Saturday, June 14, 2014

Batman 75th Anniversary Part3: The Batman Batmobile

Batman dubs the new Batmobile "a keeper."

Name: The Batman Batmobile
Debut series: Mystery Car Series
Produced year: 2007
Designed: -

The Batman Batmobile

The story behind: This Batmobile appears for the 1st time in the animated series called "The Batman". The season 3 episode RPM introduced Gearhead, a villain with a flair for high-speed driving and nanotechnology. The previous Batmobile couldn't keep pace with Gearhead's car, and ended up losing control and going over a cliff. Knowing he needed a car to take down Gearhead, Batman pushed forward on one of his alternate Batmobile prototypes. 

The new Batmobile was built from the ground up, centered around an experimental Wayne Tech "EXP" engine prototype. The overall design is remeniscient of the New Adventures of Batman Batmobile, though this one is much larger, with a small armored car style windshield and a massive triangular engine exhaust port. It also features all-wheel drive, a fire- and impact-resistant body shell, forward view enhancement, and a unique anti-theft system. After soundly beating Gearhead on the road, Batman dubs the new Batmobile "a keeper."

The front and motor up ahead
The looks:  As with the other Batmobiles this one took me a while to get it but when I got it I was so happy that literally I jumped up and down in the store. As you might not might now I started my collection in 2011, ever since I have amassed around 700+ Hot Wheels so this one came a little late considering it was in the Track Stars Series of that year; the one I have came in 2014 HW City Batman 75TH Anniversary. About the toy in question, the body is made of plastic considering the elaborate design of the front and the fins in the back, the windshield is tucked in in a way that you can barely see it. The front of the vehice has this translucid blue detail with the V8 motor sticking out. The chassis is made of die cast which gives the toy an additional weight. The back of it is just sick! Hot Wheels made a very nice job doing the triangular exhaust system.

Without doubt a very  nice model incorporating the previous models of the Batman Animated Series and the Tim Burton Batmobile. While the previous versions had different windshields and front translucid details (red and green) this year model incorporates blue lines which gives it some what accuracy to what the show was showing.

Rating: ****

The blue lines makes this one a "keeper"


Moment of glory (a real highlight)

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