Hot Wheels has a long history of creating memorable die cast cars and vehicles. I still have fond memories of playing with my toy cars, even remembering exact moments of play, even though I am long past my youth now! Such is the power of these toys.
This Hot Wheels Classic Batman TV series Batcopter steps up the nostalgia more than just a notch!
Holy Awesome, Batman! When I saw this tucked away in a display cabinet at a local flea market, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Was it really the Batcopter from the one and only Batman movie of 1966? Yes, yes it was!
For more Hot Wheels fun, check out the Hot Wheels Official Collectors Site by clicking the link. For the rest of us, it’s time to take to the Bat Skies:
It’s mind boggling to think that there was a real, life-sized, version of this helicopter actually flying around in 1966! More on that a bit later. But obviously Universal Studios should bring this bad boy back and offer rides at all of its Theme Parks. Yes, yes they should.
I noticed that Mattel also released a die cast model of the Bat Boat and the Bat Cycle. I will not rest until my Bat Cave is complete with all of these vintage vehicles! I already have the Batmobile in die cast, so I’m half way there.
The Batcopter was a functional helicopter provided by the National Helicopter Service. It was based on the Bell 47, which was designed by Bell Helicopter Textron in 1941.
This helicopter has a long history with the Military even being featured on the popular television show M.A.S.H. as an emergency medivac vehicle.
Holy Climax, Batman! The post is over! Does everyone have their Shark Repellent? Good. Because we’re about to head over the ocean!