It’s common that action, adventure, and sci-fi tv shows often market action figures based on the show’s characters. But why can’t we have tv character action figures from our other favorite classic tv shows? Well, there are a few toy companies that are offering just that.
If you watch MeTV, you probably saw that long-time horror host Svengoolie recently got his own action figure. The Svengoolie action figure is exclusive to MeTV and produced by Figures Toy Company. It quickly sold out, but you can find it on eBay (for “slightly” more than it originally sold for). Figures Toy Company has also produced figures for the classic 1966 Batman series, but not just Batman, Robin, and the usual villains Joker, Penguin, Cat Woman, and the Riddler. They have some of the lesser known villains as well: Shame, Egghead, King Tut, Bookworm, and the Mad Hatter (who is currently sitting on our fireplace mantel). In addition, there’s Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, Alfred, and Chief O’Hara. They also have variations of characters, like surfing Batman and Joker. The gang’s all here. It’s nice to see some of the supporting characters get their due.
Batman is an obvious choice to create action figures for, but what about Gilligan’s Island? Dallas? The Monkees? The Twilight Zone? There are tv character action figures for these shows now. The Skipper, Gilligan, J.R. Ewing, the Kanamit, and more are just waiting to be added to your collection. Barbie’s getting into the act, too, with Barbie versions of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.
What tv show would you LOVE to have an action figure from and what would be your ultimate tv character action figure? Let us know in the comments below.
TV Character Action Figures
Here is just a small sample of the classic tv action figures available. Looking for something in particular? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll help you look.