If you’re like us and there’s a warm place in your heart for the 1966 Batman Classic TV Series, Batman: the Animated Series, and Gotham (or even if you’re only fond of one of those), then we’ve got great news for you– Diamond Select Toys is continuing to bring you the best in collectible statues, busts, replicas, and more! We got to check out the latest from DST this weekend at New York Toy Fair, and can’t wait to share our favorites with you!
Here at From the Batcave, we couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming next in Diamond Select’s Batman Classic TV Series line. Their 6″ limited edition resin bust set continues to showcase Batman’s expansive rogues’ gallery, with villains like Bookworm, King Tut, Mad Hatter, and Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman taking the spotlight in this wave.
While the busts continue to give credit to the wicked side of Gotham City, DST’s newest vinyl banks strive to make you feel like the Caped Crusader himself! Now you can outfit your own Batcave (or stately Wayne Manor) with the iconic Shakespeare bust and Bat-phone! Both pieces are accurately scaled to be life-size replicas of the props used in the 1966 series, and they each boast unique utilities as well. The Shakespeare bust tips open to reveal the secret button that triggers the entrance to the Batcave, and the Bat-phone receiver actually lifts up so you can check for calls from Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara!
If you’re more into the animated side of Batman’s history, you’ll be pleased to hear that DST is moving forward with some great busts and statues based on Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe!
Our favorites from the ongoing DC Animated line are two pieces highlighting Harley Quinn for the character’s 25th anniversary this year. The first is a bust based on Harley’s GCPD officer disguise, as seen in Batman the Animated Series episodes like “Joker’s Millions.” The bust includes interchangeable heads so that you can display Harley either completely in disguise or with her classic painted face and jester pigtails.
The second Harley Quinn anniversary piece is a 9″ scale PVC statue, an extension of DST’s Femme Fatales and DC Gallery lines It features Harley sitting triumphantly atop a beaten Batman, with a note from “Mr. J” congratulating her on the anniversary. Both the bust and the statue include a commemorative faceplate celebrating Harley’s 25th.
Also soon to be available as 9″ PVC statues from Diamond Select are statues based on the Batman the Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures appearances of the Joker, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Batman himself (in this case, the robot version from “His Silicon Soul”.)
Diamond Select is also continuing to add to their Gotham Select 7″ action figure line. The fourth series features the “Rise of the Villains” with Mr. Freeze (pictured above), Azrael, and Professor Hugo Strange. Each of the figures comes with a diorama element– the Arkham Asylum conditioning chair for Hugo Strange and one piece of the GCPD’s jail cell each for Azrael and Freeze. Collect them all to recreate your favorite Gotham scenes and create new ones of your own!
The final Batman collectible set we’d like to highlight from DST’s Toy Fair booth is the expansion of their ViniMates line to include DC heroes from the upcoming Justice League film and this May’s Injustice 2. These super-sized collectible vinyl versions of Diamond Select’s MiniMates feature characters like Superman, Batman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman in iconic and action-packed poses. They’d certainly look great on any shelf or desk!
Stay tuned for more from New York Toy Fair 2017, and as always, get your news and reviews about all kinds of Bat-media right here From the Batcave! Be sure to like From the Batcave on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube to get the scoop first!