Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hot Toys Batmobile 1989 1/6 photo review

Finally, finally - the Batmobile 1989 by Hot Toys arrived at my door today.  Got it directly from Sideshow Collectibles, thanks to the great customer service with organizing the international shipping. Get your Hot Toys Batmobile 1989 through this link.

A first look at this amazing display piece before we go into a short review:

Some additional info on the order / deal itself: Sideshow seems to give international buyers a discount on the shipping costs. I paid around 130 USD just for shipping Fedex. Fedex declared the package weight around 140 lbs, the blonde Fedex chic definately had problems taking this bad boy out of the van, so I gave her a hand of course. :) After unboxing the net weight of the batmobile is around 40 pounds.

Right now I have no clue what customs charged and what the taxes will cost, but expect to be another 100 USD.  So all in all this piece will be quite costly, even if you live near to Sideshow from what I've heard.

Lets get into the review:

The good

  • without any doubt the best 1/6 model of the 1989 batmobile out there, sculpt and paintjob are flawless
  • love the cockpit interior with LED light up feature and all the different knobs, buttons and even a Batmobile scheme / blueprint on one of the monitors
  • a great canopy, slides out perfectly and you event can take it off to have enough space to fit Batman 1989 in there
  • massive rubber tires including a wheel look work great
  • light up feature on front, back and interior powered by 3 AA batteries

The bad

  • it would have been awesome to have some metal or diecast parts on this monster
  • the turntable stand is made out of plastic, which just doesn't feel massive enough to hold the batmobile securely - it works, but somehow I can't trust that thing
  • I couldn't fit Batman in with his boots on, maybe somebody else got it right with enough patience - but without the boots it works quite well with some fiddling on the cape