Also, as explained in an earlier post, the effect it had on toys was massive. Everybody had that Toy Biz Batman with the extended utility belt and a Batmobile. We had some pretty sweet toys to look forward to on Christmas morning. But what about the other stuff? What about the other merchandise that when you turned around and saw everyone else owning? Maybe a shirt, hat, watch? Everyone that year owned at least 4 things with the Bat logo. Batmania was huge.
So let's take a look at the other stuff that maybe you had or didn't know existed!
Batman and Joker Candy Heads:
Diecast Batmobile and Joker Van:
Not a fan of the action figure offerings? Think they're a little too big to keep anywhere? Or maybe you're just looking for another decoration for your desk? Either way, the masters of diecast replica, ERTL had you covered. A tiny Batmbile and Joker Van were perfect stocking stuffers as well as guaranteed victory in back yard car races. While a little more clunky, the Joker Van could provide a perfect distraction while you send the Batmobile bolting down the dirt track you and your friends made. Curse words and "you cheated!" would follow, but Joker Van or not, Batmobile always lead it's way to victory.
Sadly, even the Joker Mobile couldn't avoid cheap knockoffs...
Taco Bell Cup and Display Poster:
Side note, Batman returned to Taco Bell in 1997 for the release of Batman and Robin. The cups were more interesting than the actual movie itself.
|photo credit to Legions of Gotham.|
Batman Trading Cards:
In a hurry? Don't want to run around the store looking for a gift for your brother in law? This beautiful tape dispenser has you covered. Filled to the brim with the years hottest tape, all you had to do is grab the tape and head to the register. WB definitely pulled a great idea here. Hanging from the wall, you could get shopping over and done with in no time. It's a shame these dont exist anymore, I'm sure they would solve a lot of headaches at the register. Plus, it just looks cool.
Batman and Joker Posters:
However, if you were just looking to spruce up your party pad, you needed to own this Joker poster. Look at how relaxed he appears to be at the beach. That's where you want to be. Maybe not with a can of Smilex, but it looks like he's having the time of his life. This poster summed Joker up in one frame and was seen in every boys room for years.
Batman The Cereal:
did back in March!
There you have it! These are definitely some of the best of the best items that had a Bat logo on it! There's literally thousands more but these were my personal favorites. Did I leave some out? Please add your picks!
Happy 25th Anniversary Batman!
|Love that Joker!|