Sunday, August 28, 2011
Vintage Riddler Action Figure by Mego 1974-1978
The Riddler, that infernal Prince of Puzzlers, who has outwitted the Gotham City Police Department a dozen times and of course Batman's Arch Enemy. Like Mego's Joker and Penguin action figures, the Riddler was part of their World's Greatest Foes line. Although, the Riddler did have a fist fighting version of himself, he was not as big a seller as his counterparts.
In my opinion, The Riddler was just as well done as the other villains from The World's Greatest Super-Heroes series. Even though he wasn't as popular as the other villains, he now rivals The Joker in terms of collectors popularity. Probably because he is more rare.
The figure is simple. Standard screen printed body suit, similar to that of the Penguin and Joker, and purple utility belt. Originally, the Riddler had an elastic belt identical to early versions found on Robin. Except in purple. Later the belt was changed to the same mold as Batman's utility belt. Again in molded purple rather than yellow.
The Riddler came in both widow box and blister card versions.
Riddle me this: What has no flesh on nor nail, but has four fingers and a thumb?