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Hot Toys Batman & Robin 1966 1/6 Scale Action Figures
Batman & Robin 1966 1/6 Action Figure Collectibles from Hot Toys
Hong Kong Based Hot Toys, manufacturer of licensed 1/6 Action Figures, have announced the release of an incredibly lifelike pair of 1/6 scale action figures based on the 1960’s Batman series featuring Adam West and Burt Ward as the “Caped Crusader & Boy Wonder! For those of us of a certain age, Saturday mornings were always a time of joy with the episodes of slightly camp, cartoon enhanced episodes surrounding the dynamic duo, slightly tongue-in-cheek escapades. Kids these days just don’t know what they’re missing!
There is a lot of buzz surrounding this release, so they are likely to be snapped up into private collections and quickly become sought after collectors’ items! A lot of dealers are offering customers the options of placing deposits to guarantee their orders, which is fairly unusual for such releases. The details of each are as follows;
Batman 1966 1/6 Action Figure
Featuring an incredible likeness to the iconic Adam West. The 1/6 scale figure stands at approximately 30cm and has 30 points of articulation and comes with an amazing array of accessories to allow the figure to be customised into different poses, including 3 interchangeable lower face parts to allow different facial expressions, 13x interchangeable gloved hands! To allow for different hand gestures or for holding different weapons and accessories including a Batarang, Shark Repellent Spray, Big Bomb or Batradio,
The figure is clothed in the classic 1960’s Batman suit including main batsuit, cape, gloves, boots and (of course!) the Utility Belt, with metal Batman emblem. The figure also comes with a display stand with name and Batman logo
Robin 1966 1/6 Action Figure
It would be unthinkable to release a retro Batman without his trusty sidekick Robin, and once again, Hot Toys don’t disappoint! The new figure has a great likeness to Burt Ward’s character and features similar great features to the Batman figure. The figure stands at an accurate scale 28cm’s (to Batman’s 30) Again, with 30 points of articulation, 10x interchangeable hands, Batarang, Bat Radio and Batcuffs. The figure has the classic Robin suit with yellow cape, belt, boots and gloves and comes with figure stand with nameplate and Batman logo.
Release dates and expected Pricing
An awesome pair of figures, as I’m sure you’ll agree. Details of figures were originally announced way back in May 2012 at the SDCC, but this is the first time in the last few days that the release date has been set and full production confirmed. Both figures are scheduled for release at the moment, for April 2014 in the US and 14th May 2014 in the UK, although a number of retailers, as mentioned, are taking pre-orders as they will unquestionably be in high demand. As is the case with most of the brilliant highly detailed Hot Toys 1/6 figures range, the figures are being priced at about US$205.00 for Batman (From £149.00 to £164.00 in the UK) & US$189.00 for Robin (UK Retailers are listing at between £135.00 to £145.00 ) . Sites such as Sideshowtoy.com, an official US distributor, are taking pre-orders (and also have flexible payment plans!) at a reasonable price, whilst in the UK, regular Hot Toys distributors such as Collectible Kitbash and Forbidden Planet are taking pre-orders, although I’d imagine the available numbers in the UK will be significantly lower, hence the price premium.
Finally..If you thought that wasn't awesome enough, Hot Toys have previously announced that they also plan to produce and sell..a 1960’s Batmobile!! Although a release date hasn't yet been set, it looks likely to be towards the back end of 2014. Aimed at collectors with very deep pockets and understanding partners (if applicable), I would imagine it would be retailing in the same region as their previous modern(ish) Batmobiles at around $800 (probably £5-£600 in the UK). It will be interesting to see if they expand the range to include the 1960’s arch-villain’s, a Cesar Romero Joker would be pretty cool!