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Happy Birthday, Batman!

January 9, 2018 , In: Behind the Scenes, Featured Story , With: No Comments
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A couple days ago, I walked past a colleague’s desk here at Ashton-Drake, and saw this BATMAN figure perched on a shelf. Clenched fist, Batarang at the ready, intense steely look, this doll brought me right back to my teenage years.

Pictured below: BATMAN Classic TV Series Portrait Figure

Wham! Bam! Pow! I could hear that great, brass horn intro that drew me into every “BATMAN” television show. I bet anything that right now, you’re hearing that refrain, “Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na BATMAN!”

It all started over 50 years ago on January 12, 1966. The ABC television network launched a new series based on a DC comic book character, BATMAN. It starred Adam West as BATMAN, and Burt Ward as Robin. This bi-weekly television show totally captured my imagination and fueled my excitement as two crime-fighting superheroes used both brains and brawn to overcome a variety of villains. Brought to life by television, BATMAN now had awesome sound effects (POW!), fantastic fight scenes (BAM!) and those jazzy instrumentals that only seem to accompany superheroes (BOFF!).

The Ashton-Drake version of BATMAN is fully licensed, fully sculpted, and fully BATMAN from head to toe. Standing 15 inches tall, he dons an authentic fabric Batsuit and yellow utility belt just like on the show. Plus, he’s poseable and can turn his head from side to side to keep an eye out for villains up to no good.

Pictured below: BATMAN’s intense steely look.

I should note though, this particular BATMAN is a fine adult collectible, and not intended for children under 14.

Kapow.

Did you watch the show? Who was your favorite villain? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to reminisce together!

BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC & WBEL (s17)
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Melissa Anne Miller

Welcome to the Ashton-Drake Galleries Blog! Join me in celebrating the joys of doll collecting, from sweet baby dolls to portrait dolls and more, each lovingly created by acclaimed Master Doll Artists. I'll also be sharing useful tips for caring for your Ashton-Drake dolls and more. Stay tuned!