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#TOYS: Our Batman Classic TV Series Collection by Mattel, So Far... “Holy Hunting”

Ever since the release of the Batman Classic TV series figures by Mattel, we’ve been on the hunt! These figures are available online through Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store among many others. But that’s too easy. Where’s the fun in that! 

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I remember the days of collecting figures by going store to store trying to find the ones you want before Internet sales where available. So we decided to go back into time when we were teen collectors and do it old school. So far we’ve been pretty lucky in the past couple of weeks. We picked up the Batman and Robin 2-pack, regular Batman, The Riddler & The Penguin on cards. While we were at Comic Con, we picked up the Batusi TV Shag box set for $35. We missed out on the Toys “R” Us exclusive Batmobile while at the “Con” that fits the Classic TV Series 6 inch figures. But we were lucky to have gotten that through the Toys R Us site for $59.99. Yes, we cheated a little on that order. But it was our only chance! They sell-out like hotcakes! LOL. We were not going to pay aftermarket eBay prices, that’s for sure!

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 So the hunt continues for The Joker and Surf Batman. The Catwoman figures does not release until next month. But she’s definitely a must-have! We’ve been having success on the carded figures at Walmart for $15.97ea. We picked up the Batman and Robin 2-pack at our local Toys “R” Us for $34.99. We’ve been checking Target weekly but it seems that they have not stocked these figures yet. 

You know, I’ve always enjoyed picking up figures in person myself. If there’s more than one available you get the check them out, pick out the best paint job, make sure that the packaging doesn’t have any creases, it’s just a better experience. 

So far we’ve been extremely happy with the figures we picked up. The carded figures come with stands and collectible cards that are incredible. There seems to be a puzzle on the back of the cards that may complete a picture when you’ve collected them all, but we only have 3 cards so it’s hard to tell. The figures have many, many points of articulation so you could pose them anyway you want. The quality and the paint application are amazing and they resemble the TV actors down to every detail. 

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We will post pictures of the Batmobile once we receive it & will continue to update you on recent scores. We can’t wait! 

Thanks for checking this out! Good luck on your hunts for these Classic figures.


Phil's Favorite Toy Scores From SDCC 2013

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In the middle of all the chaos at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I happened to pick up a few things that I’m very happy with.

I drove to San Diego on Wednesday to pick up my badge early and attend Preview Night. This was my first preview night and it was insane! All booths where in full force, selling everything! The big question in my head was which booth do I hit first?! Comic and toy fanatics were running the floor like mad and everything seemed to be a big blur until I saw this huge, gigantic Shogun Warriors style Batman all the way in the 5000’s row. It was the Funko booth and that was my main stop for the night. I would say I got to the Funko booth in about 5 minutes from the doors being opened and the line was already cut and already a mile-long. 

After about five attempts of joining the others in line, victory was mine... so I thought. After getting in, it still took about an hour for me to start shopping in the Funko store. Well in line I was investigating and checking out all the exclusives in the display window the main figure that I really wanted was the beheaded Game of Thrones Ned Stark! The Ned Stark was the last reveal of the mystery exclusives from Funko. About 40% of the shelves were bare, so I thought my chances of getting some cool stuff was slim. But I happened to get exactly what I wanted. I purchased Ned Stark, Disney Oswald, Black Superman, Unmasked Ironman and a whole bunch of the Disney Behind the Mask Vinylmations.

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I hit-up the Super7 booth next to purchase some Alien Reaction figures 2-pack and a Pocket Rose Vampire, but the line was way too long for me. By Thursday the Alien figures have sold out and I was not lucky enough to grab those but I did eventually grab my Rose Vampire for 25 bucks and I think on Friday those sold out as well.

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Ever since this Japanese vinyl figure was revealed as a SDCC exclusive, I was super excited. I’m talking about Mike Egan’s LUCKY devil figure. I’m a huge fan of Mike’s paintings and his first figure release “Bones”. Lucky came in either black or orange and was an edition of 100 split down the middle. While holding both black and orange figures in my hands at the DKE booth, the decision was hard. I finally decided on the orange! This was a good score for $60. DSCN0718

On Friday my mission was to get in the Mattel line first thing in the morning to pick up the Batman “Batusi TV!” exclusive with the hip, dancing Adam West figure & the groovy, retro package artwork by Shag! I snuck through security 15 minutes early before the doors even opened. I headed to the Mattel line and everything was almost sold out! The people working for Mattel were big asses and very rude. I felt like a grade-school kid getting in that line and being bullied by a bunch of Mattel workers. I did eventually get in line and dealt with the Mattel police to pick up my exclusive Batman figure. I grabbed one for $30 and just for the fun of it, I picked up Hot Wheels A-Team van exclusive. I pity the fool who didn’t get a Batusi Batman! DSCN0732
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Sorry for the crappy picture. It's hard to get a good shot with those clear window displays!

Now, it wouldn’t have been a true Comic Con experience without picking up something in the Star Wars category. As I was walking through all the vinyl-collectible booths, something caught my eye... DARTH PON! This awesome Pon Wars piece from Kuso Vinyl is a really cool spin on Mr. Vader. At only $12, I had to own one! I’m very happy with this purchase. “Who’s your DADDY!” PonWars

I had a awesome time picking up all of these toys and meeting some cool guys along the way. I'll post some more SDCC scores soon! Check back soon. 

-Phil


NEWS: Batman’s Robin Burt Ward Signing This Weekend In Hollywood

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Holy Hollywood! Batman sidekick Robin, Burt Ward, is making a special signing appearance June 29th...and he’s bringing the Batmobile with him. In the heart of Hollywood, from noon to 3pm, former Batman ’66 star Burt will be available for photo ops and autographs. The event is by In Person and offers several different packages in which you can attain autographs and/or photo ops from the star.

Also at the event will be the show’s Batmobile and you have the opportunity to get a photo with that as well.

If you can’t make the event, you can actually order an autograph from the In Person. 

More info on the event and ticket pre-orders can be found here: http://bertwardinperson.eventbrite.com/

I’ve always been a huge fan of the ’66 Batman. There was a time where there was a great disdain for it in the fandom community, because of the campy pop tone of the show. But now I think the show has been accepted for what it is, of which I’m glad. It really does have it’s own merits. I’ve been fortunate to meet several of the cast, including Burt, and think it’s very cool that events like this exist.

So if you are a fan of the show or just want to meet the actor, this is a great way to spend a Saturday.

Want to see pictures of the new Batman '66 Funko POP Figures? CLICK HERE

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