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Not The Same Bat: RLC™ 1966 TV Series BATMOBILE™!

Not The Same Bat: RLC™ 1966 TV Series BATMOBILE™!
Collector Favorite Gets A Heroic Upgrade

Released as a Hot Wheels® 2007 New Models edition, the 1966 TV Series Batmobile™ was an instant sensation with collectors -- but harder to find than the elusive Batcave™. We got the message like a Bat Signal™ on a dark night… and POW! BAM! WHOMP! Here’s a special Red Line Club™ edition of the Dynamic Duo’s heroic ride!

The one-week Priority Window for RLC™ members only begins Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:00 AM PT and will end at 11:00 AM PT on Monday, May 19. Note that this edition will be made to order, meaning if you want one, this is the bat time – the only bat time – you’ll be able to order one.

This edition appears as it would have if we’d manufactured it back in 1968 with the original batch of Hot Wheels cars. It features a Spectraflame® finish, Neo-Classics™ Redline® wheels, and a full-metal chassis -- all for the first time on this casting! This is just the vehicle you need when you’re running down all the criminals in Gotham City™, and you still want to do it in high style:

  • Spectraflame® true black finish
  • Red pinstripes and Batman™ logo tampo
  • Neo-Classics™ Redline® wheels
  • Full-metal chassis
  • Clear windshield
  • Black interior

Each package features brand new artwork of the car by Otto Kuhni, an individually numbered holographic sticker and ships in a Hot Wheels® Kar Keepers® case. Priced at $14.99 each plus S&P, the RLC™ 1966 TV Series Batmobile™ will be produced ONLY in the quantity of the orders we receive during the one-week Priority Window.

Don’t forget: Club members earn an RLC™ Rewards Point for each car purchased (purchase limit of four per membership).

Additional details of a Red Line Club membership can be found here:

http://www.hotwheelsshop.com/store/hwprodc.php?p_page_id=122313&p_display_group_id=494You

Offer opens to RLC™ members only for a one-week Priority Window: 5/13/08, 9:00 AM PT


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Posted 13 May, 2008 - 08:52 by JoshB

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Dang...

$25 to join the club...then $15 for the car...not exactly worth it to me, but we'll see how much these'll be flipped for on eBay...

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 13 May, 2008 - 11:22
...and what else is the

...and what else is the average guy going to do with that membership? nothing.

thanks, Mattel. You couldn't just, oh, I don't know... make more of the regular one? Get more of those into stores?

where is the intelligent life at these companies? It's understandable that these products are popular, but when you see customers taking advantage of supply issues and selling stuff online for profit, that should be a sign that your supply chain has broken down, not "we should make more, but make it more expensive and harder to get!"

I was really psyched to see this Batmobile finally coming out, and knew they would be hard to find at retail, but they are just completely impossible to locate. The Tri-State area is one of the worst places to try to find new toys. For over fifteen years, the local comic shops hire guys to drive around to pick out all the chase and hot items on a daily basis. if they don't sell at the 200%+ markup they go on ebay. It's gotten ridiculous, and completely out of hand in 2008.

I think i'll just save up and buy a vintage Corgi one, so it'll match the scale of all my other modern Corgi Batnmobiles.

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Posted by The Big R on 20 May, 2008 - 09:45
 
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