This is one I have been hunting down for quite awhile! Nestled right between the end of Kenner's Dark Knight Collection and the beginning of the Batman Returns line sits this internal Kenner Spring 1992 catalog. Much smaller than their full-blown Toy Fair catalogs, these catalogs served as intermittent updates to Kenner's lines with only a few pages dedicated to new products for each property. In the case of Batman, we get a 4-page peak into what would have been the final line of Dark Knight Collection items that were then transformed into the opening waves of the Batman Returns line. Robin's planned inclusion as part of the Dark Knight Collection adds even more weight to my longstanding assertion that the Kenner Robin figure was in no way initially based on Marlon Wayans. The repainted Super Powers Penguin being planned at this point also helps explain more why his figure ended up looking nothing like DeVito when released in the Batman Returns line. Oh... and it is super cool to see that unused Dark Knight Collection. Batman Returns hybrid style cardback! Enjoy!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Spring 1992 Kenner Catalog
The Dark Knight Collection
(Batman Returns Pre-Production)
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Showing My Second Son The Film For The First Time...
Though this may not be of interest to many of you... For those that have been with the page for a LONG time- My second son Keaton hit 11 this year.... Which means it was time to show him Batman '89! Here is a quick video from yesterday recounting the experience. Thanks!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Kim Basinger Interview
A segment from the June 22, 1989 edition of Entertainment Tonight featuring an interview with Kim Basinger. The very next day, Batman would hit theaters nationwide... What a time to be alive this was!
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