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Anyone have a "Crime Crusher" pedal car for sale?
08/02/10 at 10:19pm
 
Hi,

A few years ago, a guy here in KY commissioned a Chinese company to make the "Crime Crusher" Batmobile pedal car. Unfortunately for the well-intended seller,  the company used poor quality materials and paint. I have located the guy who started the company, but he doesn't have any more.

If the price is right,  I would like to acquire one, strip it down and have it professionally repainted and refitted for my son.

Does anyone have one they are selling, or, do you know if the car is worth trying to refit for such a project?

Thanks.
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Reply #1 - 08/02/10 at 10:20pm
 
PM me re: the above..
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Reply #2 - 08/02/10 at 10:53pm
 
I remember those! They looked pretty spiffy in the photographs! Say in actuality they were a piece of junk? Huh
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Reply #3 - 08/03/10 at 12:39am
 
That was CR Toys, I've been looking for one as well.
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Reply #4 - 08/03/10 at 1:57am
 
I'm not too sure I remember this one.
Does anybody have a picture?
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Reply #5 - 08/03/10 at 6:57am
 
BatFan1961 wrote on 08/02/10 at 10:19pm:
Hi,

A few years ago, a guy here in KY commissioned a Chinese company to make the "Crime Crusher" Batmobile pedal car. Unfortunately for the well-intended seller,  the company used poor quality materials and paint. I have located the guy who started the company, but he doesn't have any more.

If the price is right,  I would like to acquire one, strip it down and have it professionally repainted and refitted for my son.

Does anyone have one they are selling, or, do you know if the car is worth trying to refit for such a project?

Thanks.



Did it look like any of these?
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http://tomztoyz.blogspot.com/2008/09/argentina-batman-collector-website.html

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http://tomztoyz.blogspot.com/2008/11/photos-kid-in-batman-costume-with.html
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Reply #6 - 08/03/10 at 8:36am
 
falsefacefan wrote on 08/03/10 at 12:39am:
That was CR Toys, I've been looking for one as well.


Yes, CR Toys, made in 2005.  If you scroll just past 1/3 of the way down on this page, you can see it here:

http://www.batmobilehistory.com/toystv1-batmobile.php

They look spectacular, but were not as well made as "CR" (who is Clifford Robey) wanted.  Issues with the bubble wrap sticking to the paint, for one, but I had heard there may have been other complaints. Robey is a Batman fan and was hoping to offer something great for kids. This thing is nearly 5 feet long!

I don't know what other problems they had, except I know that he was unhappy with the production quality.
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Reply #7 - 08/03/10 at 8:38am
 
I think the 2nd one depicted on antman's post may be one.
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Reply #8 - 08/03/10 at 5:50pm
 
I've got one in my collection.  It's not for sale, but here are a few pics ...
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Reply #9 - 08/03/10 at 5:51pm
 
Another angle ...
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Reply #10 - 08/03/10 at 6:31pm
 
Ohhh - yeah! Thanks for sharing! Very cool!

What do you think of the car's overall quality? I'd like to hear from an owner, although I realize you're not out there test-driving it. Wink

After looking again at the pics of the CC, I noticed the car in antman's second pic is missing the "spinners" on the wheels (and diff wheels, too), so probably not the same car. I've seen that pic before, though.
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Reply #11 - 08/03/10 at 8:05pm
 
@LA Batfan, very nicely displayed as well.

Poor guy, it can really be a bear to get quality production out of China. I can only imagine what he must of gone through just to get the license to build it in the first place.

A friend of designed a wireless birdhouse camera, had orders for hundreds of 'em, but the circuit board failure rate from chinese suppliers was 28%. Without a reliable source for circuit boards, he had to cancel all the orders. What a pisser. 

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Reply #12 - 08/03/10 at 10:06pm
 
A upgraded version Can be seen on you tube on the fan film little batman along with our own Scott Sebring in the last chapter
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Reply #13 - 08/03/10 at 11:56pm
 
The over-all quality is just okay, BatFan ... I bought mine for display only, so, it has never been used, and I've taken excellent care of it, but, even then, the paint has bubbled up and away from the body in a few small spots.  I can only imagine what an active kid would do to this thing!  LOL  The construction and details are quite nice really ... If it was stripped and refinished, I bet the small issues would be cleared up.
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Reply #14 - 08/04/10 at 2:28am
 
hobbybuilder01 wrote on 08/03/10 at 10:06pm:
A upgraded version Can be seen on you tube on the fan film little batman along with our own Scott Sebring in the last chapter


Hey, hobby!  I had read that the "Adventures of Little Batman" Batmobile was actually a completely refurbed kiddie ride Batmobile. There were 30 found in a warehouse a few years ago in Chicago. If you notice, the windshield "canopies" are solid in the "Little Batman" film (not plexiglass). BUT, I suspect this may have been used as the mold for the Crime Crusher version.  Pics are below:
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