“ Type: Airplanes / Helicopters „
~ Overview ~
The Turbojet Batwing is a type of transportation only used by the Dark Knight, Batman. I remember that it was used in the first Batman film in 1989 and the Batman Forever film too. In one of the films the Batwing was used to gather the Jokers balloon which was pumping gas into the air to kill the people of Gotham (New York City).
If you liked the toy Bat Mobile then you had to own this as both looked very cool and trendy at the time and both came with lots of gizmos which would keep me entertained for hours.
~ Design ~
The toy Batwing was an incredible toy for its time as it could fly and then morph into street racing car (a bit like transformers). The batwing is shaped like the body of a bat and is black in colour.
It has a section where you can put your batman figure and has wheels on the bottom of the batwing which enables you to drive along the road (carpet in my case). The wings would detach from the car, this also happened in the actual film as Batman crashed he then drove chasing the joker.
~ Age Range ~
I would aim this at children older than six, just to make sure they get the most out of the toy. Also for safety reasons too as I think children younger than that would not be that interested and would probably just throw it around.
~ Price & Location ~
Originally I bought this item from Argos, but seeing as they no longer do this item, I did find it on Amazon for around $50 which isn't bad considering that this is a old toy and you can still actually buy it new.
It is quite rare to find these types of old toys but any toy collector would love to have this in their collection.
~ Summary ~
- Two different vehicles in one.
- Costs around $50
- Suitable for children aged 6+
- You can fit your batman figure inside
~ Conclusion ~
If you love your toys, even if you are a big geek like me (aged 26) you can still find the classic toys you enjoyed in your youth. You can find many on Ebay (not new) and quite a few on Amazon (from new) too.
These types of toys are getting rarer and rarer these days, so if you can get your hands on this batwing then do it as it wont be around to buy for much longer.
My Rating: 4/5
1:64 Scale Die Cast Edition