Nananananananananananana YES PLEASE!
More classic Batman! Sorry, but I’m tired of bulky Batman looking like he stole parts of Iron Man’s suit. Give me some classic black, blue, and gray spandex. The Batman of blue and yellow is my guy. More of him, and you’ve got yourself a customer for life.
Yesterday Todd McFarlane teased on Twitter the upcoming release of an action figure line based on the classic 1966 Batman series. The three figures shown off include Adam West’s Batman, Burt Ward’s Robin, and Cesar Romero’s Joker. All three figures appear in a Batcave diorama with George Barris’s legendary Batmobile.
BATMAN 66 ON 6/6! It couldn't be a BETTER time for a FIRST LOOK at McFarlane Toys upcoming Batman 66' lineup! McFarlane Toys will be showing off some more looks of the DC Retro lineup featuring your favorites from the Batman Classic TV series during the Summer Showcase! #batman pic.twitter.com/VcuziNkiDA
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) June 6, 2021
The articulation and detail point to these being 6″ or 7″ figures. Though cool for display, it may also limit vehicles and playsets. I’m not sure if the Batmobile in the background is part of the McFarlane line.
It may be one of the several that hit the market when the Funko 3.75″ line was on the market years ago. If you didn’t see it, that line produced a lot of characters from the campy old show. Yes, even two versions of Mr. Freeze.
The overall appearance of these toys look great. Will they represent the final product? Possibly. If I had to nitpick, I’d say Robin’s face looks a bit too boyish. He almost looks like our buddy Butch Patrick. Though slightly out of focus, the Joker is undoubtedly looking like Cesar Romero.
DC Universe Classics also had Batman, Robin, and the Joker. To be honest, those figures suffered from the same problem all the other DC figures had, ugly joints and poor paint application. Ugh.
McFarlane Toys are known for great attention to detail, tons of articulation, and amazing paint jobs. You can see hints of that in the teaser image. I’m astonished at the detail in Robin’s mask and Batman’s cowl. They’re probably not removable, but the depth gives that illusion.
Which characters from the classic show should McFarlane produce after this batch? All versions of Catwoman? The Riddler in all his outfits and swappable actors’ heads? Let us know in the comments.