The Batman series which ran from 1966-1968 started Batmania during the sixties, but with all the Batman toys and memorabilia created due to the popularity of the series, no actual toys based specifically on the series were produced until now.
Mattel will be producing 6 inch figures based on the likenesses of the actors that portrayed the heroes and villains during the series three season run. Besides the Batmobile pictured above, Mattel will be releasing action figures based on Batman (Adam West), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith).
These will be released in July 2013. The action figures will have a suggested retail price of $15.99 each, while the Batmobile will retail for ($49.99) I am told Robin (Burt Ward), The Joker (Cesar Romero), and Catwoman (Julie Newmar) will also be produced. I will post pics of those figures as soon as the are available. Until then check out the figures below. Thanks USA Today for giving us this sneak peek. I have already set aside $150 to pick all 6 action figures and the Batmobile in July. Holy triple feature! Comic-Con is that month too. I really can't wait until July now.
(via Toy News International)
About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.