Friday, November 11, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Batgirl figure from Figures Toy Co.

The moment this author was waiting for finally arrived just a few weeks ago ... The Figures Toy Co. interpretation of the Barbara Gordon Batgirl as portrayed by Yvonne Craig on the 1960s "Batman" TV series was in my hot little hands at last. And on this week's episode of the Terrific TV Toys series, you get to see it up close and personal! We talk a little history of the Bat-ladies from the 1950s onward, as well. There have been other "Batgirls" over the years in the comics (Steph Brown, Cassandra Cain, whatever), but the Barbara Gordon Batgirl remains the best known ...

We're thinking this concludes a very big Season 3 of T3. After the volume we've pushed out this year, we're due a little break! Stay tuned for new episodes in January, for Season 4!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Barbara Gordon figure by Figures Toy Co.

With her pert little hairstyle, she was the adorable daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon, mentioned a couple times in foreshadowing toward the end of Season 2 of the 1960s "Batman," before her big debut in the first episode of Season 3. That debut was on September 14, 1967, and the episode was "Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin." We saw the lovely Yvonne Craig as Barbara first, kidnapped by the Penguin, before we saw her transform into the purple-metallic-clad crimefighter.

We lost Yvonne Craig last year, but her legacy as Batgirl -- and as Barbara Gordon -- lives on, half a century later. This week's episode of Terrific TV Toys shows you another installment in Figures Toy Company's line celebrating the "Batman" series ...

Next week: Batgirl!!!