New Batman Animated action figures? Beware of Poison Ivy!

DC Entertainment just announced new product lines for long-time fans: figures based of the hit Nineties animated shows: Batman The Animated Series and Batman: The New Adventures. The figures will be 6″ in scale and retail at comic book stores for at least $25.

Fans were shown preview images of the Catwoman and later New Adventures Batman and everyone went wild…

…well, mostly everyone.

This is not the first time we’ve seen figures based on these properties: in the Ninties, KENNER made 3″ figures as well. They were pretty amazing- almost all of the figures from the Batman Animated Series had a figure, and I think they ran for under 10 bucks. Several years later, when the New Adventures featured all-new character designs, KENNER did a good deal of toys based on that show as well, but the demand had died off (or the moms were scared off, as the re-designs were singularly …darker in tone). Many classic characters were not made in the sleek design, including one of my favorites: Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy started out as a bottanist who developed plant-based weapons to strike out against the killers of plant life: Mankind. Then, in the re-designed series, Poison Ivy … did… something to herself.

I love the re-design of her look: the black and dark reds and greens. I found a Ivy head available on the net and used a JLU female figure as the body.

My favorite New Adventures episode, you ask? HOLIDAY KNIGHTS, where Ivy and gal pal Harley Quinn use mind control lipstick to take Bruce Wayne’s bank accounts for a holiday shopping spree.

SO, my word of caution to you new enthusiasts of the animated figures: at $25 a pop, you are either flat broke if they make every figure KENNER made, or you’re peeved because they skipped out on Ivy.

I’ll stick with what I got.





Ready to spend the greenbacks recreating your Gotham?  Keeping the Kenner love?  Discuss here.



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3 responses to “New Batman Animated action figures? Beware of Poison Ivy!

  1. Your Ivy looks great! Thanks for sharing. I’m guessing her head is the casting that the ever-lovin’ Stew sells. You can see the original here: Stew still sells castings, if others would like to make an Ivy, too.

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