Comics, Toys, TV

Holy Buttload of 1966-Style Figure Variants, Batman!

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Let’s do some math here: Mattel does ONE series of Batman ’66 action figures. Charges way too much for them ($22 each at Toys R Us). Has the basic characters and three Bat-variants – Comic-Con Batusi version, surfer version, and two-pack with Robin and huge copyright label version.

Figures Toy Company charges $34.99 for their 8-inch figures, and they not only do more minor (yet cult-fave) villains like Egghead, but they also just announced SIX episode-specific variants. Pink Cowl Batman, Gray Suit Joker. Boxing Batman, Boxing Riddler, Baseball Joker and Opera Clown Joker are all coming in September, and if they do well I can’t imagine there won’t be more.

Holy variety. Wholly profit.

Check ’em out…

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist