1966 DC Direct Batmobile in Porcelain

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Too little too late really. Good scale but otherwise unimpressive. I haven’t been able to figure out who is excited for and buys these DC porcelain (which is resin, by the way) statues of cars. Figural statues – I get. Diecast cars or model cars – I get. But static porcelain cars? Especially when there have been other nearly exactly the same versions of the same cars in diecast or model form? I don’t get it. Still and all – I might have even gotten this one – afterall it’s the 1966 Batmobile – if it wasn’t for the badly sculpted proportions. This one looks just like the Lunar Models version of the car from the 80’s. In fact there was a pattern plan knocking about that the Lunar guy had created so it’s not outside the realm of possibilities that someone actually used those plans to create this statue. So let’s do some math. For $250 you could get:

  1. 8 standard Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobiles (plus change)
  2. 3 Elite Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobiles (plus change)
  3. 1 Super Elite Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile (you’d owe $25)
  4. This statue

  1. Tim Meyer

    April 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    As with the other DC statuecars…It Blows!

  2. Rocco

    April 18, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I do agree that it’s just a statue but have to say that it will look pretty nice all lit up. Mattel should have made the metal versions with lights as well, at least the super elite version. I’m sure they’ll be people out there customizing their batmobiles to include lights in them. Also, I want to add that the push button on my other DC Direct batmobile doesn’t work so well so I may not get this one for this main reason.

  3. Pennyworth

    May 21, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Blows?

    Five years ago I’d have gone
    bat shi — for this.
    Wasn’t too long ago when
    you’d have to haunt thrift stores
    or garage sales for a proper batmobile.
    Now they’re at Target.
    Praise be D.C.

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