The floodgates are really open for merchandise based on the classic, 1966 BATMAN television series now that the rights have been released and assigned to licensors. NECA has a nice piece coming out soon, and the assortment of action figures coming to MattyCollector looks phenomenal. Now comes the BARBIE COLLECTOR DOLLS for BATMAN and CATWOMAN. Both went up for pre-order today at Entertainment Earth, and full details can be found below.
Updated - April 14, 2015: Over two years after writing this story, Fruit of the Loom no longer has the license to manufacture the DC Comics Girls' Briefs/Underwear. There is a new assortment at retail now that is made by HandCraft Manufacturing, available at Amazon.
Changing perception and "norms" has been a big deal in the realm of Dad Bloggers lately, and it certainly appears that people and brands are listening. Just four months after Tom Burns posted an article over at 8BitDad discussing "Gender Disparity in Kids' Character Undies" (he shopped the Boys aisle at Target for his daughter) Fruit of the Loom has released a 7-Pack of DC Comics Girls' Briefs. Based around BATGIRL SUPERGIRL, and WONDER WOMAN, ours just arrived here at Rock Father HQ yesterday.
At the American International Toy Fair in New York last week, folks were going batty for all the new merchandise to feature the Caped Crusader in all of his many forms. Among the hottest items were at the NECA booth, where they unveiled their 1/4 scale BATMAN figures based on Michael Keaton as Batman (1989) and Adam West as Batman (1966). Today comes word that both figures are available for pre-order right now over at Entertainment Earth, and I've got full details on The Rock Father below...
My daughter thinks that "the Batcave" is the large hole on the sub-woofer next to my desk. Actually, she calls it "Batman's Cave," and though I don't recall doing so, I probably told her that it was awhile back and thus she just repeats it all the time. I like Batman a lot.
If you're like me, those four words should be enough to put David Bowie in your head (or maybe The Wallflowers) for the rest of the morning. For DC Dentertainment, home to DC Comics (my favorite publisher growing up) and countless iconic Superheroes, those words represent lending a hand to countries in the 'Horn' of Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya - as they face their worst drought in 60 years.
It's Saturday, May 5, 2012 - which means that it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Yes, it's the annual day in which independent comic shops open their doors to readers new and old to dish out some free books for kids of all ages. While I don't agree with some of the marketing materials regarding the popularity of print comic books these days, I do think that this is an important day, and the perfect chance to take the kids to a local comic book store.