Friday, August 7, 2009
Okay...this post isn't going to be nearly as cool as having a photo with THE original Batmobile. In fact, it's pretty lame in comparison.
These are a couple of items I picked up on a recent trip to Target.
The first item is a Batman "Bye-Bye Boo-Boo." I always find it fun to roam around stores and see what kinds of odd things I can find that feature our favorite Caped Crusader. Sometimes it's toothbrushes or bandaids. Once, I saw a Batman branded Hamster cage...no joke. I didn't pick that one up. I did, however, pick up this odd little thing. It's one of those gel packs that you freeze and hold on an injury to reduce swelling. This was the only one I saw. So, I imagine there's a sullen, injured kid somewhere nursing a sprained-ankle with a Hello Kitty Bye-Bye Boo-Boo and secretly plotting my demise for taking the last Batman one.
I would imagine Batman, himself, uses these after a night of crime fighting... "Alfred, please bring down several more Bye-Bye Boo-Boos...it's been a rough one."
The second item is a pack of Mattel Batman mini-figures from the new cartoon, The Brave and the Bold. I love the somewhat distorted, stylized look of these little guys. They are about 2 and a half inches tall and have a bit of articulation (neck, shoulders, waist). The first wave features quite a few different characters as you can see on the back of the package. There is also a Batmobile that goes with these guys. It's very cool and will be mine, soon... hopefully. (The last photo shows just how diminutive these guys really are when standing next to a 6 and a half inch tall Super Friends Batman figure.)