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Batman Retro 1966 TV Series Wave Three

I’m just not old enough for Mego action figures. At times, I can almost catch a glimpse of that retro vibe that seemingly permeates them for others, but overall, it’s just hard to be interested. In fairness, I’ve never really had one – I have a Spidey in storage somewhere with no sleeves. I do have Mattel’s Martian Manhunter, though I never got around to opening him. I did snag some Famous Covers & Hasbro’s handful of DC figures from their late 90s attempt. But it’s just not something I get excited about – I simply blame being in my early 30s instead of my late 30s.

So when Figure Toy Company geared up their Classic TV Batman line, I was aware, but not piqued. Batman, Robin, Riddler, Joker, Penguin, Bruce & Dick… they looked find for the folks that are into the sorta thing. They did get me to notice with Egghead though. That’s cool. I do love when characters that should’ve always had toys finally get them and ’66 Batman Rogues are very deserving in that regard.

Last month, Figures Toy Company doubled down on that awesome with Wave 3. Batman & Robin with new head sculpts, all good yeah… but Mad Hatter? And Shame! That’s awesome. It almost makes my blackened heart grow two sizes too big for these guys. I’d still rather have them as modern figures, but these are still damn cool. Is it weird if I just collected Egghead, Mad Hatter, Shame… and hope for King Tut, Bookworm, & *gasp* False-Face?!?

Based on the classic 1966 Batman television series, the Batman ’66 Retro Action Figures will have you shouting “Bif!” “Bang!” and “Pow!” These retro-styled figures are in a larger size with real cloth costumes, and their articulation cannot be beat. Batman (new head sculpt), Robin (removable cowl), Shame, and Mad Hatter all resemble their television counterparts, and they come in retro clamshell packaging.

Wave 3 and the previous waves are available for order & pre-order at BBTS.

7 comments to Batman Retro 1966 TV Series Wave Three

  • Black Arbor

    It’s not that weird, I’m only interested in Shame, mostly ’cause I love Cliff Robertson (His Charlie Gordon was fantastic, and he made a much better Uncle Ben than Martin Sheen), but it can be a slippery slope. And where’ve you been, Noisy? We’ve been missing you!

    • I’ve missed you guys too! All these years, I’ve kept IAT up & going by virtue of not needing a lot of sleep and working in the dead of night.

      My son, turns out, is just like me to be awake & fussy right about that same time. We’re getting his sleeping patterns stretched out, so hopefully I can resume normal business soon!

    • He-Mullet

      Yes, I totally agree on Cliff Robertson being a much better Uncle Ben than Martin Sheen! Luckily I’m not into MEGO styled figures, otherwise I’d be so into these… But Shame is tempting me.

  • Brainlock

    DUDE! HATTER!!!
    I only wish they could do these for 6″ scale. my WM recently put up an endcap of them all. for the first time ever. >_>

    If things go well tomorrow/today, then YE$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    I owned the DC Retro Shazam and while I thought it was cool getting a Mego style figure I found it very disappointing in terms of design and especially quality.

  • HATTER!!! I’m not collecting these but I’m all over that!!!

    I gotta say though, that new Batman headsculpt? Maybe it’s just the photo or the angle the toy was shot at, but it looks like he’s showing us his vinegar strokes face.