet at all then you cannot have helped but notice that just under a month after Warner Bros. announced that Batman would feature in the next Superman film set to be released in 2015. They have now, after a long month of rumors and speculation, announced that the lucky actor to play Batman is going to be Ben Affleck.
Yeah that Ben Affleck. From Pearl Harbour.
Unsurprisingly this has caused a massive split in the comic book community, with some calling for Zack Snyder to rethink this,…
Tags: adam west, amy adams, anne hathaway, batman, ben affleck, heath ledger, henry cavill, johnny depp, karl urban, lex luthor, man of steel 2, michael keaton, superman, zack snyder
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON March 20, 2013 Add Comments
Hard to imagine Christian Bale, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans or any other superhero live actor resorting to this today. But after the show ran its course, one of the things Adam West did for gigs was to appear in costume, and sometimes with the Batmobile and Burt Ward as Robin, at events ranging from auto shows to just a simple public appearance, such as this one photographed by a Chris Curely who took this shot of a West appearance at a mall…
Tags: adam west, batman
POSTED BY Dane Haji ON January 20, 2013 1 Comment
The original 1966 Batmobile which was used on the Saturday morning live action T.V. show has sold at auction for $4.6 Million at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. George Barris, the creator of the 1966 Batmobile, put the car up for sale after years of turning down large sums of money for the car. When asked why he decided to finally part with the car, he says that after sitting in his studio for so long he thought it was time for the car to be put somewhere where it could be…
Tags: adam west, batmobile, george barris
POSTED BY Gary Allegra ON September 3, 2012 Add Comments
Hello everyone, Gary from Bat-Fans here! It's been a real busy couple weeks, but I wanted to take some time to share with you my Batman experiences from this year's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia! As a more Sci-Fi/Fantasy heavy convention there wasn't a whole lot of Batman comic guests, but TV's dynamic duo Adam West and Burt Ward, were both in attendance this year! in fact, the mayor of Atlanta gave commendations to both and declared September 1st "Adam West and Burt Ward Day!" How cool is…
Tags: adam west, burt ward, dragon con
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON June 7, 2012 Add Comments
From Warner Bros.:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Unveils Licensing Program for 1960's Batman Classic TV Series at Licensing Show 2012
New Licensing Program Inspired by 1960's Classic Television Series Will Feature Imagery from Batman Live-Action Series and its Iconic Animated Opening Theme
BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 — Holy Licensing Program, Batman! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing…
Tags: adam west, batman, burt ward, warner bros
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON April 13, 2012 2 Comments
A couple of new rumors have popped online and one interesting bit. The first one is not a rumor as much as it is an interesting thought. It turns out that when Anne Hathaway was auditioning for The Dark Knight Rises, she was unaware of what role she was trying out for. She actually assumed it was for the role of Harley Quinn. It wasn't until she was done auditioning that she found out it was for Catwoman. Although…
Tags: adam west, anne hathaway, azrael, harley quinn, joseph gordon levitt, the dark knight rises
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON March 27, 2012 Add Comments
This isn't my usual thing around here, but after seeing this video the other day, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it!
Done sometime in the late 1970s, probably 1977, Adam West dropped by the local Memphis, Tennessee television station WHBQ, apparently in town for a local car show gig, and only decked out in the cowl, for some reason not in a full Batman costume. And this was during the time slot that the station broadcasted professional…
Tags: adam west, batman, jerry lawler