The Batman Villain Six-Pack – Exclusive First Look
July 18, 2006

Mattel Pre-Comic Con Update #2: The Batman ARKAHAM ASYLUM 6-pack

By Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett

Mattel has given AFI another exclusive Pre-Comic Con sneak peek at the new products that they will be unveiling. Today we have a new 6-pack in The Batman line. This 6-pack called "Arkham Asylum" features a roster of bad guys including TWO new exclusive villians: Poison Ivy and the Ventrilloquist.

 

 

This 6-pack will be available exclusively at Toys R Us around 10/1/06 and will retail for roughly $30. This 6-pack will ALSO be broken up into two 3-packs that will be exclusive to Target around the same time for around $20 each. The 3-packs will each have one of the exclusive figures in them and The Riddler will be dropped from one of them so there will be a Batman figure and two villians in each 3-pack.

Batman

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is articulated at the neck, shoulders and waist and comes with a stand.

Ventriloquist and ?

The Venrtiloquist is articulated at the neck, shoulders, left elbow and waist.

In the regular 6-pack he will come with a removeable Scarface puppet. There will also be a chaser set which comes with "Mr. Tooters."

 

Thank you again to Mattel for the scoops! Be sure and check back for one other smaller reveal and some photos of the regular and variant Grundy, as well as all of our Mattel Comic Con Coverage starting on Wednesday night!

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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