Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mego 8" Scale Batmobile

Mego produced an 8" scale Batmobile for their Batman and Robin action figures. The toy is based on the famous George Barris Batmobile design from the 1960's Batman TV show. Even in this simplified version, the amazing design of the original car still shines through.


This toy really doesn't have any special features other than rolling wheels. Today, this car would probably be produced with flashing lights and electronic sounds. I'm sure there would also be a secret door with a firing missile or two. Back in the 70s, it was enough that it fit the figures and rolled across the floor. This was more than sufficient for Batman and Robin to get from adventure to adventure and it still elicited quite a bit of fun and excitement during play. The Mego Batmobile is made of a durable plastic that stood up to quite a bit of abuse.



The fact that the Batmobile was based on the TV car, strengthened the idea that when we were playing with the Mego Bat-figures that we were playing with versions of the Adam West Batman and the Burt Ward Robin. Although, the car is not a perfect replica of the show car, it's still a commendable effort for such an early toy line.

As you can see, Mego's Batmobile was a little small to be in true scale with the Mego figures. However, the figures fit inside well enough. I'm not going to say too much on this one. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.


5 comments:

  1. Jealous.

    Is this yours from when you were a kid?

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  2. My wife got this for me for Valentine's Day about 10 years ago. She's a keeper.

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  3. That is a beauty, it is in awesome condition. I have one of these, not as mint, but it is one of the coolest Batmobile toys around!

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  4. If only they would make a George Barris version scaled for figures today! Sigh....

    "Robin, you're not wearing your Bat safety belt."
    "We're only going a short distance!"
    "Robin, when you get your driver's license, you'll understand."
    "Gosh Batman, when you put it that way..."

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