1940's Batmobile Roadster
Review by AJProDie-Cast
My collection of Batmobiles is missing about 90% of what is out there, but I had an empty slot in a new 1/18 plexi-glass case and it needed to be filled. I had owned the Corgi 1940's roadster but sold before I bought the aforementioned case. Then one day I saw this baby on EBay and was hooked. A great start for a Batmobile collection...the first Batmobile...1940's Roadster, but in metallic black (not blue) and with a cool Batman figure.
The box is a sleeved black and gold box with a drop-in red felt tray for the roadster.
As with all Corgi items, it has quality and detailing. The engine is great.
Nice trunk o'Batstuff.
Detailed dashboard (no, the doors don't open but let's stay reasonable).
The roadster has great and novel lines that truly help round out my collection.
The front grill and back lights have such a nice 40's appeal to them.
The metallic paint shines with its silver flake, and even the rims stand out.
The Batman figure is totally locked in and immobile... yes, a little hokey, but cool.
The bottom, as with all Corgi Batmobiles, has the Batman of that time period and company info.
Overall it can be had for around 50 dollars if you're lucky, 75 if you're not. It has a great heft, is diecast goodness, and as stated toward nausea... lines that are sooo darn cool.
Who needs the Tumbler when you have the Roadster.
NOTE: There is a 1/43 scale version that looks the same... make sure you look for the black product case, and if you don't like the figure or the black, Corgi released the same car with a blue paint scheme and sans Batman.
|Posted 1 June, 2011 - 22:38 by AJProDie-Cast|