(PRWEB) November 23, 2004
Over the past six decades, some of the greatest artists in comics history have offered their unique take on the worldÂs most iconic super hero vehicle: The Batmobile.
Now, these remarkable designs are presented in a line of high quality, realistic models that are certain to thrill collectors and Batman enthusiasts alike.
Corgi Classics, the worldwide pioneer of die-cast scale replicas presents the all-new DC Comics BatmanÂ collection.
Here are some highlights from the lineup of Batmobile replicas (and the special surprises each one offers):
The 1940Âs BatmobileÂ (see image off to side)
One of the most unique Batmobile designs, the 1940 version features a spring-activated battering ram that protects Batman and Robin from whatever evil might lie ahead. In 1/43 scale. Suggested retail price, $10.
The 1960Âs BatmobileÂ & BatcommunicatorÂ (see image off to the side)
(Note: the Batman figure is only available in the 1/43 scale version)
One of the most famous Batmobiles, CorgiÂs 1960Âs version comes in two sizes, cool and compact 1/43 scale and big and bold 1/24 scale. The 1/43 version features a spring released saw blade, just like the legendary Corgi original. The 1/24 version comes with a Batcommunicator accessory Â with a push of a button, you can watch and hear Batman speak four unique phrases from the era. Suggested retail prices: 1/43 scale, $10. 1/24 scale, $27.
2000 BatmobileÂ (see image off to the side)
BatmanÂs ready to charge into the future with this sleek new design from the DC Comics team. This is the first time this version of the Batmobile has ever been offered as a die-cast replica! The high-tech translucent hood is hinged to expose a highly detailed rotating turbine engine. This vehicle also has a removable cockpit shell to reveal its custom interior. It includes its very own Batcommunicator accessory, featuring four unique Batman phrases. In big 1/18 scale (this also comes in 1/43 scale, but without the Batcommunicator. Suggested retail price, $40.
Batman die-cast collectibles are available at retailers nationwide.
For the media only: For more info including downloadable artwork and local store availability, please go to http://www.Corgi-USA.com/Media
Since 1956, Corgi has been the worldwide pioneer of collectible die-cast models and replicas. Legendary for its devotion to quality, authenticity and value, Corgi creates products to delight the entire family. Consumers can receive more information about the company and its line of products by calling 1-800-800-CORGI, or visiting us at: http://www.corgi-usa.com
Corgi-USA is owned by Corgi Classics Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zindart Limited (NASDAQ: ZNDT)
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