Thursday, January 03, 2008
COLLECTIBLE OF THE WEEK: Corgi's 1960s Batmobile
Yesterday I wrote that 2008 is the year of Star Trek, but it may also be the year of Batman with the summer release of the sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight. I'm looking forward to the film even though I really, really hate the design of the new batmobile. It looks clunky, not cool (but it is nicely explained in the Batman Begins script, nonetheless.) My favorite batmobile has always been the one driven by Adam West in the 1966 series, Batman. But, as Batmobiles go, this Corgi toy variation is pretty darn neat too. It's the 1960s Batmobile as seen in DC comics, and it has a detailed engine and a hood you can lift up. Crafted in die-cast metal, this batmobile is 1:24 scale.
What's your favorite Batmobile? I guess my runner-up choice would likely be the Burton batmobile from the 1989 movie. I didn't particularly care for the wall-climbing batmobile of Batman Forever.