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1940's Batmobile Roadster

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Geeze! Barely a bat motif on

Geeze! Barely a bat motif on that thing. I guess that was during Batman's Straight Pimpin' days. I wouldn't be surprised if he spent most of his time runnin' suckas down with that slick daddy.

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Posted by Alexx on 2 June, 2011 - 07:58
Yeah it's interesting that

Yeah it's interesting that there isn't more "Batman" stuff in the design but I guess that came later. Batman's pose is also interesting. He has one hand on the wheel, his elbow on the door, like he's cruising along the beach. Maybe his other hand is on the stick shift? The cape out the back really gives it a sense of speed. That makes me think that maybe both hands on the wheel might have given it more of a "pursuit/racing" feel? Anyway I love the paint and the mass of the car. Great pics and review. Very cool toy.

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Posted by Novacaine31 on 2 June, 2011 - 10:53
Nice review, beautiful toy

I have it too - but it's not the first Batmobile design. There were others before that, a few if memory serves. The first one was actually a RED 1939 convertible with no real discernible Bat-characteristics. The first Batted-up car was a 1940 coupe, black with red trim, with the BAT-tering ram face on the front and a great big single fin running down the back, and it wasn't actually named 'batmobile' until 1941.

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Posted by Robokeith on 2 June, 2011 - 12:49
true

yeah just a red convertible was first...no bat signals, then this car but really just a darkened up red convertible...then the ornament got bigger and bigger until the iconic batmobile with the front head and huge fin...biggest issue with rendering...Johnny Lighting makes one but it is 1950's body and 1/23 scale. all steeped in changes back then :)

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Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 2 June, 2011 - 16:42
trunk

Nice details! I can even see where he stocks his extra shark repellent spray cans!

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Posted by Tardbot5000 on 3 June, 2011 - 13:00
 
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