Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Batman tAS - McDonalds

In 1993 McDonalds released a series of Batman: the Animated Series Happy Meal toys. The series consisted of 8 toys. Four were little action figures and the other four were little cars. They did a very similar line for the 90's Spider-Man cartoon.

I have the complete set of toys, but today I am only focusing on the action figures from the series. The four figures were only a couple of inches tall and featured limited articulation.

First up is the Riddler, dressed in his green suit with wide necktie and bowler hat that made his animated appearance so iconic. He has swivels at his shoulders and neck.  He's got a great face sculpts with large chin and big grin. His hand is positioned almost like he should have an accessory like his cane hold. He came with not accessory and would have no way of holding one.

The main figure from the set of course is Batman. He has a could two tone costume with removable cape. Batman has articulation at the neck, shoulders, and waist. Just enough allow him to beat up the Riddler. It's amazing looking back on these toys now from the age of super articulation, I had a blast with these simple figures.

 Catwoman is dressed her gray jumpsuit with black details. She is articulated at the neck, shoulders, and waist. She also came with a sold yellow plastic panther/leopard/cougar large cat.

The last of the little action figures from this series is Batgirl. He's dressed in a gray uniform with a blue cape. She has articulation points at the shoulders and waist. Due to the design of the figure to accommodate her hair she has now neck articulation.

In case you were wondering the four vehicles included Two-Face's car, the Joker's roadster, Poison Ivy's plant mobile, and Robin's motorcycle. Each one has the upper half of the character sticking out out of the top of their vehicle. Robin was the only vehicle close to being in scale with the action figures.


  1. Those are very nice and really outshine i think some of the newer released Happy Meal toys.

  2. I have always been very fond of the Catwoman and Batgirl to this set. I wish the mcdonalds stuff was still the quality it was back then. I still drink coffee from my Riddler glass that mcdonalds sold in 95 with the release of Batman forever.

  3. It is so great that this cartoon remade Batman as a whole. I recently bought the 1968 cartoon and frankly it is great for nostalgia but it sucks. I would however like to see some figures of it get made one day. Who wouldn't love Simon the Pieman?