Greenway Productions wished to have the same lightning that propelled the 1966 Batman TV series to stratospheric fad popularity hit strike once again, for in late 1966 20th Century Fox launched another prime time superhero show on ABC, The Green Hornet. Taking a much more realistic and serious tone, the series starred Van Williams as Brit Reid/Green Hornet. Probably the most important aspect to emerge from the show was that Bruce Lee and his fantastic martial arts skills were presented to the audience. Bruce went on to become a world-wide sensation. Though the Hornet had his own custom car, the Black Beauty, there were not a lot of other gizmos featured on the show. Hence, there not a lot of Green Hornet toys produced that had literal ties to what was seen on the show.
The Green Hornet show lasted only a single season due to low viewership. A sizable number... read more