“To the Batmobile, let’s go!” is one of the famous line from the classic Batman tv series during the late 60’s, but for others, they only remember the theme song “ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-Batman”. For kids who enjoyed watching the classic animated cartoon – The Adventures of Batman, I’m sure they are aware of the existence of Bat-mite. The release of Tim Burton movie classic “Batman” gave us a view of how our caped crusader the darker knight throw back the line “have you ever dance with the devil in pale moonlight”, which the Joker almost forgot the he owns that line in the first place. In comics many fans were shocked when Bane broke Batman’s back, it was a crazy long story that gave birth to a new wearer of the Batman costume, and it made us accept that someone can stand in for Batman if ever Bruce Wayne wants to rest for awhile.
Endless release of toys, video games, and bunch of merchandise piles up inside the Batman collector’s room, and then for every season a new wave of Batman animated series comes in and then followed by the first ever Batman movie trilogy created from the world of director Christopher Nolan. It’s a Bat-timeless experience because the Batmania never stops there, our wish came true when the writer Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns graphic novel was adapted to two direct to DVD movie, and it didn’t end there again…. because a new Batman was revealed for an upcoming movie on 2016 and for the 1st time ever, we will see our Dark Knight go head to head with another superhero with a Big S on his chest.
We’re so noisy about Batman, because the caped crusader who fight crimes and wears bat costume with colors of black, grey, blue or all black through different generations is now celebrating its 75th anniversary. The global celebration was first revealed by DC Comics, honoring the birth of the greatest detective and superhero of the DC Comics world. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics # 27 on May 1939, the comic character of Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.
DC Comics already declared that the global celebration for Batman 75th anniversary is on July 23, 2014, the celebration will be called “Batman Day”, DC Comics partnered with thousands of comic book stores around the world to give free special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, a comic book reimagining of Batman's first appearance in 1939. During Batman day, comic fans will also get a chance to add some Batman merchandise to their collection such as the Batman 75th anniversary mask, cape, bookmarks and many more.
We’re almost one month away for the grand Batman Day, but here in the Philippines, we will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman at the 13th annual Philippine Toycon 2014. Our Philippine Toycon event will serve as the first ground celebration for Batman 75th, a series of exhibits will be put up by Batman fans and collectors, it will be the biggest Batman display for the Philippines
Our event partner, Pacific Licensing will be there to bring the 1st in Asia and a one of a kind holographic display of different kinds of Batmobile, by viewing the hologram, you’ll get the feel on what’s inside the Batcave viewing the Bat computer. The Philippine Toycon’s toy and comic retailers will be there selling official Batman items and merchandise.
Visit the 13th Philippine Toycon 2014 on June 20-22, 2014 at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Metro Manila. Philippines.