January 27, 2011

Vintage Batman Toys - 1966 BATMAN ACTIVITY BOX Play Set by Whitman

I have been meaning to post these picture for awhile but here they are at last! Shown right here on the Bat-Blog is this totally amazing Vintage 60's Batman Toy. This is the BATMAN ACTIVITY BOX Play Set made by Whitman in 1966. Basically it's a very large paper place mat (you can color) that comes with cardboard punch-outs of Batman characters, building pieces, & vehicles. Oh man, this old toy is so beautiful!! The graphics are really great. Just look at all the photos and you will start to cry, ha! I love the stand-up people here, characters like: Batman, Robin, Alfred The Butler, Commissioner Gordon, Joker, The Penguin, a Policeman, & even Batman and Robin as their alter-egos, Bruce Wayne & Dick Grayson! There are some pieces for the Gotham City Police Station, the Bat-Cave, Wayne Manor, and also the Batmobile Car and Bat-Plane!! They just don't make toys today with this sort of imagination & quality. Especially since this thing was meant to be sort of inexpensive. So, I gotta know, what do you think about it? Please leave comments.

5 comments:

Neal P said...

This is amazing! I had a Dick Tracy and a Sesame Street kit like this as a kid, but I've never seen this one before. I would've loved to have had it. Although this clearly came out in the 60s, the artwork looks like it was lifted from comics made in the 40s or 50s. Of course, they had to put the yellow circle around Batman's emblem. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Reminds me of the Amsco Marvel sets. It's beautiful! WHY oh WHY don't they make toys like this today?

Ed "ICE" Berg said...

I love this set! ED

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen any part of this toy anywhere before. Totally agree with Neal about the art work. This is why I go to the Bat-Blog at least once a day.

ozz said...

I dig the Joker's belt buckle.