EXCLUSIVE: Funko’s SCREEN TEST BATMAN Will Be a Chase Figure

Bat-mystery solved!

For THE FUNKO BATMAN ’66 INDEX of stories, click here.

Last week, we brought you the news that Wave 1 of Funko’s promising Batman ’66 line of 3.75-inch action figures is slated for June. You can read all the details here. (Believe me, you want to.)

The line-up includes Batman, Batgirl, Julie Newmar Catwoman, King Tut, Bookworm, Otto Preminger Mr. Freeze, with Eli Wallach Mr. Freeze as a chase figure. (Images here.)

All this in addition to the Batmobile with Batman and Robin that’s due by the end of this month.

But what of that Screen Test Batman figure revealed at Toy Fair that got us into such a Bat-tizzy?

Turns out, he’ll be a chase figure, too, the fine folks at Funko tell us. Like Wallach Mr. Freeze, proto-Bats will be a 1-in-6 figure.

So keep an eye out next month: The Bat-hunt is on…

The prototype at Toy Fair.

For THE FUNKO BATMAN ’66 INDEX of stories, click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Please explain “chase” figure, thanks!

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    • Ah, sorry. My fault: In a nutshell, it’s a figure that there’s less of compared to the others in the wave. The term comes from fans wanting to “chase” something down. Regular Batman will be plentiful. Screen Test Batman will not be. Companies do this for a number of reasons but it has the net result of making a specific figure more collectable — and usually much more expensive — because it’s harder to find.

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      • So this these will be available on a singular basis not part of a wave or series. Correct? Thanks for the response!

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        • They will be available like all the others. But the chase figures will be harder to find because there will be less of them.

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          • Sounds good!! Thanks again!!

  2. Dan,

    How is Funko able to use Eli Wallach’s image? Did his estate sign on to the deal last minute or is Funko “bending the rules” a bit?


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    • Good question….FTC should be able to make him too

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