MATTEL: 1966 BATMAN SERIES GETS THE PLASTIC TREATMENT IN 2013

Written by on December 27, 2012 in DC, Mattel, News, Uncategorized - 4 Comments


Mattel is confirming that the 1960′s Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward will be coming to your store shelves in 2013.
I’m really very happy to finally hear that Fox and Warner Bros. decided to play nice and negotiate the rights before I took my cash with me when I took my nice little dirt nap. I hope we get the caped crusaders along with Batgirl Barbara Gordon along with the great cast of villains.
Besides Batman and Robin who would you like to see in the initial wave of figures.

Would you buy a scaled Batmobile if it were offered? Let us know in the comments below….

I vote Yesd

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4 Comments on "MATTEL: 1966 BATMAN SERIES GETS THE PLASTIC TREATMENT IN 2013"

  1. namtab39 December 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm ·

    My fear with this line, as with a lot of action figure product from Matty, is that it will end up mostly with the e-tailers and will not show up on retail shelves, or will be drastically hindered if so. I also imagine that there will be some sort of SDCC exclusive with this property, that a large portion of the target audience will be unable to obtain reasonably, as it seems to be a natural for that venue. Not sure that general consumer interest will be there and in this economy retailers just do not seem to keen on stretching the boundaries. Quality and cost are going to be of essence and Matty doesn’t seem to be very consumer or economically minded in that arena IMO. If I’m able to get the figures then yes I’d love to have a Batmobile or Batcave to go along with them but I don’t want to pay $250 for them, especially sight unseen. As far as figure choice goes I’m assuming that we will mostly see the feature film characters and if successful then we’ll see other characters. The key will be getting the approval for the likeness of the film theme character, which this line relies upon. A number of these actors and actresses have passed away so it may be easier to gain likeness agreements through the respective estates with those figures than others. However, the studios themselves may own the likenesses due to the age of the contracts and this may not be a problem at all. In the end it’s going to depend on what we as consumers are presented with, IMO.

  2. drew-p December 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm ·

    I have a real soft spot for Burgess Meredith as The Penguin. So make him already. And Yes to the Batmobile for sure.

  3. Sliding Lock Man in PA December 29, 2012 at 2:14 am ·

    A Batmobile? You bet! A Frank Gorshin Riddler figure? Absolutely! Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl on her Bat-Cycle? Oh, yes.

  4. oliver February 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm ·

    I already own my scale batmobile, but have not the batman 1966 figure. As soon as it appear, i ll buy it YES !!

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