Saturday, January 27, 2007

Long time comin'...

Here it is - the long awaited officially licensed George Barris designed TV show die-cast Batmobile. The classic design of what is possibly the most recognized car in the world will soon grace toy shelves everywhere after decades of debate and bad feelings. It seems that after creating the Batmobile for the 1960s Batman TV show starring Adam West, custom car mogul George Barris retained the rights to the Batmobile design and held tightly to them for all these years resulting in no accurate toy versions since the show era.

Now, at this late point in history, things have been worked out bewtween Barris and all interested parties. As a result, Mattel, who currently has the Batman toy license, will be producing the classic superhero car in several scales and levels of detail. The first will be released in February and will be a standard 1:64 scale Hotwheel car that will sell for around $1.00. And they say dreams don't come true. I honestly thought this would never happen as the barriers that stood in the way seemed insurmountable.

Later this year larger scale and more detailed versions will be released and I cannot wait. Ah yes, another childhood icon seems almost within my grasp.


Anonymous Charles said...

Oh yeah. Got to have one of those.

January 27, 2007 2:16 PM  

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