Bradford exchange Batmobile

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Lou Szabo
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Bradford exchange Batmobile

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On Facebook, someone posted this is what they received.
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Yikes
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Oh....my.

I'm guessing they're called "Bradford Exchange" because the first thing customers say is "How do I exchange this?"
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I just don't like how Batman is leaping into the car. The detail doesn't grab me on this piece either. I especially don't like the frosted windows!
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Wow.
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SprangFan
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I especially don't like the frosted windows!
Neither do the four drivers whose cars a half-blinded Batman collided with on the 14-mile drive to HQ.
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Well that's it for me even looking at what Bradford puts up.
I expect some changes from the prototype or mockup to the production run. Molds shrink, tweaks have to be made, but this isn't even close.
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Ok, that's just horrid. The fins on the rear aren't even, matted paint on the hood, window bubbles are fogged...this is NOT good.
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Just received my Batman standing by computer from them today, not the best and smaller than what I expected, but tolerable. Cuckoo clock I received 3 weeks ago had some flaws and actually doesn't work like a real cuckoo clock, chains don't move. This jumping in Batmobile item , which I have on order is something.
can not believe all figures and such come with a certificate of Auth. and limited to a certain amount of casting days.
What ever that means, 300 made ea. day for 150 days?
Gonna cancel before it gets shipped , hopefully.
Thanks for posting this image of something that looks like a child painted and glued together with glue on they're hands.
Sorry kids!
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What timing, after posting here, I went to my Bradford account was getting ready to cancel order, did one final check on my email and what do you know, PayPal authorization. So I guess in a few days I can slowly open a box with one eye closed.
May be one item I do ship back.
Too bad that since these items are shipping, they could at least update the pictures of the items instead of hacked edited picks.
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Same for me, I just got charged too. Oh well, I hope that picture is wrong
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The figures for the old Corgi 'mobile were painted better.

That's a good point about the images advertised vs actual product. It's one thing to have an inaccurate "prototype" or "concept" image months before production, but not updating the image once you're actually shipping strikes me as a case of "bait and switch," and legally actionable.

This is why outfits like Bradford operate via the web and mailers. If they had to sell their wares in stores, where people could see them in person, they'd go broke in a flash.
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There's a crude charm to the Corgi that's lacking here.
It's hard to take a shot at a single photo but when its this bad... I'll be curious to see the actual item from a member. I hope those of you that ordered and decide to send back have no headaches in doing so.
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Man am I glad I didn't pull the trigger on any of the BE stuff (cane this close to ordering the 'Mobile and the clock a couple weeks ago).

Good luck to all in getting refunded...
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I once spilled enamel paint on a model car's transparent windows. I used turpentine to wipe off the spill - and the windows fogged - and ended up looking like the ones on this Batmobile! Eeeek!
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Lou Szabo
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That's a feature. I wonder if futura will clear up the frosted glass?
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