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Keith Mayo
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Wish I Could Afford This

Post by Keith Mayo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:45 am

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by hisyouthfulward » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Can I be honest? I've got one of these and given the size of the actual figures...$400 is a bit steep. Granted, it was one of the first steps towards the slew of merchandise directly connected to the show that we now have. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I picked one up but I don't think it's worth that much. I'd rather spend my money on other show related merchandise.

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by Szabol » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm

I had 2 sets that I sold this summer. these are fragile so get it insured. They sometimes go for under $100 for the pair.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by AndyFish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Yeah I'm with Lou-- keep looking. I've seen them sell for much less. I think full retail was $150 on them when they came out.

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by hisyouthfulward » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:31 pm

Yep, that's what I laid down for my set.

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by SprangFan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm

I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by John Mack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:31 pm

SprangFan wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm
I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
Agreed.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by AndyFish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm

SprangFan wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm
I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
I was on the fence with them when they came out-- I'm with Sprang-- they're nice but they aren't on model.

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by John Mack » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:35 am

AndyFish wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm
SprangFan wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm
I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
I was on the fence with them when they came out-- I'm with Sprang-- they're nice but they aren't on model.
Yep, not the correct coloring and the sculpts are pretty generic in nature. Heck, Batman''s chest logo isn't even correct. They didn't even try.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by AndyFish » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:21 am

For those of you playing along at home, here's the set Keith first posted about.
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And here's the opening shot its based on...
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I'd say it's pretty close. The colors are not saturated enough but the emblem is right and I like that they made the decision to flip Batman's eyes so that the curve goes down instead of up which is closer to what Carmine Infantino and company were drawing in the comics.

So I do think there was some effort in making them.

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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by John Mack » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:25 pm

That was a good idea Andy. I sit down corrected lol. Not really all that bad hehe :lol:
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by SprangFan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:24 pm

Yes, credit where it's due: they did try. Here's the thing, though: the animation itself is crude, even by Bob Kane standards. Any attempt at complete faithfulness would result in a product that looked too slapdash to appeal, but any measures taken to pretty it up make it inaccurate. You can't win.

When it came out, I was briefly intrigued and excited to see the logo base, but I decided to hold out for stuff based on the look of the "live action" duo. As a representation of comic book Batman and Robin, it's nice, but like the animation itself, it doesn't resemble Adam and Burt, which for me is the whole point of '66-themed merchandise.

If we're going for the 60s comic look, I prefer the Infantino-inspired "rooftop" statue from around the same time.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by John Mack » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Here's a Batman bowl from 1966, that is very faithfully done, looking like they may have transferred an original film cell to the bowl. There's an entire line of this ceramic ware, but many images had Batman on the "wrong" side.
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Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:12 am

SprangFan wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm
I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
That's what I thought, and its the reason I passed on it. It is more "possibly inspired by than a representation of the title animation.
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