Friday, July 31, 2009
The One That Started It All
Brian B here and this is the first item in my Bat-collection.
It was a key chain that the Applause company released in 1989 before Tim Burton's Batman movie came out.
I carried this around with me for quite a while.
I was glad when I found the key chain.
I was twenty four and newly married yet I wanted a Batman toy.
I thought the key chain was a good compromise, a toy yet practical.
Not many pictures were leaked before the movie came out and I was confused when I saw some Applause figures that had Batman dressed in all black.
"Batman's suit isn't black." I thought. So most of the early things I bought held to my ideal of how Batman should look.
Even today when I have a choice between a black suited Batman or a blue and gray one. Blue and gray still wins out.
Oh, I no longer struggle with buying toys.
That year people gave me plenty of toys and my wife threw me a great Bat-party with a Bat-cake that had other Applause toys on it.
Bat-blog even posted pictures of it HERE.
What was your first Bat-item in your collection?
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