Friday, August 22, 2014

Pre-order “To the BATMOBILE” Batman 1/6 Maquette Diorama by Tweeterhead / Sideshow

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles and Tweeterhead are excited to present the "To the BATMOBILE" Batman Maquette Diorama, based on the classic television show. Artists at Tweeterhead painstakingly researched the Batman costume to ensure 100% accuracy to the original suit. This is supposed to be an extremely limited production and will include a special certificate autographed by Adam West.

Measuring 12.5 inches tall, Batman comes on a base that includes half of the Bat Computer. Soon to follow, the Robin Maquette (coming later this year) will include the second half of the Bat Computer to complete the Bat cave Diorama!

This Batman is from the 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables and drinking milk among children.

Many sports, music, and media personalities, and a number of Hollywood actors, looked forward to and enjoyed their appearances as villains on the Batman show. They were generally allowed to overact and enjoy themselves on a high-rated television series, guaranteeing them considerable exposure (and thus boosting their careers).

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Starting in 1966, an enormous amount of Batman merchandise was manufactured and marketed to cash-in on the TV show's vast popularity. This includes trading cards, scale model kits of the Batmobile, coloring books, and board games. Items from this particular era have gained substantial collector appeal with their remarkable variety, scarcity, and style. Warner Bros. acquired merchandising rights to the series in 2012,[1] and in 2013 Mattel released an action figure line based on the television series. To date only a single series of figures have been produced: Batman, the Riddler, the Joker, the Penguin, Catwoman and exclusive to a boxset Robin. In 2013, Hong Kong based entertainment collectible manufacturer Hot Toys, produced 1/6 scale versions of West's Batman and Ward's Robin.

Adam West starred as Bruce Wayne / Batman: a millionaire whose parents were murdered by criminals, he now secretly uses his vast fortune to fight crime as Batman. Producer William Dozier cast Adam West in the role after seeing him perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik television ad.

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

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