Luck be a Ledy Robin . . .he’s going to need it

For those of us who collect these lovely Lili Ledy figures, finding a complete one can prove quite difficult. Robin just isn’t Robin if he doesn’t have nine parts to chase after, not including his head and body. Sometimes a little luck is needed to complete one of these neat lookin’ guys. Should a Lili Ledy Robin ever show up on market, it’s usually with a bodysuit and maybe a pair of boots. Yet a pair of pajamas and a pair of red clodtrompers a Ledy Robin does not make! At the very least, he needs a vest, a nice chic Synthetic Velvet Vest! Come on!

Donning the Red Vest, this young whippersnapper is no longer Ricardo Tapia (Dick Grayson). Suddenly, he’s the Dynamic partner of Bruno Diaz (Bruce Wayne). But something is still missing. Lessee . . .Green Bodysuit, check. Red Boots, check. Oh-so-svelte Synthetic Red Velvet Vest with Oversized Oval “R”, check. What’s missing? OH! He’s going to need a belt. One can’t go fight crime looking sloppy. Ledy Robin, Batman, Superman, Aquaman and Shazam all share the same belt, so the odds of finding one just exponentially increased. Phew!

But after Lili Ledy Robin borrows a belt from one of his Super Amigos, still are left a few challenges. No self-respecting Superhero would ever chance death without a cape. But if Ledy Robin doesn’t have his own, it’s got to come from somewhere. Got it! Time to see Ledy Shazam, who is his only compadre to share the elusive Yellow Vinyl Cape. Well, maybe when Shazam transforms back into Memo Batson (Billy Batson), Robin can sneak in and borrow the cape.

OK, now that he’s dressed and ready for action, it’s time for Robin to slide down the Batpole. No . . .wait . . .blisters. Ouch! Ledy Robin is going to need some gloves and they HAVE to match the style of Ledy Batman’s gloves. It’s an unwritten rule of sidekicks. Something has to match. Blue may work for Batman, but only Red will do for Robin. With none of his own, Ledy Robin sets out on a new search. Not an easy search in the least. But wait! Ledy Capitan America shares gloves with Ledy Robin?! Oooh oooh!! How about that! Oh, hmmm. But. . . maybe . . .maybe. Could our Robin be so lucky?

Mexican Captain America (heh heh) certainly has a pair of gloves, but do they match Robin’s gloves? Hmmm, they are red. Great! And bonus, they’re exactly the same solid molded “fin fringe” style.  Yes! BINGO, it’s a perfect match!! Only problem is that El Capitan often needs them for his own photo shoots. Bummer. Looks like it’s time for Robin to just put on his Green Elf shoes and take the stairs. Now where did those shoes go, anyhow? Hmmm, well at least he can borrow them from . . .uh . . .lessee there’s . . .errr . . .nobody.

Oh no! It looks like Lili Ledy Robin’s luck may have finally run out.

A rare shot of a Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 Lily Ledy Robin.
A rare photographic opportunity of a Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 Lily Ledy Robin.

Close-up shot of the Synthetic Velvet Red Vest.
Nothing says 1970’s Mexican Chic quite like a Red Synthetic Velvet Vest. Oooooh, cuddly and cozy Synthetic Velvet Robin RedBreast RedVest.

Robin shares gloves with Lili Ledy Captain America.
Robin shares gloves with Lili Ledy Capitan America and tries not to give them back but is always caught red-handed.

Robin can wear either standard Ledy Hero Boots in Red or Green Elf Shoes.
Robin can wear either standard Ledy Hero Boots in Red (no top ridges) or Green Elf Shoes. We wonder if the size of the green shoe suggests that it had its own mold or if there was a full-size boot made in green and then cut with a machine at an angle. Your thoughts?

Ledy Robin shares a cape with Ledy Shazam. It's all vinyl with a light texture on one side and slick on the other.
Ledy Robin shares a cape color (both are different sizes)with Ledy Shazam. It’s all vinyl with a light matte texture on one side and slick on the other.

Type 3 Lili Ledy Robin bosysuit. Material is mostly polyester.
Type 3 Lili Ledy Robin bodysuit. Material is mostly polyester. Weave is very tight compared to a Type 1 and Type 2 bodysuit. These seem to be the most common of all the bodysuit styles. Don’t get too excited though. They’re ALL tough to find.

The back of this Type 3 outfit doesn't seem to have snaps.
The back of this Type 3 outfit doesn’t have a set of snaps, though a Type 3 Robin bodysuit has been known to be officially released without snaps from time to time. Probably a cost-saving method that worked because the vest covered the back.

Thanks to Luis Felipe, here's a Super Shot of a Type 1 Lili Ledy Robin in a Sealed Box.
Thanks to Luis Felipe, here’s a Super Shot of a Type 1 Lili Ledy Robin in a sealed box! Yes, you should be flipping out right now! Go!

Ledy Robin Box uses stock images also seen on the MEGO boxes.
Ledy Robin Box uses stock images also seen on the back of MEGO boxes. But where else can you see a vintage green twist tie protruding from the back of a toy! WOOT!

Author: nayrbgo

MEGOy from the inside out and lovin' it!

5 thoughts on “Luck be a Ledy Robin . . .he’s going to need it

  1. Now it’s 2018 in the month of October and I just barely got my first velvet belt thanks to the help of toy Loco!!! Do you guys know how many years it took me to find it???

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