One of the more unusual special editions released by the recent Eaglemoss Batman Automobilia collection is the Flying Batcave.
This odd looking crime fighting helicopter was introduced in Detective Comics # 186 (August 1952), and went on to make a second appearance in Detective Comics # 317 (July 1963)
It all began when Robin was kidnapped by Gotham gangster, ‘Diamond’ Lang, and Batman is forced to sign an agreement to not set foot in Gotham for seven days.
Determined to stick to his word, Batman comes up with The Flying Batcave, a huge flying surveillance helicopter, packed with crime-fighting gadgets.
The cockpit is fitted with pilot seats which convert to ‘Whirly Bats’. Behind that is the large ‘Observascope’ screen, along with a giant magnifying glass!
Housed inside the strange looking craft is a compartment filled with an array of observation screens monitoring Gotham City below.
There's a garage with a mini version of the Batmobile; a trophy room; sleeping quarters and a galley.
There’s also a giant claw and electromagnet, as well as a miniature submersible.
There’s illuminated bat signals either side of the hull, and it can create a cloud around itself to sneak up on the villains.
All in all it’s an atomic age marvel with a touch of TARDIS!