Finally, Final Figures.

Pimp My Batmobile 20 Comments

I think this is about the nicest set of 1:18 TV Crimefighter figures I’ve ever seen for the Hot Wheels car.

Designed by sculptor who works in the toy industry and is a big fan of the 1966 TV show. Pictured are the painted prototypes. Not selling them here, but if you drop us a line we can probably help you find them. I’m sure these won’t be made in any great quantities or stick around for long.  Don’t blink or you’ll miss them.

  1. Phil Combs

    September 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

    1:18 Bats: Looks like he has a “wide stance.” LOL!
    1:25 Robin: “Batman! It’s a telemarketer! How’d they get this number?”

  2. Kevin

    September 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’m really pleased with the 1/18th figures. Nice likeness. Batman’s legs seem a little more spread than they need to be but other than that they look great. Nice start on the 1/25th figures too. I would thicken thier upper arms a tad.

  3. Kevin

    September 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Oh yeah, additional note on the 1/25th figs. Robin’s cape shouldn’t be longer than Batman’s

  4. admin

    September 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Good call on the cape, Kevin.

  5. admin

    September 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Yeah Batman’s stance is exaggerated here a bit, but it IS wide to accommodate that darn HW Steering Wheel.

  6. Tim

    September 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

    At least it isn’t a Larry Craig wide stance!

  7. Kevin

    September 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I kinda figured the wheel had something to to with Batman’s stance. I can definitely live with it. These new figs are just the ones I been waiting for. I missed out on the standing figures, i’m not missing out on these.;)

  8. doug

    September 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Are Batman’s “clothes” black? Shouldn’t they be blue?

  9. admin

    September 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Some of them are blue. Some of them are grey. :) Definitely not black.

  10. doug

    September 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

    By “clothes” I was meaning cowl, cape, trunks, boots,etc. Maybe it is just the lighting in the photos.

  11. Kevin

    September 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    It’s tough to see in the pictures Doug, and even tougher to capture the excessively deep blue of Batman’s outfit. I think Scooter has captured the tinge of both costumes quite well. I just have one suggestion where Robin is concerned. Alot of folks don’t notice the subtle difference in the green of Robin’s trunks and T, as compared to the slightly darker green of his gloves and boots. I realise one shade of green is a time saver, it’s just one of those things I had to get out. ;) Blame it on my OCD.

  12. admin

    September 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Everything Kevin says is true. Blame it more on my desaturation and tilt-shift processing (photoshop) than the lighting. I was going for drama, not accuracy for these photos. :)

    I’ve been developing these painting techniques for the Dynamic Duo for 20 years. If you saw these in person, I think you’d be pleased. The hardest thing to convey is the pearlescent look of the satin. It took me many years to get that down. There is a 4 step process for the navy blue bridal satin, that has to be followed in order to get it to look right. The same goes for Robin’s cape, which is a custom blend of 3 yellows and an iridescent pearl white

    Robin’s gloves changed during the course of the show. I prefer the dark green hard leather version. I’ve done Robin’s green trunks, boots, and gloves with three different greens and three different textures. Velour on the boots, leather on the gloves and cotton on the tunic/sleeves. I’ve done Robin before with flocking on the boots. That seemed extreme for 1:18 figures here. :) I hesitate to point out this stuff, because regular production on these figures will not involve this level of texture detailing. But it will be as close as we can get from China. These are the paint masters from which they develop their paint scheme.

    I just added a new slideshow with a couple harsher-lit photos for you to see some of the details.

  13. Ed

    November 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    So, where can I score the 1:18 figures?

  14. Sal Patrone

    December 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I imagine I wasn’t the only person Santa brought a shines new Batmobile to. Are any of these figures still available? I thought the Microman Bats might fit, but a smaller figure that I had handy seemed too big.

  15. admin

    January 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Not so much where as when. If you signed up on the site, you should have gotten (or will get) an email giving you access to the private products page.

  16. admin

    January 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    If you signed up on the site, you should have gotten (or will get) an email giving you access to the private products page. We’ve been closed for the holidays and are slooowly getting back into gear. But no, Microman doesn’t fit. :)

  17. Adrian Hilton

    April 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Hello , I left a message a while back …. I’m still interested in the 1:18 figures if anyone can point me in the right direction , that would be great , thanks , Adrian.

  18. admin

    April 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Hi Adrian,

    Just send us an email through the “Contact” section above, and we’ll set you in the right direction. Or just go to the “Products” section to view all the stuff currently available. You’ll need to subscribe to our e-alerts to get the password into that section.

  19. Mario

    April 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I like the batman and robin figures can you please let me know where to get them thanks mario

  20. Paul

    December 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    So, where can I score the 1:18 figures?

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