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 Post subject: Mattel TNAB Possible prototypes or unrelesed figures
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:48 pm 
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Does anybody know if there were any unreleased figures from the Batman line by Mattel from back in the earlier part of the decade? Obviously we got Batman, Joker, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, and Two-Face but I always wondered if they had had others in the works. As it turned out since pretty much all the "Good Guys" we re released initially, it would have left only rereleases and repaints unless they would have made a Comm. Gordon or other non costumed heroes. So that leaves the "Bad Guys". I can't imagine why we never got the Riddler, Scarecrow (which would have really been cool), Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and Bane. In fact, I don't really even know why this line only lasted one wave at least in terms of original figures and not just rehash/repackage/repaint figures.

...but the question still stands... were there any known unreleased figures or even prototypes of unreleased figures?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:35 pm 
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My understanding is that Mattel bought the sculpts and/or molds from Hasbro when the license switched hands (not sure if Penguin was part of that or not since he came in a 4 pack later) and Mattel was basically just using those figures and the re-issued vehicles as a place holder until they could get Justice League product to the stores.


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I also don't understand why this only lasted one wave. There were a ton of characters left to do: Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Gordon, Bullock, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Firefly, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, etc. I really wish it would have continued, although the new DCAU line could allow this to continue.

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Ok guys thanks! Your replies got me thinking, I don't remember Hasbro releasing a New Adventures version of the Penguin. Makes me wonder if the one released by Mattel was actually made using an unaltered Hasbro mold. Hmmm.

It does kinda seem like TNBA was just a place holder for Justice League because it seems as if some prototypes or something would have surfaced by now if the line had just been canceled. It looks like they may have only planned on those 8 figures and nothing past that other than JL.

I just hope that if Mattel has the rights to pretty much do any character that Harley, Ivy, and the Riddler aren't far away.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:45 pm 
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Hasbro did do TNBA versions of Riddler & Mr Freeze (as well as Two-Face). Freeze especially kicked all kinds of ass w/the removeable head feature. Mattel kinda half-assed a TNBA Ivy.


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I think TNBA Scarecrow is the only glaring omission from the combined Hasbro/Mattel lineup. If they can make him, my Batman TAS shelf will be complete.


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The new Bane would have been really cool as well. Maybe we'll get a JLU version using the big style body. It wouldn't be perfect, but would still be pretty close.


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We also need TNBA Mad Hatter and TNBA Killer Croc (w/Baby Doll Accessory). TNBA Ventriloquist is different, but I could do without. It would also be nice to get an accurately painted Ra's Al Ghul in his suit/cloak. And what the hell, a TNBA Dick Grayson Robin. YES!


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Here is a list of All the New Batman Animated Series figures released by Hasbro and Mattel.


Hasbro
-Batman
-Robin(tim drake)
-Nightwing
-Batgirl(target exclusive)
-Riddler
-Two-Face
-Joker
-Mr. Freeze
-Creeper

Mattel (all except penguin Toys R Us exclusives)
-Poison Ivy(rehash of BTAS Ivy, colored with TNBA colors)
-Croc (BTAS Croc painted green)
-Ra's Al Ghul (in his suit and cloak)
-Talia (new sculpt)
-Alfred (came with a serving tray badass)
-Commisioner Gordon (cool figure no pupils though)
-Penguin (kay bee toys exclusive 4 pack, then released single to Biglots)


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oh and Ventriloquist and Scarface painted in TNBAS colors
and a Catwoman figure straight outta TNBAS design, she looks the most on model despite have a joker esque whitish blue face.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:21 pm 
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johnnytruelove wrote:
Here is a list of All the New Batman Animated Series figures released by Hasbro and Mattel.


Hasbro
-Batman
-Robin(tim drake)
-Nightwing
-Batgirl(target exclusive)
-Riddler
-Two-Face
-Joker
-Mr. Freeze
-Creeper

Mattel (all except penguin Toys R Us exclusives)
-Poison Ivy(rehash of BTAS Ivy, colored with TNBA colors)
-Croc (BTAS Croc painted green)
-Ra's Al Ghul (in his suit and cloak)
-Talia (new sculpt)
-Alfred (came with a serving tray badass)
-Commisioner Gordon (cool figure no pupils though)
-Penguin (kay bee toys exclusive 4 pack, then released single to Biglots)



mattel made penguin, batman, batgirl, nightwing, robin, catwoman, two-face, and joker, hasbro made all the rest, also mattel did not buy or use the hasbro molds at all, just an FYI for you all,


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johnnytruelove wrote:
Here is a list of All the New Batman Animated Series figures released by Hasbro and Mattel.


Hasbro
-Batman
-Robin(tim drake)
-Nightwing
-Batgirl(target exclusive)
-Riddler
-Two-Face
-Joker
-Mr. Freeze
-Creeper

Mattel (all except penguin Toys R Us exclusives)
-Poison Ivy(rehash of BTAS Ivy, colored with TNBA colors)
-Croc (BTAS Croc painted green)
-Ra's Al Ghul (in his suit and cloak)
-Talia (new sculpt)
-Alfred (came with a serving tray badass)
-Commisioner Gordon (cool figure no pupils though)
-Penguin (kay bee toys exclusive 4 pack, then released single to Biglots)


Penguin was a TRU exclusive in the 4 pack. I am positive of this because there are no KB Toys anywhere near me, but my wife picked it up for me while grocery shopping.

Also Mattel has only relesaed:
Batman
Robin
Nightwing
Batgirl
Joker
Two Face
Catwoman
Penguin

All of the other TNBA figures are Mattel releases.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:29 pm 
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The figures Mattel did release in their B:TAS two packs were not Hasbro's molds although they did buy molds from Hasbro.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:58 pm 
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Dusty wrote:
mattel made penguin, batman, batgirl, nightwing, robin, catwoman, two-face, and joker, hasbro made all the rest, also mattel did not buy or use the hasbro molds at all, just an FYI for you all,


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:10 pm 
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darkknight30 wrote:
Penguin was a TRU exclusive in the 4 pack. I am positive of this because there are no KB Toys anywhere near me, but my wife picked it up for me while grocery shopping.


Is anyone even sure this was an exclusive? I know for a fact I saw him at KB. I have a KB and TRU at my mall but I remember seeing this pack at other KBs where there is no TRU close by.


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