Classic TV Toys have finally unveiled their prototypes for their upcoming 1966 Classic TV Batman line. These figures were announced a year or so ago, but up until now we haven’t seen any images of what they would look like. CTVT just recently released their Mego Batman recreations to mostly positive reviews, but these figures aren’t recreations of previous toys, but a new line altogether. The first wave includes Batman, Robin, Joker and the Riddler.
The Joker is clearly the winner of the bunch, but I think they all look pretty good. Mattel’s 1966 Classic TV Batman line had a lot of potential, but Mattel pushed the line through quick and ended it before it ever really started. The potential for Classic TV Toys to take this line to another level is very high.
Robin looks a bit generic, but that seemed to be the case with the Mattel line as well. I’m not sure if there’s just not a lot to capture in the young Burt Ward that translates plastic, or what. Hopefully too much doesn’t get lost in the sculpting on the other figures as it nears finalization.
The first series is pretty good, but I can just imagine Penguin, Egghead, Bookworm and so many other villains in this line. The potential is definitely there. Let’s hope CTVT can deliver on the quality. In the past year or so, they’ve made major leaps and bounds in improvement of their quality of their toys. This line will be the real test of that, however.