Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually the crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon often calls the Bat-duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of the trusty Bat-utility-belt) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals, including The Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Penguin. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Who could ever forget those immortal words such as "Pow" and "Wham" (.. whatever..) flashing up on the TV screen as Batman and Robin landed into evil wrong-doers with clenched fists flying. Boy, those long black evening gloves of the caped crusaders could REALLY pack a punch!
All of us who were hard core "Batniks" had boxes full of the mandatory merchandising goodies. There was the die-cast Batmobile and Bat Boat, the costume complete with 'útility belt' and I seem to recall a board game buzzing around at some point. No doubt, there was also a View-Master reel and probably a flicker ring as well. Ah, those were the days. If only we'd kept all of that stuff, be worth THOUSANDS on ebay!
It's a shame that kids haven't got anything like the old Batman nowadays. It was colorful, fun and highly imaginative.
Pure escapism and great memories.
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