Review: Hot Toy’s 1966 Classic Batman


Nanna nanna nanna nanna.. BATMAN!

That little dity has been running through my head ever since I got in my Hot Toy’s 1966 Classic Batman. He’s infectious. I can hear and see the “BLAM!”, “KA-POW!” and “BOOSH!” onomatopoeia’s popping up in front of my eyes whenever I glance over at him sitting on my shelf.

The review today is actually a pretty big deal to me as it marks my personal first experience with owning a Hot Toys collectible! I’m not sure why the Hot Toys bug has never bitten me before. They do some incredible looking stuff and I’ve always looked admirably at their offerings on Sideshow Collectibles. Perusing through, I always find myself thinking, “That could be really cool to have.”, but then the $200 price tag would flip the safety back on my purchasing trigger finger and I’d close out the tab. It’s not that I’ve never paid $200+ for a toy before, it’s that the Movie Masterpiece subject matter doesn’t generally appeal enough to me to where I felt compelled to.

Well, all that changed at last years San Diego Comic Con when I saw the prototype Batman, Robin and (jaw-droppingly amazing) Batmobile on display at Sideshow Collectible’s booth. I grew up up on Classic Batman and I believe I have a weird obsession with Adam West that’s encouraged even today by his voiced character on Family Guy, Mayor West. There’s something so fun and appealing to the 1966 version of the character that I knew I had to have him.

Robin is apparently shipping out right now as well, but I never really got into Robin. Even at the young age when I used to watch the show I thought it was really weird for him to run around in green underwear.  Coincidentally, Batman wearing his underwear outside of his cloths seemed completely normal. Hey, I was a kid. Continue reading

Wednesday’s Wallpaper of the Week

It’s Wednesday, Wednesday gotta get down on Wednesday…

Yes, once again much like clockwork and quite akin to last weeks day of the same name (although an hour shy for some..) it is indeed Wednesday.

Over the past few weeks we here at Rad Toy Review started to expand our toy coverage to feature other select companies/toys that really resonate with us on a personal level. Most of the time that simply comes down to childhood nostaglia. He-Man, Star Wars, Transformers.. all sweet sweet nostalgia in present day plastic duds.

It seemed fitting then, to have this weeks wallpaper be yet another nod to days past with my friend Grish’s epic M.U.S.C.L.Es shot! I’d love to see the full collection of these guys. I have very vivid memories of stealing this kids Gordan’s Terri-bull figure in 3rd grade because he was one of the few I didn’t have. (Sorry Gordan).

Thank ya Grish for this awesome shot!

If anyone would like to contribute to future Wednesday’s Wallpaper of the Week, please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at radtoyreview@gmailDOTcom with what you have in mind!

And with that, I’m off to hurl myself from a bridge.. seeing as I thought it a grand idea to open this post with a Jessica Black reference. Ugh.

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See ya next week!

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