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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:48 am 
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Vehicles, in general are a very hard sell. Aside from GI Joe and Star Wars, can you think of any other line that really has a dedicated audience intent on buying any and all vehicles released for a toy line?

Well... the Batman audience comes to mind. Not for vehicles in general, but for Batmobiles. I mean, as a kid (and now as a collector), I've seen audiences treat the Batmobile as an essential purchase. Sure it won't fly off the shelves the way some figures do. (Mostly on account of cost.) But it is *the* present of choice for special occasions like Birthdays & Christmas.

I for one, have had all kinds of Batmobiles. Still do. And almost all the Batman lines have had a Batmobile at one point or another. Some even had multiples. And this goes back to the Mego days. If anything, the only exceptions to the rule have been the Batmans from the Total Justice, Movie Masters & DC Universe Classics lines. Because as far as I can tell, every other Batman line has had a Batmobile in some way, shape or form. Even the Fisher Price Big Scaled Super-Friends line got their own Batmobile.

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Literally, there are too many Batmobiles out there to count.

The Mego 8 inch dolls had:

1. Batmobile - two seater for 8 inch figures.
2. Batbus w/ Capture net - multiple seater for 8 inch figures
3. Bat-Cycle (Black version & blue version) - also a two seater.

The Mego 3 inch Pocket Heroes figures had:

1. Batmobile w/ exploding bridge - two seater.

Kenner Super-Powers

1. Batmobile - two seater for 4.5 inch figures. Multiple features.
2. Batcopter - one seater, multiple features.

Toybiz Movie Batman

1. Batmobile - two seater, with and without Cocoon.
2. Batwing - one seater.
3. Batcycle
4. Joker Van
4. Joker Cycle

Kenner Dark Knight Collection

1. Keaton '89 Batmobile - multiple features.
2. Camo Batmobile - a Zebra painted '89 Batmobile
3. Batmissile Batmobile - one seater, multiple features.
3. Batcopter -a Super Powers reissue.
4. Batwing
5. Batcycle
6. Batjet
7. Joker Cycle

Kenner's Batman the Animated Series

1. Original Batmobile - one seater, issued in blue, black, gray, and w/ assorted colors/patterns.
2. Batwing - two seater. Also issued in assorted colors
3. Bruce Wayne's street coupe.
4. Jokermobile
5. Robin Dragster

Kenner's Batman Forever.

1. Batman Forever electronic batmobile - one seater, blue leds.
2. Batman Forever Transforming Batmobile - you can turn it into a Batboat, Batwing, or Batmobile.

Kenner's Batman & Robin

1. Batmobile - one seater.
2. Assorted Batcycles.

Kenner's Legend of Batman

1. Legends Batmoblie - reissued in Neon Green for Ninja line.
2. Batman's SkyBat w/ wingmount

Hasbro's The New Batman Adventures (cont. from BTAS)

1. TNBA Batmobile - two seater, reissued as Knight Striker and Shadowcast.
2. Batwing -two seater. Reissued as part of animated Justice League line.
3. Batcycle - assorted colors

Hasbro's Batman Beyond

1. Street to Sky Batman Beyond Batmobile
2. Netrunner Batmobile

Mattel's The Batman

1. EXP Batmobile
2. Shadow Tek Batmobile

Mattel's Batman - 2003

1. Remembered as the "recalled" Batmobile - was a two seater with really sharp batwings.

Mattel's Batman Begins

1. Tumbler - 5 inch figures one seater. Multiple colors. Issued in blue, black, transblast and Walmart DK Rises exclusive.

Mattel's Batman Brave & the Bold

1. Batmobile - One seater. Originally black, reissued in blue and gray.
2. Transforming Batmobile - Batmobile turns into Batplane. 5 inch scale.
3. Total Armor Batmobile

Mattel's Dark Knight-Movie

1. 3.5 inch scale Tumbler- Black & Camo
2. 3.5 inch scale - Shift Attack Bruce Wayne Sports Coupe
3. 5" scale- Stealth Launch Batmobile w/ Batpod
4. 5" scale- Batpod
5. Transblast Batmobile (black)
6. Movie Masters Batpod

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:10 am 
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red Ricky wrote:
Literally, there are too many Batmobiles out there to count.


Then why did you?


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:37 am 
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If they make a Catwoman, its gotta be Julie Newmar: 1. because she was the best, and 2. Mattel goes after the Horndog Dad market. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:13 am 
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I wish they do a 3 pack for Mr Freeze and CatWoman. John Astin Riddler will be nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
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smbmfglmmwwhg wrote:
red Ricky wrote:
Literally, there are too many Batmobiles out there to count.


Then why did you?

Because I felt like exercising my memory muscles. Besides... it's not like I showed up at your place, shoved your face through a computer screen, and forced you to read it out loud. In other words, if you didn't want to read it, you could've stopped reading at any point. Or was that too complicated for you?

Let me guess... you were indignant because you wasted precious seconds of your life reading my post, but then proceeded to waste even more time by quoting, typing and replying to it.
Yup! You sure showed me.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:20 pm 
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red Ricky wrote:
smbmfglmmwwhg wrote:

Then why did you?

Because I felt like exercising my memory muscles. Besides... it's not like I showed up at your place, shoved your face through a computer screen, and forced you to read it out loud. In other words, if you didn't want to read it, you could've stopped reading at any point. Or was that too complicated for you?

Let me guess... you were indignant because you wasted precious seconds of your life reading my post, but then proceeded to waste even more time by quoting, typing and replying to it.
Yup! You sure showed me.


Oh no, no, no, you're confused. I hardly ever bother to read your page clogging posts. I just saw the picture, noticed the underlined statement and appreciated the irony of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
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smbmfglmmwwhg wrote:
Oh no, no, no, you're confused. I hardly ever bother to read your page clogging posts. I just saw the picture, noticed the underlined statement and appreciated the irony of it.

Heh, heh! So that's two posts of mine you bothered not to read.
Care to not make it three?
Ooops!! Too, late! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Folks, let's try to keep this discussion mature/adult and focused on important things... like toys.

I may need to buy at least three Riddlers; one to keep in box, one to play with, and one to have for when I break the one I'm playing with. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:06 pm 
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just look at that tail! Meeeeoooooowwwww!

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:01 am 
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smbmfglmmwwhg wrote:
red Ricky wrote:
Literally, there are too many Batmobiles out there to count.


Then why did you?



Because he was making a point that Batmobiles sell and are essential to any serious Batman line of figures. I also think he may have missed a few, but why nit pick.

I buy extra basic figures just to put in the Batmobiles, so that means a little more money for Mattel.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:39 pm 
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There may be a ton of batmobiles but there are not a ton of good ones. I would say 90% of the batmobiles are truly crap. The best one to date is the Kenner Super Powers from the 1980's.

My favorite batmobile of all time is the one from the 60's television show. I've always loved that one and I'm surprised it took this long to make a large scale version of it that action figures can sit in. I've seen die cast versions and larger scale but not any with figures that could fit inside with a lot of detail. I wish the doors opened though. I'm very excited by this product and will buy two of them. One to collect and one to open


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
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Most of the Batmobiles either Kenner/Hasbro or Mattel did for action figures were single seat versions. Only Kenner’s Super Powers, Hasbro’s TNBA, Mattel’s Comic Style and My First Batmobile were two seats. This was done the save money even though the Mattel Batmobile’s were both huge.

I’m really excited about this whole line of figures, but even more impressed by the Batmobile because it’s in scale and Mattel did not cut it down to size to save money.

Movie Masters should have gotten a Batmobile, and if Mattel does a Batman 1989 Movie Masters line they should do that Batmobile too.

This is one of my favorite Batmobiles
http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1996mm-batmobile.php

Mattel should do that one in 1:50 or better yet 1:18 scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Will certainly be a conversation piece to have that Batmobile taking up an entire shelf on it's own...

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This is one of my favorite Batmobiles
http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1996mm-batmobile.php


That one's not a bad choice... My favorite is the one from the late 70s that looked a lot like a Camero. I think this is it... http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1977-batmobile.php I always liked it because it came across as a more believable vehicle than the ones with the open canopies and huge tailfins. I saw a die-cast concept Camero at work a couple of weeks ago that really looked like it was inspired by the Tumbler body-styling-wise. Still kicking myself for not picking that thing up when I was gawking at it...


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel Announces an Adam West Batman Toy Line
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:41 am 
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I have a batmobile from the Keaton movie that is open but it's a two seater.

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