Brave and Bold – Ultimate Bat Bot
August 6, 2010

Frequent readers know I have a thing for the Batman Brave and Bold line.  Earlier this week we were alerted to the fact that this humongous Bat Bot was available for the ridiculous price of $6.99.  Yes, less than the cost of a basic figure for the same line ($8.99).  I was intrigued.  Then our new Man of Action included the Bat Bot in his first blog.  I had to go looking for it.  A day or so later, I found it at Target.  The last one.  And the sign on the shelf actually said: "Bat Bot $6.99".  There was an employee in the same isle.  I had to ask.  I had to know.  Was this for real?  "Is there a place I can scan this for its price before I get to the register?" I asked?  The employee had a scanning device on his belt!  (Kind of like Batman would.)  Sure enough, it came up as $6.99.  I talked to him for a few minutes about the line, thanked him, and told him I was going to buy it immediately, before they corrected the price.  At the register I was still apprehensive if it would ring up at the shelf price.  But it did and I walked out with the Proto Bat Bot for $6.99.

This toy has everything.  Lights.  Sound.  A voice doing two phrases.  It’s chest opens up to reveal a giant cannon.  It has 6 missiles that fire.  It is also in the largest package I’ve ever bought for this line.  If we go by package size, this toy should be $19.99 or maybe even more.  My 16 year old son pointed out to me that the voice was Adam West.  He has renamed the toy as "The Adam West Bot".  Very cool, but I was uninspired.  Until tonight.  This evening I started "snapping" and attaching pieces and I just kept going.  I was in the zone.  And here it is.  The Ultimate Bat Bot.

 

 

 

 

 

Your version may vary.  Have I said I love this line recently?

Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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4 Comments »

  • Isn’t he fun!?!?!!
    I’ve heard they’ve corrected the price at Targets now to $29.99. Gald you’re enjoying him!

  • demoncat says:

    that thing looks so cool for the cartoon line. love gold of the metal man attached to the thing.plus having adam west who did batman voice first before the current batman. makes the thing more interesting to almost want to cough up the dough for one

  • JuliusMarx says:

    The voice on the Proto Bat-Bot is actually that of actor and DJ Ralph Garman. Ralph is a HUGE fan of the 66 Batman and of Adam West.

    West does the voice of the Bat-bot in the episode it appears in, but he was unavailable to do the toy, so Mattel brought in Ralph.

    We did a video interview with Ralph at Comic Con that we’ll be posting soon on the site.

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