LizardKing wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:05 pm
The 66 craze looks to have run its course for merchandising.
The Funko fail took the wind out of my sails. Mattel was a dud. The one toy company made a bunch of different figures but they looked awful IMO.
I agree, and to be honest, much of it was not that good, or companies were making '66 products in formats or subjects no one ever really asked for.
By far, the best of the '66 merchandising were the Hot Toys figures--they are not completely flawless, but that attention to realism & detail will stand the test of time.
I would give a nod to Mattel's 1:18 diecast Batmobile, but it was never a true 1:18 scale model, especially when placed next to other cars at that scale (e.g., The Black Beauty, the Monkeemoile, etc.), which are compatible with each other, leaving the Mattel Batmobile the odd car out. If only some company would finally produce the car in the proper 1:18 scale...but I believe that ship (and interest) has sailed.