Batman, the comic book superhero featured in DC publications, has fascinated fans for generations. This fascination shows no slowing down as evidenced by the sale of the original Batmobile for more than $4.6 million at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction. Batman memorabilia extends from the children’s toys to the precision-detailed models for serious collectors, and today Batman collectors have several to choose from as an addition to their collection.
Mattel’s Super Elite edition of the 1960s TV series Batmobile is a hard to find collectible model. This 1:18 scale diecast model offers opening features with extra details such as bat radar antenna, photo-etched running boards, metal missile launchers, greater dash detail, and more.
Also making its first appearance in the 1960s TV series Batman, the Batcycle was the specialized motorcycle for Batman. Mattel Elite created the Batcycle model complete with Robin’s sidecar. Fast forward to “The Dark Knight Trilogy” movie series to the Bat Pod, an escape pod that was integrated into the Tumbler. It serves as an auxiliary vehicle armed with dual front-mounted cannons, grappling hooks, and machine guns. Most notably is the Bat Pod’s steering with the driver’s shoulders, not his hands and features the engines mounted inside the wheels instead of the frame. For Batman collectors, the Hot Wheels Elite Bat-Pod is a 1:18 diecast replica that features giant wheels like the ones used on the Tumbler and is complete with the armament details. This latest release comes highly recommended.
Each summer for one week in August, the Monterey Bay peninsula offers the perfect backdrop to the Monterey Car Week. This year’s dates are August 12-18, so start making your plans for Monterey, California. The crown jewel of Monterey Car Week is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The lush golf course setting of the Quail Lodge and Golf Club will play host to some of the finest vintage sporting automobiles seen during this spectacular auto week. In conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Bonhams will hold their 16th annual motorcar auction. The Bonhams 16th annual Quail Lodge Auction is scheduled for Friday, August 16. Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, is pleased to announce that the prototype and Bugatti Works entry at the 1924 Grand Prix de Lyon, the 1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, will be a highlight at this year’s Quail Lodge sale. Introduced at the 1924 French Grand Prix held in Lyon, France on August 3, 1924, the Bugatti Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. The Type 35 dominated Grand Prix racing and set records of more than 1,000 victories with a reported 14 per week during its height.
To share in the rich history of the Bugatti Type 35 race car, the CMC Models 1:18 scale replica offers an exceptional model hand assembled from more than 926 parts. Its many features include real leather seats, glass faced gauges, rubber tires, authentic paint scheme, and is complete with fully wired and plumbed engine. This 1924 Bugatti Type 35 replica also showcases the front wheel suspension, standard of Bugatti in its day, and gives the model a slanting position stance with positive wheel-camber. Those looking to own a piece of the Bugatti Type 35 history should check out this exceptional car replica at www.magellanmodels.com.
Hobby Master just announced the latest Signature Edition model coming in July, the 1:48 scale P-51 Mustang “Paul 1″ signed by Col. Paul H. Poberezny. Col. Paul Poberezny is the founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and a 1999 inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2002, he received the prestigious Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. With a distinguished military career spanning almost 30 years, Col. Poberezny is one of the most decorated men in the international aviation community. A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as the only man in the armed forces to receive all seven aviation wings. With more than 70 years of flying, Paul has piloted up to 500 different types of aircraft, including amateur-built airplanes, and has logged more than 30,000 hours of flight time. Some of the more famous military aircraft he has flown include the Bell P-39 Airacobra, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Vought F4U Corsair, and the North American P-51 Mustang. Col. Paul Poberezny is one of the most sought-after aviation spokesmen and represents the interests of more than 170,000 active EAA members at events around the world. This highly collectible Limited Edition model will feature engraved panel lines, fully detailed cockpit with sliding canopy and removable pilot figure, authentic markings, and more. The display stand will include the signed nameplate. Limited Edition of 500 pieces.
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FEW REMAINING! Hobby Master SBD-3 Dauntless USN VS-2, “White S-8″, William Hall/John Moore, USS Lexington, Battle of Coral Sea, 1942 Diecast Airplane Model in 1:32 scale. This exceptional collectible is loaded with features such as the free-spinning metal propeller, removable cowling to reveal the Wright R-1820 radial engine, detailed cockpit interior and instrument panel, display stand with plaque, and more. Limited Edition 200 Pieces Worldwide! Click Here: Only: $178.99
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Minichamps 2011 McLaren MP4-12C Red Metallic Diecast Car Model
Scale: 1:18 Item #: P110133020
Minichamps replicates McLaren’s latest entry into the super car market. The MP4/12C in Red Metallic is recreated in 1:18 scale with opening doors, hood and trunk. The actual car produces an incredible 600HP from an aluminum V8 with twin turbos, full carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and a double clutch 7 speed automatic transmission.
CMC Models 1924 Bugatti T35, England, British Racing Green Diecast Car in 1:18 scale. This collectible car replica features a highly detailed, fully wired and plumbed engine and authentic interior. Part of the CMC Nation Colour Project Collection. *Limited Edition of 2000 Pieces*
Any Desktop Airplane or Helicopter Model found on our website can be customized to your exact specifications. There are over 700 different types and sizes to choose available. Each custom model is handcrafted and handpainted by experienced artists.
If you don’t see it on our website– we can make it! We can custom make any model, at any size, and any customization.
- Helicopter Models are an additional $75.
- Personalized base stands are available at no additional cost.
- All custom models are handcrafted with “wheels up” configuration unless otherwise noted as fixed gear aircraft.
- Lead time: 90-120 days from time of completed order to delivery.
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Express shipping option is available. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required when order is placed. After you approve your completed custom model, the balance of your custom order is due.
Custom Model Pricing: MSRP $399.99 – OUR custom models start at $249.99.
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Auto World American Muscle 1971 Chevy Camaro Z28 “Placer Gold” Diecast Car. This Z28 collectible diecast model in Placer Gold Chrome features opening hood, doors, and trunk, retractable radio antenna, folding seat backs, steerable front tires, detailed engine and interior.
Great Gift Idea! Hobby Master Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless USN VS-5, Stanley Vejtasa, USS Yorktown, Battle of Coral Sea, May 1942, Signature Edition
Hobby Master Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless USN VS-5, Lt. Stanley Vejtasa, USS Yorktown, Battle of Coral Sea, May 1942, Signature Edition Diecast Airplane Model. This Limited Edition model is hand signed by the pilot and features engraved panel lines and simulated rivets, detailed cockpit with an optional-position canopy and two crew figures, center-mounted bomb, rotating propeller, optional-position landing gear, and more. Model display stand is included. Limited Edition of 300 pieces. Only $199.99