Funko to Release Batman 80th Anniversary Pops

Funko is releasing commemorative Batman 80th anniversary Pop Vinyls. This hugely popular already line features an assortment of different Batmen from various eras in the Dark Knight’s history: 1939 Batman, 1950’s Batman in Batmobile, 1972 Batman and Robin, Tim Burton’s Batman, and the Movie Moment where Batman punches the Joker off the edge of the church.

Funko Homage’s Batman History

Funko cherry-picked the Batmen to best represent different, past artistic styles. For example, the 1939 Batman evokes Bob Kane’s initial design. Or the the Batman and Batmobile is from Dick Sprang’s era of art. Funko directly homages Carmine Infantino’s run with the Batman and Robin set.

Carmine Infantino’s Batman

Personally, I find the 1989 Batman Movie Moment set the most surprising inclusion. It is a little odd that Funko decided to make two Pop Vinyls based on Micheal Keaton’s Batman. Even stranger is that Funko chose to represent the scene where Batman pretty much attempts to murder the Joker.

But on other hand, I love seeing 1989 Batman love. Look at the detail! They even got the Joker wearing glasses from that scene.

 

“You wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses? Huh? Would ya?” Classic.

You can pre-order the Funko Pop Vinyls here.

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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.