Movies are one of the many things that make us humans unique from every other creature on the planet and as such, we tend to want pieces of our favorite movies around us all the time. I have been collecting “Batman” memorabilia for some time now and my room is starting to look like that of a twelve year old boy but I just plain don’t care. I love what Batman stands for, I love that he does not have to have any super powers to succeed, he just uses his brain, and I pretty much love everything about him.
The version of “Batman” that really got me stuck on him is the 1989 Michael Keaton version. I just loved the way that Keaton portrayed Batman’s snarky attitude without making him seem like a rich, privileged idiot. I think that is part of the major appeal of Batman to me. He’s rich but he does not rest completely on that, he uses his money to bring to life the intelligent ideas that he has floating around his head.
I think the fact that this movie concept has been done time and time again attests to its brilliance and ability to span generations. I tend to collect older “Batman” memorabilia from before he was a live action hero. One of my favorite pieces is a poster of the Joker taking a picture; it is creepy and beautiful all at the same time. Batman along with all his arch enemies are such dynamic characters that they redefine what it is to be a hero and a villain.
Another piece that I cherish is my Detective Batman comic. It is unique to me because “Batman” developers were trying to take Batman in a whole new direction when they released these comics. I also have a multitude of different Batman action figures including a vintage die cast figure that I completely adore. Aside from the memorabilia shown I also have Batman bed sheets and curtains as well as various other tid bits here and there.
I really enjoy collecting “Batman” memorabilia because there is such a diverse amount of it out there. I am not restricted to buying just action figures or just posters. Also I’m not restricted to just one version of the story, there are dozens of remakes, some better than others, and each remake has its own type of memorabilia. I think that the human’s instinct to collect things we are interested in is wonderful and I hope that everyone finds something they think is worthy of collecting.
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