The next series of McFarlane's Batman 1966 DC Retro figures was previewed at SDCC 2023, and has now gone up for pre-order at stockists with an October 2023 release date.
The new set includes reissues of Batman and Robin alongside new figures of Superman, Robot Batman, a new Joker variant, and Lord Death Man. Each figure comes on a retro-style blister card with appropriate accessories, and cartoon-style action callouts.
The new series will also be accompanied by a re-issue of the 1966 Batmobile. This one will be released in November 2023.
Kapow! The debonair millionaire Bruce Wayne may seem like your average cool cat, but you would be wrong! With the flip of a Shakespeare head bust and… to the Batcave! Gotham City is filled with a rogue’s gallery of criminals eager to unmask the Batman, but they are thwarted by the Caped Crusader’s own clever ways.
“Holy Boy Wonder, Batman!” How lucky can orphan Dick Grayson get? He gets taken in by the wealthiest man in Gotham City, who just happens to be Batman. He gets to live in a mansion complete with cave, gets to kick villain butt, and cruises around in the world’s coolest car.
Once a small-time crook, The Joker fell into a vat of chemicals that turned his skin white, his hair green, and his lips red-like a crazed clown. His crimes always involve pranks and jokes ending with twisted punchlines that are only funny to The Joker. He may look like he's clowning around, but this guy is bad news for Batman™ and Gotham City!
Lord Death Man was a mysterious crime boss who could return from the dead. In one gruesome incident, he came back to life mid-autopsy. Lord Death Man also had superhuman strength and stamina, which he used to battle Batman, The Outsiders, and Talon. Ra's al Ghul even sought to siphon the regenerative fluids from Lord Death Man's body.
As a child, Bruce Wayne'" watched as his parents were brutally killed in Gotham City's Crime Alley. Traumatized by their deaths, he devoted his life to becoming the world's greatest weapon against crime-the Batman! He's a master detective and an expert martial artist, but his greatest weapon is his mind.
Sent to Earth from the dying planet of Krypton as a baby, Kai-El was found by farmers Martha and Jonathan Kent and raised as their son, Clark. As Clark grew up, the radiation from Earth's yellow sun gave him extraordinary powers, which he kept hidden. Now fully grown, he uses his powers to protect his adopted world of Superman.
Batman and Robin have many gadgets in their arsenal, but none more hi-tech and stylish than the Batmobile -ready to power on with the touch of a button. When the Dynamic Duo find themselves faced with imminent danger, laser beams, magnets, and a parachute jettison button become quite useful. And there's no need to worry about villainous takeovers, good citizen, the Anti-Theft Activator is all the Caped Crusader needs to protect his invaluable vehicle. Based on the classic 1960's TV show this iconic George Barris-designed Batmobile is designed with rolling wheels and rotating steering wheel! Packed in a box with the iconic old school look of the 1960's Batman TV series.
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