And now, one of the most popular features of Random Acts of Geekery... cool stuff! For those of you who are newer readers of RAOG, Cool Stuff is a photo feature of items I found of interest offered on eBay in the past. Some of these may be available at this time, some may not be... but none of them (unless I mention otherwise) are pieces I have in my own collection, and of course are not for sale by me. This month, it's all Batman stuff! Let's begin!
First up is this Joker plastic figure, which may have been a South American piece. Note that in his hand, the Joker is carrying one of his "Laughing Fish," which is a nice touch!
A Joker slot car, I believe this was from a set that AHI or Remco produced.
Joker watch! Again, a 1960s drawing on a 1970s item.
That's a pretty funky Batman drawing on this kite, isn't it?
Batman lamp, or possibly night light. I'm guessing this is a 1970s item.
Lobby cards from Batman: The Movie.
A Batman logo glass, probably from the late 1960s.
1960s Batman lunchbox, and in very nice condition, too!
There's a fair range of artists on this Batman Magic Slate! The Joker figure appears to be a Jim Aparo illustration, but I'm not sure about the others.
A relatively recent Matchbox Batmobile, obviously from before Hot Wheels got the license and after Corgi's license expired.
A pair of really beat-up Batman mini figures!
This assortment of Batman collectibles was offered as a single lot! I'd imagine it went for a fair amount of money.
1960s Oil Painting By Numbers kit.
I'm thinking these neat Batman pens were sold as party favors outside of the USA.
This Batman pencil case features art right out of the DC style guide!
Penguin bike reflector!
Penguin Bat-Coin, I think this was a vending machine item.
Another Batman glass!
Batman TV pinball games from Argentina! I love it that Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'Hara all got represented here.
1960s Batman squirt gun!
Batman Pix A-Go-Go! As you'll see from the following photos, this item provided some crude silhouette animation when you slid the inserts into the viewer:
The art style seems to suggest it was adapted from one of the early 1960s comics stories, or perhaps a 1950s one.
Playlets like this one were a great value... all those characters, props and locations would let you play out a complete comic story!
I can't even figure out what they were thinking with this Batman playsuit!
A foreign edition Mego Pocket Heroes Robin with one of Robin's hands in an unfortunate placement.
More after the jump!
A couple of very cool Batman posters!
Batman preserves! Now, if you only had some Batman bread and a glass of Batman milk, you'd have yourself a snack!
One of these days, I'm going to track down one of these Batman press-out books and scan it and print out copies of the pages to cut out for display!
Batman print putty!
Batman puffy toys, I'm guessing this was a vending machine item.
Pretty good artwork for this Batman Preskool puzzle!
Two different Batman records!
This Batmobile ride-on toy is in sad shape, but still very cool nonetheless!
Robin card game!
A pair of Robin glasses!
Robin air freshener!
Robin pin... note that it seems to be based on the exact same piece of art as the air freshener!
Batman and Robin Rolykins!
Lobby cards and posters for the Batman serials!
Batman Super Friends sunglasses! Sheesh, could they have made the Batman sticker any smaller on these?
Very cool Batman shadow box!
Batman sleeping bag!
Batman stained glass kit!
Batman feature from the Star Weekly TV magazine!
Batman target game!
Batman shooting arcade game!
Batman target set!
Batman 1960s tin Batmobile!
I believe this tiny plastic Batmobile was a foreign product, but I could be wrong!
Batman TV Guide cover!
Adam West guest appearance circus program!
TV Theme song record!
Vending machine Vari-Vue sheet!
View-Master Batman Showbeam!
Batman wrapping paper!
And finally, a Batman flashlight!
Next month... Battle in Outer Space, Beatles collectibles, and more!