October 14, 2011

Kenner Turbo Glider Robin


There are several words I could use to describe this Kenner Turbo Glider Robin from the Batman Animated series, and they are all synonymous with AWESOME! I couldn't think of a better action figure for my inaugural post on this blog than Robin. He's one of my favorite characters from the Batman mythos:  a symbol of my boyish pluck and youthful enthusiasm. They don't call me Boy Wonder for nothin', Kids  :D


I got this one for south of ten clams on account of his mangled backing card- I'm gonna open him anyway, so I didn't care. Robin has a cloth cape, which is right up my alley, and check out that yellow glider! Really cool!


This figure is a Series 1, released in 1992. The head is a new sculpt, but the body is a repaint of the Batman Returns Robin released by Kenner only a year earlier. Later on Robin would receive a body stylized more like the animated character- The "Crimefighter Robin" figure, styled after Tim Drake, would be released after the show was rebooted as Batman: The New Adventures.

The yellow glider with Robin's trademark "R" on top has so much eye appeal- I had to have it when I discovered it existed! The insignia is a factory applied decal, mine relatively well placed in the molded oval depression atop the wing. A red chest plate clips onto Robin's torso, and to my surprise, he can stand uptight with the entire apparatus attached.



The packaging advertises that the missiles can be "dropped"- in reality a manual affair, released by pressing the exposed pegs down from atop the glider. It works  :)  Robin can hold the two hand controls while flying his glider over Gotham City.


And now for your viewing pleasure, from my own Super-DuperToyBox YouTube channel:  A Moment of Zen with The Boy Wonder  :D


Big Thanks to Chunky B and BubbaShelby for appointing me membership to Batman the Animated Toys Blog!

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8 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

Great inaugural post and a fine Robin!

chunky B said...

Ladies and Gentlemen the bar has just been set to a new standard!

Great post and an awesome Robin!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Congrats on your first post here :) looking forward to seeing more from the Boy Wonder!

John said...

Great job, Colin! Robin is cool.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Thanks, Men!

Brian Ashmore said...

Sweet! I like the little video with the cape blowing in the "wind."

Brian B said...

I bought this for my kids back in the day and it got played with a ton. It became my oldest sons "security blanket" in that it was never out of his hand.

This Robin figure is my most prized toy in my Batman collection.

there is a picture of it at the link below.
http://whatmydadsaw.blogspot.com/2009/01/bat-collection.html

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

he's a quality action figure- tops! i'm not suprised the boy clung to him :) Thanks for the link BB!