Video find: The Psychedlic Experience short film 1965

Introduced by Timothy Leary with music by Ravi Shankar.

Today's best picture ever: Jim Henson

Pop focus: Classic Corgi Bat-vehicles

The 1960s Batman craze spawned lots of toys, including numerous versions of the Batmobile. But nobody ever topped the version made by Corgi Toys, which was available for sale through most of the 70s.

A sturdy die-cast number, it was very faithful to the TV car and could even fire plastic rockets out the back and had a retractable blade that popped out of the front. It's a favorite collectible of fans of a certain age, for sure. I still have mine -- along with Corgi's Batboat and Batcopter! But pictures of these great toys still catch my eye when I come across them online.

Below is a great batch, along with a couple of print ads for the toys, and images of some of the small Bat-vehicles Corgi produced.

We'll spotlight Corgi's James Bond vehicles at some point, too!

Notice the Batman figure on the bottom of the car.
This decal was packaged with Corgi's Batmobile toy in the 70s.

As a special bonus: Here's a 1980s TV ad plugging Corgi toys, including Bat vehicles: