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Retro Review: Hot Toys 1966 Classic Batman: Robin Action Figure

Today, we'll be taking a closer look at the 2014 Hot Toys 1966 Robin Action Figure, a stunning collectible that pays homage to the classic Batman TV series. This highly detailed figure captures the essence of Burt Ward's portrayal of Robin, bringing nostalgia to life. Let's dive into the review and assess its performance in our four main categories.


The Hot Toys 1966 Robin Action Figure shines when it comes to accessories. It comes with a wide range of items to enhance your display options. The figure includes five pairs of interchangeable hands, allowing for different poses and gripping positions. The hands are as follows: One (1) pair of fists, one (1) pair of relaxed palms, one (1) pair of partially clenched palms, one (1) pair of gripping hands, one (1) right palm for holding the Batarang, and one (1) left palm for holding the Bat-radio. Additionally, Robin comes with his trusty Batarang and rope, Bat-radio, Bat-cuffs, and a figure stand. The inclusion of these intricately detailed accessories significantly adds value to the figure. While he doesn't come with as many extra hands as Batman does, what Robin does have is appropriate for him. Overall, the accessories are solid and earn a decent 8 out of 10.


The attention to detail in the Hot Toys 1966 Robin Action Figure is truly impressive. The head sculpt accurately captures Burt Ward's likeness, with a youthful expression and iconic hair style. I am really astounded by the paint job and the fact that the features are so incredibly like those of Burt Ward. It's almost eerie to look at the eyes, to be honest. Even at nine years old, this figure holds up incredibly well and though Hot Toys has made remarkable improvements in design since this was released, I'll admit this is still an absolute classic. The costume is meticulously tailored, featuring vibrant colors and the classic "R" emblem. The fabric used for the outfit is of high quality, with excellent stitching. Unlike Batman's costume, this one does feel a bit more durable, even with the stockings. I wasn't as worried about snagging this figure as I was the other, which made posing him feel a little safer. Hot Toys really did an amazing job getting the look of the costume from the TV series, right down to the capsules on his utility belt and the laces up the front of the red vest. I was also really pleased with the look of the Bat Radio (for both figures) and impressed with the amount of detail poured into it. There is a lot to like about the look of this figure and I'm very happy to give it a 10 out of 10.


The figure boasts a decent level of articulation, allowing for various dynamic poses. With over 30 points of articulation, including double-jointed knees and elbows, Robin should be able to be posed in acrobatic stances that reflect his crime-fighting skills. However, due to the limitations of the costume design, some movements are restricted. Nonetheless, the figure's articulation is satisfactory, but not exceptional. Starting at the top, his head will turn side to side easily enough and can look down all right. The shoulders look to be on butterfly joints, which is nice for posing, but thanks to the cloth, are hindered in rotation. The arms can raise out to just about a T pose and the biceps do swivel. The elbows will only bend to about 90 degrees because of the design of the figure. The wrists all swivel on their pegs but hinging is pretty limited. The torso rotation and crunch works, but is very stiff and when used, would slowly move back to neutral because of the costume. The legs are incapable of doing splits because the nylons pull them back down to neutral. However, they can kick forward decently, and the knees will actually bend quite well. The ankles rotate and hinge, though mine are a bit loose. Overall, I had hoped Robin would be a bit easier to pose than Batman, but the costume is actually even more restrictive, dropping his articulation score to a 6 out of 10.


Hot Toys figures are renowned for their quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, which often comes at a premium price. The Hot Toys 1966 Robin Action Figure falls into this category. While it delivers an excellent collectible experience, the price tag may be a bit steep for some enthusiasts. I purchased mine when it was released in 2014 for $189.00 and on the secondary market today, it's dropping at $500 or more! Considering the exclusivity and limited production, the figure's affordability score is slightly lower at 6 out of 10.

Overall the Hot Toys 1966 Robin Action Figure is a must-have for fans of the classic Batman TV series. Its attention to detail, wide range of accessories, and faithful representation of Burt Ward's Robin make it a remarkable collectible. While there are minor imperfections and the price may be a deterrent for some, the overall quality and nostalgic value of this figure make it a worthy addition to any Batman or action figure collection. So, with that said, I'm happy to give this Retro Review a decent score of:

8 out of 10 ToyBoxes

These are both amazing figures and look amazing on display. While, to me, they are more collectible for display and appearance sake, for any fan of the classic Batman series, they are awesome editions!!! Thank you for dropping into Dan's ToyBox today and until next time... GEEK OUT!!!

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