Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vintage Magazine Article:
"Starlog Yearbook"
Vol. 10, September 1992

This article from the '92 Starlog Yearbook focuses on the man behind the music- Danny Elfman. Give it a read to find out how Elfman was convinced to return to Gotham City for the caped crusader's second film outing, how Batman Returns differed from Batman musically, and the composer's thoughts on some of his other famous film scores.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Special Feature:
Warner Brothers Batman '89
Licensing Concept Art

In order to maintain a consistent look across different forms of merchandising, a company will often create art internally for licensees to use on their products. Today's post showcases many of the licensing concepts Warner explored for Batman. These images would have been used on things like T-shirts, notebooks, trading cards, and stickers.

A quick note about the watermarks- As you can see, I went a bit heavier with the watermarking on these images than I usually do here at the site. Unfortunately, the theft of exclusively shared images, removal of watermarks, and unauthorized re-posting that is occurring at places like the Batman Anthology Wiki has forced this. If the same thing happens with these images, it will mean less and less sharing here at the page. I urge you as fans to please be considerate of the deals in place that allow me to host these images here, and to take a stand against the places that ignore it. Stealing doesn't help any of us.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Merchandise Preview:
Hot Toys MMS 293
Batman Returns Batman 1/6th Scale Figure
Hot Toys MMS 294
Batman & Bruce Wayne 1/6th Scale Figure Set

After what seemed like an eternity, Hot Toys has FINALLY made good on their promise of 1/6th scale Batman Returns figures! Up first is MMS 293- Batman as seen in Batman Returns!

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Also available is MMS 294, which features the Batman we just looked at PLUS a Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne figure, extra stand, and torn cowl accessory piece (allowing you to recreate the final moments of the film! While I think the Keaton head could be better, keep in mind this is a prototype and may change before production.

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You can preorder both at Sideshow Collectibles' site right now. And if you use the links below, you'll be supporting this site when you do!

To order the single Batman figure (MMS 293), head here: DC Comics Batman DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure

To order the Batman & Bruce Wayne Set (MMS ), head here: DC Comics Batman and Bruce Wayne DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure Set

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vintage Newspaper Clipping:
Variety The Entertainment Newspaper
"Batman Swoops To Conquer"
June 28 Through July 4, 1989

Batman's box office performance back in the summer of '89 is the stuff of legends... We hadn't seen a blockbuster of this caliber since Star Wars, and we'll likely never see one that matches it again. Today's posting of various articles from a vintage edition of the entertainment newspaper Variety sheds a little more light and just how awesome Batman's presence was back in June of 1989...

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Also included in this edition- "Batman: The Comic Connection"... A nice little article highlighting Batman's comic origins.

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And we finish things off with this 3 page ad from Warner touting the film's success. They had every right to brag.

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