FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:02 am

Szabol wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Funny you should ask. I was just emailing them about another item and I asked about that Batcave. The answer: SPRING 2018 for the 1966 Batcave. That's March to June.
Thanks for the update, Lou. I'd almost forgotten about this item.

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by Gadgeteer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:30 pm

Spring! Thanks for the info.

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by svl » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:08 pm

Ben Bentley wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:02 am
Thanks for the update, Lou. I'd almost forgotten about this item.
Heck, Ben, I started the thread and I forgot about it! :oops:

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:49 pm

Almost spring! Can't wait for this item, unless FTC pulls a funko (not releasing something you had previously announced) I will be getting this item upon release!
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by Lou Szabo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks until Spring.
Some days you just can't get rid of a ... SHARK!

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:52 am

Just wondering if anybody has found more info on this item, from the picture I can tell it includes two bat poles, a new batsignal and batcomputer and that's it, the rest is just a cardboard diorama. Does anybody have more info on what's it includes or more importantly does anyone have a definite release date?
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by TBolt » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm

Looking at the layout, its using the same floor plan as the Mego Batcave just with different graphics. I am assuming its going to be vinyl covered cardboard like the repro mego one they did
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:32 pm

TBolt wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Looking at the layout, its using the same floor plan as the Mego Batcave just with different graphics. I am assuming its going to be vinyl covered cardboard like the repro mego one they did
I'm afraid I have to disagree,I don't think it really has the shame shape of the mego batcave. Especially when you look at the Wayne manor exterior shape
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by TBolt » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:09 am

^^^ Its the same two modules with a connector panel added. both ends are the same shape as the Mego style one they produced. FTC is notorious for recycling/ repackaging.
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:10 am

Oh....
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by TBolt » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 am

the Mego repro one was 80 bucks and this appears to have a bit more to it so I am betting it clocks in at 100 bucks, too.
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by AndyFish » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 am

TBolt wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Looking at the layout, its using the same floor plan as the Mego Batcave just with different graphics. I am assuming its going to be vinyl covered cardboard like the repro mego one they did
That's the charm of it-- the original Mego Batcave was a rework of an Action Jackson set and was later revamped into a Planet of the Apes one.

Mego retooled everything they could.

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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by TBolt » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:42 pm

AndyFish wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 am
TBolt wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Looking at the layout, its using the same floor plan as the Mego Batcave just with different graphics. I am assuming its going to be vinyl covered cardboard like the repro mego one they did
That's the charm of it-- the original Mego Batcave was a rework of an Action Jackson set and was later revamped into a Planet of the Apes one.

Mego retooled everything they could.
Oh, I know of the Mego charm, my shelful of 66 Bat-People attests to it. :)
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:45 am

I wonder if they will do a "deluxe" version that comes with two figures, maybe batman and joker, like they did with the re-mego batcave?
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Re: FTC '66 Batcave coming!!!

Post by Yellow Oval » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:04 am

I have the Mego Batcave repro set and I will be very interested in getting this one as well. I was quite a Mego fan back in the early-to-mid '70s and love the repro stuff as well. I wish some company would repro the Johnny West sets, the Six Million Dollar Man, and the G.I. JOE ones - the REAL G.I. JOES from the '60s and '70s that were 12 inches high and had beards you could shave off using your dad's Schick razor. :lol: By the way, did anyone collect Big Jim (I didn't) in either his athletic adventurer or later P.A.C.K. incarnations?
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