Even though the Eaglemoss Batman Automobilia collection will soon be coming to an end, the company are still producing some unique collectable models.
Issues 82 & 83 both feature vehicles from the Batman TV series, which Eaglemoss collectors have seen before in different guises.
The first is a model of the Penguin variant of the Batmobile, after the feathered fink bagged it from the dynamic duo in the episode ‘Not Yet He Ain’t’.
The Penguin hastily gives the car a small makeover using his trademark umbrella parasols and covering the bat logo on the doors; the Batmobile is then transformed into The Birdmobile!
Collectors have already seen the excellent Eaglemoss version of the Batmobile from issue 2 in the series, so adapting it to a model of the Penguin variant has got to be a good idea as far as I’m concerned.
There’s the usual attention to detail, and with the 3D lenticular display background showing the steps of Gotham Police Headquarters it’s another perfect Batman collectable.
The second vehicle is the Harley Davidson motorcycle used by The Black Widow in the episode ‘Black Widow Strikes Again’.
The basic model, based on an Electra Glide Harley Davidson is similar, if not the same as the original Bat Cycle model Eaglemoss released in issue 77.
It’s speculated by some that the studio re-customised the leased Harley Davidson Bat cycle used in the aforementioned episode 'Not Yet He Ain't' to catch the Birdmobile, and transformed the cycle into The Black Widow Bike.
The 3D lenticular background shows 'The Web', the name for The Black Widow's lair.