Wednesday, March 20 2013 21:33

Holy Retro Toys! Mattel's BATMAN CLASSICS 1966 TV Series Action Figures up for pre-order...

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Holy Action Figure Awesome, Batman! After previously-covering the offerings from NECA and the world of BARBIE based on the classic 1966 BATMAN television series (which until recently was unavailable for licensing), now comes what is undoubtedly the most-anticipated '66-based line of the bunch: The BATMAN CLASSICS 1966 TV Series Action Figures from MATTEL. The folks at Entertainment Earth just hit The Rock Father with full details on the first waves of these 6-inch pieces of cool, all of which are now up for pre-order. Check out the details below and pay close attention to detail...

MTBBJ45lgBatman Classics 1966 TV Moments 2-Pack:
Apparently, the only way to get the 1966 Robin figure is to purchase this 2-pack, which features the Caped Crusader (Adam West) and the Boy Wonder (Burt Ward) in their famous "wall-scaling" poses. '66 Batman NEEDS his sidekick, so this looks to be a must-have for those planning to have a complete collection.

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Batman Classics 1966 TV Series Wave 1 Figure Set:
If you'd like to guarantee that you're able to find one of each figure, this is the way to go. You'll get the standard assortment Batman, along with The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith). 
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Batman Classics 1966 TV Series Wave 1 Figure Case:
Have a fellow Bat-fan friend that also wants to get in on the action? Grab a full case of figures.

This case contains 6 individually packaged 6-inch action figures (subject to change):
2x Batman 
2x Riddler 
2x Penguin

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Batman Classics 1966 TV Series Wave 2 Case:
No pictures of this to share just yet, but this assortment is set to include the "Surf's Up Batman" which will undoubtedly be a hard one to find... packed just one per case. Also included is The Joker (Caesar Romero).

This Wave 2 case contains 6 individually packaged 6-inch action figures (subject to change):
1x Batman 
1x Riddler 
1x Penguin 
2x Joker 
1x Surf's Up Batman

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What do you think of these? Something for "the adult collector," or toys to be shared with your kids?

Lomogram 2013-03-20 09-30-0I grew up on the 1966 Batman series through re-runs on WFLD Channel 32 here in Chicago during the early 1980s. I recently shared the feature-length '66 Batman movie with my oldest daughter for the first time after seeing a replica of the George Barris Batmobile at The Volo Auto Museum. Now I'm letting her play with my Hot Wheels Elite Batmobile... and it's become pretty popular (pictured left). Speaking of which, MATTEL will be releasing a Batmobile to go along with this series of Action Figures. The Catwoman has already been announced (would be cool to do Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt variants), but I'm hoping for the Yvonne Craig Batgirl, and maybe a John Astin version of The Riddler...

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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