I’ve once again rekindled my romance for the 1989 Batman film. At the start of it all was a preview magazine, then it just spiraled out of control with comics, toys, trading cards, and even play acting scenes from the film with another nerdy kid that summer. Hell, one of the greatest birthday presents I got was the VHS tape that just happened to be released on my birthday and man, did I wear that sucker out. My Batman love faded over time, but I still love that ’89 film. The following commercials pretty much helped fuel the raging fire that was my obsession with Batman for a brief time.
Batman cereal was like crack for me. I got every single promotion that they had to offer, including a cool glow-in-the-dark Frisbee. I don’t remember it tasting particularly good, though.
In the recent past I managed to pick up a sealed box of Batman cereal. My nostalgia addiction knows no bounds!
Taco Bell gets in on the Bat-action
Another part of my Batman obsession was the promotion at Taco Bell that had free cheapy cups that you could take home and cherish forever, like I did. If I remember correctly, they launched their cinnamon twists at the same time, so it made for a super memorable and delicious time getting the cups.
Batman Needs Diet Coke
What I love about this commercial is that Batman’s man-servant Alfred calls the store ahead of time for Diet Coke. Now that’s rich! I wasn’t a big Diet Coke drinker at the time, what with thinking that Diet sodas were yucky junk for dopes, but I didn’t mind seeing these commercials which seemed to be in constant rotation.