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 sentenced to ten years and 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 with Intergang, namely Mannheim, and attempted to murder him using various toy related weapons. When Superman interfered, Winslow Jr. also vowed revenge on him.
Toyman joined Metallo's Superman Revenge Squad, and with his giant robot, he seemingly achieved the impossible: Killing Superman. However, it turned out that the robot's tachyon beams only displaced Superman forward in the time stream, and Superman eventually returned form the future.
Toyman later joined the Legion of Doom, and sided with Luthor in the power struggle against Gorilla Grodd. He survived the destruction of the Legion by Darkseid, and fought off several parademons in Cairo.
Powers and Abilities
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.
- 18 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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Secret Society of Super-Villains member
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