I’ve repainted a lot of ToyBiz Batcave playsets in my time, but never one quite like this. I stumbled across a movie-style repaint by Solitude Is Preferred, and I knew had to make a similar one. I don’t claim mine is anywhere near as nice as Solitude’s, but I’m pleased with the result.
By sheer chance, I found an old ToyBiz playset at DFW Vintage Toys, sans parts. Fortunately, I had enough parts leftover from previous Batcave overhauls to pull another set together. (I’m missing a chair and a stair railing. No big deal.) I opted to upgrade the computer with the Hasbro version, which is much closer to screen-accurate. Of course, the computer piece sits a bit low on the ToyBiz cave to be practical, but the lack of chair helps sell the visual. (Thanks to Mark Myers for the assist!) New paint pulls the project together. This time I dry-brushed all that great rock texture.
Part of this was driven by the availability of the recent 3.75″ DC movie figures by Mattel. While the quality was iffy on most, it was nice to see some more accurate versions of these characters made. Now I have a place for them to hang out!
You can find and download the computer screens for your own playset here.
Created November 2014.