Batman Figures – Is it All About the Gadgets?

Our first Batman vision came into play in 1939! Batman was featured in the DETECTIVE COMICS # 27 comic. In addition, Commissioner Gordon was introduced in the same edition. In April 1940, we met Robin, Batman’s partner, in the comic DETECTIVE COMIX No. 38. In the 1940s, the figures of Batman and Robin usually figured in carnivals for children as prizes. This type of Batman figure is obviously a collector’s item and will be in great demand by collectors who are willing to pay thousands of dollars in some cases.

History of batman figures

In the 1960s, G.I. from Hasbro Joe figure dominated much of the genre. The company Ideal Toy Company introduced the action hero called Captain Action (the original name is Captain Magic). Captain Action looked like a cross to a policeman and a hero of action. He was equipped with a ray, a sword, a hat and a suit. Consumers can buy extra costumes so that children can change the personality of their superhero. Among them were Batman, Aquaman, the Lone Ranger, Superman, Captain America, Sergeant, Phantom and Flash Gordon. In 1967, the company Ideal Toy introduced the following line of costumes, which included: Robin, Spiderman, Fool, Buck Rogers and Green Hornet.

For my part, I have always been a fan of the Batman genre. I’m old enough to remember the peculiar and psychedelic ABC series: Batman. He was cast by Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward in the role of Robin. The costume of Batman was detailed by a layer of horizontal stripes, as well as the emblem of black and gold chests (the set of suits was available with a metal box and emblems with the inscription). Batman accessories included a blue Batarang, a flash and a drill that could be placed on the utility belt. Memories of this era of Batman can cost literally thousands of dollars. A recent auction held in Brisbane, Australia, sold about $ 15,000 to the Batman spare belt. Any Batman figure of this era can cost hundreds of dollars.

Action data for DC comics and Marvel comics

In the early 1970s, Mego agreed to create action data for DC comics and Marvel comics. The heroes of the action were less (8 “against 12” of the ideal toy) before the captain of the Action of the ideal toy of the company. But instead of buying individual costumes, each figure came with its own unique costume. Heads and clothing were interchangeable from figure to figure. When Mego launched the first line of DC and Marvel heroes, they were given the generic logo “The Best Superheroes in the World”.

Mego expanded its product line to include the 1966 Batman TV channel, which included Batmobile, Batcopter, Batcycle and other game kits, such as Batcave and Wayne Enterprises.


When they left the first figures of Batman, there were removable masks. These masks were easily lost. Mego decided that it would be cheaper to have a Batman figures with a cast mask. Robin would have a mask painted on his body.

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