Thursday, June 12, 2008
Back in 2000 (like it was that long ago) Hasbro was beta testing their Toy Shop sight. At the time it was more of a collectors sort of thing, with special GI JOES, Transformers, and this Batman and Robin two pack. This was the only place to score this figure set that uses the Signature Series / DC Super Heroes body type. Well Batman anyway, they needed a smaller body for Robin, so legend has it that the Star Wars Phantom Menace 12" Anakin Skywalker donated his body for the cause.
So Robin, while still a sweet looking figure, has a few different points of articulation and does not have the closing hands. The figures are also based on the Dick Sprang look of Batman and Robin, and if I remember right the set only ran about 15 to 20 bucks. Not bad for two specialty figures.