Animated Batman -mission masters
Concept was that BM had gear specific suits and gear for every villain mission he may encounter.
The Mission Masters series with Cave Climber Batman hit pegs around 1999 (says here). I’m fascinated both by the fact the base figure had new tooling - which I assume didn’t happen very often in Batman lines - and that internet photography can’t decide if the toy is yellow or cheeseball orange. Must be one of those colors that doesn’t photograph well…
Art of the “World of the Future” ride interior and the Gotham City World’s Fair plaza exterior, as seen in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Scans from Batman Animated.
Original Mike Mignola concept sketch for the design of Mister Freeze from Batman: The Animated Series. Scanned from Batman Animated.
Before the Hasbro/Kenner conglomerate purchased rival toymaker Galoob, they attempted to compete with Galoob’s MicroMachines via their own series of miniature figures, vehicles and playsets, collectively known as MicroVerse. Since Kenner held the Batman license at the time, they produced a few MicroVerse sets related to Batman: The Animated Series / The Adventures of Batman and Robin, including this tiny rogues gallery pack. Each figurine is roughly the size of a fingertip.
Personal photo taken in 2005, though I think the set itself was released concurrently with the show. Also: KB Toys “clearance” sticker!
The absurd wonders of Bat-merch. A faucet accessory in the shape of the Bruce Timm Batman’s head, branded The Adventures of Batman and Robin. Of COURSE children will enjoy brushing their teeth more if water streams out of Batman’s forehead!
Personal photo, taken in 2007.
Remember that awesome mini-movie that opened every episode of Batman: The Animated Series? Police blimps, bank robbery, thrilling instrumental score?
Yeah. Italy didn’t get that. It got this.
Note that this is the television edit of the Italian BTAS intro song, and the full version is a minute and a half longer.
Riddler matte painting from Batman: The Animated Series (from the episode “Riddler’s Reform,” I think?). Scanned from Batman Animated.
EDIT: Thank you all for the correct episode ID! This is actually from “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”. As penance for failing as a Junior Batmanologist, I have uploaded a new, more clean scan over the original image.