From Diamond Select, in association with D.C. Comics, comes this wonderful and functional piece of television history. Get a load of this replica bust of William Shakespeare, which you may recall seeing in the 1966 Batman television series!
Batman took the television airwaves by storm in 1966. All the camp and color that filled the comic books of the era, was captured wonderfully on the small screen by creator, William Dozier. The show starred Adam West and Burt Ward as the caped crusaders and featured such great actors as Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, and Julie Newmar as some of the most famous members of the Batman’s Rogues Gallery.
When evildoers reared their ugly heads in Gotham City, Commissioner Gordon would call upon the aid of the dynamic duo using the Bat-phone. Heeding the call of duty, our heroes, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson knew there was only one thing left to do, head to the Bat-poles! The secret entrance to the Batman’s Batcave was accessed by flipping a switch, which was conveniently hidden in Bruce Wayne’s study and inside a bust of William Shakespeare.
This life-size Shakespeare replica bust perfectly captures this iconic television prop. Sure, it may not move bookcases, but it does keep a thing or two secret, because the bust also functions as a bank! While you most likely don’t have the makings of the Wayne trust fund available to you, this bank is pretty handy at storing all the loose change you’ll find in between your couch cushions. It features a realistic, screen accurate paint job, functional neck hinge, hidden coin slot, and hidden coin access door. At just $69.99, before shipping and handling, you won’t end up having to break the bank in order to get this one! The Batman 66 Shakespeare bust bank is available for preorder on Entertainment Earth.com. Follow the link here to pick up one for your “stately manor”!
Also, if you happen to dig Shakespeare and superheroes, then click the link here for a piece we did on an artist who has married the two worlds!