Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Polar Lights Batmobile 1:25 Scale Snap-Together Plastic Model Kit
I just can't get enough of George Barris' creation of the Dark Knight's car and I just couldn't pass up picking up another version of my favorite automobile. The TV series Batmobile was originally to be built by vehicle designer Dean Jeffries, when the series was to begin airing during the 1966-'67 television season. However, when ABC ramped up production on the series to air during the 1965-'66 season, Jeffries was unable to complete the Batmobile in time and the car was turned over to George Barris. Barris barely completed the car in time himself, as filming had begun on the pilot and the painting of the car was still not complete.
I picked up this second version of Polar Lights' Batmobile at Hobby Lobby. With a price tag of $27.99, it's a little steep for a snap-together kit, but with a handy dandy 40 percent off coupon, it's a little better priced.