The Latest Batman Item You've Acquired?

1966 TV show type Bat-Items found on eBay, Collectibles, etc.

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TysonL
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Found this at a newer toy store about an hour from me in Plano,IL. Batcave Treasures &Toys. Awesome owners who love Batman as much as us !
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Sweet. Can also double as Dark Knight Returns.....LOL
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I was a little late hearing about the current "Filmfax" magazine (Issue #159), with the cover pic of Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, and an article comparing the TV character with her comic book counterpart.

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Filmfax #159, alternate cover by Ian McLean, on Flickr

The one I scored this week is actually an alternate cover. The regular one (below) is a colour shot Batgirl on her Batgirlcycle.

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Filmfax #159 by Ian McLean, on Flickr

How I missed out on preordering it, at first glance I thought I was seeing a much older magazine, which I know I do have (in storage): "Filmfax" issue #51 from 1995, with Batgirl from the unaired presentation short, and her first incarnations of her mask and Batgirlcycle, featured on the b/w cover.

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Filmfax #51 by Ian McLean, on Flickr

I also have "Filmfax" #16 (from 1989), which has some great "Batman '66" content: interviews wth TV Batman Adam West, Batgirl Yvonne Craig and "Batman '66" writer, Stanley Ralph Ross. Cover pic features Lewis Wilson (Batman) and Douglas Croft (Robin) in the 15-chapter serial of 1943 by Columbia Pictures.

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On the last one that’s Lewis Wilson an Doug Croft rom 1943’s THE BATMAN.
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AndyFish wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:16 am On the last one that’s Lewis Wilson an Doug Croft rom 1943’s THE BATMAN.
Ha! I was worried about that - and did several image searches to double check. Lots of sources perpetuate the error. (My issue is in storage.) Thanks!
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The McFarlane Batcave playset goes so well with the 6" Mattel "Batman '66" figures, NJ Croce bendable Egghead - and Mattel/DC Comics' Multiverse Alfred. (The John Astin Riddler is my custom figure, from Mattel's Frank Gorshin Riddler). Now I have to get the other Mattels out of storage!

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It also goes fairly well with the 4" Funko "Batman '66" figures, my 4" customs and the Funko Batmobile.

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Therin of Andor wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:19 pm
AndyFish wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:16 am On the last one that’s Lewis Wilson an Doug Croft rom 1943’s THE BATMAN.
Ha! I was worried about that - and did several image searches to double check. Lots of sources perpetuate the error. (My issue is in storage.) Thanks!
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Therin of Andor wrote: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:29 pm I went hunting for an extra 6” #Mattel Robin figure on eBay (my other one is the wall-walking Robin with wires in his cape) - and found a great bargain that happened to come in a pair with a loose Riddler. Since I already had a Frank Gorshin Riddler on my shelves, I decided to transform the spare one into... a customized John Astin!
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Re my Mattel "Surf's Up, Joker's Under" action figure: I decided to replace the 70s' comic book Joker face on the surfboard with a TV-accurate one.

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The same chess pieces Bruce and Dick use to play 4D chess and regular chess in several episodes. They are Renaissance Chessmen by E.S. Lowe.
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Bought the Tiny TV Batman 66 TV show. I love that it has clips of the original episodes. Very cool item.
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batmangreenhornet wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:48 pm Bought the Tiny TV Batman 66 TV show. I love that it has clips of the original episodes. Very cool item.
In store? If so, where was it in store? The Collector area in Electronics?
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BWGotham wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:50 pm The same chess pieces Bruce and Dick use to play 4D chess and regular chess in several episodes. They are Renaissance Chessmen by E.S. Lowe.
I love this! I presume you have identified the 4D chess board they are using also?
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Ben Bentley wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:10 am
BWGotham wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:50 pm The same chess pieces Bruce and Dick use to play 4D chess and regular chess in several episodes. They are Renaissance Chessmen by E.S. Lowe.
I love this! I presume you have identified the 4D chess board they are using also?
I have had no luck so far with the chess board. The closest I have found are the 3D chess boards similar to the ones seen in another classic 1960s series 😉
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So yesterday, I happened on the McFarlane Batman Classic TV Series Robin figure at Target (Rt. 9, Manalapan, NJ)
I used the customer scanner in the Aisle and it said

Out of Stock
In Back: No

So I bought it…

Compared to the Mattel version the figure is a big sturdier and has a few advantages in the articulation.

However the McFarlane version has a much shorter cape with a scalloped end rather than the straight end that Robin’s cape had. (Specifically, Burt Ward’s Robin Cape)

Additionally, Robin’s face appears much younger. Burt Ward was 19-21 during the series run. The McFarlane 66 Robin looks about 13-14 tops

The second point isn’t really a deal-breaker for me. The first point about the cape is a much bigger disappointment.
In closing, I’ll pick up Batman 66 if I happen on him but I’m not going to beat the bushes hunting for him.
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Can the capes be switched?
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