Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Ride Worthy of the Brave and the Bold

     Time for another Batmobile feature.  This time we showcase the Hot Wheels Batmobile from the great series Batman the Brave and the Bold.  I was a big fan of this series and was very disappointed when it ended its run on the cartoon Network.  This diecast version is quite excellent and a very welcome addition to my growing  batmobile collection.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

      I've always been a fan of  Irwin Allen's various SF television series.  Lost in Space was a particular favorite of mine.  I have many fond memories of watching the show on KTLA in the 70s.  It was usuaally shown back to back with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea on Sunday afternoon.   I recently acquired these Johnny Lightning replicas of the robot and vehicles from the show.  they are very well made and look fantastic.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Magnificent Sight indeed

     I know I've said it a million times already, but I just love the Batmobile.  I can't help it.  It's the most iconic autmobile in the history of comics.  Even non comics fans know about the Batmobile.  This particular version is from the 1950s.  This diecast model is Corgi and it's amazing.  I'm working to collect all of Corgi's recent Batmobile toys.  This was a gift from my friend Dan and I couldn't be more grateful.  Enjoy!


A Sub Standard Automobile

       I love the 007 films of the 1970s.  My favorite is easily The Spy who Loved Me.  The incredible submersible Lotus Esprit really steals the show.   I was able to acquire a used Corgi Lotus.  The condition is good, but its missing the spring loaded mines.  I may purchase one of the re issued models that has all of the accessories.  I'm also hoping to acquire the Corgi Jr. Lotus in the near future.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's The Marvel of the Age! Supercar!

     The Gerry Anderson series Supercar marks for me the real beginning of Supermarionation.  it was an action packed Sf series with a really cool vehicle at its core.  The Johnny Lightning diecast Supercar is certainly amazing.  I found this retracted wing version at the 2011 Tucson Toy Show.   There are other Johnny Lightning Supercar replicas including  one with a cool black paintjob and one made to look as though it was pulled right from one of the original black and white episodes.  I hope to find these other versions in the near future.   Enjoy!

Quick Robin! To the Batcopter!

      In addition to being a huge fan of the Batmobile in all of its many incarnations; I love everything else in the Dark Knight's garage too.  The Batcopter is no exception.  It was first introduced to audiences in the 66 Batman movie.  The Hotwheels version certainly looks cool and is a great addition to my collection.  Enjoy!

Superman's Ride

      Although my favorite comic book vehicle will always be the Batmobile, I can't help but be fascinated by Superman's seldom needed supervehicle.  The Supermobile has a cool appearance and was designed for those times when the Man of Steel isn't feeling his best.  Made from the allloy Supermanium, this craft is impervious to all forms of Kryptonite, and can duplicate all of Superman's powers.  I was able to find the Corgi Jr. version at the 2011 Tucson Toy Show.  Corgi made a significantly larger version which I hope to soon own.  Enjoy!