Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures, alongside my thoughts on the product.
Even though the 1960′s television series was well before my 1980′s childhood, I grew up watching the campy comic book superhero television series. Sure it was cheesy but I loved all the Bat gadgets Adam West had in his Batcave and various bat vehicles. I loved the 1968 feature film adaptation which saw Batman get attacked by a shark, forcing him to use his trusty Bat Shark repellent spray-can. It seemed like everything Batman ever needed was in that small yellow utility belt.
Sideshow/Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures Reviewed
So when these figures arrived in the mail, I was excited to unbox them. The thing that always impresses me about Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys is all the little details they get perfect. The Batman and Robin releases even have some amazing packaging. When you open the boxes, each figure’s box has a version of some of the old television show’s famous catch phrases printed in explosive comic book print (another touch I use to love about the classic television show’s fight scenes). The interior boxes also feature hinged windows and an exterior building facade that can be used to recreate the show’s famous walking sideways up a building wall scene. Unfortunately this seems more like a clever idea to give more value to the packaging than a piece that is display quality. I can’t imagine how cheap the cardboard box building set-up would look with these amazingly detailed figures on top.
Inside the box comes a lot of extra goodies that we’ve come to expect from Hot Toys and Sideshow. Batman comes with thirteen interchangeable gloved palms including: a pair of fists, a pair of relaxed palms, a pair of dancing gesture palms, a pair of open palms, a pair of partially-clenched palms, a right palm for holding Batarang, a right palm for holding spray can, and a left palm for holding Bat-radio. Robin comes with ten interchangeable gloved palms including: a pair of fists, a pair of relaxed palms, a pair of partially-clenched palms, a pair of holding palms, one right palm for holding Batarang and one left palm for holding Bat-radio.
Both figure bodies feature 30 points of articulation, allowing you to position these characters in almost any position imaginable. Batman is 12 inches tall, while Robin stands an inch shorter.
Batman comes with the choice if three interchangeable lower face sections perfectly capturing Adam West’s classic facial expressions. The Patented Interchangeable Face Technique is cool, and very easy to switch out. A magnet holds the lower facial sculpt in the figure’s cowl.
Batman’s costume is complete with a dark purple cape, a yellow utility belt with shiny gold-looking metal Batman emblem, a pair of dark purple forearm gloves and a pair of dark purple boots. His Bat weaponry includes a Batarang, a Bat-radio, a can of shark repellent spray (with removable top), and the big bomb (also from the classic 1968 feature film).
Robin’s figure comes with his famous suit, his yellow cape, a scaled recreation of his black and bronze-colored belt, one pair of green forearm gloves, and a pair of green shoes. He comes with a Batarang, Bat radio and one Bat-cuff. The Robin figure comes with a lot less accessories compared to the Batman, but his price tag also reflects that. I just wish they could have provided more unique accessories and not just a repackage of Batman’s goodies. I expect most people will probably be buying the Batman figure without Robin. Both figures come with black figure stands with character nameplate and Batman logo.
The highlight of both of these figures, as with most of the Hot Toys line, are the facial sculpts which brilliantly replicate Adam West and Burt Ward’s looks from the 1960′s television series. If you look at these figures up close, they look eerily real. The Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures are a real treat for any fan of the original television series.
Here is the official product description for tHot Toys’ Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures:
Na na na na na na na na…BATMAN! With its catchy opening song, campy costumes and lighthearted comical moments, the Batman 1960s Television Series is a beloved classic among Batman fans. Adam West has become synonymous with the crime fighting hero and to this day remains as one of fans’ favorite actors to don the cape and cowl. Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to introduce the Batman Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from the 1960s live action television series. The collectiblefigure is newly developed and highly detailed, specially crafted based on the image of Adam West as the iconic character Batman, featuring a screen-accurate masked head sculpt, specially made costume with Batman logo, weapons and accessories.
The Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures are sold in the US by Sideshow Collectibles for $204.99 and $189.99 respectively.