So who’s the best Batman ever: Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton? The true Batman fan knows the answer is “none of the above” — the greatest Batman of all is Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Dark Knight in Batman: The Animated Series during the ’90s, the single greatest on-screen interpretation of Batman of all time.
Bruce Timm and Paul Dini’s animated series took the best elements from fifty years of Batman stories and distilled them down to their core. They also took formerly lame villains and made them A-listers (Mr. Freeze, Clayface) and created one of the most popular DC characters of all, Harley Quinn. These are some of the many, many reasons the show remains so beloved nearly 25 years later.
Now, the folks at Funko have announced (via CBR) that they are introducing their own take on the Gotham heroes and villains from the animated show in a new line of POP! Vinyl figures. The first wave will include Batman, Robin, Batgirl, The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy. The line is set to debut this November. You can check out images of wave one of the Batman: The Animated Series line in our gallery below.
Who would you like to see in future additions to the Funko POP! Batman: TAS line? (I’d like to add my two cents and say I’d really like a Catwoman, Mr.Freeze, Tim Drake as Robin, and a Nightwing, please!) Would you guys like to see the line extended to the other DC Animated Universe shows like Superman, Batman Beyond, and Justice League Unlimted? Let us know in the comments below.
Did you know our own Kyle Anderson recapped the entire series? Check them out in Batman: Reanimated.
Images: Funko / Warner Brothers Animation