Thursday, June 28, 2012

228. Holy Wheels! A BLUE BATMOBILE!

 Holy Baloney! Another Japan-made Batmobile from the 60s! And this time, it's the rarer blue model variety.  This battery-powered super car comes with the vinyl caped crusaders, ready to take them to the scene of the crime, complete with light and bump and go action!

This Batmobile was inspired by the campy 1967 TV series, "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as the Boy Wonder. There was also a black version of the Batmobile--and I am determined to find that one too.

As you can see, this Batmobile is a bit scruffy with dings and dents and some rusting all over. But that doesn't detract much from the kitschy appeal of this toy, which harkens back to the days when everything was over-the-top, with everyone screaming "Kapowww!! Kablammm! Holy Cowww!" every time Good triumphed over Evil.

4 comments:

  1. I remember this toy during my childhood day.... ganda naman niyan.

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  2. I'm still in my childhood phase!

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  3. Ha ha ha... glad that you are enjoying collecting these playthings of the past.

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  4. Here is a cool version, from the collection of Mike Nicolas https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=543943442362525

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