When I was a child, I was head over heels in love with Tim Burton’s “Batman” The hype the movie created in me could not be filled with whatever toys or video games that came out. The only thing that could quench my appetite for Batman was another movie. So it was with great anticipation … More Batman Returns (Warner Bros, 1992)
In the late 80s and early 90s, it was hard to avoid Batman. With the blockbuster success of Tim Burton’s two Batman movies, and the debut of the excellent animated series, Batman was firmly entrenched in the cultural zeitgeist. At that time, as a child of 8 years old, I was eager to consume any … More Batman (20th Century Fox, 1966)
Prior to the 1989 Tim Burton Batman film starring Michael Keaton I was unfamiliar with the Caped Crusader. Surprisingly my only prior exposure to one of the world’s most iconic super heroes was through an action figure I had received as a Christmas present in the late 80’s. At the time I was convinced that … More In Memory of Adam West
Retro Classics is a collection of articles and web posts I have written in the past, re-published verbatim in their original form. I have been writing about my hobbies on various “free” websites dating back to my days in high school. Now a great deal of my topics of then current events would be considered … More Retro Classics: BATMAN: What Happened?
For a generation of kids, Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” was their introduction to the Caped Crusader. I was one of them. Growing up, I watched reruns of the 60’s Adam West comedy version of Batman on a local television station, but it was the movie that really made me a fan. Because of the huge … More Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Warner Bros. 1993)
Ralston was known for their licensed cereal brands in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. If there was a property popular with children, a shopper could be pretty certain that Ralston would dump some processed nuggets in a box and slap a logo on it for a quick buck. Ralston-Purina sticks to making pet food and … More Batman Cereal (Ralston, 1989)
Anyone who was alive in 1989 can attest to the fact that Batman was a phenomenon and Batmania was in full force that year. The classic Batman movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson and directed by Tim Burton was released on June 23 amid much publicity and hype. It seemed that wherever you looked you saw … More Batman Figure (Toy Biz, 1989)