One of the major recent events for Bat-fans has been the detangling of the many rights issues pertaining to the 1966 BATMAN TV series! The first salvo that signified that the years-long legal thicket was being cleared, was the release of all new die-cast "TV Batmobile" toy cars, from the collector-friendly Hot Wheels folks! Originally designed for the ABC-TV show by car customizer George Barris, this iconic vehicle was eagerly snatched up by fans far and wide, then and now! But, the recently-released beautiful Batmobile came delivered in some very un-beautiful packaging! The remedy? My own custom packages on which to display the Dynamic Duo's die-cast deity! Feast your eyes on my own eye-popping presentations below! Click images to enlarge!
|Above: An example of the deadly-dull packaging in which |
the long-awaited Batmobiles were presented!
|Above: I used the captivating cover to 1968's BATMAN #200 (by Neal Adams) as the |
basis for this one pop-art package! Add a re-closeable "clamshell," and a dynamic
display is ready!
|Above: I always loved this image of actor Adam West as the Caped Crusader, and |
here it is (along with added logos and graphics) used as a custom card!
|Above: No other 60s BATMAN cover screams "Silver Age" quite like this |
one, and it even features a main Bat-foe, the Riddler! Using elements
from the cover of BATMAN #179 (from 1966), this great
Gil Kane/Murphy Anderson art works like gangbusters!
|Above: Another great Adam West BATMAN pose, this time I used an "alternate image" from |
the famed 1966 TV GUIDE cover photo shoot from the show! Here is another use of
this wonderful action shot!
|Above: The first image I ever saw from the BATMAN TV show (even before ever |
viewing the actual program) was the wonderful View-Master set of 3-D reels.
The above custom Hot Wheels package uses much of the same memorable
graphics, but with added logos and new formatting!
|Above: Using the cover to a sensational '67 coloring book, here is a fabulous |
custom Batmobile display! Sure, that's actually the Batboat the Dynamic Duo
is piloting there, but...See this incredible image re-purposed here, too!
BAT-BONUS! Click below to glare at the colorful custom Batmobile collection on display!
|Get a closer look at some of those custom action figures here!|
BONUS BAT-BONUS! Click here to see the ultimate custom Hot Wheels collectible!