Round 2 1:25 Batmobile – “A New Hope”

Pimp My Batmobile 8 Comments

Okay I give up. I’ve decided to throw in with the yay-sayers for a change and get behind this whole Round 2, Polar Lights 1:25 Batmobile release in full effect. Why, what’s changed? Not much really. Yes, we were  snubbed by Round 2’s PR person who promised us that she’d send a pre-production kit of the Aurora reissue model to us for review here, and then never did. (I’m not a fan of begging a company to do their marketing groundwork for them)  I guess when you’ve pre-sold as many as they have, you don’t need to keep your promises to the most-visited, highest traffic volume website in your subject matter on the web. Yes, I still see some issues with some of the details on the mock-ups photos that they’ve been leaking. Yes, I’m still the same guy who just an hour ago chastised a R2 emissary on another forum for their  reluctance to preview the kit and work with experts/fans on detail concerns when they could have.

But I have to say that the idea of actually getting a 1:25, injection-molded plastic 1966 TV Barris Batmobile model kit is something I just never thought I’d EVER see in my lifetime. And it’s making me giddy with optimism. And that optimism has officially replaced my skepticism, like that little sack of rocks replaced the golden idol on the stone altar  in Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Let’s just hope for a better outcome than Indy had.

Part of my conversion is due to the fact that Jamie from Round 2 showed up on the other forum clearly biting back his annoyance with some comments made there by some whiny Batmobile fan (ahem…). I figure anyone proud enough of their work to risk that cesspool, sharkpit of geek-backlash has to be fighting the good fight.

So, until I have better reason to act otherwise – I’m officially stoked and enthusiastic about this product. Let’s all keep a good  thought that we’re going to get something special.

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  1. Futurabat

    May 19, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Now ur gettin into the spirit! I share your dissapointment over past Batmobile kits, we’ve all benn bitten too many times by the rabid resin bats. But I wholeheartedly agree, Jamie leapt into the shark pool and he’s able to swim! Now let’s see what kinda stroke he has. ;)

  2. admin

    May 19, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Well, at least you don’t have to apologize on this site for “poking the bear”. The bear can take care of himself.

  3. tim meyer

    May 19, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Is it time to wake up yet?

  4. tim meyer

    May 19, 2010 at 1:33 am

    What line for the Kool-aid? Opps! Sorry, wrong board!

  5. fanofbats

    May 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Interesting photo of the ROTLA statue. I’ve never seen it so closely before. I never noticed the “thing’ poking out from between its legs before. I had to do a “double-take”. I’m glad you can see so clearly what it really is, rather than what the imagination could suggest instead (still, don’t fully understand its ancient meaning though). LOL

  6. admin

    May 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Doug, here’s the one I made (out of crayola sculpt foam) and gold spray paint for my kid 2 Halloweens ago. Not very accurate, but less ah…”suggestive”.

  7. tim meyer

    May 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Kinda gives new meaning to the phrase “Family Jewls!”

  8. admin

    May 22, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Oh, maybe I should add a subtle ©PMB! to those images just in case some other websites don’t know they’re EXCLUSIVES. :)

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