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 Post subject: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:10 pm 
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I saw this mentioned as one Mattel didn't make or re-release? What is it exactly?
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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:59 pm 
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A JLU figure I can never track down, that's what it is. Especially since one collector has 3 or 4 of them.


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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:39 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
A JLU figure I can never track down, that's what it is. Especially since one collector has 3 or 4 of them.


What you talkin bout Willis? lol

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:13 pm 
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As originally posted by AFI member jtd:
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I believe he was shown but never released domestically (in the US). Personally I've never seen the appeal.


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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:27 pm 
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As whakojacko1976 showed, "Tracksuit Batman" is a repaint/redeco of batman with black lines running through his suit. Batman was going to be the next in a line of similar redeco's of the main JLU members. They had already released a similar version of Superman and Green Lantern. While Green Lantern was a little more scarce, the Superman generally pegwarmed everywhere.

This picture (credit goes to FlaBat) shows the Superman/GL versions.
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While Tracksuit Batman was never officially released, they did produce this figure in some decent amounts. Multiple people reported seeing them sold loose in bins at Mattel's company stores back when the JLU figure line was originally "ending" with the final purple carded figures and purple packaged Grodd 6-pack. Besides Superman, Green Lantern, and Batman none of the other characters where shown in this deco style. What makes Tracksuit Batman so rare was the fact that he was never officially released, but some collectors were able to get them if they lived near a Mattel store


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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:38 pm 
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He is kinda horrible and bad ass all at once. That's why I was gonna buy him if he was released - he was not.


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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Just another non-show Batman variant? No thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:08 am 
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I think the more important question is, why is that even referred to as "tracksuit" batman.

I've seen plenty of tracksuits (a casual runner here). That is nowhere close to any tracksuits I've seen.

Someone fancies himself running in a superhero costume?

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 am 
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I would pay a decent penny for it.

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:32 am 
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I could see a Batfan being interested; probably no one else though.

As for "tracksuit": agreed - does NOT look like a tracksuit. It DOES look like a TRONsuit though. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:50 am 
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vader wrote:
I think the more important question is, why is that even referred to as "tracksuit" batman.

I've seen plenty of tracksuits (a casual runner here). That is nowhere close to any tracksuits I've seen.

Someone fancies himself running in a superhero costume?

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I say the Flash would have the final decision on what counts as a superhero track suit and what doesn't.
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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:46 am 
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Just another of the 30 variations of Batman but this one never made it to retail. Not even a part of the line if it isn't released imo and I wouldn't pay $5 for it anyway unless it was to resell to someone who thought it was rare.

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:11 am 
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We call him "Track Suit" Batman because, a while back, we all decided here at AFI to name him that.

I'll try and find the thread.

EDIT: The thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16286

jtd suggested we come up with a nickname for the unreleased Batman.

A few names were proposed:

Fractal Batman (by NoisyDvL5)
Debbie Gibson Batman (by lance)
Racing Stripe Batman (by bnjmnrlyr)
Track Suit Batman (by Ham Salad)
Batman Black and White (by FlaBat)
Oreo Batman (by Batman305)

jtd liked both "Racing Stripe" and "Track Suit," and although we in the thread never formally agreed on anything, "Track Suit" is the one that stuck.

And thus the legend was born.

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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I remembering coming across this code name like a year ago and thinking "Um...what??" But now, I'm totally in-the-know ;) Nice to hear the story again, though.

We're so influential, aren't we? Naming figures and everything...

(I kinda like Oreo Batman too)


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 Post subject: Re: JLU - what is "Tracksuit Batman"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:43 pm 
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I can't believe you found that thread Ham. I remember talking about it but I had no idea what the thread was called.


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