Folding Robin Batarang

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Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Scott Sebring » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm

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Was there any scene(s) where Robin is seen unfolding one of his Batarangs?
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Chuck Williams » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:24 pm

None I remember...
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by AndyFish » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:50 pm

I second Chuck's opinion-- I don't think there was.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by clavierankh » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:05 pm

Did Robin even use. Batarang?

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by AndyFish » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Yup he had a small non folding one-- I don't remember too many instances of him using it, but I'm pretty sure there's a scene where Batman tells him to get ready for a fight and he produces it from his belt.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Scott Sebring » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:57 pm

I know he holds one at the end of the 66 movie when they are about to go out the window.
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by John Mack » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:01 pm

Hi stranger,

Nope. I dont think he ever unfolded his. Here's a photo that always made me smile...Robin with Batman's Batarang. I suppose the smaller one wasn't thought of yet? And to add to the thread, was Robin's the same as Batgirl's?
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by The Revolving Wall » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:30 pm

Scott: I remember two instances where he uses a Batarang in the series but in neither case is he seen unfolding it. One is at the end of The Joker Goes to School -- here is the Youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c7qpToDM0

The other is in The Great Train Robbery when he uses his Batarang and Bat-rope to restrain Shame's two henchmen before they can shoot Batman.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 am

The Revolving Wall wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Scott: I remember two instances where he uses a Batarang in the series but in neither case is he seen unfolding it. One is at the end of The Joker Goes to School -- here is the Youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c7qpToDM0

The other is in The Great Train Robbery when he uses his Batarang and Bat-rope to restrain Shame's two henchmen before they can shoot Batman.
Thanks for the scenes!!
In "Joker Goes to School" it looks like he's holding it hinge side out. Maybe we never saw it unfold but it did have a split and a hinge.
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:13 pm

In Great Train, it goes by too quickly to make out splits or hinges but it looks like Batgirl is using a Robin one and Robin is using a Batman sized Batarang.
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Batfanman » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Didn't Batgirl have her own [purple?] Batarang?
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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by The Revolving Wall » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 pm

Batfanman wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Didn't Batgirl have her own [purple?] Batarang?
The image that Scott captured from The Great Train Robbery is the only time I remember Batgirl having a batarang in the series.

Yvonne did autograph purple batarangs that people brought to her to be signed.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by The Revolving Wall » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Scott Sebring wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 am

Thanks for the scenes!!
In "Joker Goes to School" it looks like he's holding it hinge side out. Maybe we never saw it unfold but it did have a split and a hinge.
You are very welcome, Scott. Glad to be of service.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by Ben Bentley » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:33 pm

Batfanman wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Didn't Batgirl have her own [purple?] Batarang?
This question actually sent me down a research rabbit hole this week and as things stand, I genuinely don't believe Yvonne did actually use a purple 'rang. I trawled S3 haven't managed to find a single screen cap from the show nor a publicity photo featuring a purple version.

My theory (unless gladly proven otherwise!) at this point is that it was a fan interpreted prop idea which originated in the late 80's early 90's when fan-propmakers like CY started offering the Burt casting in a purple material as a "Batgirl" variant. What kind of amuses me however much (like many rumours/myths surrounding the Batman TV show and circulated in print and online over the years) is that some of the toy manufacturers (such as FTC) have subsequently run with this notion and offered it as an accessory with Batgirl figures.

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Re: Folding Robin Batarang

Post by AndyFish » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:23 pm

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Here's the folding Robin from the Azarian Auction-- is this why you were looking for an example?

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