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Brighten your batcave with Rainbow Batman figures

Why should the criminals of Gotham get all the colorful costumes? Now you can have the Caped Crusader in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

Batman looks almost cheerful in these snazzy costumes.
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Ever get bored with Batman's same old gloomy garb? Sometimes you just want to add a little pizzazz to the Caped Crusader's wardrobe.

Last year, DC Comics ran a poll to see if fans would be interested in colorful figures. The fans loved the idea so much the company decided to make the toys a reality.

The Batman: Rainbow set come in a six-pack of action figures with the Caped Crusader wearing his costume in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. The figures, by the way, have nine points of articulation.

We dare you to make fun of Batman's rainbow batsuit.

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Batman had decided that if he wore an all-orange or yellow batsuit instead of his usual black he might confuse criminals enough to protect Robin in "The Rainbow Batman."

The setup: Criminals had injured Robin when he was himself as Dick Grayson. If they realized Robin's arm was injured in the same way, then his real identity would be blown.

Batman didn't change the style of the batsuit, just the color. Batman figured if everyone was shocked by his costumes in red, blue, yellow and green, then no one would pay attention to Robin and his injury. The superhero duo could then catch the bad guys who injured Robin without revealing his true identity.

While these upcoming figures do represent the batsuits in the comic, two spectacularly bizarre costumes are missing.

In the original comic, Batman actually wore a rather mod black-and-white batsuit with a giant bull's-eye on his chest. There was also a wacky all-rainbow number that would make "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn wince.

The figures will hit stories in August, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $70 (about £49 or AU$101) for the set.