The eggquisite McFarlane Toys has announced that the eggcellent line of Batman 1966 action figures will finally be graced with Vincent Price’s Egghead. The villain with the egg-shaped dome and egg-centric criminal schemes will arrive just after St. Valentine’s Day!
Egghead’s only accessories are two action word bubbles that attach to the toy’s arms. Luckily, the two Egghead comes with are aptly worded “CRAACK!” and “SPLATT!”
Sadly, like many other collectibles, the Batman ’66 toys are also subject to a price increase. Where the toys were somewhere between $15-$17 last year, they’re now $19.99 across the board.
“Obsessed with eggs and egg related villainy, this criminal mastermind is only one of two of Batman’s villains to deduce his secret identity of Bruce Wayne. And not only did he deduce it, he did it with deductive reasoning rather than trickery, making him one of the most genius egg-otistical villains to ever combat the Caped Crusader.”
“A mastermind, the Riddler would always send Gotham’s Law Enforcement or the Batman a riddle before embarking on a crime spree. It would take the World’s Greatest Detective to unravel his dastardly clues.”
In other Batman ’66 news, an unmasked black-and-white version of Frank Gorshin’s Riddler is coming, too. He can also be pre-ordered at Target. The exciting thing about this Riddler is that he comes with an accessory that isn’t a word bubble. Yup, the action figure comes with his signature question mark cane. I hope this leads McFarlane Toys to release an accessory pack for the previously released figures. We need batarangs, bat shark repellant, and Catwoman’s cat-shaped gun!
The new Riddler will be launching alongside Egghead on February 19th, 2023.
I’ve been relatively impressed with this line. My kid loves the ’66 series, and the price range McFarlane of the figures and accessories was a relief to my wallet. These are, first and foremost, toys instead of collectibles. The Batcave playset and Batmobile, while detailed, are made to be played with and so far have held up well after some inventive adventures involving Barbies, dinosaurs, and Masters of the Universe figures.[Source: McFarlane Toys] [Source: Target] [Source: Target]