Adam West was the first live action Batman that I can remember seeing. Up until then it had been Justice League and Scooby Doo crossover cartoons. Although the show was long over by the time I started watching it left a undeniable imprint on my DNA. I think most fans of the show really gravitated towards the joker. No surprise there. My favorite episodes though were the riddler episodes. West’s Batman made solving the most ridiculous riddles a breeze. West seemed really have some disdain for the role after the series ended. He was always looked at as that goofy Batman. It was good to hear late in life he came back around to really embrace that role and past. For me Adam West will always be The Batman.
As a soon to be parent I am so excited to start buying toys for my son. Everyone loves getting something and when I browse the toys now they are just amazing at what is out there. So the toys will kinda be for both of us, for a while. So every tuesday I’m going to dip into my own childhood toybox of things I have saved, or things I remember playing with and kind of discuss them or at least fondly remember them.
Today is the Ecto – 1 from the 80’s Ghostbusters
I’m sure over time I will cover my Ghostbusters collection in great detail. movies, toys, all of it. But to kick things off its the car. The best accessory for the Ghostbusters. I remember trying to perfect that siren sound, even trying to record it off the movie and play it back when playing with the toys to really get a ” real life” feeling.” A few accessories have gone missing for it, the back door is long gone, but it still holds a place in my toy box and has held up great. More than once the ecto-1 become an airborne toy flying off rams and thrown through the air after ghosts, it also doubled as a water vehicle and occasional island refuge for some reason. All plastic I’m impressed it still stands and I guess my son will just have to love Ghostbusters as well, but I guess he can play with it either way.