Why so serious, Batman? It’s your birthday, after all! This year, Gotham City’s cowled champion is celebrating his eighth decade of fighting crime, as well as the 30th anniversary of his 1989 blockbuster. That means that there are lots of wonderful toys — and other merchandise — available to Bat-fans around the world. Here are some of the must-have items you’ll want for your own Batcave.
Funko has gone batty for Batman’s 80th birthday, with a full line of Pops and other merch covering almost all of the characters incarnations, from ‘60s-era Caped Crusader to ‘80s-era Dark Knight. There are also vinyl sets partnering Batman with his Boy Wonder or his police force pal, Commissioner Gordon.
Each of the original Bat-films are available separately in brand-new 4K editions, but you can pre-order the entire set when it drops in September. Amazon also plans to restock its previously released 4K box set of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, so you can program a 7-seven movie Batman festival.
Because you’ll need fuel for the aforementioned Batman movie marathon, this popcorn popper will help keep your stomach full. Each pop session yields up to six cups of popcorn, which should keep you going from Batman thru The Dark Knight.
Light up the night with your very own Bat-Signal, one that can you can install in your room instead of on the rooftop. You can even swap out which Bat-logo you’d like to shine, including Christian Bale’s Dark Knight or the classic comic book Caped Crusader.
Go analog with ThinkGeek’s handsome stainless steel watch, which ensures that you’ll always stay on standard Bat-time.
Don’t leave home without clipping this multi-tool to your utility belt. Equipped with wire cutters, a can opener, flathead screwdrivers and a pair of knives, it’ll come in handy whenever you’re in a tight spot.
No joke: this Dark Multiverse version of Batman has become a fan favorite since his first appearance in 2017. DC Collectibles captures his toothy Joker-enhanced grin in this wickedly-made polyresin statue, which officially arrives in December. Reserve yours now, because there are only 5000 of these little devils to go around.
The brickmasters at Lego designed several 80th anniversary Bat-sets, but this 1000+ brick Batcave recreation stands out from the crowd. Equipped with six minifigures, classic cave artifacts and the super-powerful Batcomputer, it’s the next best thing to being in the Batcave yourself.
A pre-Batman Bruce Wayne works to save Gotham City from a band of criminals in the audio version of Mary Lu’s prequel novel.
Sorry Howard Stern, but Batman is the undisputed King of All Media. This 400-page tome takes a deep dive into the Dark Knight’s 80-year history across comic books, TV shows, movies and video games.
No driver’s license? No problem! Kids can take this battery-powered Batmobile for a spin around the backyard. Lights and sounds make it a noisy, but smooth ride.
When it comes to Batmobiles, there’s nothing like a ‘66 vintage. Adam West and Burt Ward’s sleek ride is faithfully recreated in this 1/18 scale model, which comes with working lights and die cast figures of the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder.
Where better to display your Batmobile model than on a Batman inspired shelf? This handmade wood shelf catches the eye in any room.
He may be a transmedia star, but Batman’s roots remain in comic books. Revisit some of his signature storylines — starting with his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 — along with essays and rarely-seen sketches.
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