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Holiday Gift Guide: Batman ’66 Action Figures

Batman '66 Action Figures

When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

We can all agree that the 1966 TV series is, of course, the One True Batman Above All Others, and recent developments in licensing have finally given us the toys we’ve (I’ve) wanted for years, but today, you can get them super cheap. I’m talking Surf Jams Batman for five bucks cheap.

ITEM: Batman Classic TV Riddler, Joker and “Surf’s Up” Batman Action Figures

CLASSIFICATION: Toys / Iconography of the One True Batman

AVAILABILITY: $4.80 on Amazon (Riddler), $4.80 on Amazon (Joker), $4.99 on Amazon (Surf Jams Batman)

We’ve talked about the Batman ’66 action figures before — we’ve even highlighted them in this very gift guide — but today, there’s a very special alert we need to spread for your holiday gift-buying convenience. Right now, you can cruise over to Amazon and grab three of the better figures from the line for less than five bucks each.

There are, of course, two catches. One is that they’ve been reclassified as “add-on” purchases, which means you can only get them with free shipping if you’re already buying $25 worth of other stuff (which, at the Holidays, is usually pretty easy to do). The other is that it’s just these three figures that have the low price, not the whole line. The Wall-Climb two-pack, Catwoman, the Penguin and the standard version of Batman aren’t discounted as deeply (although eight bucks is as cheap as I’ve ever seen the Penguin), but that certainly makes it easy to hit that $25 mark if you’re grabbing the whole set.

Obviously, this isn’t a perfect gift. There are people out there (I have to imagine) that might not like Batman ’66 as much as I do, and there may even be some who do that don’t want more plastic toys cluttering up their house. Still, it’ll only cost you five bucks to get an action figure version of Batman as he appears in “Surf’s Up, Joker’s Under,” wherein the clown prince of crime attempts to take over Gotham City by winning a surf contest and thus becoming “King of the Surf… And all the surfers!” At that price, can you afford not to get them?

PS: I don’t have the villains yet. Hint hint.

Watch a Stop-Motion Recreation of the Batman '66 Opening Credits

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