McFarlane Toys’ Batman 66 line of action figures, playsets, and vehicles have been interesting. They sell, that’s for sure. I was lucky enough to get Egghead a month ago and have yet to see him show up at stores since. The same can be said with the Batboat. The demand for affordable collectibles and kid-friendly toys is certainly high right now.
It was a gamble to start producing toys based on the classic 1966 Adam West series, but it has paid out. And now, finally, the series has introduced Batgirl. Although the figure’s head sculpt doesn’t look too much like Yvonne Craig, the artists at McFarlane Toys certainly captured all of her other memorable features.
“The Daughter of Commissioner James Gordon held a big secret even from the Dynamic Duo … that she was Batgirl™. Working at the Gotham City Public Library, she would come to the aid of Batman™ and Robin™ as needed, but even the Worlds’ Greatest Detective could not figure out who she was.”
Sadly, Barabra Gordon’s batsuit is not sparkly. However, the inclusion of accessories rather than word bubbles is greatly appreciated. The next two versions of Batman and Robin McFarlane is releasing also incorporate new gadgets instead.
The new Batman and Robin figures come with oxygen masks. Robin finally gets a Batarang and Batradio. Batman only gets one weapon, but it’s the large Sonic Bat-Zooka. Also, the paint on Batman’s costume looks a bit different. The blue on the cowl, gloves, boots, and trunks looks far brighter than usual.
“Kapow! The debonair millionaire Bruce Wayne may seem like your average cool cat, but you would be wrong! With the flip of a Shakespeare head bust and … to the Batcave™! Gotham City is filled with a rogue’s gallery of criminals eager to unmask the Batman™, but they are thwarted by the Caped Crusader’s own clever ways.”
“‘Holy Boy Wonder, Batman!’ How lucky can orphan Dick Grayson get? He gets taken in by the wealthiest man in Gotham City, who just happens to be Batman™. He gets to live in a mansion complete with cave, gets to kick villain butt, and cruises around in the world’s coolest car.”
Each figure can be pre-ordered via Target’s online store. Yes, the figures are still at the new price point of $19.99.
Now that Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl has joined the toy line, we’ll probably be seeing her Batcycle later this year, and hopefully the Batcopter. If you’ve not scooped up the Batmobile and Batboat, I’d suggest you do. Not only are these fairly detailed toys, but they’re easy on the wallet. They can also take a beating if your kids are fans of the classic Adam West series.[Source: McFarlane Toys]
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