The Riddler is one of Mego's 8" Bat-Villains that was first released in 1974. That makes this guy about 35 years old, at this point. This is some old stuff. Wow. I'm beginning to feel a bit like the old guy down the street with a basement full of Hoppalong Cassidy memorabilia. Oh well, at least Batman and his rogues are still just as relevant today as they were 40 or 50 years ago. When was the last time you heard about ol' Hoppalong?
The Riddler was kind of a second-tier villain in Batman comics until the 1960s TV show popularized the character with Frank Gorshin's fantastic perfomance of the character. Kids watching reruns of the show HAD to have a Riddler for Batman to bring to justice and Mego obliged.
Mego's Riddler has a fun head sculpt but doesn't seem to be modeled after the likeness of Frank Gorshin. He also sports a green jumpsuit with question marks screen-printed all about. He also came with a belt that is the same belt as Mego Batman's belt except that it's molded in purple plastic. The Riddler did not come with shoes...he just runs around in his footy pajamas. It should also be noted that his hands are also molded in purple plastic to simulate gloves.
This is a great, vintage version of the character.