Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Vintage Magazine Article:
December 1990

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Just how hot was Kenner's Batman Dark Knight Collection toy line in its first year (1990)? This article from Playthings magazine has the scoop... I find it absolutely amazing that a toy line that didn't even have a full year on the shelves AND based on a movie that came out a year before its debut managed to even crack the top 10, let alone beat a powerhouse like G.I.Joe. Just goes to show you how strong Batmania '89 was- The hype carried over for years.

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Accompanying the article is this great closeup shot of the Crime Attack Batman mockup figure (simply a repainted Super Powers Batman). I LOVE seeing these early prototypes for the line in such clarity!

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