APRIL SHOWERS BRING BATMAN POWERS

New Batman Rain Gear Swoops Down To Keep Our Little Super Heroes Dry

Burbank, CA, March 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Washington Shoe Company are unleashing the ultimate Bat-gadget this rainy season with a rain collection inspired by the favorite DC Comics Super Hero, Batman. What better way for young boys to bring their Batman powers to the streets than with a hooded rain slicker with removable cape, Batman boots and a matching Batman umbrella to help them take flight in their adventures.

The Batman-themed collection of rainwear by Washington Shoe Company, a leading manufacturer of footwear and fashion raingear, is geared towards kids and juniors and will retail at $36.95 for the boots, $16 for the umbrella and $50 for the raincoat. Boot sizes range from child’s size 5-13 and youth sizes 1-4. Raincoats are available from size 2T to 6X. The line features a removable cape which can be worn with or without the raincoat and glow in the dark logos so the little Super Heroes are safe even on the rainiest days.

Mom’s can swoop up the complete Batman rain collection at Nordstrom’s nationwide as well as select specialty stores.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

About Washington Shoe Company

Washington Shoe Company, founded in 1891, is committed to providing the consumer with high-quality footwear, created to meet and exceed the demands of today's lifestyle. Our staple brand, Western Chief Kids, has captured the hearts of many rainwear enthusiasts. The line includes many whimsical creatures, each designed with puddle-seeking children in mind. The rain boot line has evolved into a number of different accessories, including rain jackets and umbrellas, as a result of their exalted demand. Among other brands, the company produces Western Chief work boots; women's and children's rubber boots and rainwear; Chooka, a line of fashion rubber and sheepskin boots; Staheekum, a full line of classic sheepskin slippers; Eddie Moran, a motorcycle inspired leather line and 2Pod a promotional line of sandals, sport and adventure footwear. For more information check out www.washingtonshoe.com, www.chookaboot.com, and www.staheekum.com.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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