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  • Member since
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  • From: Fort Knox
So many Batmobiles!
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:20 AM

I was digging through my old Batmobile kits and decided to see what I had. It was more than I thought, almost what would be called a "Bat-Problem"! Yes, there are a couple of Lego Batmobiles in there as well as some figure kits of Batman and Robin, Bat boat, Batplane, Batwing, Batpod, etc.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:42 AM

Looks like you're a little batty for the subject matter... Wink

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:20 AM

Thats a hoot, Rob. Yes

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:54 AM

stikpusher

Looks like you're a little batty for the subject matter... Wink

 

Yeah, I was a kid when the Adam West Batman TV show was on, my name is Robin, my brother's name is Alfred. And if you remember the original Batgirl, her name was Barbara Gordon (Commissioner Gordon's daughter). My wife's name is Barbara.

Super Friends cartoon, Mego Batman, Superman and other superhero toys, so until Star Wars arrived, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man were the bomb!

I had many of the old Aurora model kits like Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk. The ones that included a small comic book that you used as a backdrop.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:18 PM

Sounds only natural for you Rob when you explain all those other details. I was with you on watching the old Adam West show- same bat time, same bat channel. And I do appreciate that you also have the lego Batman movie stuff. I loved their satire of all the live action movies.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:53 PM

I only got those because they were on clearance and were originally intended for my youngest son. He was mainly interested in Star Wars Legos though. Although my ulterior motive for the Lego Nightcrawler was an attempt to scratchbuild one. I never got around to that.

Yes, same bat time, same bat channel, I had an early Batman (sort of a knock off) costume as a child. I wore that thing to shreds.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:09 PM

Oh wow that's quite a collection! I think I'd find a big case and just display all of them! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:31 PM

I had dug out an old AMT Ertl Batmobile for the 1980s group build. I was hoping I had the original, before they retooled the removable engine for Batman Returns.

I have so many Batmobile kits; I tend to buy them as soon as they appear for an upcoming movie. And then I don't always built them or get multiple copies.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:55 PM

Holy Batgear!  Nice collection there.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:04 PM

That's quite a collection, Rob. Surprise Thanks for posting the pic.

There is one in the middle looks to be the original, Adam West and Burt Ward Batmobile. That one sure caught my eye.

 

-Greg

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:07 AM

Greg

That's quite a collection, Rob. Surprise Thanks for posting the pic.

There is one in the middle looks to be the original, Adam West and Burt Ward Batmobile. That one sure caught my eye.

 

 

It's the old Imai Batman Car in 1/32 scale. It's from the 1980s, but is of the 1966 TV Batmobile. I think it was intended to be a slot car; the interior tub has a molded Batman and Robin that you paint and just add the heads.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/imai-b-1397-600-batman-car--417559

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:32 PM

They made seveal kits from T.V. that were made that way. including U.F.O. kits.  According to a toy store owner in Okinawa I would hit every payday back then, many vehicle models were made with the younger kids in mind.  Detail wasn't all that important.  Hasegawa and Tamiya had a major change in thinking about the detail and quality of kits they put out.

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:06 AM

Rob Gronovius
It's the old Imai Batman Car in 1/32 scale. It's from the 1980s, but is of the 1966 TV Batmobile. I think it was intended to be a slot car; the interior tub has a molded Batman and Robin that you paint and just add the heads. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/imai-b-1397-600-batman-car--417559

Thanks for the info and for the Scalemates link, Rob. Yes That available used kit is tempting.

ikar01

They made seveal kits from T.V. that were made that way. including U.F.O. kits.  According to a toy store owner in Okinawa I would hit every payday back then, many vehicle models were made with the younger kids in mind.  Detail wasn't all that important.  Hasegawa and Tamiya had a major change in thinking about the detail and quality of kits they put out.

 

That's interesting info. I don't recall Imai kits.

-Greg

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Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:34 PM

Rob Gronovius
Yes, same bat time, same bat channel, I had an early Batman (sort of a knock off) costume as a child. I wore that thing to shreds.

 

Ditto, I was allowed to go to my friends house next door for the weekly great event! I used a particular towel as my bat cape and one day while jumping from a tree in our back yard it got hung up on a limb. I had secured it well enough around my neck that it held tight and I was unable to reach any part of the tree or the ground. Fortunately my older brother came by as I was flailing around and he manged to get me loose. He looked at me after I plopped to the ground, shook his head and said what a dumba$$ lol.

Thanks for the fun memories and yes I have had that theme song stuck in my head since I read your post.

Gil
  • Member since
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  • From: Wichita, Kansas
Posted by Jan Davis on Monday, April 12, 2021 2:10 PM

Is it a paradise? I realized that I urgently need my batmobile too

I'm Jan Davis, photographer and artist

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