Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vintage Corgi Batmobile

This is Corgi's vintage Batmobile that was released in the late 1960's and sold through the 1970's. This toy is based on the Batmobile from the 1960s TV series. This particular car in my collection was a gift from a friend and fellow Batfan from Germany, Guenter (Thanks again, Guenter!). This is one of my favorite items in my collection.

This Batmobile is made of diecast metal and is about 5 inches long.

The figures are reproductions and the siren is missing but the car is in great shape, otherwise.

Corgi loaded their version of the Batmobile with several different features. It shot small plastic missiles out of it's three tubes mounted behind the cab, the exhaust flame juts in and out as the wheels roll to simulate fire, and the front of the car has a spring-loaded saw blade that tucks away when not in use.

I think I see Chunky B's sticker on the side!

One neat feature that Corgi incorporated is an embossed full-figure portrait of the Caped Crusader on the bottom of the car. I think this really speaks to the quality and detail that Corgi put into this product. I'm sure no one would have missed it if they hadn't included the image. However, for those that looked, it was a nice little bonus. Interestingly enough, Corgi also did this with all of their more recently released versions (2005-ish?)of the different Batmobiles, as well.


Brian B said...

I never knew that the Corgi's had all of the cool bonus features.

Saw blade, fire and launching missiles? WOW!

I always wanted one as a kid and at 44 I still want one.

Cool Batmobile!

Bubbashelby said...

Best toy Batmobile ever made!

chunky B said...

That sticker does look like the one, but I do not recall ever having this Batmobile, always wanted one. I did have a smaller die cast one from Corgi, like Hot Wheels size.

That is an awesome Batmobile though and agree one of the best.


A classic¡