1960's Batman Merchandise On The Way

The corny, goofy, and all out slapstick television version of Batman from the 1960's doesn't stand up well by today's standards, but many people still find it a lot of fun and classic.  All though Warner Brothers owns the rights to Batman, the television show from the 1960's starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, was owned by 20th Century Fox.  The two studio's have reached an agreement after years of going back and forth on it, and now now Warner Brothers will be able to produce merchandise based on the show and the likeness of the actors on everything from video games to toys to books, and hopefully get the show out on DVD one day!  More details will be revealed at next week's Las Vegas Licensing Expo (12 - 14 June), with the first wave of products set to hit next Spring. There is already a very small range of products based on the series, but this is the first time that more than just a few logos and the Batmobile can be used. "For the first time in over 40 years we will be able to offer fans a full merchandise program that captures the classic, kitschy look and feel of the original 'Batman' TV show," reveals Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products."This new licensing program allows our partners to take advantage of the characters, gadgets and humor that made the show a smash hit in its day and a perennial favorite decades later."