AFi First Look – Mattel’s 66 Batman line and Batmobile #66Batman
March 22, 2013

Tonight at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles there was an event to celebrate the licensing of the 1966 Batman TV series.   There were celebrities on the “black carpet”, props from the series, a bat-cave, Adam West and some Mattel reveals!

At the event we saw the Cesar Romero Joker figure for the first time, we got our first look at the Batmobile for the Movie Masters line AND we saw what the SDCC 2013 comic con exclusive for 66 Batman will be!  We also got to see some of the villain Mez-itz from Mezco’s 66 Batman line.

The comic con exclusive batusi Batman will have an action feature where you push a button on his back and Batman will DO the Batusi!  Also the package will have a sound chip that will play the song and a few lines of dialog.

We learned that the single carded 66 Batman figures will come with stands with “Pow”, “Biff”, “Ooooff” and such.   There will be a trading card backdrop that fits into the stands.   On the backside of the cards will be an interconnecting image of the 66 Batcave, if you collect all 6 of the single carded figures.

With the Batman and Robin 2-pack the window/wall can sit flat OR hang on a wall.   The windows WILL open (for guest stars to pop out of), and the bat ropes will have a wire inside so that they stay firm for the climbing pose.

All that AND there was an announcement of a 1966 Batman comic book coming soon from DC Comics!

Below is a handful of pictures from the event, but check out the full gallery from the event here on our gallery page.

We’ll have video and an interview from the event soon.

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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