Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Hereâ€™s your Daily Mego Adoration for Monday, March 17, 2008: Removable Cowl Batman!
(Bonus: New Photo!)
I discuss Batman quite a bit in World’s Greatest Toys! Here’s a snippet from the book (page 27, for those reading along), discussing the differing outfit and bodysuit variations:
The Dark Knight comes with a gray bodysuit featuring sewn-in black trunks. Every other accessory is removable: a yellow plastic utility belt, blue cape, blue vinyl gloves and blue plastic boots. The characterâ€™s famous Bat emblem is a sticker applied to the chest. Early versions of the figure included a removable blue rubber cowl.
The color of polyester bodysuit material changed over the years, and outfits exhibit one of several shades of gray. Early bodysuits display a reddish tint. On the earliest Batman outfits, the gray portion is a corduroy-textured, polyester material. Known as the “ribbed” costume variation, early version outfits for the other 1st Wave characters use a similar material. Ribbed Batman outfits are rare and only appear on Type 1 outfits with nylon trunks. The ribbed outfits may or may not feature the stirrups (see page 15).
Both Superman and Aquaman have outfits with and without Sewn-Sleeves, but the pattern for every Batman bodysuit features sleeves cut from the same cloth as the torso.
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