It’s actually a re-announcement, for those of you paying attention, since Warner Bros. had introduced the Batusi Batman as part of a licensing launch announcement at Meltdown Comics back near the end of March. Since I wasn’t paying attention back then, the re-announcement suits me just fine. I am curious about the “internal mechanism” of the figure – is this some kind of action feature in the torso? I’ll have to look back at my earlier TV series Batman pics to see if the regular figures have ab articulation. (Yes, they have ab crunches.)
Mattel also introduced a classic TV series Catwoman Barbie and a Hot Wheels A-Team van. Holy nostalgia, Batman!
BATMAN Classic TV Series Batman™ Batusi Batman™
It’s the dance craze that swept the nation! For the first time ever, this Batusi Batman™ figure recreates the iconic dance from the BATMAN Classic TV series! Sculpted with authentic likeness and featuring a fabric cape, this figure has unique articulation and an internal mechanism that allows it to perform the Batusi. The diorama package features vintage-look art from Shag, and a sound feature plays music with a ‘60s vibe to perfectly capture the scene where Batman™ shows off his unique Batusi moves. The package is designed so the Batusi dance moves can be activated without removing the figure.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.
via Matty | News.