Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Figures Toy Company to Release Batman TV Series and Mego 8 inch figures


I am having a Batgasm right now. Can this year get any better?

First with the announcement of Mattel's line of 4 inch Batman TV series action figures and toys and now with Figure Toy Company's announcement of not only Mego Batman related figures, but a line of 8 inch Batman TV series figures.

Here's the press release:


Figures Toy Company to Release Retro 8 and 12 inch Action Figures based on Batman TV Series, Retro Batman, Dukes of Hazzard, Evel Knievel, Conan The Barbarian, Tarzan, Dallas TV Series, Gilligan’s Island and a Talking Barack Obama figure

Tampa, Fl- 4-16-13

Figures Toy Company, after having success with KISS action figures is proud to be introducing the following new action figure lines: “Batman 1966 Classic TV Series”, “Retro 8 Inch Batman”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, “Evel Knievel”, “Conan The Barbarian”, “Tarzan”, “Dallas TV Series” and “Gilligan’s Island”. These figures will have cloth clothing, 16 points of articulation and accessories. Figures Toy Company will also introduce a talking President Barack Obama 7 inch figure.

Batman 1966 Classic TV Series
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.

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.

Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series. Series 1 will include Bo & Luke Duke, Rosco & Boss Hogg. Future series will include Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse, Cooter, Cletus Hogg, Enos & more. Available in both 8 inch & 12 inch.

Evel Knievel Action Figures
These action figures are based upon two different time periods in Evel Knievel's career. The first is from his Caesar’s Palace jump in 1967, and the second is from his Wembley Stadium Jump in 1975. Available in both 8 inch & 12 inch.

Conan The Barbarian, Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the comic book series by Robert E. Howard. Conan The Barbarian is an exact replica of the original action figure that was released by Mego. Both Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror are Figures Toy Company originals. All three will be available in 8 inch only.

Retro Tarzan & Jane Action Figures
Tarzan is an exact reproduction of the one that Mego released, while Jane is a Figures Toy Company original. Available in 8 inch only.

Dallas TV Series Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series. The series will include JR Ewing action figures in two different styles: "Oil Tycoon" and "Who Shot JR". Available in 12 inch only.

Gilligan's Island Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series. This series will include Gilligan & Skipper. Available in 12 inch only.

President Barack Obama Talking 7 inch Action Figure
This vinyl action figure has three different sayings that are activated when you push his legs together.

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About Figures Toy Company

Figures Toy Company was started back in 1989 by Anthony Balasco who sold collectible toys through print catalogs, print ads and direct selling at collectible toy shows. In 1998, Anthony partnered with Steve Sandberg and obtained the licensees to manufacture Replica Wrestling Belts. Figures Toy Company now manufactures WWE, WCW, ECW Replica Wrestling Belts, 8 inch Retro Type action figures and continues to work on product directly aimed at the collectible consumer.

Please visit www.figurestoycompany.com for more details.

Contact: Steve Sandberg
Figures Toy Company
12826 Commodity Place
Tampa FL 33626
Phone 813-749-0800
email : figinc@aol.com

Contact: Anthony Balasco
Figures Toy Company
12826 Commodity Place
Tampa FL 33626
Phone 813-749-0800
email : figinc@aol.com

I must have died and gone to heaven. I am going lose my mind right now.

I already own all the original Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes related Batman figures, but I am going to be buying them all over again with these new versions. As far as the Batman TV series figures go, I feel Figures Toy Co. is already on its way to produce a better line then Mattel.

So, what does everyone think? Did you all just wet your pants like I did?

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.


  1. Yeah I lost it! I am even thinking of my metal guy to make the Wayne Foundation for me...

    1. That would be super cool. Makes we wonder if Figures Toy Co. will make other toys like the Wayne Foundation, Batcave, Batmobile, etc.

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    1. You took the words right out of my mouth Big J.

  3. Um...yeah...I just filed for bankruptcy ahead of time due to my buying all the Bat goodies that are being released this year.

    OMG! I am seriously going bat (censored) crazy with excitement over this news! I cant wait to see the pictures of the figures.

    1. I've been adding up in my head what all this is going to set me back myself Mike.

      Some more pics coming up momentarily.

  4. Many of these lines look great. I especially want to have the Evil Knievel figures.

    1. I agree Cal. Figures Toy Company is doing a great job. It's almost like they sold their soul to the devil they are so good.

  5. Those are really cool! The only downside is the price- I feel like they are a little too expensive- that said, it's a specialty item they will sell a lot less of than a big toy company like Mattel, so making money off them would be a different game altogether

    1. That's true Colin. I feel they are priced similar to Mattel's Retro Action line, but they are targeted to a specific collector group, which in turn increases prices.


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