Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Classic TV Batman Collectibles Onslaught

When Warner Brothers sells a license..they sell it reaaaal good. Back at Toy Fair 2013, we got to see new Classic TV Batman merchandise coming from NECA and Mattel. Now, Diamond Select and Figures Toy Company join the party.

"Sock! Pow! Whap!"

For decades, those words were synonymous with comic books in the mainstream media, thanks to the fan-favorite depiction of comic book images in the DC Comics 1960s Batman Classic TV Series. Today, Diamond Select Toys (DST) is proud to announce it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create high-quality collectibles based on the TV classic, including busts and statues.

"The Batman Classic TV Series was on my TV constantly while growing up," said Chuck Terceira, director of DST. "Working on these characters is a dream come true. I know there are a large number of fans out there who feel the same way about the show, and we will give them the collectibles they've always dreamed of!"

Diamond Select Toys has multiple product categories supporting the Batman Classic TV Series license, including busts, statues, vinyl bust banks, bottle openers, and slate artwork, and development on their line of collectible busts has already begun. Character likenesses attached to the DST line include Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Julie Newmar as Catwoman, Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, Cesar Romero as The Joker, and several other famous villains on the television show. DST will also draw on the show's many distinctive props and sets for new products in the line.

"The world of the Batman Classic TV Series was so fully realized, the designs so iconic, the cast so beloved that I can see us creating distinctive, exciting product for a good, long while," continued Terceira. "And as a lifelong Batman fan, I look forward to slowly turning my office into my own personal Batcave, full of collectibles that I have always wanted to own. I may never leave!"

Check in with your local comic shop to order anything you hear about from Diamond Select.

No pics yet for Diamonds's lineup, but Figures has lots of eye candy for you, along with news of Batman Retro figures, enabling you to spread your MEGO love and even add to your classic collections!

CFO Anthony Balasco states, “It has been my understanding that the collectors community would enjoy collecting retro 8 inch and 12 inch action figures based on the “Batman 1966 Classic TV Series”.  When we saw that the rights were settled between the involved party’s we immediately became interested in acquiring the license”. We are proud to say that the collectors will be able to enjoy a vast selection of characters that have never been available before.  Our head sculpts will look life like and the cloth costumes will be highly detailed.  Series 1 will include Batman, Robin, The Riddler & The Joker.  Future series will include The Penguin, Catwoman, Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, Egghead, King Tut, Mr. Freeze, Shame, Bookworm, Mad Hatter, Batman (with removable cowl), Robin (with removable mask), The Joker in prison baseball outfit, The Joker in opera outfit, & The Joker in grey suit.  All Batman 1966 Classic TV Series figures will be available in both 8 inch & 12 inch starting early Fall 2013. All of our Batman 1966 Classic TV Series are exclusively sculpted by "The Farrow" Danny Anniello.

Batman Retro Action Figures- These action figures are exact reproductions of the original ones that were produced by Mego Corp back in the 1970’s.  Series one will include Batman, Robin, The Riddler & The Joker.  Future series will include Penguin, Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Batgirl and even more characters that Mego never released.  Available in 8 inch only. keep watching http://figurestoycompany.com for further release details, info and updates!

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