Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's In Store for Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration in Singapore

Batman's 75 this year! And the superhero hasn't even visibly aged that much!

To celebrate his 75th Anniversary, regional brand and licensing agency Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS) and Warner Brothers kicked off a special media announcement last night to share what will be in store for Batman fans in Red Dot Island this year.

Diva Getting boozy with Batman

Red Dot Diva was invited to the casual shindig, held at the rather Bat-cavey Highlander Bar & Restaurant at Clarke Quay. It was a fun evening filled with free flow of drinks, yummy food by Bengawan Solo, a fun smartphone app (courtesy of RightHere Media) which one could use to search the immediate surroundings for Batman/ Catwoman/ Joker icons and then take selfies, and basically.... a whole lot of geekery.

What's more, The Dark Knight himself slinked in for the celebration - all hunky and broody. Tiny Diva was in awe (of his biceps), so she reined in her villainous tendencies. Just for little while. 

Tall, dark and broody

Oh, and there were Batman cakes, too! (Hmmmm... does Batman like cakes?)

Neal Rudge, Director of PLS, presented the digital slideshow showing the list of partners whom they are working with for the various activities that will be happening throughout the year.

The Bat-astic activities are:

- Specially decorated DC Superheroes Cable Cars of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman will be available for rides from May 31 to Mar 2015. Mount Faber will also be installing 3D superheroes figurines for fans to take photos with, provide Alternate Reality applications inside the cable car cabins itself and give away various merchandise. Those who take this special cable car ride will also receive a pack of cool DC Superheroes merchandise.

Limited edition DC Justice League and Batman 75th Anniversary MyStamp collectors' album by Singpost, which will be released on June 3. The album consists two books and the one for DC Justice League will have 75 years of artwork from comic book covers. Hit this link to pre-register your interest for the collectors' item!

- Special exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum called "The League Against Evil - DC Superheroes" held from June 5 to August 31 that will feature the museum's own collection, the MyStamp collection above, and a range of regional DC comic artwork/ memorabilia.

- A brand new DC Superheroes store will be launched at Orchard Gateway on April 23. This will the fifth store in Red Dot Island. The store at Vivocity will also be re-branded and re-launched. All the DC Superheroes stores islandwide will be carrying special Batman 75 Anniversary merchandise like t-shirts and other items that will be available from mid-May.

- Cool digital applications available for download by RightHere Media like splash screens, stickers and a dedicated Batman 75 channel.

- Batman cartoons to be aired on Toonami cable channel! A brand new season of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" targeted for younger kids will begin in May, and the first CGI-animated Batman series called "Beware The Batman" will have an exclusive Asian premiere on June 7.

Watch the "Beware The Batman" teaser:

- A big cosplay event at the end of the year, organized together with Movie Mania, called "Heroes & Villains of Gotham City". As expected, a cosplay competition is planned during the event so ... Heads up to interested cosplayers out there!

- First ever Batman hologram exhibition in December with Warner Brothers, that will feature holographic images of 5 different Batmobiles. In 3D!

Holy Bat-gasm! That's quite a list, huh?
Are you all hyperventilating with excitement already??

Before Red Dot Diva and the geek gang left for home via their Bat-Bus, they were each spoiled rotten with a bunch of very cool Batman swag. Gotta love that cute mini DC Superheros cable-car!

A lovely way to get Red Dot Diva going Bat-nana-nana-nana-nanas for an entire year!


Thanks to PLC, Warner Brothers and 37 Communications for the special media invite!


  1. Hi Red Dot Diva, thanks for featuring us in your blog! Just a minor correction: we're actually Right Here Media, not Right Media. Perhaps you can help us rectify this in your blog entry? Thanks!

  2. Amended.
    I've added a link to the company website too.

  3. Hi Red Dot Diva, thanks for such informative piece. Just would like to ask where can I get the 75th Anniversary keychain, t-shirt and the cap? I'm from Malaysia actually so I wonder where could I get those merchandise. Thanks and cheers.

    1. I am not sure. It was in our media goodie bag, and I haven't really gone shopping solely for Batman 75 stuff... Yet.