1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

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1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by BatMite » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:40 am

Looks like only Batman so far. I'd prefer a true non-Funko Pez, but this'll do...

http://ew.com/tv/2018/02/17/funko-pez-hanna-barbera/

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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by TBolt » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm

when is the whole Pop style going to die?
To the Bat-Elephant!!

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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by Yellow Oval » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:06 pm

Yep, I just saw the Batman Pez. It's that dopey bubble head Pop version that just won't go away! It's taking A LOT now to get my attention and impress me enough to add to my collection and that's talking Batman 1966 or any so-called 'Batman' item. There's so much I ignore now it's not funny. Things are drying out in collectorland. The only investments I've made in recent memory are FTC's 12-inch white suit Evel Knievel (always loved that costume and helmet) and a blanket throw based on an Evel Knievel ad that appeared in '70s comics.
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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by John Mack » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 am

TBolt wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm
when is the whole Pop style going to die?
When people stop buying them. I swear, people will buy that big headed stuff just because it's "supposed" to be a character they like. I like Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen, but I ain't buying this:
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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by John Mack » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:03 am

Yellow Oval wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Yep, I just saw the Batman Pez. It's that dopey bubble head Pop version that just won't go away! It's taking A LOT now to get my attention and impress me enough to add to my collection and that's talking Batman 1966 or any so-called 'Batman' item. There's so much I ignore now it's not funny. Things are drying out in collectorland. The only investments I've made in recent memory are FTC's 12-inch white suit Evel Knievel (always loved that costume and helmet) and a blanket throw based on an Evel Knievel ad that appeared in '70s comics.
In 1974, I had my parents searching all over the place for the Ideal Evel Knievel stunt cycle for Christmas. It was under the tree. My first "launch" of the cycle, it landed on it's side and broke the handle bars off. They were made of hard plastic. Today, I'm sure they would have used rubber.
Btw, it retailed for $9.99. Later in life, my mom told me my dad answered an ad that some woman had placed. She hoarded about 50 of them, and she sold them for $30 each. Oh...my Evel figure rode without the handle bars for years lol
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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by Yellow Oval » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:47 am

John,

Thanks for that Evel image. It's visual poetry in motion and brings back memories of Christmas '73 when I got both the bike set and the scramble van. I remember staring at that bike set box for something like 10 minutes before my mom asked if I was going to even open it. I still love the artwork and would love to have a poster on the wall of that image. I still say he was the only living superhero we have seen with the costume and death-defying stunts (only 16 wipeouts in 75 jumps but I'm sure each wipeout felt quite important to him at the time). We'll never see that again mainly because he was the first well-known stuntman and quite the showman.

As for the Funko Pops, why do they all look like they haven't had a good sneeze in 10 - 15 years?
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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by Keith Mayo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 am

What happened with these? (photo dated 2010)
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Re: 1966 Batman Funko/Pez Coming

Post by rajung » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:14 pm

I am confused and just speaking for myself while thinking about these fathead style Pez things.
So many 66 related items of late get bashed and criticized due to being not accurate or shoddy craftsmanship, and I am one of them, most of the items other than from a very few, we all know who they are.
That other stuff is just junk with no likeness what so ever but yet they still get mass market sales.
Has to be the $9.99 price tag and say " Batman" keeping it going with someones parents or grandparents buying as a gift with no clue about the origin or what they even look like. If it has a big head " I think they will like it because I know no better"
No rolling wheels were a big issue for licensing on the Batmobiles but this stuff is fine?
After some more thought, I think it boils down to what looks cute on the shelf in the eyes of a child without regard to the more "serious" if you will ,appeal.

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