Serious Toyz™ Vintage Toy & Collectible Auction #58
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"Official Batman Bat Chute" Toy Retail Display, 1966, Rayline; outer box is 27 x 11 x 10.5” and contains a heavy wood base with large Batman graphics on 3 sides and a commercial-grade electric fan inside. A black pole is assembled to hang the toy (a hard plastic Batman figure with a thin vinyl parachute, meant to be thrown into the air to float down). When fan is activated, the parachute fills and Batman moves around, appearing to be constantly floating downward... a fascinating effect! This piece was acquired by the consignor directly from the individual who purchased the contents of the Rayline (AKA: Ray Plastics, AKA: Consolidated) factory in Winchendon Springs, MA in the 1970s after manufacturing was transferred to California in 1971. This was the only Batman display he found, and he kept it for himself (and forgot about it) until he met and sold it to our consignor (a really GREAT story all by itself... click HERE to view an article that ran in “Antique Toy World” magazine about its discovery). There are only 2 or 3 known examples of this extremely rare Batman retail store display, and this is the only one that is 100% complete as issued, PLUS it has never been assembled or displayed. We are including a MIP example of the actual toy it promoted (there is also the original one included for use on the display, and it even comes with a spare cape). This is a one-time opportunity to acquire the rarest known, commercially produced 1966 Batman collectible in the world!
1966 Motorized Retail Store Display for "Batman" Parachute Toy from Rayline Company Archives
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