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The History of Batman Kenner Action Figures - Part 1 (Batman 89, Batman Returns, BTAS)

Do YOU know the history of Kenner's Batman action figure line? Zack leads for the first time as the Man Who Knows Too Much About Batman...Merchandise, alongside his friend Robert of IG's @pymparticles, covering the action figures for Batman 1989, Batman Returns, Batman: The Animated Series, Legends of the Batman, and Legends of the Dark Knight!


0:00 Introductions & Introducing Robert

While the thumbnail collage comes from Logan Wood, a different artist did the box art. After the episode, Zack looked it up and found that the artist was Bob Larkin. You can check out his blog about it here.

04:31 The Super Powers Toys

22:51 Toy Biz Toys for Batman 89

29:44 Kenner's Batman 1989 line/The Dark Knight Collection line

Throughout the episode, Zack mentions the "Batman Commercials" live show that we did for our $10 patrons. The recording of this episode is available for all $10 tier patrons, alongside shoutouts in the main episodes and access to all Patreon episodes in the $5 and $10 ranges.

Among the commercials we reacted and discussed were the following:

59:51 Batman Returns Action Figures

1:21:49 Break: Chat of the Wild promo, Barkbox promo, "Batman Returns Action Figures React To The Movie" promo

This is a promo for another podcast in the Greenlit Podcast Network, Chat of the Wild, which you can find here.

Check out our link for Barkbox here.

The "Batman Returns Action Figures" sketch came from an idea from Zack, who voices The Penguin. Andrew voices Deep Dive Batman, Robert voices Robin, and Ben voices both Quick Change Batman and Bane!

1:28:51 Batman: The Animated Series Action Figures

1:49:39 Legends of Batman Action Figures

1:59:23 Legends of the Dark Knight Action Figures

02:07:55 Closing: Fan Comments and Social Media Promotion

BIG THANKS TO OUR GUEST: Robert Instagram: @pymparticles

As well as thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for the time codes on this episode. Please record us a “bumper” saying “You’re listening to Superhero Stuff You Should Know” and send it over to superhousepodcast@gmail.comAlso to any animators- we’d love to see our sketches animated. Please include #SuperheroStuffYouShould Know IN the video

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Website: ZACHARY JACKSON BROWN (who also did the thumbnail art)

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