Figures Toy Company Announces Batman, Tarzan, Dukes of Hazard, Gilligan’s Island Retro Figures & More!
April 17, 2013

Figures Toy Company to Release Retro 8 and 12 inch Action Figures based on Batman TV Series, Retro Batman, Dukes of Hazzard, Evel Knievel, Conan The Barbarian, Tarzan, Dallas TV Series, Gilligan’s Island and a Talking Barack Obama figure

(Tampa, Fl- 4-16-13) Figures Toy Company, after having success with KISS action figures is proud to be introducing the following new action figure lines: “Batman 1966 Classic TV Series”, “Retro 8 Inch Batman”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, “Evel Knievel”, “Conan The Barbarian”, “Tarzan”, “Dallas TV Series” and “Gilligan’s Island”. These figures will have cloth clothing, 16 points of articulation and accessories.  Figures Toy Company will also introduce a talking President Barack Obama 7 inch figure.



Batman 1966 Classic TV Series
CFO Anthony Balasco states, “It has been my understanding that the collectors community would enjoy collecting retro 8 inch and 12 inch action figures based on the “Batman 1966 Classic TV Series”.  When we saw that the rights were settled between the involved party’s we immediately became interested in acquiring the license”. We are proud to say that the collectors will be able to enjoy a vast selection of characters that have never been available before.  Our head sculpts will look life like and the cloth costumes will be highly detailed.  Series 1 will include Batman, Robin, The Riddler & The Joker.  Future series will include The Penguin, Catwoman, Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne, Egghead, King Tut, Mr. Freeze, Shame, Bookworm, Mad Hatter, Batman (with removable cowl), Robin (with removable mask), The Joker in prison baseball outfit, The Joker in opera outfit, & The Joker in grey suit.  All Batman 1966 Classic TV Series figures will be available in both 8 inch & 12 inch starting early Fall 2013. All of our Batman 1966 Classic TV Series are exclusively sculpted by “The Farrow” Danny Anniello.


Batman Retro Action Figures
These action figures are exact reproductions of the original ones that were produced by Mego Corp back in the 1970’s.  Series one will include Batman, Robin, The Riddler & The Joker.  Future series will include Penguin, Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Batgirl and even more characters that Mego never released.  Available in 8 inch only.


Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series.  Series 1 will include Bo & Luke Duke, Rosco & Boss Hogg.  Future series will include Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse, Cooter, Cletus Hogg, Enos & more.  Available in both 8 inch & 12 inch.


Evel Knievel Action Figures
These action figures are based upon two different time periods in Evel Knievel’s career.  The first is from his Caesar’s Palace jump in 1967, and the second is from his Wembley Stadium Jump in 1975.  Available in both 8 inch & 12 inch. All of our Evel Knievel action figures are exclusively sculpted by “The Farrow” Danny Anniello.


Conan The Barbarian, Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the comic book series by Robert E. Howard.  Conan The Barbarian is an exact replica of the original action figure that was released by Mego.  Both Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror are Figures Toy Company originals.  All three will be available in 8 inch only. Solomon Kane and Kull action figures will be exclusively sculpted by “The Farrow” Danny Anniello.


Retro Tarzan & Jane Action Figures
Tarzan is an exact reproduction of the one that Mego released, while Jane is a Figures Toy Company original.  Available in 8 inch only.


Dallas TV Series Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series.  The series will include JR Ewing action figures in two different styles: “Oil Tycoon” and “Who Shot JR”. Available in 12 inch only.


Gilligan’s Island Action Figures
These action figures are based upon the Classic TV Series.  This series will include Gilligan & Skipper. Available in 12 inch only.


President Barack Obama Talking 7 inch Action Figure
This vinyl action figure has three different sayings that are activated when you push his legs together.

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About Figures Toy Company

Figures Toy Company was started back in 1989 by Anthony Balasco who sold collectible toys through print catalogs, print ads and direct selling at collectible toy shows.  In 1998, Anthony partnered with Steve Sandberg and obtained the licensees to manufacture Replica Wrestling Belts.  Figures Toy Company now manufactures WWE, WCW, ECW Replica Wrestling Belts, 8 inch Retro Type action figures and continues to work on product directly aimed at the collectible consumer.

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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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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