Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy hearing how people developed their passion for collecting.
My introduction to Batman was the Filmation cartoon, followed by the Adam West series, and then the Super Friends cartoon. The Super Powers Batman and Robin figures were 2 of my all time favorite toys when I was a kid. I remember taking them everywhere with me. I was also mesmerized by the 1989 Batman movie and was won over by the all black suit.
I love the DC Universe Classics Batman mold but none of the figures have been done in my preferred color scheme: Super Powers. If the above figure was done without the black on the mask and the dark gray was a much lighter gray then he would be my favorite DCUC Batman figure. But currently, the black outfit DCUC Batman is my favorite as it is a mix of classic comic outfit with movie colors. I like to think of it as the DCUC version of the Estrela Super Powers Batman variant.