Are We Getting a 4″ 1966 Batman from Mattel?
November 5, 2014

This week, over on BigbadToyStore.com, a new pre-order listing popped up, without any accompanying image, of a “DC Comics Multiverse 4″ Figure – Batman ’66 (Arkham Origins).”    To many fans this sounded like there will be a 4″ 1966 Adam West TV DC Multiverse Batman figure to stand along side our 4″ Michael Keaton 1989 Movie Batman.

But is that really what it means?

Around this time last year, Warner Brothers Interactive announced several of the “skins packs” that would be available as downloadable content for the Batman: Arkham Origins prequel video game and 1966 Batman was among those skins:

 DCUMult66Batman1

There was no 1966 Batman figure shown with the rest of the 4″ DC Multiverse figures at Mattel’s booth at SDCC… unless they are calling this Batman repaint a “1966 Batman?”

DCMBatman661

The costume is kind of similar, but the colors are not really correct for that.   This is more like a 1970’s Batman.

So are we getting a proper 1966 Adam West figure?  Or will it be the Arkham video game Batman dressed in a 1966 skin?  Or will it just be the repaint above?

We don’t have that answer yet, but we are trying to track it down.

 We will update this story as we get more information.

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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3 Comments »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    odds are it will just be the skin for the game and hopefully the final version will be painted the right colors though it would be cool to get a 4inch adam west batman.though don’t think mattel has plans for doing the tv show in another line.

  • Batwasp says:

    That batman shown beside Clayface is part of the DC Universe 4″ World Builder Series. Blue/gray version comes with a Arkham City Clayface and they also have a black/gray version that comes with an Arkham City Solomon Grundy. BBTS has them up for pre-order for the set with a picture.

    As far as the 66′ Multiverse version, I would take either the game skin or a Adam West version. Bet it is the game skin though
    (BBTS also has a Batman Beyond (Arkham City) listed). Have already pre-ordered. Can’t wait.

  • Villano says:

    Entertainment Earth now has pictures along with their pre-orders for both Batman ’66 and Deathstroke. Batman looks to be more inspired by the game skin (he’s too buff to be Adam West), but it looks like a cool figure.

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