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    Riddle Me This, Batman!

    Hard to believe Toybiz's DC Superheroes are going to be 30 years old soon and Kenner's Legends of Batman are 25 years old...


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    The toy biz Riddler is actually pretty cool considering Super Powers never made him and he's in scale.

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    Nice pic! The Toy Biz figures hit 30 this summer. I picked up all of the first wave (including the Riddler) in the summer of '89.

    The Toy Biz Riddler isn't a bad figure, but his chin is too small for his big neck. Nice reuse of the SP Flash body overall, though.

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    Awesome photography. But late 80s me could never accept the dip in quality of Toy Biz from Super Powers. And so I refused to integrate them. Stupid me.

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    I remember finding the Riddler at the Eaton Center the summer of '89, i was thrilled as he's my favourite Bat Villain. However that card art with it's massive hands turned me off so that hit the trash in the mall. I still really like that figure though.

    I turned mine into the Filmation Riddler in college.

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    ^Yeah, Carmine Infantino gave almost all the characters on those cards HUGE hands. I think he was going for a Kirby-like forced perspective look...but it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    ^Yeah, Carmine Infantino gave almost all the characters on those cards HUGE hands. I think he was going for a Kirby-like forced perspective look...but it didn't work.

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    I love Infantino but I have issues with proportions, always have. My art teachers used to compliment me on my ability to keep everything in proportion but it's actually like a problem for me. It's one of the reasons I opted out of most 90s comix.

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    I've been picking up the Batman figures from toy biz. It makes me wonder how many Batman or Superman only collectors are out there, do they collect the villains but stop at the other heroes like Flash, Hawkman or Aquaman. Would they even be familiar with the other DC characters?

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    Just missing Bob the goon (I wouldn't say I'm missing him) Toy biz is a good cut off point for vintage Batman figure collecting. Even though Kenner Dark Knight has its fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Marion View Post
    Just missing Bob the goon (I wouldn't say I'm missing him) Toy biz is a good cut off point for vintage Batman figure collecting. Even though Kenner Dark Knight has its fans.
    Nice collection. I had a fun time collecting those figures when they came out. I still like the Toybiz Batmobile better than the Kenner one.
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