Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Batzooka is ripe for a comeback in the New 52, y'ask me.


The Fwoosh! had an article on its front page about Mego Batman accessories from Figures Toy Company; featuring the Batman Desk Phone, the bust of Shakespeare at the entrance to the Batcave, and the Bat-Shield. All kind of neat, and I ordered a bust; but I can't believe they didn't order the Batzooka!

Although there's a 25-piece pack, Figures was nice enough (and wise enough!) to offer an À la carte option, and I ordered the bust, a Bat-Radio, and the Batzooka! The accessories are scaled for 8-inch Mego style figures, so they're a hair oversized for Mattel's Batman '66 toys. But pretty close!

The handgrip on the Batzooka is probably perfect for Megos, but is a bit much for most six-inch scale figures. However, some of the older Marvel Legends figures, with hinged hands, may work quite well for it. Like a certain someone we see around here sometimes...

We'll check out some of the other accessories later, but as we mentioned a while back, "Blam! Murdered you!" is Rocket Raccoon's current catchphrase in Bendis's Guardians of the Galaxy. And a great track from Adam WarRock!




2 comments:

SallyP said...

A Batzooka would certainly startle some of the Bat-villains.

Dale Bagwell said...

Seriously laughed at that one of Batman and Robin having to put down the Haunted Tank.

Oh man was that bit about the South never rising again was classic!

More companies like this one need to put out accessory packs like this.
That's basically a whole other market waiting to be tapped.