The last two issues of the Eaglemoss Automobilia collection have arrived and ironically the last edition features the Robinmobile from Batman # 101, a comic which hit news-stands in August 1956.
Batman had vanished, possibly killed in action by one of Gotham’s mobsters. Now it was down to Robin to keep up the fight against crime. This meant adapting the Batmobile, and changing the Bat signal.
Thus, the Robinmobile was created, based on the 1950’s ‘atomic age’ version (which Eaglemoss have previously featured)
But, unsurprisingly as the tale unfolds nothing is quite what it seemed.
Personally I was hoping that maybe Eaglemoss would have signed off the collection with the new Batmobile from the new Batman Versus Superman film, but that was not to be. However, the previous issue did feature another movie version.
The penultimate issue carries the Batmobile from Batman Returns, the same that was seen in the 1989 movie Batman. However, this version has its flat blades extended which Batman uses to strike down the stilt walkers who belong to the frightening Red Triangle Circus gang.
This Batmobile gets a rough ride in Batman Returns. The Penguin has it in for Batman and gets the gang to sabotage the Batmobile so it’s under his control.
Naturally, that doesn't last long, but by then Batman is being pursued by Gotham's finest. Luckily, after shedding a few body panels, Batman and his trusty wheels make a perfect getaway.
I never tire of looking at this sleek looking car, and next to the classic TV version this has got be my favourite.
I must say, I've enjoyed collecting the Batmobile collection, and in particular the TV and movie versions. It numbered 85 bi-weekly editions plus subscriber specials and the odd freebie.
As a reminder, here's a few photos of just a few of the models I've blogged since it started.
But don't worry Bat-fan's, I've no doubt I'll revisit some of them in the not too distant future!