"Holy diaper rash, Batman!"
From what I can gather from the legal info on their feet, these toys are called Super Juniors (©1978 DC Comics).
I found no true origin for these toys, but I have discovered a couple of Super Junior comics that were printed in the 80s. I'm not sure if there's a direct tie-in with these dolls, but the character designs do seem similar.
So, is anyone else like me in thinking that these toys look a lot like the old Big Boy restaurant character? Only thing Batman and Robin need are hamburger trays in their hands.
Either way, the dynamic duo never looked more precious.
I recently got my hands on the old Mexican Comic, Los Super-Juniors Edición Especial, previously mentioned in this entry. I was hoping it would provide some good reading or goofy images or something. Well, as it turns out, there really isn't much good stuff in there. The drawings were mostly bad and the panel layouts and stuff were just badly composed. Here are a few of the most decent images featuring the Super Juniors as a group.
If I ever get really, really bored, maybe I'll go through this comic again and find some more pages to post... or I'll get an intern to do it (I'm looking at you Doddsy-boy).