When it's up for... pre-sale! Eeehehehehehe! 

Okay, so maybe my sinister clues aren't quite supervillain material, but how else am I supposed to let you all know that Tweeterhead has released some new images of its upcoming Riddler maquette? I mean, just look at those wide eyes and that crooked grin! This thing demands a level of theatricality, just like Frank Gorshin did every time he zipped up those green tights and started hounding the Dynamic Duo. And if you're the kind of person who wants a tangible reminder of that criminal career, then get ready to open up your wallet, because this thing is up for pre-sale starting tomorrow.

 

 

The Riddler was, of course, the first arch-villain that Batman fought on the 1966 TV show, and Gorshin's portrayal was one of the best, full of genuine menace and incredible physicality that makes him feel like a modern antagonist even fifty years after he made his debut.

The Gorshin-inspired Riddler maquette will be the latest offering from Tweeterhead, joining the existing series that includes Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Julie Newmar as Catwoman. While the full details won't be revealed until it's actually available, the pattern set by those seems to indicate that it'll probably set you back a cool $250.

So, you know. While I cannot legally advise you to get this money by robbing a Crossword Puzzle Factory or staging a series of elaborate silent movie crimes, well, I can't really deny that that would be thematically appropriate, either. For more information, check out Tweeterhead on Facebook.

 

 

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