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    Commissioner Gordon

    Perhaps I have simply overlooked the character, but to my knowledge FTC never made a Commissioner Gordon figure based off his appearance in the Batman TV show from the 1960s. Is this correct? And, if so, why was this? Is it simply a matter of not being able to get the rights to the actor's likeness? Just curious.

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    ^Yes, Neil Hamilton's estate didn't sign on as part of the licensing deal. It's why he's usually not depicted in Hamilton's likeness in the specific Batman '66 merchandise, comics, and animated features. Although Mike Allred snuck his likeness into the comics when he drew them.

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    I think Hamilton's estate is largely nebulous too, so it's not known who the benefactor would be. It's a lot like Colin Clive.

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    That's too bad because Gordon is such an important character to the Batman mythos it's unfortunate we can't complete our collections with a Gordon who resembles Neil Hamilton. At least we have a great comic book version of Gordon.

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    I've long thought--and I may get around to trying it--that Pa Kent's head could be repainted into a '66 Gordon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    I've long thought--and I may get around to trying it--that Pa Kent's head could be repainted into a '66 Gordon.
    Oh it does work, trust me. Way better than Perry White does.
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    Not sure if this helps but those who want to add Commissioner Gordon to the FTC 66 line up, I've seen custom unpainted sculpts on eBay and I think someone here has already made a custom Gordon using that sculpt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekStar View Post
    Not sure if this helps but those who want to add Commissioner Gordon to the FTC 66 line up, I've seen custom unpainted sculpts on eBay and I think someone here has already made a custom Gordon using that sculpt.
    I've got one f those and didn't use it because it looks a little small. Looks like the actor, just something's off on the scale.
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    I'll take it off your hands if you dont want it, thunderbolt

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    I have considered buying unpainted custom heads online, but am afraid my paint job would be terrible and thus the figure would suffer overall.

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