November 18th, 2013
TOKYO TOY GUY is a brand-new documentary film covering the lives and super-obsessive toy collections of some of the biggest Vintage Batman Toy Collectors in the world, literally. The creator of the film, Yuji Ueda, just finished visiting the New York Comic Con for the first time. In this fun new video we get to see various coverage of all the Batman related items during the 4-day event.
It also features an exclusive interview with the BATMAN Comic Book Artist, David Finch and another one with the Marketing Manager from Mattel talking about their brand-new Batman Action Figure Toys for 2014! YES!! Enjoy the thrills and chills of the New York Comic Con 2013!
Oh yeah, we should mention that one of the people interviewed in the actual movie is Chip Kidd and he makes an extremely brief appearance in this promo video. (Thanks Yuji!)
August 4th, 2013
YES! WE’RE SOOOO EXCITED!! The VINTAGE BATMAN TOY COLLECTOR Documentary Movie, TOKYO TOY GUY, will be appearing this year at the 2013 Wizard World Convention in Chicago! The event takes place on August 8th (Thursday) and runs till Aug 11th, 2013.
The movie will show on Saturday, August 10th, at 6:45pm in Room #41.
To visit their website just CLICK HERE!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this Documentary Film we have embedded a video down below that explains the Documentary pretty well. Basically, there’s a film maker in Dubai named Yuji, who has flown to 5 countries, over 5 years, to interview some of the top-ranked Vintage BATMAN Toy Collectors in the world! One cool thing we need to mention is that one of those people are Chip Kidd. Yeah, we’re really honored he was in the movie, it’s really really cool! Yuji came to New York City and, for one day, totally invaded Chip’s NY Apartment, ha! If you’re a serious Batman Fan then you have to try and see this film when it appears anywhere near you. We’ll keep you updated about future releases because it will be going to other U.S. locations this year.
February 28th, 2013
We thought it would be a good idea to mention that Chip Kidd has teamed-up with HAKE’S AMERICANA & COLLECTIBLES to weed-out a few Rare Batman items from his massive Vintage Toy & Memorabilia collection. The auction company even created a special page called, the “Chip Kidd Collection”. Right now, as we speak, there are about 8 items up for grabs. We should mention that bidding ends on March 21, 2013. There are even some “Adam West” Autographed items and some wonderful Animation Cels.
I posted some pics here of my 2 favorite items. One is an Vintage 1960′s BATMAN Inflatable Swimming Pool Toy that is ultra super-rare and also a really great display piece ( see photo up above). I mean, just look at the shape of this thing and the amazing retro-style graphics!
Then, for the JAPANESE BAT-MANGA FANS, they’re also offering a Vintage 1960′s BATMAN Record Album made in Japan. This thing is beautiful and has incredible graphics all over it: front/back/inside, and even has a colored-vinyl record. Very cool!! For more pics of this thing please be sure to visit their website.
Actually, there are too many neat items to list so please be sure to visit HAKE’S AMERICANA for more details.
September 7th, 2012
OK, I thought this would be a fun post and I have to admit that I totally love Dr. Seuss Books so that could be a reason too, ha! If you collect Vintage Dr. Seuss Books then you know all about the nightmare of trying to identify early “First Editions”. In most cases the books are not labeled with the standard “1st Edition” marking but, instead, they use strange numbers & symbols. Well, we found an interesting website that helps to explain a few of these concepts. You can check that out by clicking right HERE!
Oh yeah, just to explain the photos. These are all “First Edition” Seuss Books. The cover art is totally amazing! The 1st image, of course, is one of the most popular, THE CAT IN THE HAT from 1957. Then, we get to view SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER & IF I RAN THE ZOO, all Classics!!