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collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:50 am
by Batman42
hey guys

i'm thinking of starting to collect some Batman 1966 merchandise at the moment all I have is the tv series on blu ray I have the official Batman batbook I also have the movie on blu ray and I have a book that was published in August 1966 called Batman Vs The 3 Villians of doom and I have Batman 66 Vols 1-3 and the green hornet graphic novel and I have some issues of the Batman 66 comic book. and I have a hot wheels Batmobile (not the one you get in the limited edition blu ray set).
does anyone have any ideas on what else to collect?

Andrew UK

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:27 am
by elmrgraham
The 1966 Batman Topps Card Set.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:29 am
by Batman42
thank you for that will have a look for that on ebay

Andrew UK

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:39 am
by Lou Szabo
I guess I would divide it into vintage and new, then actual TV related or 60's era. I see you have a mix of Vintage and Modern. The Batman Volumes 1-3 are 60's era reprints of 50's or earlier comics. I sold mine because they weren't show related. The 3 Villains of Doom are essentially a Movie adaptation with some differences.

That said:
Vintage TV Show related:
Aurora Batmobile
Corgi/Duncan Batmoble
Simms Batmobile
Aurora Black Beauty
Corgi Black Beauty
Viewmaster
Topps Card sets (picture version)
Some comics that reference the show
Some clothing items:
Slippers, Robes, Bedspread, Beachtowel
Marx ride-on Batmobile
Commercial Coin operated Batmobile or amusement park Batmobiles
Barris Batmobile 1-4


Tangential vintage 60's stuff
I would start with the officially licensed stuff
Batman Licensing.jpg
license list
Topps cards
Aurora Models Batman, Robin, Penguin
Paperbacks, Comic Books, posters, etc
Autographs and Pictures
Captain Action Batman Costume
Rubber Batman (hangs from car mirror)
Parachute Batman
Ideal Batman items (JLA Superset, Utility Belt, Cowl and Cape)
Ben Cooper batman costume
and the list grows exponentially.

New Batman 66 stuff
Replica Batmobile 1:1 scale (RHD for UK)
Adam West Bust (both versions)
TV Show opening Credits Statues
Moebius Models (Batman, Catwoman, Robin...)
Tweeterhead Statues (Batman, Catwoman, Robin, Batgirl...)
Diamond Select Statues (Catwoman)
Mattel 1/12 action figure line and vehicles
Polar Lights Models
Mattel various scale Batmobiles and finishes (Matte)
Pimp my Batmobile accessories
Chuck Costume (all the goodies) Batman and Robin
Batgirl Costume
Catwoman Costume
Other resin kits (Koma Batman, Johnny Resin, etc)
Hot Toys Batman Robin and Batmobile (Aerosmith's Dream on playing in the background)
Batman 66 comic series
Batman book of TV show comics (also an HB exclusive to comic shops with the Blue Ray red box)
Batman Batarang
Mattel Collector series Cowl and Utility Belt
Boots by Duran
Autoart 1/18 scale Black Beauty
Busts, Can Openers, NJ Croce bendies and vehicles
Figures Toy Company classic line, accessories, and carry case

The list goes on....but my hands hurt from typing :D

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:12 am
by Batman42
thank you for the list I also have a batman 1966 mug from forbidden planet
Andrew UK

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:40 pm
by AndyFish
THREE VILLAINS OF DOOM is actually totally original, Lou. The adaption is the paperback Batman Vs the Fearsome Foursome.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:43 pm
by AndyFish
I would definitely grab a Mattel Batman Cowl-- and if you can go for it-- one of Chuck's.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:08 pm
by Dynamic Duo
I have collected so many vintage items over the years, but when they announced the Hot Toys 1:6th scale Batman & Robin figures, I had to own the pair....and am ecstatic with them. They are a little pricey, but I think the quality is worth the $.....

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:40 pm
by Lou Szabo
AndyFish wrote:THREE VILLAINS OF DOOM is actually totally original, Lou. The adaption is the paperback Batman Vs the Fearsome Foursome.
Andy,
You are right, I was picturing the cover. I scanned it once, but never read it. Truly a case of don't judge a book by its cover.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:42 pm
by Lou Szabo
And I left off Andy's great ultra limited edition prints, particularly the collage for each season, including a fantasy fourth season.
You can get other ideas from the DVD special collectors disks.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:19 pm
by johnny6666
Dynamic Duo wrote:I have collected so many vintage items over the years, but when they announced the Hot Toys 1:6th scale Batman & Robin figures, I had to own the pair....and am ecstatic with them. They are a little pricey, but I think the quality is worth the $.....
Yeah, I must agree. Aside from Chuck's cowl (and bust), I think the Hot Toys figures would likely form the centrepiece to any '66 collection (aside from original vintage materials). In all honesty, I feel the tidal wave of '66 merchandise these past 2 years has almost obscured how incredibly definitive they are.

Now, about that Hot Toys '66 Batmobile... :|

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:15 am
by AndyFish
Thanks for the kind words Lou, those prints are indeed limited as I don't even have them.

If space is not an issue-- the 18" Neca Batman (and Robin if you're a completist) is a must have.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:15 am
by Yellow Oval
The NECA 1966 Batman is a great addition to a 1966 Bat-collection, although the 1989 NECA Batman might disagree! :lol:

http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploa ... man-50.jpg

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:39 pm
by simm
Yellow Oval wrote:The NECA 1966 Batman is a great addition to a 1966 Bat-collection, although the 1989 NECA Batman might disagree! :lol:

http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploa ... man-50.jpg

For the life of me, I still can't understand why NECA had to put that God awful "man-boob" torso joint on Adam. It's the only 1/4 figure they've done that with and it's the only thing keeping me from buying it. It ruins the entire figure.

Re: collecting Batman 1966 merchandise

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:28 pm
by Batman65
I have the Hot Toys Adam West Batman. Love it!! Still waiting to get my Burt Ward Robin. Quality and detail looks amazing!