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

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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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Dan,
That's the Best Shoebox Batcave I can imagine, especially for my Corgi.
Some days you just can't get rid of a ... SHARK!

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Jimmy L. 66
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Re: REVIEW: Factory’s 1966 BATCAVE Model Is an Epic Achievement

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Nice review Dan, that looks amazing!

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Lou Szabo
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Ok, Got it! Its everything Dan said and more.
First some pictures of the box. Some tips:
Box as delivered - 24"
Box as delivered - 24"
Note, do not cut the Bat symbol side.
Inner Box Lid - Do Not Cut
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.
Side view of box
Side view of box
The number of mine is 40, which is on the side of the styrofoam and apparently on the bottom
Styrofoam with COA and Instructions
Styrofoam with COA and Instructions
40 of 250
40 of 250
Styrofoam Lid removed
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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Well I don't know why there's multiples of the same shot, but here's more stuff
Power supply for outlet
Power supply for outlet
location of goodies
location of goodies
Piping and Road Hazard sign
Piping and Road Hazard sign
Block the Batcave Entrance
Block the Batcave Entrance
14 Mile and Chairs and Desks
14 Mile and Chairs and Desks
Plug and Switches on rear of cave
Plug and dual switches
Plug and dual switches
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Lou Szabo
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Batcave pics
Naked Batcave
Naked Batcave
Batcave Exit Entrance
Batcave Exit Entrance
I photographed the locations of the little goodies in the box, and peeled open a new Batmobile and some heroclix figures.
14 Mile and Hazard signs
14 Mile and Hazard signs
Full View
Full View
Computer lighting
Computer lighting
Cave Lighting
Cave Lighting
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Lou Szabo
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Instructions side 1
Instructions side 1
Instructions side 2
Instructions side 2
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Blue Meanie
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WOW.
I want! I need!
Image

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

greatlakes6
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Great pictures, can't wait to get mine.

Carobey
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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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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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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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Batcave display.jpg
Something like this!
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Carobey
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These are still available if anyone wants one. There was only 250 made. Just PM me!

Thanks,
Cliff

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