Friday, February 10, 2017
Batman Classic TV Series Action Figures
For the adult collector, like me, it’s a glorious nostalgic trip with the first series of figures starring actor Burgess Meredith as the Penguin and Frank Gorshin as the Riddler and actor Adam West as Bob Kane’s famed superhero.
Lets start off with Batman:
Accessories: Dressed in his famed dark-blue-and-grey costume and unique cowl (remember the white lines for eyebrows?) specific to the TV show, Batman gets 20 points of articulation, yellow utility belt and a cloth cape.
The likeness of Adam West is a plus and adds to the appearance of this figure. Batman also comes with a pegged display base with "Pow" molded into it. The figure also includes a 5 inch by 3.25 inch wide collectors card.
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Accessories: Robin, wearing a domino mask and dressed in a red tunic with green shorts, has 20 points of articulation, a utility belt and a yellow cloth cape. He also has a display base and collectors card
In the TV show Burt Ward actually wore a flesh colored leotard rather than bare his legs, this is represented in the figure having darker colored legs. It should have been a shade lighter instead of darker, but I'm not one to complain.
Accessories: Batgirl is dressed in her purple and yellow leotard and cowl, her utility belt is molded on, and she sports a purple cloth cape with a yellow lining. The cape being two pieces of cloth doesn't drape and is permanently splayed out behind her. She has a display stand and backdrop/trading card.
Can't have super-heroes with out some super-villains and Batman has a quite colorful rogues gallery of super-villains!
Cesar Romero's likeness is well represented in this figure. As the story goes he was so famous for his mustache that he refused to shave it off for the role, so it was just painted over with white clown grease paint in the hopes that no one would notice... We did, but didn't care! Anyway the figure has the mustache too!
Figure profile: The Riddler - you fiend! The confounding, clever criminal known as the Riddler is Batman and Robin's trickiest villain. Sending enigmatic clues to the Dynamic Duo, the Riddler subsequently leads them into an inevitable trap, but never fear - the Batman always outwits the mysterious madman!
Accessories: No accessories except the base which says KAPOW! and the standard trading card...
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Accessories: Penguin comes with an umbrella, with which he can point menacingly at other action figures. He also has a standard display base and trading card/background.
Accessories: Its a shame no accessories were included with Catwoman... I gave her the Kaleidoscope house figures' cat! The cat needs a name though, if you want to suggest a name for her please comment below. Oh yeah, Catwoman comes with a trading card and display stand like all the other figures.
The line is now dead, but I didn't get them when they first came out. But this Christmas my family gave me a Batmobile and the Batcave set. Of course I took it from there and got everything I could get my hands on! The first thing I set about doing was creating a Batcave for the figures to live in.