1:18 Hot Wheels 1966 Batmobile Elite & Super Elite News

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According to our diecast vendor REPLICARZ, news straight from China this morning:

“Standard Batmobile resumes production in July
Elite will be here in a month, the first 100 samples have been run and approved.
Super Elite July”

So it sounds like after all the standard retail units are gone from Toys R Us, we’ll get a bit of a drought and then they’ll be back in the summer.

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  1. Dale Finch

    April 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I found 4 Standard Batmobiles at toys r us in Akron ohio this weekend,so keep looking!!!

  2. Doug Switz

    April 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Dale,

    Not really Elite or Super Elite news. Still waiting for more updates on them.

  3. Pennyworth

    May 19, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Still and again, I am a grin to see all
    the cool new batmobile customs.
    Your news is welcome.
    Your give away ” POW!”
    Thanks for the forum.
    She says I’m geekin’
    But she smiles.
    There are worst things than
    a saturday come back around.

    Any word of figures?

    Turbines to speed …

  4. Nascarnbroncosfans

    May 22, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Just checked with my seller, Elites are due to be shipped at the end of the month of May.. SE a few weeks later…

    kevin,
    nascarnbroncosfans@msn.com

  5. Doug Switz

    May 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Looks like Kevin has given himself a bit of free advertising. When you clink on his email address in “Recent Comments”, it takes you right to his NASCAR store page.

    Scott, is this OK with you?

  6. Doug Switz

    May 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Totally inappropriate video posting…..

    Scot, I hope you let this post say up here in this thread, because I would like the maximum numbers of people read it.

    I know it’s not merchandise related, but I just came from the “bat-blog.com” website. I usually check it everyday, as I do this site and a few others.

    Today’s newest “addition” to the site is a video titled
    “Video: Batman Does a Bong Hit!”. He is showing of a guy in a Batman mask doing hits off a bong he got off YouTube. Maybe I’m getting old and out-of-touch-with-reality, but I think this is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for a site that is supposed show some respect for a comic book hero, but even more importantly the message it will send to any of our kids who might also catch a glimpse of it.

    I left my a very opinionated comment, but since he has to approve it before it appears in his comment section (unlike most of the other fan supported websites with comment sections), I hope that any of you other Bat-fans who think this is TOTALLY WRONG would let him know as well!!!!

  7. admin

    May 28, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Doug – thanks for being dilligent. That link that Kevin has set up for his username is okay. I approved that when he joined up and first approached me about it. His casework is very nice by the way. Anyone else that makes something and wants to either partner up here or link to it – just give me a shout. Same thing with external links – if anybody wants to exchange site links – let me know.

    I completely agree with you about that video. Call me old fashioned too but I don’t need my seven year old kid seeing that. No more bat-blog for us.

  8. pennyworth

    June 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    The video is stupid.
    It’s not relative to my
    affection for the Bat.

    The Boat is cool.
    No trailer?!

    Gotham is quiet

  9. Mike D.

    June 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Found an Elite 1/18 Batmobile today. Quite a few cosmetic differences from the standard car, and looks much better than the first one!!

  10. Doug Switz

    June 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Mike D., HOW ABOUT SOME PICS OR SOME DETAILS IT!!!

    Thanks!

    doug

  11. Doug Switz

    June 3, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Mike D.,

    Where did you get it from? If you have to kill me if you tell, that’s OK.

  12. Nascarnbroncosfans

    June 3, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    My website has Nascar Rc car videos but I did NOT post any here, this website asked for a Home page and I did so. Sorry… however as a Bat-contributor and fan forever of the 1966 Batmobile I hope this thread stays up.

    UPDATE…6 1-18th scale Batmobile case is now being made. HW 3 Version 1-18th scale Batmobile Case is ready. I do not know anyone at the San Diego Comic Con and WOULD LOVE to display it. Would love to pay someone for the rental space as I know it cannot be cheap. thanks and sorry everyone for the video (dont know where or who did it) but my nascar website is all about special versions of 1-6th nascar rc cars.

    Kevin,
    West Valley, Utah
    nascarnbroncosfans@msn.com

  13. Mike D.

    June 3, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Doug, I found it up here in Canada. As for some of the differences : the radar is photo-etched, fire extinguisher is a separate piece, dash has chrome accents, photo-etch mesh grilles front and rear, amber siren and bat signals, red piping on seats with cloth red seat belts, rear axle is still solid piece though, kinda toy like, white edging around bat logos on wheels, photo-etch door handles, hood and trunk open with engine and crime computer respectively. However, the bottom of the car is kinda blobby looking. They painted it, but for an elite, it’s kinda toy-like. All in all though, a much nicer car.

  14. Doug Switz

    June 3, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    THANKS Mike!!!

    Any chance of some pics?

  15. Doug Switz

    June 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Mike,

    Sorry to be such a pest, but did you find it in a store, or did you have it ordered from someone?

  16. Mike D.

    June 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I found it in a storefront window in a display. I was actually going there intending on buying something else. I first thought it was the basic car until I saw the hood and trunk opened.

  17. admin

    June 3, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Mike, just send me the pics and I’ll post them here. send to info@pimpmybatmobile.com

    -Scooter

  18. Mike D.

    June 4, 2008 at 1:16 am

    OK, I’ll take some daytime shots outside tomorrow. Thanks.

  19. Doug Switz

    June 4, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Mike,

    Thanks!!!

    Me,and probably a few thousand other people will be ANXIOUSLY waiting to see them!

  20. Mike D.

    June 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Doug, I’ve emailed pictures to the above mentioned address. If you’d like others, let me know. Enjoy. Mike

  21. Ted

    September 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I finally found someone who had the elite version. I love the detail and I am glad I got my hands on this one.

  22. Fingerling

    September 29, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Can someone post some pics?

  23. admin

    September 29, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Fingerling, pictures of what exactly?

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