Announced at this year’s Toy Fair Funko’s new line of Batman action figures from the 1966 TV series will be making their way to stores this summer with Entertainment Earth beginning to take pre-orders now.  These figures are from Funko’s classic Kenner-style retro line, the perfect styling for the campy show.

The best in the line is this showcase set featuring the Batmobile, boxed with the Batman and Robin figures:

Pre-order the Batmobile set now here.  The line also includes Batgirl in Yvonne Craig’s purple costume (above), plus Catwoman (played in the series by Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, and Lee Meriwether), two Mr. Freeze versions (played in the series by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach), King Tut (played by Victor Buono), and Bookworm (Roddy McDowell).

Featuring characters like King Tut and Bookworm is a great move by Funko.  So often these lines do not progress into later phases or are cancelled early, resulting in figures already produced over and over in the hands of collectors (Joker, Riddler, Penguin, etc.).  Hopefully the series moves on to other more obscure characters next year.

Keep checking here and Entertainment Earth’s website for pre-orders for the rest of the Batman 1996 line.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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