Monday, 2 January 2012
Corgi Toys - The Batmobile (1966)
The Christmas market was dominated yet again in 1966 by a Corgi toy after the success of the Aston Martin DB5 the previous year. This time, the Batmobile, released in October 1966, a George Barris customised 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car from the American Television series, 'Batman' The car featured, rocket launches, pulsating flames from the jet engine exhaust, a chain cutting device and models of 'Batman' and the Boy Wonder 'Robin' sitting in the car.
Another massive sales success for Corgi, the Batmobile went on to sell over five million examples in its lengthy life, staying in the market until the 1980s. The June of the following year, GS3 was issued, consisting of the 'Batmobile' towing a 'Batboat' on a trailer.