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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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