Winslow Schott, Sr. was a toymaker who dreamed of building a toy factory of unparalleled beauty; but had no financial means for such a project; in desperation he turned to Intergang, who agreed to finance the construction of the factory. That decision would ruin him; Bruno Mannheim really wanted to operate a numbers racket, and used the toy factory to launder the profits. When the FBI brought down the numbers racket, Schott was blamed for it and convicted of the crime. The toymaker was sentence to ten years in prison; upon which he died a lonely death in prison.
His son, Winslow Jr., was robbed of his childhood, and by surrounding himself with toys he felt safe. He planned to get even on Intergang, namely Mannheim and attempted to murder him using various toy related weapons and when Superman interfered, also vowed revenge on him.
Toyman joined Metallo's Superman Revenge Squad, and with his robot, he seemingly achieved the impossible: killing Superman. However, it later turned out that the robot's tachyon beams only displaced Superman forward in the time stream.
Schott uses "Toys as weapons" with his tenacity for engineering he's created various weapons innocently disguised as mere toys. Of his many inventions include...
- A bouncing ball capable of shattering concrete
- A mechanical rubber duck capable of firing missiles
- remote controlled toys with machine guns
- Robotic toy soldiers with real guns
- This version of Toyman in exclusive the DC Animated Universe and was not a direct translation of Winslow Schott, which was created Don Cameron and Ed Dobrotka and first appeared in Action Comics #64. While the base names - Toyman and Winslow Schott - and basic gimmick - weaponized toys - are taken from the comics, the character's background and depiction are substantially different from the comics.
- The Toyman was voiced by Bud Cort for most of the character's speaking appearances. The one exception was the Justice League episode "Hereafter, Part I" where Corey Burton voiced the character.
- 16 Appearances of Winslow Schott, Jr. (DCAU)
- 2 Images featuring Winslow Schott, Jr. (DCAU)
- 2 Quotations by or about Winslow Schott, Jr. (DCAU)
- Character Gallery: Winslow Schott, Jr. (DCAU)
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