(August 31, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Fans of the Caped Crusader will get an unprecedented chance to own a piece of cinematic Gotham City when wbstore.com, Warner Bros. Studio Store’s e-commerce site, offers one-of-a-kind props and costumes from the blockbuster Batman motion picture franchise on eBay beginning on September 13 through September 20. The most coveted items will include Batman's cowl, The Riddler's green Lycra jumpsuit, and the pink tiger-print suit worn by Two-Face from “Batman Forever"; Catwoman's skin-tight rubber costume from “Batman Returns"; Poison Ivy’s Willow chair taken from her Venus Flytrap throne, and both Barbara Wilson’s prep school uniform and leather motorcycle costume from “Batman & Robin.” Other props used by the diabolical villains who oppose Batman being offered during the sale include the coins used by Two-Face to help the conflicted villain make decisions and Ed Nygma’s experimental “Brain Drain” hat used in the filming of “Batman Forever"; as well as a mechanical penguin from the Penguin’s lair in “Batman Forever"; Poison Ivy’s spell-binding pheromone dust compact and Mr. Freeze’s Gotham City Snowglobe used in “Batman & Robin.” Several gadgets from the Batcave’s weapons wall used to battle Mr. Freeze are also included: Bat Tasers, a Bat Monitor from the Batmobile, Bat Lasers and a Bat Heater used to defrost frozen lab technicians. Also straight from the Warner Bros. vaults are Alfred Pennyworth’s eyeglasses, the coveted Wayne diamond Heart of Isis, the snowflake pendant worn by Nora Fries, Mr. Freeze’s ill-fated wife, and a pair of Gossip Gerty’s eyeglasses. Trivia buffs will recall that in “Batman Forever,” Gossip Gerty was played by the widow of Batman creator Bob Kane. For over six decades, the Caped Crusader has protected Gotham City and it’s citizenry from evil villains lurking in the darkness. Through the use of an arsenal of high-tech gadgets and his keen crime-fighting mind, Batman has become known as the world’s greatest detective. The four Batman motion pictures have grossed over $1 billion worldwide, while the animated television series have set a new standard for television animation, with top ratings on the Kids’ WB! television network; Batman comic books reach millions of fans every month; and on the internet Batman is one of the world’s most recognizable superheroes. Each item in this exclusive offering has been thoroughly researched under the careful guidance of Warner Bros. Corporate Archives, to ensure each is properly presented. wbstore.com has also established the site warnerbrosauction.com to supply fans with information on current and upcoming offerings. This is the second of three auctions that Warner Bros. will conduct with eBay this year. The previous auction, which concluded July 14, resulted in the sale of the Lady Grace, the actual fishing boat that was used to represent the real-life Andrea Gail in the making of the film “The Perfect Storm,” to Legal Sea Foods of Boston, Mass. for $145,000. Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a division of Warner Bros., a Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P., is one of the leading and most diversified licensing and retail merchandising organizations which includes a vast library of intellectual properties and the Warner Bros. Studio Stores, including wbstore.com, its e-commerce Web site. With over 3,700 licensees, Warner Bros. Consumer Products licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for a variety of entertainment properties, categories, and Warner Bros. icons that include Looney Tunes, Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Friends,” “ER,” and its newest member, Harry Potter.
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