Holy Action Figure! New Details On Classic Batman Toys
Fans have been waiting for years and years for toys and colletibles based off the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. There have been legal battles between Fox and Warner Bros. over the rights, but the two studios made a deal last year that has allowed a line of toys and collectibles from Mattel.
Last summer the deal was reached with word that something would be coming out in the near future. No real word on what the something was or when it would come out, but a recent press release gives us a lot of details. Warner Bros.will be rolling out a 6-inch Batman figure series, TV moments 2-packs, and a new Batmobile. Funko and Mezo will release their popular vinyl toys based off the series, and NECA is rolling out the biggest toy of all with an 18-inch figure.Hot Toys and a few other companies will handle the high dollar toys. You can read the full press release for all the news on Barbies costumes, model kits, and more. With these rolling out, hopefully it’s only a matter of time until we hear something about a DVD release for the show. Which of these will you be throwing your money at?
Fans of the Batman Classic TV Series will be doing the Batusi when WBCP and its licensing partners give them a first glimpse at the all-new licensing program for the fan-favorite live-action series. Sure to ensnare the eyes of collectors and ignite the nostalgia for the 60′s series is the Mattel vintage-styled Batman Ken and Catwoman Barbie collection, and a BATMAN Classic TV Series 6″ Figure Assortment, BATMAN Classic TV Series TV Moments 2 Pack, as well as a BATMAN Classic TV Series Batmobile. Rubie’s will introduce a line of costumes based on series favorites including Batman, Robin, Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Joker. Additional licensees supporting the Batman Classic TV Series include Funko with stylized figures and plush; Mezco with colorfully detailed vinyl figures; NECA with an 18-inch action figure; Round 2 with model kits; Cryptozoic Entertainment with trading cards; and a variety of high-end collectibles from Noble Collection, Sideshow Collectibles, TriForce, Kotobukiya, Medicom and Hot Toys. The Mattel Hot Wheels brand will rev-up with a high-end Elite Scale Batmobile inspired by the 1966 hot-rod in the series for the true collector; along with many other toy partners who will help bring to life this cultural phenomenon with a Zap! Bam! Pow!
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