After nearly 40 years 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers FINALLY came to an agreement that allowed merchandise and home video releases of the Batman 66 series. My mind went wild! I was FINALLY going to get thugs, Chief O'Hara, a bat pole playset, a batcopter, a BATCAVE, multiple Catwoman figures and, most importantly, an Yvonne Craig as Batgirl. Well sadly Yvonne signed on too late and most of the toys released were just Batman, Robin, The Riddler, The Penguin, The Joker & Julie Newmar as Catwoman save for the Figures Toy Company & Heroclix releases that went a little bit deeper in to the rogue gallery's character selection. Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt were left out. Well they made a Eartha Heroclix but c'mon, the possibilities were endless and we got a measly six figure basic assortment to represent a show that started It all for so many Batman fans.
Since Catwoman's costume didn't change throughout the series I was able to sculpt a mask over Julie's face to make what I consider my Lee Meriwether version since their hairstyles were mostly the same as well.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.