Paragon FX Group has released details for their latest prop replica, which features a life-sized Bat-Radio as seen in the classic 1960s Batman television series. The replica features light and sound options, as well as collapsible antennas. It is priced at $250 and is expected to ship between October and December 2022. You can preorder the replica at Sideshow Collectibles.
Paragon FX Group 1966 Batman TV Series Bat-Radio Prop Replica
Paragon FX Group presents the 1966 Batman TV Series Bat-Radio.
Batman (The Television Series) premiered on January 12, 1966, and ran for three seasons. The series follows the adventures of millionaire Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson. A crime-fighting duo who as “Batman and Robin” defend Gotham City from a colorful network of arch villains. The 120th episode aired on March 14, 1968.
Throughout the series, Batman and Robin utilize a myriad of high-tech devices in their pursuit of Gotham’s most villainous. Among the seemingly endless amount of gear stored within their utility belts is the Bat-Radio. Capable of clean transmission throughout Gotham, this bat-shaped 2-way transceiver (walkie-talkie) ensured the Dynamic-Duo were in constant communication when otherwise separated.
The original props (primarily manufactured in wood) were hand cut and adorned with a collapsible brass antenna. A simple light, denoting transmission, was the only other feature present on the hero models.
Paragon FX Group, in association with Warner Bros. proudly presents this official replica of the Bat-Radio. Prior to production, Paragon’s staff spent months studying the history of the original props to ensure that the replica you have before you becomes a cherished part of your personal collection.