Batman 66

Funko Announces June Release for DC Heroes Action Figures

These figures made their debut at Toy Fair, but Funko’s Batman ’66 9-point of articulation action figures are set for release this June. This first series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze and Bookworm. There will also be a 1:6 chase Mr. Freeze to hunt down. Look for these in stores everywhere.

Coming Soon from Funko – 3 3/4″ Batmobile, More Batman ’66 Pop!s

Slide down into your Batcave and settle in for the latest Batman ’66 releases from the Bat-tastic folks at Funko. 

In support of their new 3 3/4″ line of classic Batman action figures comes the Batmobile with Batman and Robin. This 11″ Batmobile is Funko’s first vehicle with rolling wheels. The Batman and Robin figures each feature 9 points of articulation (elbows, shoulders, knees, hips, neck).  The Batmobile which figures is expected in May. AwesomeToyBlog sponsor EntertainmentEarth has it available for pre-order here.

Also coming in May are additional Batman ’66 Pop!s. Characters included in this upcoming series are The Riddler (with a 1:6 chase variant featuring his question mark suit and bowler), The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and King Tut.  See these below,

Toy Fair 2016 – Diamond Select Toys

tf2016There was an embarrassment of riches at the Diamond Select Toys booth as there was tons and tons of new product on display. The gallery at the end of the post has everything, so if you’re looking for the latest Marvel, DC, Muppets, Alien, Minimates, Star Trek, X-Files, iZombie, Nightmare Before Christmas, or Ghostbusters – be sure to check the gallery. A few of my personal highlights from the display included:

  • Muppets Series 1 and 2! I’ve been stoked for the first wave of Muppets figures which are set to hit stores in the next couple of seeing the 2nd wave was nice. The details aren’t finalized, so exactly how the balcony ends up being distributed is still being worked out. But, I mean, that Animal with the drum set…it’s spot on!
  • The complete Ghostbusters diorama was assembled in the display and it’s huge. Recreate the climax of the film with the Ghostbusters, Dana, Zuul, Terror Dogs…everything with the diorama that you can collect and build. I knew the pieces were included with the figures, but I guess I hadn’t realized the full scale of it – it’s huge!
  • A trio of Star Trek releases caught my eye – the Cobra phaser will make a very nice upgrade from my Playmates one from 20+ years ago, the new Khan figure from ‘Wrath of Khan’ looks amazing and DST announced that they’ll be producing the USS Reliant in their scale ship line.
  • Captain America: Civil War is right around the corner, and so are some Marvel Select figures from the film…on display were Cap, Bucky and Iron Man and all three looked great. Cap’s current look is among my favorite of his cinema looks yet and this Select figure does an amazing job capturing the look.
  • There was one item from Batman ’66 that I couldn’t have even imagined being in the booth – the William Shakespeare bust that Bruce Wayne flips the head on to reveal the switch to uncover the batpoles will be available for your own Wayne manor. Of course the head flips up and there’s hidden switches.

These are just my personal highlights from the booth. Check the gallery out below and find your own favorites and don’t forget to let your favorite comic / specialty shop know you want it!

Lego Officially Announces Batman ’66 Batcave Set

lego logoIt’s the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1966 Batman TV show and Lego’s releasing a huge set to commemorate the show. This set includes the Batcave, featuring a Bat Lab with Batcomputer, plus the Batmobile with stud shooters, the Batcopter with flick missiles and the Batcycle. This Batcave has a Wayne Manor section with an exterior wall to climb on and Bruce Wayne’s study featuring the iconic Batphone and a false bookcase that slides open to reveal the secret entrance to the Batcave. Before spiraling down the Batpoles into the Batcave, change identity from Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into Batman and Robin (separate minifigures included).

A total of 9 minifigures are included in the set:  Batman, Robin, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler and The Penguin.

The Batcave incorporates a hi-tech, 2-floor Bat Lab with Batcomputer element and a variety of detachable accessory elements, including a lie detector machine, table, chest of drawers, Bat-gadgets and test tubes with translucent elements. Also includes the iconic Batcave entrance for the Batmobile and a helipad for the Batcopter.

  • The Batmobile features a dual cockpit with iconic Batphone, 2 stud shooters, an opening trunk, dual exhaust and sign stickers.
  • The Batcopter has an opening cockpit for a minifigure, bat-inspired wings with 2 flick missiles, spinning rotors and a spinning propeller. A villain minifigure can grab onto the back of the Batcopter for more aerial battle action.
  • The Batcycle features a driver’s seat for Batman, translucent headlight element and a sidecar for Robin. •

The Batcave measures over 18” (46cm) high, 22” (56cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep, while the Batmobile measures over 2” (6cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide. The Batcopter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide. and the Batcycle measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.

This set has a total of 2,526 pieces and will be available in March at a price of $269.99 in the US.


Batman ’66 Vinyl Idolz Available in October

vinyl sugar iconVinyl Sugar today announced a new series of Batman ’66 Vinyl Idolz. This set of four vinyl figures from the camp super-hero classic television series includes Batman, Robin, Batgirl and the Joker. These four will be available this October from all your favorite retailers. Check them out below!

NECA Previews Quarter Scale Batman ’66 Robin Figure

NECA logoNECA’s impressive quarter scale figures continue to roll on with the announcement of a Batman ’66 Robin, the perfect companion for your Batman ’66 Batman. Standing 17″ tall Robin features Burt Ward’s likeness and includes 6 interchangeable hands, a Batarang, communicator and more. This figure looks amazing and is limited to one production run, meaning when it pre-sells out (which based on other quarter scale figures, it is likely to do) it’s gone. If you’re even slightly tempted by this, you’ll want to snag him quick. Robin is expected to be available in November, just in time to plop him down on the couch to watch the recently announced Blu-Ray / DVD release of the classic series.

batman 66 quarter scale robin

Toy Tokyo Exclusive Variant Batman in Batmobile Pop at NYCC

NYCC LogoToy Tokyo has announced that they’ll be offering a NYCC Exclusive variant of Funko’s Batman ’66 Batmobile. This bright blue Batmobile was inspired by a 1972 Japanese tin Batmobile and it’s super awesome. No pricing details have been shared yet, but if you’re attending the show you can find them at booth 101. You can check out the announcement here, or just drool over the picture below.

NYCC ToyTokyo Pop Batmobile

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