The 1970s Batman and Robin Talking Alarm Clock is a collectible vintage alarm clock that features the iconic characters of Batman and Robin from the popular comic book series and television show of the same name. The clock features Batman and Robin and the batmobile on the clock’s base, and clock face was designed with the batsignal in the center. The clock is also known for being able to talk, one thing it would say was “Jumping Jehosaphat Batman, we’re needed to wake our friend” and “Time to wake our friend, Robin” … and more.
The Batman and Robin Talking Alarm Clock was a mechanical alarm clock that worked using a wind-up arm that ran on batteries. To set the alarm, you would turn the alarm setting knob to the desired time. Once the alarm went off, you could turn it off by turning the alarm setting knob to the “off” position on the back of the clock. You had to hurry though because Batman and Robin would keep calling until you turned them off.
While the 1970s Batman and Robin Talking Alarm Clock is not in production anymore and hasn’t been for several decades, it is still possible to find them for sale today through various outlets such as online marketplaces like ebay, or specialized vintage and collectible shops. However, due to the age of the item and the possibility of it being in less-than-perfect condition, it is important to make sure that you are buying from a reputable seller, check the condition and any missing parts or malfunctions before making the purchase. Most clocks do not work today and are sold as display only or for parts to complete other clocks.
The value of the 1970s Batman and Robin Talking Alarm Clock today can vary greatly depending on its condition and whether it is still in its original packaging. On average, these clocks can fetch $40-100 for good condition not working clocks and more than $100 for ones that are still in the original packaging but also not working. However, this is just an approximation and values can change depending on the market conditions.
The Batman and Robin Talking Alarm Clock is considered a collectible because it was a unique and iconic product from a beloved franchise, released during a time when the characters of Batman and Robin were very popular due to the hit TV show airing in the 60s and 70s. Additionally, the clock’s unique design and talking feature made it stand out from other alarm clocks of the time. Today, it is still sought-after item by fans and collectors of the Batman franchise, and by vintage alarm clock collectors as well. Although it is not a rare item, it is nostalgic, which makes it collectible. The key is to try to find one in working order. That would make it a rarity.