Cosmo Krank was the C.E.O. of Krank Co., a toy company which created incredibly futuristic toys, many of which were falsely advertised as being "Approved". The "toys" could not be controlled properly, which caused many severe accidents to happen. When Bruce Wayne noticed that Krank Co's toys were more dangerous than fun, he led a campaign that eventually closed down Krank Co. for good. Enraged, Cosmo Krank blamed Bruce. Instead of learning from his own mistakes, Krank became a villain named "the Toymaker," and used his "toys" in attempts to get revenge on Bruce Wayne.
His first attempt involved launching a robot attack on a meeting held by Wayne to explain to Krank's former investors why the company was shut down.
His second attempt involved using a "Catbot" to make a "delivery" to Wayne manor, to kill Wayne.
His third attempt was to having a boy play with his toy robot, distracting the police while he made preparations to kidnap Wayne with his giant drill and take him to his mock plan of Krank Land. However, Wayne "escaped" while the Batman confronted The Toymaker, along with Detective Cash. He eventually lost his remote control to Batman.
He was later captured by Rumor, but he did not make a physical appearance.
- "Rumors" (Cameo in a photo)
- Patton Oswalt (English)
- Cho (Japanese)
In other mediaEdit
In the prequel series Gotham, the Toymaker moniker was originally used by toy manufacturer Griffin Krank, a hitman using weaponized toys and father of Cosmo. Griffin was hired by the Riddler to murder Lee Thompkins, but eventually intercepted and shot by Jim Gordon, implicating that his son Cosmo will later take on the mantle of the Toymaker.
- The Toymaker is referenced in Batman: Arkham City. In Amusement Mile, you can find his old company factory, Krank Co.