1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Shaun in Labels: ,
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1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

You either love or hate the Tumbler's design. If you're a fan of sleek Batmobiles you'd tend not to like it. If you liked the tank-like vehicle Bats used in The Dark Knight Returns, it's one damn cool ride.

I passed on this time and time again since it's release in '05, for reasons of price and priorities. I saw the 1:35 scale Tumbler from Bandai while chatting with TED (who's quite a ninja these days) today and decided I might as well score it as an interim salve for the long wait that is Hot Toys 1:6 Batmobile.

Of all places I picked it up in the shopping centre below Wife's office. The box and price wasn't anywhere near decent, but I wasn't going to miss out on this for the umpteenth time.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

The Tumbler is attached to the brown base via 4 screws. Pix are taken with the base as I do not have the appropriate screwdriver at the moment.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

There's quite a bit of diecast used in this vehicle. I like the finish on the vehicle's body and of course, the details.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

The sad thing about this vehicle is that the roof cannot fully retract like Hot Toys' version. If you know otherwise, do let me know as the roof is plastic and feels abit fragile and this seems to be the extent of it's movement.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

The reason why a fully retractable roof for access to the cockpit would be cool for me is that I believe Takara Microman Batman Begins could very well fit into it, if you remove his overly large cape. As such, he's limited to poses that entail emerging out of the cockpit or standing next to the Tumbler.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

Ultimately, it looks like a damn fine display piece of the shelf and it may very well be the only Batmobile in my collection that gets displayed as I still haven't figured out how and where to fit Hot Toys 1:6 Batmobile when it arrives.

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile

1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile



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9 comments:

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  1. I remembered you saying that you passed this at $35! Did you managed to get this around that price range?

  1. desmond says:

    It seems like the size of front wheels are a bit larger when comparing to the one in the movie..

  1. Shaun says:

    No Adrian close to retail price actually.

    Thanks for pointing that out Des.

  1. The Rebel says:

    Nice one bro!

    I didn't get the previous version....the one Mattel did for their 4" lines.

    I'm still hopeful for one from the Movie Masters line....in view of their excellent Batpod. :)

  1. Shaun says:

    thanks! oh u mean the 5" line? That was ok looking I guess, but could only fit one figure in the cockpit.

    A 6" scale Batmobile would be awesome. Think the figures from that line rock.

  1. neoconvoy says:

    where to fit Hot Toys 1:6 Batmobile when it arrives.my place fits nicely.

  1. Shaun says:

    I think you better sort out your room/warehouse before accepting more additions.

  1. Hello

    The link to the Hot Wheels Batmovil is broken....