HYDRO CLAW ROBIN
BATMAN FOREVER (KENNER)
So, yesterday’s post was about my very first action figure, Batman. And, because a hero’s no good without his sidekick, here’s my very first figure of his old chum: Robin.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Hydro Claw Robin is a Robin variant from the Batman Forever line. He’s actually a fairly standard looking Robin, though he’s not THE standard looking Robin of the line. His main feature, now lost to me, was a jetpack with wings, a rebreather, and the eponymous “Hydro Claw.” It’s really unfortunate that I’ve lost this piece, as I recall that it was really quite cool, but alas, 4 year old me was not very good at keeping track of such things! Even without the accessory, this is still a pretty stand up version of Robin, even if it is based on the utterly terrible Chris O’Donnell.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
This figure is a good deal less of a mystery than the Night Hunter Batman. This guy was a gift from my dear Aunt Susan for Christmas 1995. I had asked for a Robin figure to prevent my caped crusader from being too lonely, and she was more than happy to oblige. Christmas morning I opened this guy up and joyfully danced around the room for a good 5 minutes, humming the Batman theme song. I know, that story is so sweet it almost hurts, doesn’t it?
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