I've talked about the figures before, but it's taken this long to get hold of the Batmobile that goes along with them. The main reason was off-putting online reviews, saying it was way over-priced, of low quality and generally a big disappointment. Since I was going to have to import this thing from America, this would have pushed the price up even further and it wasn't something I was prepared to risk.
The price has dropped somewhat over time and the cost of importing reached a level that I was happy with. And you know what? I'm more than happy with it.
Update: The Batmobile is now available in the UK exclusively from Toys R Us for £50.
The car is a faithful representation of the Batmobile from the show. I'm no expert, but it seems to be as accurate as you're going to get with a toy vehicle. The Batmobile is cast in shiny black plastic, with red highlights and plenty of added detail around the seats. My children have asked several times what all the bits and bobs are for but I have absolutely no idea. I suspect none of the people on the show do either. They just look cool. All those bits are done in a flexible plastic, which isn't wonderful, but at least nothing is ever going to snap off.
There have been comments made that this Batmobile is very lightweight. I'm not sure what these reviewers were expecting. Essentially the entire vehicle is hollow, so there's not going to be much in the way of weight. To me, it looks great and rolls along the carpet really nicely. It's not up to Hot Toys standard, but then you're not paying Hot Toys prices - it's definitely more at the 'toy' end of the spectrum than the 'collector' end and as long as you're aware of this when you buy it I can't see you being disappointed.