REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

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Dan Greenfield
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REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Dan Greenfield » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:05 am

Hey, Batfolks:

Factory Entertainment's 1966 Batcave model is here -- and we've got a complete review up at 13th Dimension:

https://13thdimension.com/review-factor ... hievement/

Check it out if you like! It's an amazing thing.

-- Dan

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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:55 am

Dan,
That's the Best Shoebox Batcave I can imagine, especially for my Corgi.
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by batrunner1966 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 am

Nice review Dan, that looks amazing!

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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:26 pm

Ok, Got it! Its everything Dan said and more.
First some pictures of the box. Some tips:
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Box as delivered - 24"
Note, do not cut the Bat symbol side.
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Inner Box Lid - Do Not Cut
That's a sticker, and you'll ruin it. I started and realized, so I cut from the bottom, and allowed the contents to gently slide out.
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Side view of box
The number of mine is 40, which is on the side of the styrofoam and apparently on the bottom
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Styrofoam with COA and Instructions
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40 of 250
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Styrofoam Lid removed
It does have an AC plug so you don't have to use Batteries - Brilliant
There are two switches, one for the Bat computers, and one for the Batcave.
The Atomic Pile changes colors.

I'll try to insert a video, but it may be too large.
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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:30 pm

Well I don't know why there's multiples of the same shot, but here's more stuff
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Power supply for outlet
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location of goodies
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Piping and Road Hazard sign
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Block the Batcave Entrance
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14 Mile and Chairs and Desks
Plug and Switches on rear of cave
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Plug and dual switches
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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Batcave pics
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Naked Batcave
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Batcave Exit Entrance
I photographed the locations of the little goodies in the box, and peeled open a new Batmobile and some heroclix figures.
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14 Mile and Hazard signs
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Full View
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Computer lighting
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Cave Lighting
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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:36 pm

Instructions 1 sm.jpg
Instructions side 1
Instructions 2 small.jpg
Instructions side 2
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Blue Meanie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm

WOW.
I want! I need!
Image

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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by John Mack » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:03 pm

Blue Meanie wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm
WOW.
I want! I need!
Image
Unfortunately I want! I need! to pay rent and a car payment.
Music. BAT! Music.

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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by greatlakes6 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:46 pm

Great pictures, can't wait to get mine.

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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Carobey » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 am

To all who purchased one from me, thank you very much! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine. To the Batcave!

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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by greatlakes6 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Carobey wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 am
To all who purchased one from me, thank you very much! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine. To the Batcave!
Thank you.

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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Gang,
For any of you that bought this item, you know its big - 18 x 14 x 9". I've been looking into Acrylic display cases because my curio cab is not deep enough, and the glass shelf may not support the weight (20 lbs).

Here's the least expensive and tightest display case I've found to date: https://www.casesforcollectibles.com/5080.html
19 x 15 x 10" internal dimensions, reasonably priced, and has a black acrylic base. There is a version with a mirrored back side that might be pretty cool too. If you want more room, they have a 20 x 16 x 11 available.

The nice thing about this site is they have a ton of different sized enclosures, just click at the top and pick the size (width) you want, then scroll down until you find the depth and height.

everything else was nearly 2x the prices listed. I still need to check on the shipping, but luckily this is pretty close by (4 hours). If you find another place, let us know. I'm waiting about a week to order in case one of us comes up with a better solution. i don't know the thickness of the walls, so that's one question I have for them.

I will need to notch out a space for the electrical cord, but Dr. Dremel may have a hand it.

https://www.casesforcollectibles.com/calbox.html
Full custom link, allows for Mirror or Black background (Batsignal anyone?), and wood base
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Lou Szabo
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Lou Szabo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:31 pm

Batcave display.jpg
Something like this!
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

Post by Carobey » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:36 pm

These are still available if anyone wants one. There was only 250 made. Just PM me!

Thanks,
Cliff

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