Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

1966 TV show type Bat-Items found on eBay, Collectibles, etc.

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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by TP-6597 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Found another silver ‘66, but nothing else. Hot Wheels are slow to make it out to the Texas hill country. ;)
I’ll leave this one in the package for a while in case anyone needs one. I’m guessing the F case with the Scooby Doo Batmobile must be on the way out here. I plan on buying every one I can get my hands on.

Blue, it seems like forever ago that you posted that prototype pic. :D
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Post by Blue Meanie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:40 pm

Yeah, all the stores in my area were stuck on cases A to D. It was painful constantly checking the stores and still finding nothing week after week. Keep looking and I believe the Batman Scooby mobile is also in the G case.

The next Batmobile up is one of those modern tank contraptions. Think I’ll pass.

Happy HW hunting!

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Post by Blue Meanie » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:41 pm

Well, we got this new casting in blue in the A and B cases. Now we get it in grey in the J case.

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Post by TP-6597 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 pm

Man, that looks way better in silver. Now I have two to hunt for. Went to a different store a few days ago and still nothing beyond the E case (I think).
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Post by Blue Meanie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:58 pm

Keep hunting. Went into my Target today and they’re on the F case. Found the blue Dark Knight Batmobile. I don’t like the modern tank Batmobiles and told myself I was going to not buy it if / when I saw one. Well..........I caved. Hey, it’s only a buck.

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Post by Lou Szabo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:08 am

There have been some nice customs on ebay. Nice color variations on this 66 Batmobile.

Also found a neat video on removing the blister pack, and removing acetone, in case you want to try your hand at customizing
Acetone on the backside of the blister card will loosen the adhesive in minutes
EOL by Testors will remove tampos without affecting the paint. Good thing I saw the autocorrect version, yikes

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Post by Frenchy1939 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:07 pm

With all the beautiful Batmobiles posted on this diecast thread, I just took leave of my senses....I went out to eBay and bought a Corgi Juniors Batmobile!

I look forward to a side by side comparison with the Hot Wheels 1:64 Batmobile.

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Post by Lou Szabo » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:30 pm

You should add a Corgi Jr repro box. There are a ton of Corgi parts on eBay now
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Post by Blue Meanie » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:54 pm

Frenchy1939 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:07 pm
With all the beautiful Batmobiles posted on this diecast thread, I just took leave of my senses....I went out to eBay and bought a Corgi Juniors Batmobile!

I look forward to a side by side comparison with the Hot Wheels 1:64 Batmobile.

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Congrats. I have a real soft spot for Corgi cars as they were the diecasts I grew up with. Sure
I had Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, but Corgis were my favorites.

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Post by TP-6597 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:12 pm

Frenchy1939 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:07 pm
With all the beautiful Batmobiles posted on this diecast thread, I just took leave of my senses....I went out to eBay and bought a Corgi Juniors Batmobile!

I look forward to a side by side comparison with the Hot Wheels 1:64 Batmobile.

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That thing is fantastic!
To me, the 60s era toys may have lacked a bit of today’s attention to screen-correct detail, but they more than make up for it with their honesty. That was designed and sold as a kid’s toy - not a high priced, limited production collectible.
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Post by Frenchy1939 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:42 pm

That’s it exactly! The toys captured the spirit of the Batman TV show and comics! I had that car as a kid. (Thanks Mom and Dad!) What I really want to do now is buy some Hot Wheels tracks, send it down and watch it in action, ha ha! I’m almost certain I raced mine as a kid. Corgi cars, Matchbox, all got smoked by Hot Wheels cars because they weren’t really made for racing but everybody did it anyway.

Great memories!

Some of you may find these Batmobile Hot Wheels racing videos somewhat amusing. My wife and kids are going to think I’ve lost my mind but I want to buy some track like this!!!

https://youtu.be/xmX8isPz6UA

https://youtu.be/NwPs-N5N4Gc

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Post by Blue Meanie » Thu May 02, 2019 7:48 pm

Fun videos Frenchy. Love it that The Real Batmobile wins in the first video. :-)

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Post by Frenchy1939 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 pm

Blue Meanie wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Fun videos Frenchy. Love it that The Real Batmobile wins in the first video. :-)
Yes, I knew you guys would like that! Well, I can add this excellent Corgi Juniors Batmobile to my Bat-arsenal! I remember it as a kid. Here’s a little comparison to the Hot Wheels version (slightly flawed - note the flawed symbol & pinstripes)

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Post by tanino008 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:32 pm

Awesome Find!!!

I love the Corgi and Corgi Junior line.
Try looking for the Husky Batmobile as well, is the first edition and is an incredible piece made in the 60s has a moving flame and comes with Batman and Robin painted.

The peculiar thing that Husky/Corgi made was that they released several versions, almost the same but sometimes certain things change.
For example the first Batmobile made in 1/64 was the Husky line, later when the company change their name to Corgi the re-released it and underneath instead of having the name Husky they added an sticker that saids CORGI JUNIORS and years later they came out with the 3rd and final version called WHIZZWHEELS BATMOBILE, that on the base of the car it did not have Batman but instead they had the name. On the back they added a pin to the Hitch instead of the hole that the other 2 prior editions had.

Years later they came out with the version that you have, the one I love, it was the first one I ever owned.
In the 90s I learned that they made a few of them here in New York and underneath and on the middle they had written NATIONAL PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS, I remember buying from a famous store that moved to Japan and he was always looking for that particular model.
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by Blue Meanie » Tue May 14, 2019 5:19 am

Coming in the Hot Wheels Mainline L case is the ’66 TV Series Batmobile in black w/ blue flames.

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