You’ll Fall In Love With These Vintage Batman Valentines!

You never can tell what you’ll discover on eBay. And, lucky for us, Chicago cartoonist Mark Anderson was exploring the online auction house when he chanced upon a bunch of Doubl Glo Batman Valentines from 1966 and snatched them up. Now he has posted them on his website for all comics fans to enjoy! Have a look:

Way to go, Mark!

ETA: It turns out Hallmark also sold Batman Valentines that very same year! Check them out!

The Greatest PEZ Dispenser Ever Made. Ever. Seriously, Ever.

The good folks over at have spotted the greatest PEZ dispenser ever made, hands-down. It was created by artist Peter “Rat” Davidson, who, as far as I can tell, does not actually work for PEZ.

Too bad we cannot actually buy this.

Crappy Photoshop Makes Me Worry About The Hobbit

Sylvester McCoy’s head is pasted-on, yeah.

This is supposed to be an image of McCoy in costume as wandering wizard Radagast the Brown from The Hobbit, but it looks more like a hostage note — with images clipped out of magazines instead of letters.

I know this is merchandise not the movie, but the Hobbit 16-month wall calendar (from which this image comes) was authorized by Peter Jackson’s people and produced by Warner Bros (no slouches), so the fact that this amateurish snip-and-paste job was approved makes me worry about the movie.
Continue reading

A Watchmen Toaster? Hurmmm…

One has to wonder if DC Comics is coming up with Watchmen-related merch in a passive-aggressive bid to make Alan Moore kill himself. The latest: the Watchmen toaster.

Yes, you read that correctly. A toaster. Beginning in September, Dynamic Forces has been licensed to produce toasters that burn images from Watchmen into the breakfast staple. I guess it’s in case you need a reminder to take your meds.

Watchmen is hardly the only property being defamed getting the pop-up treatment. DF are also producing toasters based on The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Story, Where the Wild Things Are, The Goonies, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Mad and Friends. DF describes the project thusly:

These collector toasters will imprint iconic images from your favorite Warner Bros. films and television series onto slices of bread to make a fun impression on your breakfast, lunch or midnight snack! The extra-wide slots allow you to not only toast bread, but also bagels and more. UL tested and approved, it includes illuminated function buttons for cancel, reheat and frozen. The toaster design is a beautiful glossy black finish featuring the logo from the film or television series, and is a compliment to any counter top.

I’ll bet Moore is so furious you could fry an egg on his forehead (and then eat it on the toast).