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The Green Hornet is a masked crime fighter. Originally created by Fran Striker for an American old-time radio program in the 1930s, the character has appeared in other media as well, including film serials in the 1940s, a network television program in the 1960s, and multiple comic book series from the 1940s to the 1990s. Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most incarnations the Green Hornet is Britt (or "Brit") Reid, a newspaper publisher by day who by night goes out in his masked "Green Hornet" identity to fight crime as a vigilante, accompanied by his similarly masked Asian manservant Kato and driving a car, equipped with advanced technology, called "Black Beauty". The Green Hornet is often portrayed as a fair-to-above average hand-to-hand combatant and is often armed with a gun that sprays knock-out gas (an electric stun weapon called the "hornet's sting" was added to his arsenal in the TV series).
Green Hornet merchandise have
appeared since the 1960s. To coincide with the 2011 movie, Factory
Entertainment produced six-inch action figures and a die cast
Black Beauty, among other collectibles.
Hollywood Collectibles has made a full-size prop
gas gun replica.
Mezco Toyz has made a set of 12-inch action figures, with the
prototypes donated to the Museum of the Moving Image.