Hotwheels Elite: Dark Knight: Batmobile
- Name: Dark Knight Batmobile "Tumbler"
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- SRP:$ 79.99
- Scale: 1:18
Review by AJProDie-Cast
The Hotwheels Elite release of the Batmobile or "Tumbler" from Batman Begins that met its demise in the Dark Knight. The package is the typical flat black, windowed, with silver icon, and overview panelized box.
The normal release came out during the first and second movies. I bought and sold it because it looked nice but was a brick with no movement. When I saw the Elite version was coming out, I bought it for around 65 dollars including shipping. It has the golden accent color scheme of the Elite versions and the nice clean lines of the vehicle.
I would like to say the Elite version was like its others and had many new opening and options but sadly...no. You can barely see inside the vehicle, so who knows if the dashboard is better detailed...
The front panel slides back and forth awkwardly around a quarter of an inch (I actually pushed in a window when my thumb slipped, and was like cheap plastic used for packaging. Basically, same as the normal version(s) and very frustrating.
I tried not to hate it, I really did. I even posed it in leaping positions.
Alas, it is the black sheep of the Elite renditions. For the extra money, I could find no real differences at all. It is "Elite" in name only, a disappointment that I would recommend avoiding (wish I had). Either get the gorgeous, huge, and expensive Hot Toys Tumbler or save 40 bucks and get the normal version(s).
|Posted 22 April, 2011 - 22:16 by AJProDie-Cast|