Saturday, September 17, 2022

Gaming Ads: Backfilling #16

This is just a quick post to add a bit more to Batman Day. I uploaded two new handheld electronics ads, both from Tiger Electronics. One is for Batman Returns and the other is a general company ad with a bunch of games, including Batman.

Handheld Electronics: Facebook - Google Photos

[YouTube] 1990's Batman Action Figures (and 1995 Collecting Toys Article)

As noted in the previous post, Holy Bat-Toys!, it's Batman Day and I put these two posts, especially this one, together at the last moment (as in yesterday afternoon, evening, and early this morning). The video is simply a look at 36 action figures released by Kenner around the mid '90s. Since I'm keeping them sealed I could not do any interesting photo shoots and the rushed photos aren't my best work either, sorry! I sometimes put two or three toys in one photo to save time too. This post does have two somewhat unique aspects at least, one is an article scan from the June 1995 issue of Collecting Toys magazine that features a broad overview of Batman toy lines up until just before the release of Batman Forever. The other highlight is the bonus item shown at the end of the video, a photo of a retail store advertising piece that I cleaned up in editing.

Where Crime Pays (Collecting Toys - June 1995)

Batman: The Animated Series/Mask of the Phantasm/The Adventures of Batman and Robin

Legends of Batman

Legends of the Dark Knight

Batman Forever

Batman & Robin

Retail Store Advertisement
This is a Batman Forever poster board that hung from the ceiling at retail stores, directing customers to the official movie products. It's 27 inches wide and 35 inches long.

Holy Bat-Toys! (Collecting Toys - June 1995)

The third Saturday of September is Batman Day and that day is today. I had hoped to have some video game related content for the celebration but due to time constraints and an issue with a game, that fell through. This was all very last minute and so all I have are two article scans from the June 1995 issue of Collecting Toys magazine and one video looking at some sealed Batman action figures from the 1990s. Since one article is basically the evolution of Batman action figures, I'm including that one in the blog post for the video. The article featured in this post shows off an impressive collection by Joe Desris. Mr. Desris is also quite the expert on the character, as the article notes even DC sometimes contacted him for information, and in 2016 he co-authored a book about the 1960's Batman television show titled Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series.