Batman '66 Wave 2?

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Batman '66 Wave 2?

Postby Cajunthief » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:21 pm

New to this. Just curious is anyone knows is the Batman '66 wave 2 series is still alive? I've looked on some Batman '66 sites, and there was talks of a wave 2 in summer 2018, but that "officially" ended yesterday. Still hoping for Joker, Penguin, Riddler (2 suits), even a pink-cowled Batman.

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Re: Batman '66 Wave 2?

Postby Classier » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:09 pm

It blows my mind that Wave 1 didn’t have Joker. If they make a second I’d say he’s a guarantee.
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Re: Batman '66 Wave 2?

Postby rexflexall » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:16 pm

What? No way!

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Re: Batman '66 Wave 2?

Postby bspears82 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:20 am

Im curious of this as well. And like someone said above im surprised series one did not have the joker.

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Re: Batman '66 Wave 2?

Postby Crayfish73 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 am

I am about 150% sure the line is dead.

The whole thing goes like this (the short version):


    Toy Fair 2017 arrives and we are introduced to the line of Batman 66 figures by Funko.

    Batman 66 line is released in spring/early summer 2017.

    People absolutely love it.

    Reis O'Brien (head designer for this line at Funko) does a popular podcast that spring/summer that states what the future holds and that they are all in on this one.

    The Funko store even creates giant sized Batman figures and a whole area for this pri\duct.

    We wait for news on wave 2.

    We still wait for news on wave 2.

    SDCC comes and no new news on wave 2.

    NYCC comes and no new news on wave 2.

    Batman 66 collectors are growing nervous and wanting info...we calm down, assuring ourselves that Funko and Reis would definitely give us information on the one year anniversary of the announcement if not before.

    Toy Fair 2018 comes and there in NOTHING announced and no presence there.

    Popular website 13th Dimension writes an article on wave possibly never coming out and questioning Funko and Reis O'Brien and status.

    Reis O'Brien tells fans "Everyone relax. Wave 2 hits this summer."

    We still wait for news on wave 2.

    Summer comes...no pictures, announcement, or even a lineup of wave 2.

    No factories in production of wave 2.

    SDCC 2018 comes...we are sure there will be some kind of announcement whether it be cancellation or release.

    SDCC 2018 goes...no comment...no nothing.

    People start hounding Reis on Twitter wanting to know why were told one thing and no one carried though....we just wanted an official announcement on whether wave 2 will happen or if line is dead.

    Reis answers back talking about some factory issue and also that molds are done but does not offer line up or such or give release date.

    Rumors abound that maybe they will be part of the Funko batman 66 Mystery Box that is a Target exclusive.

    Target Exclusive Mystery Box comes out and has no wave 2 figures in it, only a Batman 66 Heroworld type figure 2 pack.

    NYCC 2018 comes and no one on either side mentions it because at this point Reis doesn't care and buyers won't believe him.



We are now closing in on 2019 and the 2 year anniversary of the announcement of wave 1. Two years between releases is not a successful business module. This line is dead and the creator of the line is in denial and won't just simply state it.


R.I.P. Funko Batman '66 line
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