batman-collection

Bruce Wayne is a total Batman fanboy. He has a made to life replica of his favorite Batmobile in his garage and a room set off to the side with all the Batman memorabilia he’s collected over the years. He’s known for spending crazy amounts of money at auctions for Batman stuff and orders his own versions of everything.

No one even bats an eye when he puts in a huge order for batarangs. And he’s so happy about it because when he’d first started out as Batman getting supplies had been the worst part of the job. He’d had a million hoops he had to go through to keep his secret identity a secret. 

He’d thought he’d hated it when people became Batman obsessed, but after he got caught with a Batarang in his pocket at a charity event he decided to go with the fanboy persona. And it worked. 

His children think it’s hilarious and buy him all kinds of weird Batman merchandise. Like the crappily painted Batman figures shipped from China, Batman soap, the plastic masks every store sells, and their personal favorite the pajamas that say “My Batcave is my happy place”

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The Dark Knight - ¼th scale The Joker Collectible Figure

The figure stands approximately 47cm tall, it features a stunningly detailed head sculpt of The Joker in full make-up, extremely elaborated costumes expertly tailored for the ¼th scale body to maximize screen authenticity, and a combination of weapons and accessories.

Furthermore, a Special Edition only available in selected markets will include an additional interchangeable gradient dual-faced head sculpt based on the appearances of the actor Heath Ledger and his “transformation” into the Joker as a special item to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of JC. & Yulli at Hot Toys, as well as the legacy of Heath Ledger as this beloved supervillain!

This is an extraordinary and magnificent collectible figure of The Joker that will be destined to be a holy grail in many Hot Toys fans’ collection!

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Yes, I bought a giant sticker book just because of the multiple Scarecrow stickers. (don’t judge me) I gotta admit though, it’s been kinda fun filling out each page. Thankfully it comes with tons of extras that I can stick other places.

Lego Batman Movie: Ultimate Sticker Collection || Scanned at 300dpi

Undeniable Proof that the DC should do a Riddler and the Question crossover series

The Riddler: collects answers, determined to stand out and make sure everyone knows who he is, likes to talk circuitously, drives batman nuts

The Question: collects questions, determined to stay anonymous and indistinct, likes to talk circuitously, drives batman nuts

anonymous asked:

Something I think about a lot is that if they have a Batman show in your Bat-verse, they would have to have their own origin story and secret identities... any thoughts on what they might be? Like, would it be wildly off the mark, like Were-Batman, or would it be spookily similar to how it actually happened? (Sorry if you've already talked about it and I missed it)

All of the blinds and curtains had been closed. Finn tried to turn on his living room light, and frowned when it didn’t work. He rocked the switch back and forth to no avail, squinting up at the ceiling.

Eyes started to glow in the far corner of the room.

He screeched and dropped his bag on the floor.

“… Bat… man…?” he asked finally. His answer was silence. “Are you… here about the show…? You’re here about the show. We’re — this is all above-the-board, legally speaking.”

Batman stood. At least, that was what Finn assumed happened. The eyes moved from eye level to significantly above that.

“Also legalities aside I think we’ve done a good job of being as respectful as we can within a satirical context,” he added hastily, backing toward the door. “And at this point it’s out of my hands so I couldn’t put a stop to production even if I wanted to. Which isn’t to say that you couldn’t find a way, because you’re Batman, it would just be really nice if you didn’t do that.”

“Convince me.”

It took him a minute to realize that Batman had spoken, to register that they were words in a specific order with a specific meaning. “… convince…? You want the elevator pitch?” Finn wasn’t getting a lot of useful feedback and he was trying really hard not to burst into fear tears and he didn’t understand how anyone could possibly jaywalk in Gotham.

He took a deep breath. “Right. The elevator pitch. I can do that, no problem, not a problem.” He clapped his hands together. “So it’s a show about, uh, Batman — it’s a show about you — not the real you, obviously, it’s — I’m just going to say ‘Batman’, I think you probably get that I mean Batman as an idea and not — anyway.” Finn cleared his throat, tried to swallow the lump in his way.

“The core of the idea is, uh, what if — what if Batman was just a guy. Some guy. No powers, none of, uh—” He flailed his arms into the darkness in an attempt to gesture at whichever part of it was Batman. “Just, you know, a guy. So our story is about, uh, he’s a guy named Johnny Butler — we wanted to name him Johann, you know, for Die Fledermaus, but that seemed a little on-the-nose so we went with Johnny — and he’s this blind guy, and he’s an inventor! He invents, uh, this thing, and it lets him echolocate and he can see all this stuff other people can’t see, and he makes this thing so he can fly, and, you know, other stuff. He lives in Gotham with all these crazy villains, so he decides he’s going to use his inventions to fight them! Because, uh. He can? And Robin is this child prodigy who can talk to birds, he’s sort of, he’s the Marty and Johnny is Doc, or like Penny to Inspector Gadget. That’s. That’s the basics, basically. Is that okay so far?”

“Johnny Butler.”

“Yeah! Yeah. It’s, uh, because of Johann? I already told you that. And how, you know, a batman was like a kind of valet, like a butler, so we were trying to do sort of a pun thing? There’s going to be a lot of puns. I mean, you probably saw the fake intro we made on YouTube? With the theme song? It’s all going to be like that, with the retro aesthetic and camp and the cheesy effects, we’re keeping all of that for the real show. I have this brother, my little brother, he’s really into Batman, uh, you, he collects articles and stuff, and he’s eight, and I wanted to make something that he could watch. So it’s going to be kind of a show for kids, like a funny show — not making fun of you! I can show you a script, if you want.”

“Show me.”

“Yes! Yes sir, absolutely, not a problem, sure.” He bent, and tried to dig through his bag in the dark. “I, uh — here, I think this is it.” He offered a thick stack of paper to the darkness, which took it.

Rowsdower’s Revenge,” the shadow read.

“Wrong script!” Finn said, snatching the script back. “Sorry, sorry, ignore that, sorry. Here, this one, I think this is the one.” He handed off the other script. “I would turn on the light, but…”

Finn squinted, trying to make out a face in the dark. He would have thought that the light from those weird white eyes would have had more of an impact. But while there was definitely the pale lower half of a face, everything else was just a shape, darker than the rest of the room.

He could make out the sound of pages flipping. And another, different sound. A pen?

“Holy homicide, Batman.” It wasn’t quite a question.

“Yeah, it’s, uh, kind of like a catchphrase? Thing?”

“Batcomputer.”

“Yeah.”

“Bat-o-vision.”

“Y… yeah. It’s like — I mean, you have the batmobile and those batarangs — I don’t know if you actually call them that, but, uh. We thought, you know, wouldn’t it be funny if Batman just puts 'bat’ in front of everything? As a joke.”

“Batman and Robin consult the giant lighted lucite map of Gotham City, parentheses, labeled.”

“Obviously you don’t actually go around putting labels on everything, it just, uh.” Trying to explain jokes to Batman was the most painful thing he had ever done in his entire life and he wanted to die.

“Johnny Butler is blind.”

“Right.”

“The actor isn’t blind.”

“He… is not.”

“Why.”

“He’s — casting is — that’s not really how we—”

“Fix it.”

“I. Okay.”

“King Tut.”

“We’re trying to get Rami Malek but he’s been pretty busy but I’ll make sure we get someone Egyptian because I can tell it’s important to you.”

“The theme song.”

“We can get a new one!”

“No.” Batman handed the script back, and Finn took it, hands shaking. “Robin likes it.”

“He does? The, the na-na-na-na-na—”

“Stop.”

Finn shut his mouth so fast his teeth clicked.

“I said Robin likes it.”

“Right.” He looked down at the script in his hands, or tried to. His eyes were adjusting, but still not enough. He brought the paper close to his face, squinting. Had Batman written notes on his script? It smelled like permanent marker. He could barely make out a few crossed out words. “You know, if Robin ever wanted to come by set after we start shooting, we could—”

The lights came on.

“Augh!” Finn shut his eyes, then blinked furiously. His apartment was empty and the window was open. He looked back down at the script, and flipped through it. The notes looked like they’d been left by a monk, taking a break from illuminating Bibles. They sat next to words crossed out and sometimes replaced, saying things like 'mental illness is not a joke’ and 'don’t use this word’ and 'words with more plosives are inherently more humorous’. A note beside the description of Batman’s lair mentioned a carefully labeled 'Historically Inaccurate But Well-Meaning Tyrannosaurus Rex’.

Finn hit the speed dial on his phone.

“Marco. Dude. You are not going to believe the notes I just got on this — okay, wait, first of all, we need to recast Batman. We need a blind guy. No, like a real blind guy. A tall one. Really tall. And Robin needs more screentime, we’ve got to curry favor with Robin. No, the real Robin. I have never been more serious. Making sure Robin likes this is going to be vital to not getting our asses kicked.”

Batty News

So I’ve recently found out that Batman creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. passed away on March 28, 2014. He was 91 years old. So sad to read that, but to think of all he accomplished in his life, it’s good to know he lead a full life and brought so much joy to people. To think, if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have had our beloved show. R.I.P. Lorenzo, and thank you for giving the world a campy show we love and adore.

And speaking of this campy show, it has become official, the whole series is going to be released as a complete collection on DVD. Burt Ward, can we just stop a moment to admire how hot he looks in the above picture, hinted that it would be around the end of the year, possibly the end of November. I am freaking out! No seriously, I am freaking out!!! Right now, the only thing you can get on DVD is the Batman movie, which I highly suggest you get if you have not seen it yet, so this news of the show coming out is super exciting. And Adam West and Burt Ward went in to record some extras for the set. I cannot wait to get my hands on this awesomeness. Perhaps I will “bat” my eyes and ask Santa for a copy. ;-)

And that is all the Batty News I have for now kids. More to come, and expect some video posts I’ve found recently for your viewing enjoyment.

Flashback Friday Movie Review

1989 BATMAN

I can remember back in 1989 when Batman hit theaters; my friend and I went to our local theater on the afternoon of June 23rd. We were crammed in the lobby of an old school non-stadium-seating movie theater. In those days, there were no going to the internet to watch movie trailers or read rumors and spoilers at home … which only added to the anticipation of seeing the film. If you were lucky, you saw a couple of quick clips on Entertainment Tonight (see video below).

The movie itself certainly did not disappoint. Nothing will capture the moment that many experienced when seeing Batman on the silver screen for the very first time (unless you’re old enough to have seen the 1966 film). Tim Burton was the perfect filmmaker to bring this story to life. Both he and Michael Uslan’s vision were brought to the silver screen in spectacular fashion. I do however remember many (including myself) scratching their heads when it was announced that Michael Keaton, aka Mr. Mom and Beetlejuice, was going to portray Bruce Wayne/Batman. Boy, were we all wrong. Keaton nailed it as both Wayne and the Bat.

And Jack Nicholson was truly incredible as the Joker and in many respects, stole the show as the Clown Prince of Gotham. His look, laugh and actions set the tone for this dark and gritty film. So many quotable lines and so many wonderful moments. “Where does he get those wonderful toys?”

Burton helped create a Gotham that had previously never made its way out of the comic books. I remember a woman in front of me in ‘89 giving the Batmobile a standing ovation as Batman and Vicky Vale escaped Flugelheim Museum; this was the audience’s 1st look at the legendary vehicle.

There are way too many things I love about this film to list them all, but here are a few I haven’t mentioned that come to mind.

🔴  Movie Soundtracks - Both Danny Elfman’s Batman (Original Motion Picture Score) and Prince’s Batman music were incredible and accented the movie itself quite nicely.

🔴  Jack Nicholson revealed as the Joker for the very 1st time. (see scene below)

🔴  The costumes were amazing!  From the Joker and Batman, to even Joker’s thugs (see ‘Bob the Goon’ below wearing those cool leather jackets)!

🔴  You can thank this movie for igniting a newfound excitement for Batman, which in turn, lead to more awesomeness, such as Batman: The Animated Series and much, much more.

🔴  How about that remarkable merchandising experience?!  Shirts, toys, hats, collectibles, books, etc. … each sold separately! (see commercial below) 

🔴  The final confrontation was awesome; from the Batwing, to Batman taking on the Joker and his thugs.

🔴  Oh … and that epic shot of Batman at the end with Danny Elfman’s track ‘Finale’ underneath, sent chills down my spine.

1989 BATMAN 

FINAL GRADE  A-

Get awesome 1989 Batman movie collectibles here 🎬

Looking for some new graphic novels to read this weekend?

BY CHANCE OR BY PROVIDENCE

BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE collects BECKY CLOONAN’s award-winning trilogy: WOLVES, THE MIRE, and DEMETER, with lush colors by LEE LOUGHRIDGE and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you’ve set them down.

GOTHAM ACADEMY: Second Semester Vol. 1

It’s the second semester at Gotham Academy, and everything is back to normal. Of course, “normal” for Gotham’s top prep school would be considered uncontrollable weirdness anywhere else!

First, a bunch of students start walking out of their extracurricular activities with no explanation and signing up for a strange new society—Witch Club! Then, a stolen map of the Academy puts the students on the trail of ancient symbols and hidden chambers.

There’s plenty for the Detective Club to investigate—but Olive Silverlock is distracted by her new rebel roommate, Amy. Is Maps Mizoguchi right to be suspicious of a bad influence, or just jealous that she’s losing her best friend?

Plus, Detective Club is joined by the World’s Greatest Detective—Batman!

Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER 1-3, 5-8.

NOVA: Resurrection 

Collects Nova (2016) #1-7.

Richard Rider is back! And when he makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe, it changes everything for Sam Alexander! How will the young Nova cope with his predecessor’s unfathomable homecoming? Is Earth big enough for two Nova-helmet-wearing protectors? Strap in, True Believer, you’ve never seen a Nova book like this before! Action meets romance as Sam goes on a date with the new girl in school, while Rich reconnects with an old flame: the Guardian of the Galaxy called Gamora! But all the while, the truth of Rich’s time in the Cancerverse is festering in the background — and it is dangerous! It’s the comeback you’ve all been waiting for — but will it be a happy ending, or a terrifying new beginning?

THE STREET ANGEL GANG

What if Kal El had been found by the Warriors instead of the Kents? The deadliest girl alive accidentally joins a super violent street gang. Are the Bleeders the family Jesse never had, or is Jesse the child they never wanted? What? Free snacks at the gang tryout party! Also, SCANDAL—one of the Bleeders is a spy!

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES

Cory Godbey, the acclaimed children’s book illustrator behind the best-selling Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales, delves deep into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra in this beautiful look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations from the beloved cult-classic film The Dark Crystal. In one tale, when a little bird is hurt in a Skeksis net, Jen takes it to the Mystics for healing and learns how every act of kindness grows like ripples in a lake.

James Monroe Iglehart Talks ‘Hamilton’ Demands, Batman Magnets and Close-Up Magic (The Hollywood Reporter):

What comes next after Aladdin?

For James Monroe Iglehart — who played the Genie for three years in the Disney musical and won a Tony Award for the role in 2014 — the answer is Hamilton. In the Broadway hip-hop phenomenon, he now plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson — the dual roles originated by Daveed Diggs, fellow Tony winner and cohort in the rap group Freestyle Love Supreme.

“His advice to me was, ‘Stop listening to the soundtrack and bring your James swagger to the role, because you got the rapping down,” said Iglehart of Diggs. “Once I got his vote of approval, I felt great. A lot of people really don’t know I do hip-hop, so they’ve been pretty surprised so far.”

Iglehart, 42, goes Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter to talk ferry videos, favorite celebrity guests and spoofing the Matilda musical on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

What’s the biggest difference between Aladdin and Hamilton audiences?

Both audiences are fantastic, but the Hamilton audiences will often mouth along. I’m like, “Please Lord, don’t let me mess up these words because they know everything I’m about to say!” It’s like a rock concert — people have sometimes been waiting to see this for a year or two. It’s so cool to see adults amped and hyped for something like this.

What’s the best part about playing your characters?

I love them both for different reasons. Lafayette is youthful, hungry and energetic and raps fast with something to say. But Jefferson, this uppity aristocrat, just enjoys being, for lack of a better word, a prick to Hamilton. I’ve always played such nice people, so to play somewhat of a “villain” is so much fun.

What helps you most when making that character transition?

During intermission, I sing through “What’d I Miss?” while putting on Jefferson’s purple outfit. Instantly, the whole attitude changes.

What’s the toughest part about these roles?

The lyrical [density] actually wasn’t the big issue because after I had to be quite fast when I played the Genie. But I wasn’t ready for the physical demands of this show. A couple of us nickname the show “The Stairmaster Show.” We have the best butts on Broadway — we’re literally always running up and down steps, not only to our dressing room but also onstage, and there’s no one immune to it.

[…]

What’s something special in your dressing room?

A picture of my wife and I from college, and my magnet collection: Batman, a ton of Marvel characters, Transformers’ Optimus Prime and Megatron, plus some Tinkerbell and Phineas and Ferb. I’m always collecting new ones for my wall and door.

[…]

Best stage door reaction so far?

In my second week, there was a young girl from France who didn’t speak any English and knew the show phonetically. She wanted to do Lafayette’s introduction in “Guns and Ships” for me, and it was the cutest thing in the world. I wish I could do it as well as she can. […]

more on JMI off-stage – his pre-show rituals, post-show wind-down, & day-off chill – in the full article

anonymous asked:

If someone wanted to get into the Batman comics do you know what a good place to start is? I really love all the robins and want to get more into comics but there's so many and so many timelines and events and it's kind of stressful.

Hi! Absolutely, approaching comics is intimidating with how much history there is. The best advice I can offer (and the way I did it) is to pick a single character, then read what are considered to be some of their definitive stories/collections and expand from there. It’ll still seem like a lot, but it’s less confusing than diving straight in. And since you mentioned the Robins specifically, here are some of my favourites to get a good background for them below:

Dick Grayson:

  • Robin: Year 1
  • Teen Titans: Year 1
  • New Teen Titans
  • Nightwing: Year 1
  • Nightwing vol 2. (the 1996 - onwards run)
  • Outsiders (2003-2007)
  • Batman & Robin vol.1
  • Batman: The Black Mirror

Jason Todd:

  • Batman: Second Chances (collected edition featuring Jason’s first appearance in comics)
  • Batman: A Death in the Family
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #43-45
  • Batman: Under the Hood
  • Red Hood: The Lost Days
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws vol.2 (aka Rebirth)

Tim Drake: (Tim’s first appearance is at the end of A Death in the Family fyi)

  • Robin (his solo series)
  • Teen Titans vol.3
  • Red Robin

Stephanie Brown:

  • Batgirl vol.3 (she also has many appearances in Tim’s solo Robin series as Spoiler)

Damian Wayne

  • Batman & Robin vol.1
  • Batman & Robin vol.2
  • Robin: Son of Batman (this and the above are two of the only New 52 titles I could recommend XD)
  • Super Sons (Rebirth)
  • Teen Titans vol.6 (Rebirth)

Other Batman collected stories I would recommend in general are: 

  • The Long Halloween
  • Cataclysm and then No Man’s Land
  • Hush
  • The Court of Owls/Night of the Owls
  • Death of the Family

Reading any/all of these will help give you a good background on each character with which to jump into the current comics runs. And the recent relaunch that is Rebirth is actually a great starting point for diving into comics in general. You should be able to find all of these either in print from places like Amazon, or online in digital format from Comixology and scan sites.

Hope this helps!

Out-patient - Jonathan Crane

Request: no need to say twice ;) Can I ask for a Dr .Crane imagine? it sets before the first film, YN was his former patient , who he realized wasnt crazy and the only one who believed on him. they fell in love and get married

Out-patient - Jonathan Crane || Nolan-verse Batman: series

Your room was small, white floors with white walls padded for your protection. The door was steel and only let in light twice a day at breakfast and dinner. You saw only the orderly who delivered your meals. No visitors came to see you.  

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