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Mattel's Batman Classics 1966 TV Moments
Batman and Robin Action Figure 2-Pack
Today, I'll be looking at the Batman and Robin two-pack. It comes with two action figures (Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, natch), a batarang that either figure can hold, a toy rope (I think), and a base designed to look like a wall, for the two figures to climb on.
It's important to note that although Batman is available separately, the Robin figure is ONLY available in this two-pack. So, if you want to get a Burt Ward as Robin action figure, and really, what kind of maniac would you be to not want that, this is the way to get it.
|The Dynamic Duo
|Adam West: The One True Batman
|Striking Fear in to the Hearts of Criminals
|The Boy Wonder
|The Caped Crusaders' Capes
A bigger problem is the wall prop that comes with these toys. With it, you're supposed to be able to recreate the wall-climbing scenes from the show. The windows even open up, so you could stick some celebrity's head through them. Maybe if we're lucky, this line of figures will come out with a celebrity cameo Jerry Lewis figure in a future wave, how cool (if unlikely) would that be? The wall prop has pegs on the wall, and the action figures have holes in their feet that should snap on to the pegs. This way, you could hang it on your wall, and make it look like Batman and Robin are climbing up on it. But, at least with my figures, their feet fit on the pegs very loosely. It was hard for me to pose the figures on the wall just when it was sitting flat on my table... one false move and they would fall over. There is no way the figures I have would stay on this thing if it was hanging on my wall, not unless I glued them down, or something. I've seen pictures online of other people who seem to be able to do it, though... so maybe I just got a bad set of figures, or a bad base? I don't know.
Despite my criticisms, overall I really like these toys. It's great to have a whole line of action figures for Batman '66, and I hope it continues for years. In addition to Batman and Robin, I also have Surf's Up Batman, The Joker, The Batusi Batman, and The Batmobile, all of which I'll be reviewing this month. I plan on getting the rest of the figures in this line (The Riddler, The Penguin, and Catwoman) in the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll be reviewing them soon, as well. I also have a die-cast 1966 Batcycle that is to scale with these figures, as well as the Power Attack Batcave, which is not Classic TV Batman, but it does fit the Classic TV Batmobile. I'll be reviewing those this month as well.
BONUS! MUSIC VIDEO
Burt Ward - Orange Colored Sky (Produced by Frank Zappa!)
Click here to see Adam West perform the same song!